Basser Seminar Series

Learning JavaScript with the Google Maps API

Steffen Meschkat
Google

Monday 22 May 2006, Time to be confirmed

Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre

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Abstract

The web application programming interface (API) that allows to embed google maps in web pages is quite simple, if you speak javascript, yet it employs some of the more sophisticated concepts of the language, such as custom objects and closures. So if you don't speak javascript yet, but want to learn it, using the google maps API gives you a head start.

Speaker’s biography

Steffen Meschkat joined Google in 2004 and currently works on maps He earlier co- founded ART+COM AG and datango AG. At ART+COM, he worked on industry funded application research projects of Virtual Reality and, since 1993, the WWW. For datango, he built the client side components of the navigation suite, a technology that augments web applications by simulated user interaction fragments. He has an MSc ("Diplom") in Physics from Humboldt University in Berlin.