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Matias Niemelä, Core Developer on Angular JS Team

Matias Niemelä

Biography: Matias Niemelä

Matias Niemelä is a core developer on the AngularJS project working primarily on animations, tutorials and documentation as well as core-level contributions. While not working on AngularJS, Matias raises the bar on tech blogging via his website He also performs speaking engagements, attends meetups and hosts pair programming tutoring sessions. He lives in Toronto and has over 10 years of solid full-stack web development experience.

Presentation: The best of ngAnimate in AngularJS

Time: Wednesday 14:00 - 14:50 / Location: Parkside

The UI is important when it comes to web applications. But what’s more important is how to enrich and enhance the visuals of websites as best possible without ruining existing code. AngularJS is popular right? Well how can we use this beautiful framework to make our websites beautiful? How can we make use of animations?

In this 50 minute session, Matias will place a solid focus on making the UI beautiful with AngularJS by exploring a variety of amazing design and animation approaches. After a short intro on how to get started with AngularJS, the presentation will focus purely on animations via the ngAnimate module while also exploring popular animation libraries and toolkits with lots and lots of visual wonder.

Workshop: Build a Strong AngularJS Foundation

Time: Friday 09:00 - 16:00 / Location: Training Room 3

Even seasoned AngularJS developers will agree that they spend most of their time using a core set of AngularJS features over and over. In this workshop, we will dig into the core pieces of AngularJS that you need to know to start delivering great web applications right away. When you are finished, you will have build a non-trivial application that not only covers the foundational elements including tests but shows how they all fit together.

Intended Audience

Fundamental understanding of JavaScript and HTML. New or starting AngularJS looking to get started on the right foot Intermediate AngularJS developers looking to fill in some pieces they may have missed


Please show up with Node, Grunt, Gulp and Karma installed.