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Monday, March 23, 2009

Sr. Web UI Engineer for Netflix Site - Still Open!

NOTE: This position is filled!

I am of course happy to announce that Kent Brewster will be joining my team working directly with Michael Hart on our developer API & Community team!

But just to make it clear I am still looking for a Netflix - Sr. Web UI Engineer to join the web site team.

From my earlier post:

As the new year has rolled around we realize that there are so many things happening and in the works that it makes sense to add a Sr. Web UI Engineer to our Web site team. Ever wanted to work at Netfix? Do you have awesome frontend engineering skills? Love to implement great user experiences? Then this is the role for you!

You can read all about it on the Netflix Jobs site or apply for the position on the LinkedIn posting. Or if you want contact me directly at b dot scott which is at yahoo dot com.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Talk: Interactive Prototyping with DHTML (Mix 09)

Gave a new talk this morning at Mix 09 here in Las Vegas. It seemed to resonate with the crowd so sharing it hopes that others find it helpful in their practice.

One note, I am a fan of rapid ideation which is often hard to do in DHTML. Sketching as Bill Buxton points out is an incredible way to do this. Both Flash Catalyst and Microsoft Expression Blend 2 (version announced this week) get us closer to this vision. But often we need to prototype directly in the technology of our web site (often DHTML). This talk works to point out ways to make this faster and more error free.

Talk Description

Prototyping can be challenging. Especially prototyping in DHTML. But over the last few years a number of tools, techniques, libraries and frameworks have emerged making the task easier. Drawing from years of experience at companies such as Yahoo! and Netflix, come hear Bill Scott discuss these solutions and best practices for laying out pages rapidly, injecting interactive behavior and simulating data for prototyping your Web applications in DHTML.