Patrick Catanzariti


Freelance Web Developer & Founder of Dev Diner

Patrick “PatCat” Catanzariti is the founder of Dev Diner, a site helping developers navigate the world of emerging tech with a weekly newsletter, interviews with industry pioneers, opinion pieces and guides for various technologies. He is a SitePoint editor for the HTML/CSS Channel and for emerging tech coverage on the site such as the Internet of Things, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, artificial intelligence and more. He is also an instructor at SitePoint Premium and O’Reilly, a Meta Pioneer and a freelance web developer who clearly loves every opportunity to tinker with something new in a tech demo.

PatCat is always happy to help newcomers get started in the industry and believes that the key to entering this new era of emerging technologies successfully is to have as many developers entering the field and sharing their knowledge and experience together. If you have any questions around emerging tech, PatCat is your guy.

YOW! Connected 2015 Melbourne

Delving into Connected Hardware with Particle and JavaScript


JavaScript developers are still relatively unaware of just how valuable their skillset is in the world of the Internet of Things. There is a huge amount of potential for developers without a background in hardware to get started creating connected prototypes quickly and easily. This presentation will cover how developers can get started with the Particle development platform (the Particle Core, Photon and Electron), its JavaScript SDK and the Particle cloud service to build an internet enabled prototype!

Entering the world of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality with JavaScript


Building experiences for virtual and augmented reality is an unexplored and uncharted territory for many developers. As the technology matures and devices start to reach homes around the world, there is a huge demand for content. What many developers do not realise is that you don’t need to build a whole mobile app or spend lots of money on a big VR system. People everywhere already own capable devices – their smartphone and mobile browser! This presentation will show how virtual and augmented reality experiences can be developed for the mobile browser and run inexpensively on VR headsets like Google Cardboard (as well as be compatible with headsets like the Oculus Rift too!).