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MIDI: A new dimension in controlling your browser

Gone are the days of knobs and buttons, or tactile controls. But are you really limited to a keyboard and a trackpad or a mouse, or could physical controls enable better control of your software? This talk builds up on Web MIDI API, demonstrating how physical interaction with browser software enables 

greater control. An online image editor, a software instrument, and a Snake game are demonstrated on stage as examples of applications that can benefit from extended physical control. And the best part is, everything happens in JavaScript and in your browser.

Armagan Amcalar
Senior Engineering Manager

Armagan is a public speaker, a mentor and a lecturer. He also leads Lonca, a software craftsmanship school for women engineers, and teaches JavaScript at Women Techmakers Berlin.


A software architect well versed in both the backend and frontend systems, he focuses on building resilient clouds. He loves open source and is the author of cote, a library for building microservices with Node.js, among many others. In his free time, he loves to hack stuff with JavaScript, ranging from musical gadgets to brain signals processing.

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