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[caption id="attachment_844" align="alignnone" width="539" caption="They are watching Iron Man 2 this time, but kept the Stir Trek name"]Stir Trek 2010: Iron Man Edition[/caption]

This post is a little bit late but c'est la vie. I will be talking at Stir Trek today about all the new goodness baked into the latest release of jQuery, version 1.4. I'm taking a page from this very cool HTML5 Presentation and have decided to skip the normal PowerPoint and do the whole presentation in HTML5. It was actually quite easy to do and since I'm showing off jQuery I can have live demos in my slides, so no fumbling between PowerPoint and a browser. I used the HTML5 Presentation as a template so you will notice that the look very similar, I've kept their stylesheet and their slide javascript. The presentation is functional in most modern browsers but is definitely fine tuned for Google's Chrome browser.

My presentation tries to be a quick redux of the information found at the jQuery 1.4 Launch Site, specifically the great introductory series jQuery 1.4 Hawtness by the very talented Paul Irish. I took the javascript code examples from the jQuery 1.4 Hawtness videos and built functioning demos around them to better illustrate how they work to an audience.

Keeping in the spirit of my open-source free-love hippie nature, the presentation is completely free for anyone to use. You can find the full source of it on github, feel free to download it or fork it and make it better. Well I'm going to go run through the things I plan on saying for the next couple of hours, so pardon the brief post. It's been an interesting time in my life recently and once everything settles down I'll have some big news for everyone, so stay posted.

Edit: Realized that I can host whatever I want on my domain so instead of just linking to the source code on github I can actually host the presentation on this server. If you want to check it out go to, remember it works best in Chrome but should work ok in other modern browsers, for IE users you will have to load up Chrome Frame.