JSConf US 2012

Scottsdale, AZ * April 2 & 3 2012

Sponsors

  • Jupiter
  • Yammer
  • Bloomberg
  • PhoneGap
  • Yahoo! Developer Network
  • Nodejitsu
  • Twitter
  • Microsoft
  • Koding
  • FAITHLIFE
  • Zaarly
  • Shopify
  • Appcelerator
  • Voxer
  • Sauce Labs
  • dotCloud
  • Paperless Post
  • Facebook
  • Spotify
  • Atlassian
  • splunk
  • R/GA
  • Twilio
  • Mozilla
  • Google
  • Cloudant
  • KendoUI
  • Melt Media
  • Unicon
  • Phx Tag Soup
  • BackboneConf

Remy Sharp - Build Anything


Max Shawabkeh - Repl.it


Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz - Mojito


Vyacheslav Egorov - One day of life in V8


Stephan Herhut - River trail, Parallel Computing in JavaScript


Paul Irish - JavaScript Tooling


David Nolen - Jelly Stains, Thoughts on JavaScript, Lisp, and Play


Andy Wingo - Stranger in These Parts


JSConf US 2012 Welcome Video, YEEHHAAAWW!


Rick Falkvinge: Politics (or how we all make a difference)


Dan Ingalls, Jr. - The Live Web, Drag n' Drop in the Cloud


Jacob Thornton - Brûlons les musées


Brian Ford - Is Node.js Better?


JSConf US - Scottsdale, AZ Apr.2 - Apr.3 2012

FireSky Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, AZ

The PhoneGap Lunny's Café at US Egg

April 4th 9:00AM - 1:00PM

US Egg

Cleanse your palette and mind with refreshing and rejuvenating food of all sorts at US Egg the morning after JSConf. Don't let the craziness of the Revolver Rock Out prevent you from properly saying goodbye to all of your new friend, come out for one last time! Named in honor of PhoneGap hero and notorious JSConf outlaw Andrew Lunny, our hangover café is being held on the opposite side of Old Town Scottsdale (about a 30 minute scenic stroll) and will have such wonderful treatments as The Texan, Protein Pancakes, and Idaho Hot Skillets. Basically, it is THE brunch you need before leaving JSConf, stop by whenever you can - someone will be there, possibly even the (in)famous Andrew Lunny himself. PhoneGap is proudly sponsoring this event so the whole team will be present, so be sure to stop by and get all of your PhoneGap questions answered!

Come say goodbye in true JSConf style!

The Jupiter Fiesta at Dos Gringos

April 1st 8:00PM - 12:00AM

Dos Gringos

Start out JSConf right by relaxing with the awesome crew from Jupiter on the amazing patio bar of Dos Gringos! Deep in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this mexican cantina will be the opening party to blow the doors of this little event we like to call JSConf. Well known throughout the southwest, this eclectic little place is not by any means just a taco joint, it is a full out lifestyle of chill and laid back in the Arizona heat. Be sure to come out to the opening event to meet old friends, but more importantly make new ones. This will be the first time everyone at JSConf gathers together, it will undoubtably be quite the evening. Even better, Dos Gringos is known for the award winning tacos -- which will be available in plenty for all to enjoy throughout the evening. Come eat, drink, and make friends as Jupiter kicks off the start of JSConf US 2012!

If you are bringing a significant other to the conference, please bring them along - their attendance is included with their Significant Others track ticket. If you are a local or a rascal just hanging around JSConf, we are offering party tickets for purchase here Get them before the roll away like a tumbleweed.

See you there!

The Yammer Revolver Rock Out at the Red Revolver Lounge

April 3rd 8:00PM - 12:00AM

Red Revolver Lounge

Close out JSConf with all of your newest friends at the ultra swanky Red Revolver lounge brought to you by the fine folks at Yammer. Holster your revolver as you stride on this eclectic blend of dark elegance. We will rock this lounge until the cows come home. Incredibly good food will be provided as well as beverages to wet you whistle. This is one of the most luxurious and epic lounges we have ever held a JSConf at, you can bet that there will be line dancing before the night is through, so dress ready to rock JSConf US 2012 into the history books. Worry not about getting home, you are only about 15 minutes from the venue and in the heart of downtown Scottsdale.

If you are bringing a significant other to the conference, please bring them along - their attendance is included with their Significant Others track ticket. If you are a local or a rascal just hanging around JSConf, we are offering 20 party tickets for purchase here Get them before the roll away like a tumbleweed.

Epic party will be epic.

The Bloomberg Ride The Bull Party

April 2nd 8:00PM - 12:00AM

Cowboy riding a mechanical bull

After a long day of conference sessions, we know that you get that feeling like you need to break out and grab life by the horns. Our friends at Bloomberg are right there with you and will be hosting an incredible party at the Saddle Ranch Chop House the evening of April 2, starting at 8:00 PM. It is a just a short walk from the JSConf venue so you can get back easily. Come dressed for this rodeo, because there will be a full-on Mechanical Bull Tournament throughout the evening. Yup, try you luck to stay on the bull and see if you can beat the record and own the bragging rights for the first ever JSConf Rider Cup. Get ready to saddle up on the meanest mechanical bull in the West and try your best to tame this bucking bronco.

As with every JSConf event, there will be an abundance of amazing local food including Quesadillas and Empanadas from 8PM - 10PM. The heavy food will be followed up with fresh baked chocolate chip cookies and brownies. If that isn't enough for you, don't worry it gets better -- Cotton Candy Towers AND make your own s'mores around the fire pit. If you are bringing a significant other to the conference, please bring them along - their attendance is included with their Significant Others track ticket. If you are a local or a rascal just hanging around JSConf, we are offering 20 party tickets for purchase here Get them before the roll away like a tumbleweed.

YEEEHHAWWW!!

Saddle Up! We Ride To FireSky At Dawn!

JSConf is one of the most exciting and cutting edge technical conferences ever and it's all about JS - what could be better? This year we put on our boots, saddle up our horses, and head out to that crazy little town with the epic western feel and perfect JSConf vibe, Scottsdale, Arizona! Come prepared as your curators Chris and Laura Williams pull out all the stops in the fourth edition of JSConf US. The conference itself will be held at the amazing FireSky Resort and Spa, but will have parties Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday all around Scottsdale. Our room block is completely sold out, but there are many amazing hotels right near by the conference venue. Just like every JSConf events, there will be a major focus on once-in-a-lifetime shared experiences with the best and brightest people using JS, so come prepared to cowgirl (or cowboy) up!

Sold out.

All of our seats are currently sold at this point in time and our hotel block is completely full. If you are traveling to JSConf, we suggest using a service like Hipmunk to find yourself a nice place to stay. If you are bringing your significant other(s) please sign them up for a fun two days of touring and other fun activities here.

If you have any questions other than "it says sold out, can I get a ticket" or variations thereof, don't hesitate to contact your crazy leaders for this journey, Chris Williams (@voodootikigod)

 

Schedule


Sunday April 1, 2012

Hop On The Twilio Bus 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Phoenix isn't the greatest city for public transit, so we and the team from Twilio teamed up to provide you with transport to and from the conference. The Twilio Bus will run all day from Phoenix Airport (PHX) to the Hotel Venue. If you aren't staying at the Firesky resort, it will still drop you off in the downtown Scottsdale area. When you arrive, you can find out the latest schedule update for the bus by texting: 972-44-JSCNF (9724457263) and it will send you a wait time estimate. Technology is awesome!

NotConf 10:30AM - 5:30PM

NotConf is an all day, come-and-go pre-conference event for those attending JSConf and for people in the community interested in Javascript. The day before a big conference can be full of excitement as everyone revs up to hear some great speakers. If you arrive in Phoenix on Sunday, April 1st, join us at the Arizona Historical Society at Papago Park. There is even a JSConf ticket up for grabs! Find out all the details here.

Jupiter Fiesta at Dos Gringos 8:00PM - 12:00AM

Start out JSConf right by relaxing with the awesome crew from Jupiter on the amazing patio bar of Dos Gringos! Deep in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this mexican cantina will be the opening party to blow the doors of this little event we like to call JSConf. Well known throughout the southwest, this eclectic little place is not by any means just a taco joint, it is a full out lifestyle of chill and laid back in the Arizona heat. Be sure to come out to the opening event to meet old friends, but more importantly make new ones. This will be the first time everyone at JSConf gathers together, it will undoubtably be quite the evening. Even better, Dos Gringos is known for the award winning tacos -- which will be available in plenty for all to enjoy throughout the evening. Come eat, drink, and make friends as Jupiter kicks off the start of JSConf US 2012!


Monday April 2, 2012

Significant Others Track - 10:30AM - 5:00PM

If you are traveling with someone that is a ticketed JSConf attendee, we are happy to invite you to a day of non-JS activities! Tour around the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona area to see the highlights and amazing sights Arizona has to offer. The track is completely free thanks to our awesome sponsor Facebook, but does require registration so we can know how many to plan for. It is an incredible time and welcome to significant others of all ages. For full details, download the Significant Others Track Itinerary

Time NodeJitsu Track Twitter Track
8:00AM - 10:00AM The IE Breakfast and Registration
9:45AM - 10:00AM Opening Remarks
10:00AM - 10:30AM FIREWORKS (no seriously, fireworks. You have to be here.)
10:30AM - 11:00AM Stephan Herhut
Talk about: Intel RiverTail AKA Parallel Extensions for JavaScript
11:00AM - 11:15AM Break
11:15AM - 11:45AM Andy Wingo
Talk about: JavaScriptCore Performance Work
11:45AM - 12:15PM Paul Irish
Talk about: Web Developer Tools
12:15PM - 1:15PM Lunch made just for you by Microsoft
1:15PM - 1:45PM Avni Khatri and Chris Williams
Talk about: Diversity In Computing
1:45PM - 2:15PM Vyacheslav Egorov
Talk about: V8 Internals
2:15PM - 2:45PM Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz
Talk about: Mixology
2:45PM - 3:15PM The Yahoo! Mojito Break (NOTE: Yahoo! Bar remains open until 5:00PM)
3:15PM - 3:45PM Max Shawabkeh
Talk about: Creation of repl.it
3:45PM - 4:15PM Remy Sharp
Talk title: Build Anything
4:15PM - 4:30PM Break
4:30PM - 5:00PM David Nolen
Talk about: ClojureScript
5:00PM - 5:30PM Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Jr.
Talk about: Modern Object Oriented Programming
5:30PM - 6:00PM Closing Remarks from the JSConf Team
The Bloomberg Ride The Bull Party 8:00PM - 12:00AM

After a long day of conference sessions, we know that you get that feeling like you need to break out and grab life by the horns. Our friends at Bloomberg are right there with you and will be hosting an incredible party at the Saddle Ranch Chop House the evening of April 2, starting at 8:00 PM. It is a just a short walk from the JSConf venue so you can get back easily. Come dressed for this rodeo, because there will be a full-on Mechanical Bull Tournament throughout the evening. Yup, try you luck to stay on the bull and see if you can beat the record and own the bragging rights for the first ever JSConf Rider Cup. Get ready to saddle up on the meanest mechanical bull in the West and try your best to tame this bucking bronco.


Tuesday April 3, 2012

Significant Others Track - 10:30AM - 5:00PM

If you are traveling with someone that is a ticketed JSConf attendee, we are happy to invite you to a day of non-JS activities! Tour around the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona area to see the highlights and amazing sights Arizona has to offer. The track is completely free thanks to our awesome sponsor Facebook, but does require registration so we can know how many to plan for. It is an incredible time and welcome to significant others of all ages. For full details, download the Significant Others Track Itinerary

Time NodeJitsu Track Twitter Track
8:00AM - 10:00AM Koding breakfast burritos and more
9:45AM - 10:00AM Opening Remarks
10:00AM - 10:30AM Thomas A. Valletta
Talk about: The Web Game Console
10:30AM - 11:00AM Jake Archibald
Talk about: Application Cache
11:00AM - 11:15AM Break
11:15AM - 11:45AM Jarred Nicholls
Talk about: JS on the GPU
11:45AM - 12:15PM Project Bikeshed
Talk about: REDACTED
12:15PM - 1:15PM Lunch brought to you by the awesome people at Koding
1:15PM - 1:45PM Brian McKenna
Talk about: Roy, a small functional language that compiles to JavaScript
1:45PM - 2:15PM Christopher Chedeau
Talk about: JSPP and the marriage of C++ and JS
2:15PM - 2:45PM Brian Ford
Talk about: Node.js
2:45PM - 3:15PM The Yahoo! Mojito Break (NOTE: Yahoo! Bar remains open until 5:00PM)
3:15PM - 3:45PM Kristin Arnold
Talk about: Conversational Dialogs
3:45PM - 4:15PM James Whelton
Talk about: Changing the world one CoderDojo at a time
4:15PM - 4:30PM Break
4:30PM - 5:00PM Jacob Thornton
Talk about: Brûlons les musées
5:00PM - 5:30PM Rick Falkvinge
Talk about: Politics
5:30PM - 6:00PM Closing Remarks from the JSConf Team
6:00PM - 6:15PM The JSConf Family Picture
The Yammer Revolver Rock Out at the Red Revolver Lounge

Close out JSConf with all of your newest friends at the ultra swanky Red Revolver lounge brought to you by the fine folks at Yammer. Holster your revolver as you stride on this eclectic blend of dark elegance. We will rock this lounge until the cows come home. Incredibly good food will be provided as well as beverages to wet you whistle. This is one of the most luxurious and epic lounges we have ever held a JSConf at, you can bet that there will be line dancing before the night is through, so dress ready to rock JSConf US 2012 into the history books. Worry not about getting home, you are only about 15 minutes from the venue and in the heart of downtown Scottsdale.


Wednesday April 4, 2012

Head Out On The Twilio Bus 10:00AM - 8:00PM

Never fear, the Twilio bus is back again to help you out!! Regardless if you stayed at the Firesky or nearby, you can hop the bus to get to the airport from the Firesky resort. When you arrive at Firesky, you can find out the latest schedule update for the bus by texting: 972-44-JSCNF (9724457263) and it will send you a wait time estimate. Technology is awesome!

The PhoneGap Lunny's Café 9:00AM - 1:00PM

Cleanse your palette and mind with refreshing and rejuvenating food of all sorts at US Egg the morning after JSConf. Don't let the craziness of the Revolver Rock Out prevent you from properly saying goodbye to all of your new friend, come out for one last time! Named in honor of PhoneGap hero Andrew Lunny, our hangover café is being held on the opposite side of Old Town Scottsdale (about a 30 minute scenic stroll) and will have such wonderful hangover treatments as The Texan, Protein Pancakes, and Idaho Hot Skillets. Basically, it is THE curing solution you need before leaving JSConf, stop by whenever you can - someone will be there, possibly even the (in)famous Andrew Lunny himself. PhoneGap is proudly sponsoring this event so the whole team will be present (in some manner or another), so be sure to stop by and get all of your PhoneGap questions answered!

Curators

Chris Williams - Curator JSConf

Chris Williams - @voodootikigod

Chris is the Vice President of Product Development at SaferAging, co-curator of JSConf, founder of Iterative Designs, and producer of the Minute With podcast series. He has some crazy ideas about how we, technical leaders around the world, should change the world for the better.

Laura Williams - Curator JSConf

Laura Williams - @lwilliams

Laura is the founder of Loda Floral Design and the co-curator of JSConf. She is the organizational force behind JS Boot Camp in Washington, DC and quite impressively is a licensed architect and an awesome mother.

About JSConf

We have been doing JSConf for 4 years and every single one has been better than the last, it is something we take a great deal of pride in. We make events that aren't from the standard conference playbook because we believe you deserve more than that. We focus on two things, presenting mind-altering JavaScript technology and uses during the daytime and providing exceptional "networking events" AKA killer parties during the evenings. That sets the general schedule of events for each JSConf, but it has become so much more. We use each event to present and push the state-of-the-art in JS and the web. JSConf does not focus on what is popular or cool now, but on topics that will define and revolutionize the next year of technology. We have been the launching point for some of the most revolutionary products, services, and technologies on the web. We have made a strong and continual commitment to making JSConf small and intimate, unfortunately that means that everyone doesn't get a ticket, this year we are capping the conference at 250 attendees. We do this on purpose, we have done big events and they suck. We have been to big events, they still suck. We have sponsored big events, guess what -- yup, still sucked. Our goal is to bring the JS community together, so far it has been pretty successful at that goal. JSConf isn't like other conferences and that is very much intentional. We deeply care about our attendees, sponsors, and speakers which is why we strive to make the event both family and friend accessible with our Significant Others track, schedule the best possible content in our two tracks, embrace the HallConf style with our Hacker Lounge, and put on the craziest of parties. We aren't conference organizers, we are community curators.

If you love JSConf or if you want to get to a JSConf-like event, our group puts on many other events throughout the year - check them out:

The theme for JSConf US 2012 is "The Old West" and being set in Downtown Scottsdale is the perfect backdrop. If you have never been you are in for a treat - if you have, then you know what is in store. Cowgirl and Cowboy outfits are very much encouraged, trust us you won't be the only one wearing it.

We are trying to make something different and we are trying to do it with JS.

Code of Conduct

All delegates, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any JSConf event are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Quick Version
JSConf is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by a clearly marked "STAFF" shirt.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

The Line Up

These outlaws are wanted to appear before the audience at JSConf US 2012 for their actions within the JS community. These individuals should be considered extremely geeky and dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend - they might have a hidden keyboard. All efforts should be made to avoid direct contact with them until they can be brought to justice. You have been warned.

Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Jr.
Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Jr.

Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls, Jr. is a pioneer of object-oriented computer programming and the principal architect, designer and implementor of five generations of Smalltalk environments. He designed the bytecoded virtual machine that made Smalltalk practical in 1976. He also invented Bit blit, the general-purpose graphical operation that underlies most bitmap graphics systems today, and pop-up menus. He designed the generalizations of BitBlt to arbitrary color depth, with built-in scaling, rotation, and anti-aliasing. His major contributions to the Squeak system include the original concept of a Smalltalk written in itself and made portable and efficient by a Smalltalk-to-C translator.

Rickard Falkvinge - The Head of the Pirate Party
Rickard Falkvinge AKA @Falkvinge

Rick Falkvinge is the founder of the first Pirate Party and a campaigner for next-generation civil liberties and sensible information policy. In particular, he stresses how the copyright industries work in collusion with Big Brother hawks to erode or eliminate the parts of Internet that guarantee our civil liberties. On this platform, one of privacy and digital rights, his party became the largest in the below-30 demographic in the 2009 European Elections. When not doing politics or exploring technical subjects in detail, Mr. Falkvinge can usually be seen cooking, sampling a scotch whisky, or riding a fast motorcycle.

Project Bikeshed - The Bikeshedder
Project "Bikeshed" AKA @bikeshedjs

One cannot simply be told what Project Bikeshed is, one must be shown.

Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz - The Purple Mojito
Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz AKA @olympum

Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz is huge functional programming advocate and jazz addict. When he's not improvising on the piano or chilling to McCoy Tyner, you can find him at Yahoo! planning the technical and strategic direction of Yahoo!'s Platform teams. Currently, he's focused on developing Cocktails, a new technology stack that creates rich, interactive and highly personalized experiences optimized for connected devices. He loves cocktails, especially Mojitos and hopes you'll be able to join him for one or two at the conference. Check out his blog here http://www.olympum.com/.

Avni Khatri - Cowgirl Khatri
Avni Khatri AKA @avni321

Avni Khatri is a Web Applications Architect at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Lab of Computer Science. She builds database-backed medical applications using OpenACS, an open source web application toolkit. Prior to coming to MGH, she worked at Yahoo! Inc. as a Senior Front-end Engineer on the Flex Force Tiger Team. She was also co-president of the Southern California chapter of Yahoo! Women in Tech.

In her free time, she contributes to Kids on Computers and she plays guitar. In May 2011, she traveled to the Huajuapan de Leon region of Mexico for a Kids on Computers summit where she helped install two new computer labs and upgrade two existing computer labs.

Stephan Herhut - RiverTrail
Stephan Herhut AKA @herhut

Stephan Herhut is a Research Scientist at Intel Labs where he works on improving programmability of parallel architectures. He is enthusiastic about increasing programmers' productivity without sacrificing performance goals. Lately, he is working to bring the performance of parallel hardware to JavaScript without destroying its soul.

Brian Ford - Ruby Ranger
Brian Ford AKA @brixen

Brian has been working on Rubinius since December 2006 and with Engine Yard since January 2008. He created the RubySpec project to improve the standards for high quality, consistent, and compliant Ruby implementations. He hopes to improve Ruby and thereby make the lives of developers even better. He enjoys whisk(e)y but will accept good wine in a pinch.

Thomas Valletta - Wii Bowler
Thomas A. Valletta AKA @tvalletta

I am an Open Web Evangelist, Enterprise Architect, and hack. I have been developing for the web for fourteen years. My clients range across industries including defense, healthcare, technology, e-commerce, human resources and religion. Although I have developed native applications for the most popular mobile platforms, I now prefer to spend my time building web-based mobile applications. I live outside of Salt Lake City, Utah with my wife and four children.

Kristin Arnold - The Conversationalist
Kristin Arnold AKA @kristinjarnold

This cowgirl lives in Scottsdale, so the commute to JSConf is killer! Kristin is a high stakes meeting facilitator and speaker - so you're going to experience a unique conversation about living in a high tech world. As one of the first female graduates of the United States Coast Guard Academy and the first woman stationed onboard a USCG Cutter, Kristin learned early on about working with others. In 1990, she became one of the first USCG facilitators - and made every mistake one could! Frustrated, she avidly researched this nascent skill called "facilitation" and found herself training a cadre of internal facilitators. By 1992, companies were asking her to teach their people how to facilitate and lead teams! Since then, she has been sharing her concrete approach to team building with a treasure trove of practical concepts, tools and techniques her clients can apply immediately to see positive, substantive results.

Vyacheslav Egorov - The V8 Gaucho
Vyacheslav Egorov AKA @mraleph

Might be better known as mraleph. Born in the center of snowy Siberia. Studied applied math, battled harsh climate and worked on Java VM with AOT compiler. These days employed by Google in Aarhus, Denmark and spends his days working on V8.

Jake Archibald - The Banana Bandito
Jake Archibald AKA @jaffathecake

Jake Archibald is a developer at Lanyrd specialising in client-side stuff, although dabbles in a bit of Django. He built their mobile web app which went for ambitious device support rather than "Webkit only thank-you-please". He's keen on web performance, developing Sprite Cow to help ease the pain of sprite sheets, and started a blog way after blogs stopped being cool.

Outside of the web, he likes the taste of beer, watches Formula One, and likes taking photos of things. He has ambitions to be a fashion designer.

Remy Sharp - The Cutman
Remy Sharp AKA @rem

Short, ginger, British. Built a few things: jsbin.com, html5demos.com, remote-tilt.com, responsivepx.com, nodemon, inliner, jqueryfordesigners.com, mit-license.org, snapbird.org, jsconsole.com. Runs a conference, wrote half a book.

Lightweight, drunk on two pints (not sure if I'm proud or less than proud of that... at least I was a cheap date!).

Andy Wingo - The Wingo
Andy Wingo AKA disconnected

Andy is a Schemer with a JavaScript problem, living in sunny Barcelona. Andy is willing to endure hacking in C++ if lets more people code in JS. Find him on the tubes at http://wingolog.org/.

Andy has hacked on V8 and JSC, currently focusing on JSC. He works for Igalia, a Spanish cooperative that does consulting around free software projects. He spent two years in Namibia with the Peace Corps. He speaks Oshiwambo and has a black belt in Aikido.

Max Shawabkeh - REPL Ranger
Max Shawabkeh AKA gh:max99x

Started coding game mods at 13. Moved to freelance web development by high school. Graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science from PSUT, a Jordanian college, having interned twice at Google, then joined Google as a fulltime engineer in 2011. Co-created repl.it in the summer after graduating and starting at Google.

Paul Irish - The Boilerplater
Paul Irish AKA @paul_irish

He develops HTML5 Boilerplate, Modernizr, HTML5 Please, and recently helped you make animated GIFS totally clientside at mothereffinganimatedgif.com. Funny fact, until now he has never been on JSConf's main stage - but that is all about to change. Yeehaw!

Brian McKenna - The Roy Roger
Brian McKenna AKA @puffnfresh

Brian is a developer at Atlassian. He has been playing with JavaScript since the age of 12. He is passionate about programming languages, especially the lambda-based variety. He breaks down his blog life along three critical verticals, Programming? Art? Kittens?. You may have seen his work if you ever checked out Roy, and you definitely should check out Roy.

Jarred Nicholls - GPU For Me And You
Jarred Nicholls AKA @jarrednicholls

Jarred Nicholls is an engineer at Sencha, the creators of the leading HTML5 app development frameworks Ext JS and Sencha Touch. For the past decade, he has worked on large projects and products in a wide array of industries; everything from speech recognition and telephony, to HTML5 and Mobile [Web] development. Along the way he has contributed to large open source projects including but not limited to Ruby on Rails, Mono and WebKit.

Currently Jarred is a lead engineer on the Sencha WebKit team where he has created and actively maintains the Sencha Ion platform - the runtime that brings rich HTML5 web applications to the desktop - while hacking on WebKit, JavaScript engines and HTML5 specs during his downtime.

David Nolen - The ClojureScript Wrangler
David Nolen AKA @swannodette

David Nolen is a musician and curious programmer living in Brooklyn and currently employed at The New York Times. He has been writing JavaScript applications for nearly seven years, past projects include work for Princeton University, platial.com, The Modern Museum of Art, and shiftspace.org. JavaScript brought him to Lisp and he's been closely involved in the Clojure community for about three years. When he has a free moment he gleefully fixes bugs and improves the ClojureScript compiler in hopes that he can give back something fun to JavaScript.

Christopher Chedeau - The MMO Cowboy
Christopher Chedeau AKA @vjeux

Christopher Chedeau is a 22 years-old Frenchy that just finished his CS degree at EPITA. In parallel of school, he worked for Curse where he learned ninja Javascript techniques to give MMO gamers the best in-browser experience. Check his blog for more.

One word: JSPP

James Whelton - The Kid
James Whelton AKA @jwhelton

James Whelton is the cofounder and director dude at CoderDojo, a movement of free coding clubs for young people. James travels around helping set up Dojos all over the world and fighting crime. He often partakes in spontaneous street breakdance battles.

In under 15 minutes, James gave the best presentation ever done at a JSConf and changed the world - this year we give him a full speaking slot. James Whelton Fan Club shirts are optional, but recommended.

Jacob Thornton - Bootstrap Blindeyes
Jacob Thornton AKA @fat

Jacob works at twitter on the platform team and is the co-author of some pretty nifty open source projects you may know of: Bootstrap, Ender, Hogan.js... He writes a lot of javascript...

Like another JSConf speaker alumni, he studied literature in school, which means he has no clue what he's doing and he is hyper critical of everything. Despite his alias, he is not obese (though will respond to @fat). He is an Aries. He doesn't like vegetables. He does like NHL 93.

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JSConf US 2012 is being held at the oasis in the desert known as the FireSky resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. For those of you looking to hitch your horse, we definitely recommend staying at this fine establishment and are able to offer you the amazingly low rate of $189 USD per night for super swanky accommodations. They have everything including a spa, firepits, and amazing waterholes for you go swimming in - perfect for resting off that hard trip across the plains or mountains (or the plane flight). Right in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale, everything will be within walking distance to the event OR transportation will be provided. Also all rooms at the FireSky come with free WIFI for those of you that can't just disconnect.

Getting Here

 

To get to Scottsdale, AZ we recommend flying into the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX), "America's friendliest airport", as it is just 9 miles from the resort. You can hop a taxi/shuttle (roughly $30) or rent a car - there is free parking at the hotel for our attendees. If you can, allow for a couple days before or after the conference and take advantage of the desert by driving to the Grand Canyon National Park and see one of the wonders of the world. If you don't want to spend 8 hours driving in a day, just take a quick trip up to the beautiful Red Rocks of Sedona which is just 2.5 hours away and absolutely beautiful. If amazing rock formations aren't your thing, drive around the nearby Camelback Mountain and all the super mega-homes. Either way, it is well worth the trip!

Twitter Track Sign Up

The Twitter Track at JSConf is a place for you to present on whatever topic you feel like is important to be presented. There are no limits, but all talks and presenters must adhere to the JSConf Code of Conduct. All talks will be recorded and published, by registering to speak you release the audio and video rights of your presentation to JSConf for publication.

To sign up for a slot, you must use the email address that is registered with your ticket. If you have issues, email chris@jsconf.com immediately. Slots are all provided on a first come, first served basis. We reserve the right to cancel any slot if we feel that it is inappropriate or duplicate.

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