Come one, come all!
jQuery Conference is back and it's better than ever! We're headed to Portland for the first time, but we're back with two tracks, 31 talks, and something for everyone! We know that jQuery users run the gamut from newcomers to experts, but that everyone relishes the opportunity to level up with new tools and techniques. That's why we've gathered some of the best minds in the industry to discuss jQuery – and a whole lot more. The only thing missing is you!
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|Track A • Splunk Room||Track B • AppNexus Room|
|8:00 – 9:00||
Breakfast & Registration
Portland Ballroom Lobby
|9:00 – 9:50||
|10:00 – 10:40||
|10:50 – 11:30||
When to .stop() using .animate() and #start using .css3-animations
|11:40 – 12:20||
|12:20 – 1:30||
|1:30 – 2:10||
|2:20 – 3:00||
|3:00 – 3:30||
|3:30 – 4:10||
Making Websites for Everyone
|4:20 – 5:00||
|5:10 – 6:00||
jQuery's Open Source Infrastructure – And You!
Clark Allan, Corey Frang, Scott González, Adam J. Sontag
|8:00 – 10:00||
Party! sponsored by Jive Software
|Track A • Splunk Room||Track B • AppNexus Room|
|8:00 – 10:00||
Breakfast & Registration
(Foundation Members: Breakfast Reception Downstairs)
|10:00 – 10:50||
jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile Keynote
Scott González, Ralph Whitbeck
|11:00 – 11:40||
|11:50 – 12:30||
A/B Testing: How To with jQuery
|12:30 – 1:30||
|1:30 – 2:10||
|2:20 – 3:00||
BUGWILD, or, RESOLVED INCOMPLETE WORKSFORME WONTFIX
John K. Paul
|3:10 – 3:50||
Building Modular Web Applications: How To Build a Good Component
|3:50 – 4:20||
|4:20 – 5:00||
Adam J. Sontag
|5:10 – 5:50||
Dealing with the Natives: jQuery Mobile + Phonegap
|5:50 – 6:00||
Wrap up and Goodbye
Tickets are no longer available for this event.
Howard Abrams is a 6th level, dual-bladed elf ranger trapped in the pudgy body of a principle software engineer at Workday. He is currently building new web interfaces for clouds. Many years ago, after realizing that Google was experimenting on him personally, he became interested in the subject of A/B testing, and started the "lab-rats" project, a jQuery plugin to help create client-side A/B tests. Since then, he's produced and tracked many A/B tests both when managing and engineering web application projects. In his spare time, he likes to impart the values and tradition of our culture of Geekery to his two children, who often take the reins as Dungeon Master and young scientists.
Patrick Camacho is a web application engineer. He enjoys building single-page web applications and constantly pushing his limits with front end development. He currently works at Twitter on the Crashlytics service.
Angelina Fabbro is a programmer based in Vancouver, Canada and works at Steamclock Software. Angelina has a background in cognitive science, building clever robots and researching what people pay attention to. Her record as a web developer is balanced with modern iOS experience and a keen sense of design. Angelina also both teaches and mentors for the Vancouver chapter of Ladies Learning Code.
Scott González is a web application developer living in York, Pennsylvania. He has been contributing to jQuery since 2007 and is currently the project lead for jQuery UI, jQuery’s official user interface library. Scott also writes tutorials about jQuery and jQuery UI on nemikor.com and is a co-author of the ‘jQuery Cookbook’ from O’Reilly.
Alex Sexton is a Senior UI Engineer at Bazaarvoice in Austin, TX. He is on the Modernizr team and is passionate about large applications and the challenges that they represent. He loves whiskey and working in the middle of the night
TJ VanToll is a web developer and jQuery UI team member living in Lansing, MI. He writes about his experiences with jQuery, HTML 5, CSS, and other things that strike his fancy on his blog. He is the proud father of twin sons and when not on the internet he is generally found chasing them in circles.
By day, Katie is a Python developer (and jQuery noob) for Cox Media Group. By night, she's an author for Pearson, O'Reilly, and APress. She's the author of Accessibility Handbook, a guide written for developers who want to understand how to make accessible websites.
Corey is an active contributor to most of the jQuery teams and is active in the jQuery community on IRC, and Stack Overflow and works at Bocoup. He restructured the effects modules in both UI and Core, maintains the jQuery Color Animations plugin, and puppeteers the new jQuery servers. He hopes that his work will “effect” your websites positively.
Cory Gackenheimer is a software engineer from Indianapolis, Indiana. He has a passion for the open web, open-source projects, and improving existing processes. He has worked on the fatastically crowsourced jQuery Mobile Cookbook, and contributed to open-source projects and initiatives. In his day job he works on a jQuery Mobile based and Phonegap packaged application for Healthx, Inc.
Tessa Harmon is a software developer at Skookum Digital Works and co-organizes Charlotte Front-End Developers. Her lifelong social awkwardness has served her well: she ﬁrst discovered HTML at the age of 9 and has been a hacker ever since. (The social awkwardness has improved marginally, too.) Outside of things tech-y, Tessa enjoys playing guitar, singing karaoke, cooking amazing vegan food, and dressing eccentrically—sometimes by putting a bird on it.
Dave Methvin is President of the jQuery Foundation and the team leader for jQuery Core. He also provides independent consulting focused on client-side web technologies and web site performance. Past positions include Chief Technology Officer at PC Pitstop, Executive Editor at Windows Magazine, and more than two decades of experience as a freelance technology writer. Unlike the former CEO of Yahoo, Dave can prove that he has Computer Science degrees--a Master's and Bachelor's from the University of Virginia.
An expert software architect, technical leader and developer, whose specialty is for highly scalable network asynchronous software architectures, typically in the field of peer-to-peer telecommunications. Robin has been producing software since the dawn the computer age and have worked in everything from coding and software architecture to managing entire software departments and performing the duties of CTO.
Eric leads the UI Architecture team at Gilt, which drives the continual improvement of front end technologies, optimizes asset deployment and front end performance, and builds components, modules, and code libraries for use across all of Gilt’s web applications. Eric began his journey typing endless PEEK and POKE statements from the back of Family Computing magazines into an Apple //c, spent the next decade meandering through music and architecture school, and finally rediscovered programming as an adult. He likes margherita pizza, classic cocktails, and vocal trance.
Raquel Vélez received her BS in mechanical engineering from Caltech. Then she (played with | built | programmed | psychoanalyzed) robots for 8 years, at places like NASA JPL, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and various universities in Europe. She took a break to do that startup thing as a co-founder and CTO... but came to her senses and found a new life online as a web developer. Raquel is now an engineer at Storify in San Francisco, working with an amazing team of people to navigate and define the intersection between journalism and social media. In her off time, you can find her baking, hacking on node.js, and speaking. Also, hanging out with her hilarious husband and two cats dressed in dog suits
Timmy started as a Front-End Engineer at Medium building websites for clients such as Kraft Foods, Premiere Global, Yanmar, EPB, and more. He currently works for a start-up in Chattanooga building iOS and web applications. He is a Core Team member for the jQuery project and is responsible for the rewrite of the Sizzle selector engine in jQuery 1.8, as well as the Attributes module in 1.7.
Katie Gengler is a freelance web application developer from the NYC area. She started out working with Ruby on Rails and more recently has focused on client-side development with Ember.js.
Rachel Nabors is a front end developer, UI engineer, and award-winning cartoonist in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has given talks on topics ranging from how comics apply to UX to building animated music videos with CSS and HTML5. A serial tea abuser, she can be found, late at night, inking comics about GitHub or drawing her own loading spinners.
Jenn Schiffer is a senior front-end web developer at the NBA and teaches web tools and tech fluency at Montclair State University, in northern New Jersey. She has done research in education assessment and semantic web technologies, worked for an extended period of time in the hyperlocal news industry, and enjoys building open source and art-related applications.
Adam is the Director of Marketing and Developer Relations at the jQuery Foundation and a developer for Bocoup in Boston. For the last five years, he's immersed himself in the jQuery community where he tries to simultaneously keep an ear to the ground (especially in the #jquery family of channels on Freenode) and take a bird's-eye-view of the issues and challenges facing the project, its libraries, and its users.
Paul Verbeek is a front-end web developer living and working in The Netherlands, where he established the country's first Open Device Lab. He volunteers at Fronteers and is currently trying to organize a Web Platform Doc Sprint in Amsterdam. He is passionate about creating beautiful and functional websites that work on all platforms.
Wednesday is Training Day!
We're holding got two training tracks so you can improve and learn in the area you think will help you the most. Training sessions will take place Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Oregon Convention Center, site of the jQuery Conference.
Bocoup’s advanced jQuery training will make you a stronger developer and get you prepared for all the great talks that you’ll see over the next two days. If you've taken a beginner level training at one of our last events, Advanced jQuery is the perfect follow up. Also a great option if you know jQuery, but feel like there's room to level up and learn new techniques.
Topics that will be covered include:
- Promises and Deferreds
- Enhancing with Effects
- Extending jQuery with Plugins
Led by Ben Alman
Learn the fundamentals of front-end development and best practices in this beginner to intermediate focused training. Topics to be covered include:
Led by Dan Heberden
Dan Heberden is a Senior Developer at Bocoup and the Director of Technology at the jQuery Foundation. He's an expert on deployment and the author of Gith, an open-source tool for deployment.
Sponsored by Bocoup
Training tickets are no longer available
Training sessions took place on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Oregon Convention Center, site of the jQuery Conference. Registering for training does not include a conference ticket.
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The jQuery Conference in Portland 2013 will be our largest event to date. It's a great opportunity to meet and get to know over 1,000 of the world's top jQuery talent. Whether you're looking to hire developers, promote your product, or just give back to the community, this is the place to be. Download our prospectus here or send us an email to get involved.
Meet us at the OCC. You can't miss it.
2013 will be our biggest conference year yet! jQuery will be taking over a huge section of the Oregon Convention Center. If you haven't been to the OCC before, you're in for a treat! As the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, we'll have 3x the space we've had in the past. That means more breathing room in sessions and lots more hang out hallway track space.
Looking for a place to stay? The DoubleTree Portland is the official hotel for jQuery Conference Portland 2013. The team, board and speakers will all be staying there, and we'd love for you to join us.
We've negotiated a discounted rate with the hotel, which will be available while supplies last, or until May 31, 2013. Please note that our hotel blocks almost always sell out, so book your rooms early!
In order to receive the group room rate, attendees must use the group code JQ6. Reservations received after the cutoff date or after the room block is sold out (whichever comes first) will be honored on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel. All rates are single/double occupancy and do not include the local and occupancy tax.
Getting around Portland
Travel Portland has graciously provided jQuery Conference attendees with free passes for the MAX light rail train, Portland Street Car, and buses. These passes are good for the duration of the conference, June 12 - 14, 2013. Passes will be available at Registration, upon request. You will need to carry the pass to board the train, car or bus.
On the day of your arrival, take the MAX Red Line to the DoubleTree, take the Lloyd Center stop. The cost for this one way trip (a two-hour pass) will be $2.50. You can also purchase a day pass for $5.00 if you plan to use MAX later the same day. Tickets can be purchased inside of Portland International Airport as well as any MAX stop.