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JSFoo is India's first JavaScript conference,
for geeks by geeks.

js |j. s.|

an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers.

Trivia: JavaScript is not Java

foo |fo͞o|

first on the standard list of metasyntactic variables used in syntax examples. See also -fu.

-fu |fo͞o|

forming nouns chiefly from adjectives: suffix
informal suffix indicating mastery of an art, derived from 'kung fu'. Commonly applied to technology skills.

jsfoo |j. s. fo͞o|

mastery of the JavaScript computer programming language.

JSFoo is a one day conference on building full size apps in JavaScript. Come over for a full day with the smartest geeks from across India who have figured it out and will show you how. We have sessions covering the range from pure JavaScript apps in Node.js to real-time streaming of data to building entirely in the client side with Backbone.js.

This is an event for serious JavaScript programmers who want to learn from their peers.

The JSFoo conference series began with a Bangalore edition on October 1, 2011, followed by Pune on January 21, 2012 and is hitting Chennai on February 18, 2012.

Who We Are, and Why We Do What We Do

HasGeek is a developer-led initiative, and has been un-organising the unconference scene since 2010. HasGeek is an attempt to solve the problem of insipid conferences organised around buzzwords by uninterested, soulless corporate entities who pitch them as company training events or as places for companies to pick up hot developers.

We are attempting to build a new space, a space that is genuinely respectful of the communities and topics that we choose to engage with. We want to be a space for developers who are as excited as us about technology and the possibilities that it creates, not to be a recruitment fair (though we hope you do find partnership possibilities at our events).

We are community-driven — check out our speaker-selection funnel, where you decide what talks to listen to by voting up or down — and small — there are just a handful of us running the show and only one of us gets a regular salary from this. We are doing this because this is what we love: bringing a whole bunch of us geeks together, sharing our interests and expertise and hanging out later over $beverageOfChoice.

Sessions by geeks for geeks, based on the proposals you submitted and voted for. 18th February 2012.

Time Room 1 Room 2
09:00 - 09:45 Registration and Sign-in
09:45 - 10:00 Introductions
10:00 - 11:00 Advanced JavaScript Techniques Rajasekharan Vengalil Cross Platform Mobile apps using JQuery Mobile and Rhomobile Balaji Loganathan
11:00 - 11:45 Rise of Node.js Arun Kumar Arjunan Production ready apps with flatiron Pavan Kumar Sunkara
11:45 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 12:45 JavaScript and the Compatible Web (sponsored) Rajasekharan Vengalil (Speaker has withdrawn)
12:45 - 01:30 Amplify your stack Aditya Yadav Data visualisation in Javascript Anand S
01:30 - 02:30 Lunch
02:30 - 03:15 Adding real time support to your web app Kausikram Krishmasayee Building visualizations that rock using Web Standards Harish Sivaramakrishnan
03:15 - 04:00 Tracking Memory Leaks in Client Side Javascript Applications Vishnu Iyengar Node.js on Windows Azure (sponsored) Rajasekharan Vengalil
04:00 - 04:15 Break
04:15 - 05:00 JavaScript is mischievous. Handle 3rd party content with care! Krishna Chaitanya T Face/Off: jQuery Mobile vs Sencha Touch Harish Sivaramakrishnan
05:00 - 05:45 Ajax is history - Build real time apps in JavaScript Srirangan S Object Oriented programming in Javascript Abhishek Yadav
05:45 - 06:00 Feedback Session

IIT Madras Research Park

Mastering Javascript


Join us for a night of JavaScript hacking

What's more fun than a day of talking tech? A night of hacking tech!

We love what Yahoo!'s done with Open Hack Day, so we're going to have something like it alongside our events starting with JSFoo.

To get an idea of what JSFoo hacknight is supposed to be like, have a glimpse of the hacknight videos from JSFoo Bangalore and the hacknight videos from JSFoo Pune

When: 3pm, February 11, 2012

JSFoo Chennai's hack night is on February 11th, a week before the main event on February 18th. It's a Saturday night, so you have no excuses. Hacknights at Bangalore and Pune have gone on well into Sunday morning.

Where: The Startup Centre, Egmore

The venue for hack night will be at The Startup Centre, which is awesome! Look it up on Google Maps.

How: Register and Show Up

Fill out the form below (30 secs) so we know you're coming! It's free.
Just bring your laptop. There will be food, Red Bull and plenty of adrenalin in the house :)

Speakers and their sessions

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Note: The ticket cost includes lunch and two teas for participants.