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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. 21st January 2012.

Time Room 207: Language Room 307: Libraries Room 407: Node.js
09:00 - 09:45 Registration and Sign-in
09:45 - 10:00 Introductions
10:00 - 10:45 Functional programming techniques with JavaScript Rajasekharan Vengalil Node.js, HTML5 and Phonegap for high performant content site app Prasoon Kumar
10:45 - 11:30 CoffeeScript Shreyank Gupta Writing Quality Third-Party JS Rakesh Pai Synchronized models using Backbone, Sockets and Node Ruben Stolk
11:30 - 11:45 Break
11:45 - 12:30 Best practices for building async apps with JavaScript (sponsored) Rajasekharan Vengalil How to apply BDD and TDD practices, using Jasmine library Anil Tarte JavaScript native bindings to node.js Nikhil Marathe
12:30 - 01:15 Lunch Error reporting techniques in JS (and introducing Errorception) Rakesh Pai Building real-time web applications ... (Introduction to Websockets / Socket.IO) Aditya Y
01:15 - 02:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch
02:00 - 02:45 Advanced JavaScript Techniques Rajasekharan Vengalil Lunch Lunch
02:45 - 03:30 Introduction to Game Development in HTML5 Rakesh Raju Node.js + Windows + Windows Azure = High performance + Infinite scale (sponsored) Saranya Sriram Room 707: Node.js Patterns and How we build ActiveNode Sreekanth Vadagiri
03:30 - 03:45 Break
03:45 - 04:30 Javascript at Abdul Munim Kazia & Shreyas Srinivasan Amplify your stack Sunil Pai Room 707: Hacknight Demos and Open Discussion on JS Frameworks
04:30 - 05:00 Feedback Session

The Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research: Pune’s destination for tech events

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.

When The hack night begins on 12 PM on 14th January & ends at 10am the next morning.

Where We are really thankful to AmiWorks for letting us host the hack night in their office. Their office address is -

AmiWorks, Flat no. 3(b), Ambika Housing Society, Near Chatursinghi Mandir, Senapati Bapat Road, Yashwant Nagar, Pune.

Detailed directions to the venue are available on their website

What to bring A laptop (if possible) and lot of ideas and willingness to learn and share what you know :)

What can I hack on Anything related to JavaScript.

Will there be food? Yes and Red Bull too for overnight hacking :)

What the rules for the contest

  1. It should be somehow related to JavaScript (can be on the client-side, server side, mobile or the desktop)
  2. You should build the hack during the hacknight
  3. No changes allowed after the hacknight

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

Speakers and their sessions

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