Bowling for jQuery – April 2012, Washington, D.C.

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The jQuery team is going bowling and we’d love to have you join us! We’ll be spending the evening of Friday, April 13th at King Pinz in Leesburg, VA, a bit outside of Washington, DC. We’ll have a private room with 6 lanes from 6 to 10 PM. The night will feature unlimited bowling, dinner, desserts, drinks, and billiards. There’s even a cigar bar, if you’re into that!

King Pinz

Very limited space – get your ticket fast.

Bowling

  • Private room with 6 lanes
  • Unlimited bowling (shoe rental included) for 4 hours
  • Cozy couches with cocktail tables
  • King Pinz: Photos
  • Private Room: 360 degree tour

Dinner

  • Appetizers, entrees, and desserts
  • All night

Drinks

  • Open bar
  • All night

Billiards

  • Private billiards table and lounge area

Cigar Bar

Prizes

  • 1 winner gets a copy of Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection 5.5 (a $2,600 value)
    Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection 5.5
    Thanks Adobe.
  • There will be other prizes as well. Cool prizes. Must be present to win.

Who will be there?

  • Dave Methvin
  • Yehuda Katz
  • Leah Silber
  • Rick Waldron
  • Karl Swedberg
  • Adam J. Sontag
  • Scott González
  • Dan Heberden
  • Richard D. Worth
  • Corey Frang
  • Kris Borchers
  • You?

Sponsors

Please join us in thanking our thouroughly awesome sponsors for this event:

 

CustomInk Design T-shirts Online

 

Bocoup - Open Web Technology by and for programmers

 

Adobe

 

Fluidhire - Innovative Technology and New Media Recruiting

 

MoDevUX

 

We know you love jQuery and we love you for showing it.

Announcing the 2012 San Francisco jQuery Conference!

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It’s that time of year again…time to talk about the next jQuery Conference!

Mark your calendars for June 28th and 29th. By popular demand, the next jQuery Conference will be in San Francisco proper (as opposed to Mountain View), at the fantastic UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center. If you haven’t been to an event there before, some highlights:

  • Pretty much the best conference wifi we’ve ever worked with
  • Pretty much the best conference food we’ve ever eaten
  • Free flowing coffee, sodas and drinks all day long
  • Great space, with comfy seating, great AV, parking, easy access to public transit, space for partying, and so on and so on and so on

We’re incredibly excited about the new space, and about the way the 2012 SF show is shaping up! We’re going slightly smaller and single track this year too, so things are a bit simplified, a lot more intimate, and there’s less general shuffling about. Registration is open now, and space is extremely limitedTickets have sold out pretty quickly in the past, and there are about 150 tickets less than last time!

Call for Proposals

We’ve opened a call for speaking proposals, which will remain open until May 13th. We encourage any and all to apply. In fact, we’re borrowing a page from JSConf’s playbook this year and doing an “inverted” call:  you’re encouraged to nominate your dream speaker (or anyone else) for a speaking slot on the subject of your choice. Of course, you’re welcome to nominate yourself!  We love to spice it up with new speakers, new topics, and pretty much whatever you can think of. Submit a proposal now!

Sponsors

Conferences are expensive. So is running an open source project. We couldn’t do any of it without your help and support… so listen up! If you work for a company that’s hiring, a company that wants some developer publicity, or a company looking to help out and give back to the community, send them our way. Take a look at the conference prospectus if you (or your bosses) are feeling generous :) Sponsorship benefits and mega karma points are both up for grabs…

Training

We’re still on the lookout for a space for training in SF on Wednesday, June 27th. If your company has a space, or you have an idea for a venue, please shoot us an email, and we’ll be eternally grateful.

That’s it for today, folks. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements about speakers, sponsors, training days and all varieties of miscellany. We’ll also be updating the conference site with things like venue details and after parties, so keep an eye on that one too. Lastly, as always, if you’ve got questions or comments, reach out or leave a note here.

Upcoming jQuery Events

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jQuery Summit 2011

It’s that time of the year again (no, not Christmas!, something almost better!) – the annual (online) jQuery Summit. This year Environment For Humans (E4H) have a terrific line-up including sessions on jQuery plugin authoring best practices, creating interactive experiences with HTML5 and Popcorn.js and best practices for testing your jQuery code amongst others.

With some of the web’s most experienced jQuery and JavaScript professionals on board to share tips, tricks and their own experiences, you’ll be sure to learn something new that could help with your own projects. If you haven’t attended the summit before, you’re in for a real treat.

The summit is a completely online two-track conference run across two days with a track dedicated to designers and another focused completely on developers. As the event is all online, you can access it live whether you’re at home or in the office. For those worried about missing anything, E4H have you covered; all tickets include high-quality recordings that can be played back at your leisure later on.

Discount:

If you’re interested in attending, E4H have provided us with a very special 20% off discount code which can be redeemed on their event site. Just enter in 20JQUERY when purchasing your ticket or use the following link: http://jquerysummit2011.eventbrite.com/?discount=20JQUERY.

Details:

Sessions:

  • jQuery & CSS Selectors – Estelle Weyl
  • jQuery & HTML5 Video – Rick Waldron
  • jQuery UI – Andrew Wirick
  • Plugin Authoring Best Practices – Ben Alman
  • jQuery & Browser Plugins – Sarah Chipps
  • Progressive Enhancement – Nicholas Zakas
  • jQuery & Responsive Web Design – Dave Rupert
  • The State of jQuery – Adam Sontag
  • Large-scale Application Architecture – Addy Osmani
  • jQuery & iframe Programming – Ben Vinegar
  • Structuring Your DOM-based Application – Garann Means
  • Deferreds into jQuery – Dan Heberden
  • jQuery Development Workflow – Anton Kovalyov
  • jQuery & Backbone.js – Matt Kelly
  • jQuery & QUnit – Ben Alman

Tickets: http://jquerysummit.com.

Dates:

Designer track: Tuesday, November 15th

Developer track: Wednesday, November 16th

 

jQuery Training At Bocoup

For those that prefer in-person training, group training is one of the best ways to improve your jQuery skills. Luckily, Boston-based Bocoup has a number of such comprehensive jQuery trainings scheduled for both January and March 2012.

Sessions will be held at The Bocoup Loft in Boston, and 10% of profits will go directly to the jQuery Foundation. If interested, be sure to sign up now since class sizes are limited!.

For more information, checkout http://training.bocoup.com/comprehensive-jquery/

 

Frontend Workshops in HTML5, JavaScript and jQuery

Finally, if you’re interested in learning more general frontend skills, Marc Grabanski is hosting a Frontend Masters Workshop Series for developers looking to earn a mastery in the arts of frontend development.

The training is composed of six workshops that will focus on frontend topics including jQuery, jQuery UI, HTML5 & CSS3, Titanium Mobile and building large JavaScript applications with speakers including jQuery team members Karl Swedberg and Scott Gonzalez.

For tickets and more information, see http://frontendmasters.com.

Just Added: HTML5 Training at jQuery Conference Boston!

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Update: For the first time ever, we have a conference signage sponsor. Thanks to custom signs shop Signazon for your support.


The Boston conference is sold out (thanks everyone!), as is the Intro to jQuery training session, but the requests keep coming! In response to popular demand, we’ve added a second training scheduled for Friday, September 30th.

The training will focus on HTML5, and be taught by jQuery Core Team Member and Bocoup trainer Richard Worth. The price will be the same $299 (which, if you’ve been paying attention to HTML5 training rates, is a steal!).

Here’s some detail from the training description:

HTML5 is the next major milestone in HTML and it’s not just another incremental enhancement; it represents an enormous advance for modern web applications. A large number of HTML5 features are already supported in browsers, so it’s time to start using them!

In our HTML5 for Programmers Workshop, you will learn how to create HTML5 web pages and web applications using semantic HTML5 markup and cross-browser HTML5 JavaScript APIs. After completing this course, students will:

  • Know how to use semantic HTML5 Markup
  • Know how to use cross-browser HTML5 JavaScript APIs
  • Understand current browser support for the various HTML5 features
  • Understand how to polyfill HTML5 features on older browsers

Our training takes a step-by-step approach, solidifying fundamental concepts and building on them to leave each attendee with a more thorough understanding of HTML5. Using a 50% lecture / 50% lab format, attendees will be able to put the concepts they have just learned to use after each section.

  • HTML5 Overview
  • Using HTML5 Today
  • Markup
  • Forms
  • Canvas
  • Video and Audio
  • Drag and Drop
  • Geolocation
  • Web Storage
  • Web Workers
  • Communication and Web Sockets

This course is designed for software developers interested in designing, creating, and deploying HTML5 web applications. It is valuable to developers that already have experience in developing web applications. To get the most out of the course, you should be familiar with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Prior exposure to any of these concepts will be helpful, but not required: AJAX, XML, jQuery, HTTP, REST.

It’s short notice, but we hope you can make it, so register now! As always, feel free to email [email protected] with any event related questions.

See you all at the show!

Registration Open for jQuery Conference in Boston!

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Hey everyone!

We recently announced the dates for our next jQuery Conference—October 1st and 2nd in Boston, MA—and we’re finally ready to open registration! Here are some top level bullet points for you:

  • 2 days of jam-packed content from the jQuery Core Team and top community members, covering everything from jQuery basics and advanced techniques, to jQuery UI, jQuery Mobile, and more
  • A new limited-run jQuery tshirt and other jQuery swag
  • A fabulous Boston after party, hosted by our friends over at MediaTemple with free booze, snacks, great company and more
  • Other sweet after-hours events, announcements coming soon

Back by popular demand, we’ve also got a full day of Beginner jQuery Training for the new folks on your team, generously provided by our friends over at Bocoup. We’ll likely be adding additional topical and/or advanced training sessions, so keep an eye here and on Twitter for announcements and updates on that.

New for this year: For the first time ever, we’ve really got an official jQuery Conference Hotel. We’ve had suggested multiple hotels in the past, but this year we’ve secured a fantastic block at the conference venue, arranged for the Core Team and speakers to stay there, and have also thrown in some hotel-guest-only perks, like priority registration and swag distribution. We’ll also be organizing some on-site evening gatherings at the hotel, and hotel guests will receive priority registration for any of those as well.

The room block we secured last year—which didn’t have these extra perks—sold out well before the conference, so make sure you book your room ASAP, and make sure it’s part of our specific room block.

The Call for Papers is still open, so if you haven’t submitted your talk yet, definitely get on that.  Speakers receive access to a fantastic speaker thank you dinner, free accommodations at the conference hotel, and if budget allows it, additional TBD renumeration.

That’s it for now; we’ll have more announcements soon as we roll out the speaking roster, announce more party details and finalize all the other conference-related goodness.

Register Now!


jQuery Conference 2011: Boston Conference Dates

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We are very happy to announce the dates and venue for the 2011 Boston jQuery Conference. We will hold our annual Boston Conference on October 1—2, 2011, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA.

Call for Speakers

We are officially opening a call for speakers. If you would like to speak at the conference on topics such as jQuery, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, or general front-end development, please submit your talk proposal to us by July 15th. Speakers will be notified, confirmed, and announced within a week after the deadline.

Registration

We will be opening registration soon. You can fill out the form on the events home page and be notified the instant tickets are available.

Hotel

We have worked with the Royal Sonesta Hotel and have a huge block of rooms reserved for the conference. The Royal Sonesta is providing a discounted room rate of $273.53/night (includes tax). If you make your reservation over the phone, please let them know that you are staying for the jQuery Conference to get the discount. You can also reserve your room online. Please use the coded website link on the hotel page of the event site to ensure you get the discounted rate.

More information

If you or your company are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact us to find out more information.

We’re aware that, unfortunately, this year’s Boston conference overlaps JSConf.eu. We considered a number of dates, but had to settle on the 1st and 2nd. We are truly sorry if this presents a conflict for you and hope you can enjoy a weekend of JavaScript on either side of the Atlantic.

jQuery Conference 2011: SF Bay Area – Speakers and Talks

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Speakers

We currently have 28 speakers and trainers listed on the speakers page of the events site for the San Francisco Bay Area Conference on April 16-17, 2011. Featuring speakers like John Resig, Richard D. Worth, Todd Parker, Steve Souders, Nicholas Zakas, Garann Means, Darcy Clarke, Estelle Weyl, Matt Kelly and many more.

Make sure you head over to the events site to learn all about our speakers.

Talks

We also have the schedule posted with 25 out of the 28 talks filled. We’ll be filling those remaining slots in the upcoming week (check our twitter account for the latest).

Here are a few of the talks you’ll find this year:

  • jQuery Keynote
  • jQuery UI Keynote
  • jQuery Mobile
  • Deferreds – Putting Laziness to Work
  • Integrating Code Quality tools into your jQuery Development Workflow
  • Filling the HTML5 & CSS3 Gaps with Polyfills and Shims
  • Harnessing jQuery Templates and jQuery Data Link, to build dynamic data-driven browser apps
  • Presentational jQuery
  • The jQuery UI Widget Factory: WAT?
  • Mobile Performance
  • Plus many more

Make sure to click on the talk titles and speakers names to read the associated abstracts and bios.

Pre-conference Training

Don’t forget about our training classes we are offering on April 15th. Find out more information.

Registration

Tickets are selling fast so make sure you get your ticket today. Head over to our Register page to find out how you can be a part of the next jQuery Conference.

jQuery Conference 2011 – Preconference Training

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What started, with great demand, at the San Francisco Bay Area conference last year and has continued on for the conferences thereafter is our preconference training.  We are once again offering preconference training on April 15th for the jQuery Conference 2011: San Francisco Bay Area but for the first time offering two separate classes, beginner and advanced.


Introduction to jQuery given by Bocoup



BocoupBocoup gave a bunch of advanced and hack day training classes in Boston last year in addition to the preconference Introduction to jQuery class, which also was greatly attended.  We are very happy to announce that Bocoup will once again be giving the Introduction to jQuery class.

From Bocoup.com:

The training will be given by Ben Alman (the jQuery plugin guy) and Adam Sontag (the yayQuery guy), and has been designed to give attendees a basic understanding of the jQuery API, development techniques, and best practices. In addition, attendees will learn about both jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile, and will be given an introduction to extending jQuery with custom plugins.

As usual there is a limited number of tickets for this training class and they are selling fast.  You’ll need to hurry if you want a seat for this class.

Tickets for Beginner training are $299 (plus Eventbright fees) and all proceeds go directly to the jQuery Project.

Please make sure to thank Bocoup for their support.


Advanced jQuery given by Jupiter JavaScript Consulting



BocoupNew this year is an additional track for Advanced jQuery and we are happy to have Jupiter JavaScript Consulting give this class. JuptierJS builds and maintains JavaScriptMVC and has plenty of experience building complex jQuery apps.

From jupiterjs.com:

The following is a rough list of topics we’d like to cover.  I list them here quasi hierarchically.  But in reality, we’ll cover most of these topics throughout the day.

  • Application Design
  • Thin Server Architecture
  • State Management
  • History Enabled Websites
  • Widget Design
  • Event Oriented Architecture
  • Custom Events
  • Pub-Sub
  • Event Delegation
  • 1-2-3 Layers / Separation of Concerns
  • Organizing Ajax and the Domain Model
  • Deffereds
  • Ajax Fixtures
  • Client Side Templates
  • The Perfect jQuery Plugin
  • Prototypal Inheritance
  • File/Folder Organization
  • Dependency Management
  • Production Builds
  • Testing
  • QUnit, Jasmine, Selenium, FuncUnit, Waitr, etc
  • High Performance jQuery
  • Even More Design Reviews

Yes, that’s a whole lot to cover! So come and be prepared to have your mind blown (and let me know if there’s something else you’d like to learn).

As usual there is a limited number of tickets for this training class and they are selling fast.  You’ll need to hurry if you want a seat for this class.

Tickets for Advanced training are $399 (plus Eventbright fees) and all proceeds go directly to the jQuery Project.

Please make sure to thank Jupiter JavaScript Consulting for their support.

jQuery Conference 2011: San Francisco Bay Area Conference Announced

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The jQuery Project is very excited to announce the dates for our next San Francisco Bay Area conference; after a fantastic event in 2010, we’ll be returning to the Microsoft Silicon Valley Research Center in Mountain View, California on April 16th and 17th, 2011.

The San Francisco Bay Area conference is the first of two events planned by the jQuery Project in 2011. We’re also in the early stages of planning an event for the East Coast for later this year (we’ll post details as they become available).

Registration is now open! Regularly priced tickets are $299, and for a limited time, there are early-bird tickets available at a $50 discount (early-bird tickets available until March 2nd, or while supplies last).

For more details on the what, when and who, head over to the events site.

In addition to two days of jQuery sessions, we’ll once again be offering a day of jQuery training, on the Friday before the conference. In response to popular demand last year, we’ll be offering two training tracks — Beginner jQuery and Advanced. The training is generoursly offered by our friends at JupiterIT and Bocoup, and all proceeds go directly to funding the future growth of the jQuery project. Keep an eye on this blog and the events site for specific training agendas, coming soon.

Want to contribute?

Interested in speaking? We’re still filling out the roster, and we’d love to have you! Our Call for Papers is live here, and submissions are already starting to roll in. Keep an eye on the jQuery Blog for agenda updates as we fill the slots.

Lastly, if you or your company would like to help out by sponsoring the event, send an email to [email protected]. Every little bit helps, and we’d love to work with you and your team!

That’s it for now folks — looking forward to seeing you all in sunny California!

jQuery Conference 2010: Boston – Update

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The jQuery Conference in Boston is fast approaching and we are officially sold out.  Thank you so much for your support it’s going to be a great event.  For those that are coming there is some venue information on the Events home page if you are still looking for a cheaper hotel or if your driving to the venue, there is some parking information you’ll need to be aware of.

Sponsors
We are still looking for last minute sponsors.  Last minute sponsors are our favorite sponsors!

Why sponsor?  The jQuery Conference is supported by our generous Sponsors and Donors, without whom things would be very different. The jQuery Conference is a great way to get your message out to 500+ highly qualified influential technology decision makers; if you or your company are interested, download our prospectus for more information. We are willing to talk with you about a package that would work for you.  Contact information can be found on the prospectus.

Training Class Seats Still Available
I did want to remind everyone about our training class we are holding before the conference. We still have openings for the training class and it is separate from the conference.

In San Francisco, the training class was ran by appendTo and it was a great success.  In Boston, the class will be run by Bocoup, a Boston JavaScript Company.  Here are some of the details about the class.

About the class
Over the course of this one day class the group will build an exciting web application using jQuery. This class will teach you what jQuery does and how to use it responsibly in your websites. Intended for web development beginners.

Trainers
Let me introduce you to the trainers.

From left to right: Boaz Sender, Pete Karl, Rick Waldron and Ben Alman

Agenda

  • What is jQuery?
  • What is the DOM?
  • jQuery and Selectors
  • jQuery and Methods
  • Get stuff do something: DOM traversal and manipulation
  • jQuery and Events
  • jQuery and AJAX
  • jQuery and Effects
  • Using plugins
  • jQuery UI and the widget factory
  • Debugging techniques with jQuery

Advanced classes
Bocoup does offer more advance classes around the same time as the conference.  Check out their site for more details. (18% of the proceeds go directly to the jQuery Foundation)

The jQuery Team would like to thank Bocoup for their donation of the one day training class and the proceeds for the other classes.