jQuery Conference 2010: San Francisco Bay Area Announced

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Microsoft Silicon Valley Research CenterThe jQuery Project is very excited to announce the dates for our first-ever San Francisco Bay Area conference. The conference will be held at the Microsoft Silicon Valley Research Center in Mountain View, California on April 24th and 25th, 2010.

The San Francisco Bay Area conference is the second of four events planned by the jQuery Project in 2010. The first was the jQuery14 event, and additional conferences are being planned in Europe and on the East Coast for later this year.

This venue is the largest that the project has worked with to date (Harvard Law School in ‘07, the MIT Stata Center in ‘08 and Microsoft New England Research Center in ’09) and we expect to sell out very quickly.

Registration is currently scheduled to open on Wednesday, March 17th; tickets will be priced at $199. In addition to General Admission tickets, we’re offering a limited number of discounted student tickets priced at $99, with a valid student ID.

Watch the jQuery blog or jQuery Twitter feed for notification when registration opens.

A brief synopsis of some of the content that you’ll be able to expect:

  • jQuery
  • jQuery UI
  • jQuery Plugins
  • Complex Application Development
  • jQuery Case Studies

In addition to two days of jQuery sessions, for the first time we’ll be adding an additional day of jQuery training, prior to the main event. The training will be provided by appendTo and focused on helping you and your team get up to speed on jQuery prior to attending the conference. The training will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to jQuery
  • Finding Something
  • Doing Something With It
  • Chaining
  • Introduction to jQuery UI
  • Implementing jQuery UI Widgets

The training will be held on April 23rd at the Microsoft San Francisco offices in downtown San Francisco; tickets will cost $299. All proceeds from training go to the jQuery Project.

Interested in speaking? Please fill out our call for speaking submissions form and watch the jQuery Blog for updates.

13 thoughts on “jQuery Conference 2010: San Francisco Bay Area Announced

  1. Mike Hostetler on said:

    The $299 is in addition to the $199 for the main event. Pricing isn’t 100% finalized yet. We’ll announce the details of that on Wednesday.

  2. John McMullen on said:

    Any details on what the sessions will cover? I need to convince the decision makers this is worth while.

  3. I’m not alone when I say that I wish conference organizers would stop calling things a “San Francisco” conference when the conference is held outside of San Francisco. Mountain View is about an hour a way by car. Call if the Northern California conference or something, but not San Francisco.

  4. Will there be any help for foreign visitors? Will you be able to send an invitation to provide to US embassy?

  5. Derek on said:

    Glad to hear that this was announced! I’m trying to decide if I’m going to attend this one or not. Is it safe to say the East Coast conference will be in Boston again? If so, that would be the one for me. Thanks!

  6. Hello!

    I’m very interested in this conference, but I’m a student from Europe. Will I be able to buy student ticket? How will I be able to buy it?

  7. Is there any official word on accommodations? I’ve also checked out the appendTo site but can’t find more information on this training session. Anything else you can tell us? Even the hours would be helpful


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