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!


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…


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.

15 thoughts on “Announcing the 2012 San Francisco jQuery Conference!

  1. You didn’t even upload videos from the last conference. Everybody can’t attend so they’d like to watch a recording.

  2. Leah Silber on said:

    Hi Mile —

    Unfortunately, last year’s budget didn’t allow for video recording of the conference. We’re definitely working to fit it in this year, fingers crossed!


  3. Adam J. Sontag on said:

    Indeed, we didn’t, and immediately identified it as a problem in our conference post-mortem. The lack of official AV at the last conference came back to bite us so we are *definitely* going to have talks recorded and uploaded for this one.

  4. The link for the conference prospectus seems to be missing (that or I need to install it on my computer so I can view it on localhost).

  5. it’s same day as google i/o.

    how come the date is weekday?

    last year it was weekend , wasn’t it?

  6. Leah Silber on said:

    Hi Brad —

    We’ve done weekend days in the past, and always received overwhelming requests to move the conference to a weekday, so we’re going to see how it goes this way.

    As for Google IO, it is indeed overlapping with one of our days, but unfortunately, that couldn’t be avoided. Venue space is hard to find for a crowd our size. Hope you can make it!

  7. I was wondering, for those who can’t make it down, will parts of the conference be videoed at all? I also think it would be great if someone tweeted about it live — just an idea.

  8. Leah Silber on said:

    Hi Gatti M —

    We will indeed have video, should be available shortly after the conference :) So noted about the tweeting. Thanks!

  9. I’ve just switched to jQuery instead of static javascript to display content on my Temple Run fan site. It’s a much better way of working but I’m still a bit of a noob. I was thinking of coming to this conference to hopefully learn a thing or two about advanced jQuery but it’s a bit far… hopefully someone will take notes/video and upload it to the net!