Just Added: Training at SF jQuery Conference!

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In response to the flood of requests and emails, and our original promise to work on this, we’ve got an announcement: we’ve added a single day Beginner/Intermediate training right before the San Francisco jQuery Conference :)

Tickets are on sale now (left side, below the fold). The training will be provided by our friends at Bocoup, and hosted by the ever-generous folks at Microsoft. Here’s a snippet of what Trainers Ben Alman and Rebecca Murphey will be covering:

At Bocoup’s intermediate one-day jQuery training, you’ll work with jQuery veterans to build a foundation that will make you a stronger developer and get you prepared for all the great talks that you’ll see over the next two days. You’ll even learn the basics of creating your own jQuery plugin. Topics that will be covered include:

  • The jQuery() function
  • Selecting & Traversing
  • Manipulating the DOM
  • Making stuff happen with Events
  • AJAX
  • Enhancing with Effects
  • Extending jQuery with Plugins
  • jQuery UI
  • jQuery Mobile

To note: the training and conference are both in San Francisco, but take place in different locations. The training is in the heart of San Fran on Market Street, and the conference is about five to ten minutes from there, on the UCSF Mission Bay campus. Please also note that the conference and training require separate admission tickets, so make sure you’ve purchased both if you’d like to attend both.

We’re still working on the possibility of adding an Advanced training, but thus far have had mostly requests for beginner materials. So here that is :)

Hope you’ve all bought your tickets to the conference; can’t wait to see you there!

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.

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 events@jquery.org 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!