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 sponsorship@jquery.com. 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.

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.

Let me introduce you to the trainers.

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


  • 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.

jQuery Conference 2010: Boston – Confirmed Speakers

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I’d like to announce the confirmed speakers for the jQuery Conference 2010: Boston.

Speaker name and their accepted talk title:

  • Chad Pytel –  Mobile Web Applications with jQuery
  • Mike Taylor –  Is these a bug?, or how to contribute to the jQuery project through  better bug reporting.
  • Garann Means –  Using templates to achieve awesomer architecture
  • Chris Bannon – Theming jQuery UI like an Aristocrat
  • Alex Sexton –  jQuery’s Best Friends
  • Dave Artz –  jQuery in the [AOL] Enterprise
  • Yehuda Katz – Moving to jQuery
  • Doug Neiner –  Contextual jQuery
  • Scott González – Building Extensible Widgets
  • Mike Hostetler – jQuery(‘#knowledge’).appendTo(‘#you’); [Introduction to jQuery]
  • Karl Swedberg – jQuery Effects: Beyond the Basics
  • Jonathan Sharp –  App in a Browser
  • Rey Bango & Ralph Whitbeck – Getting involved!
  • Paul Irish – Inaugural State of HTML5
  • John “unscriptable”  Hann & Brian Cavalier – OOCSS for JavaScript Pirates
  • Brian Moschel – A Crash Course in JavaScript Application  Testing with FuncUnit
  • Rebecca Murphey –  Beyond the DOM: Functionality-Focused Code Organization
  • Thomas Reynolds –  Organizing Code with JavascriptMVC 3
  • Boaz Sender –  Exploding the internet with jQuery and CouchDB
  • Ben Vinegar –  Building Distributed JavaScript Widgets with jQuery
  • Menno van Slooten – Rapid testing, rapid development –  Increase your development speed by reducing your feedback loops
  • Brian Crescimanno – jQueryUI and HTML5 Video Play Nice
  • Paul Elliott –  TDD Your jQuery Plugin
  • Elijah Manor – Introduction to jQuery UI

Update Just confirmed:

  • Matt Kelly – Super Awesome Interactions with jQuery

As always the keynotes for the conference will be given by:

  • Richard D. Worth – jQuery UI
  • John Resig – jQuery Core & jQuery Mobile

We’ll be updating the events site soon with speaker bios, talk abstracts and the schedule for Saturday, October 16th and Sunday, October 17th.  So look for that soon.

Again, you can register for the conference at http://events.jquery.org/2010/boston/register/

Don’t forget that we are also again offering a full day of training to jump start your jQuery skills at the Bocoup Loft.  You can register for the training class on the same page as the conference registration (just scroll down).

Hope to see you there!

jQuery Conference 2010: Boston Announcement

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The jQuery Project is very excited to announce the jQuery Conference 2010: Boston on October 16-17, 2010.  The conference will be held at the Hilton Boston Logan in Boston, Massachusetts.  The best part of this announcement is that Tickets are on sale now!

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.

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

  • jQuery
  • jQuery Mobile
  • jQuery UI
  • jQuery Plugins
  • Complex Application Development
  • jQuery Case Studies
  • Plus much more

Speakers currently include jQuery Team Members:

We are still accepting speaker submissions for Boston, so please submit your proposed talk today! Deadlines for submissions is September 6, 2010 at 11:59PM PST.

In addition to two days of jQuery sessions, we’ll once again be offering a full day of jQuery Training prior to the event.  The jQuery Training will be offered by Bocoup and will be hosted at the Bocoup Loft. The training will cover the following topics:

  • 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

Tickets for the jQuery Boston Training may be purchased on the Training Events Page.

Check out the jQuery Conference 2010: Boston event site for up-to-date information.

jQuery London 2010 Postponed

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After much deliberation, The jQuery Project Operations Team has decided to postpone our planned London event this year.  Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a suitable venue that would allow us to provide the type of professional-quality event the community has come to expect within a budget sustainable by the project.  We regret any inconvenience this may have caused and are actively working on planning a European event for 2011.