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Why

Why JSConf EU

Our biggest reward as conference organisers is people doing great things with something they learned at or with someone they met at the conference.

We are inviting the JavaScript community to attend the upcoming JSConf EU (September 25th & 27th, Berlin). Ticket Sales start on February 1st 2015, and will also be announced on our Twitter account.

Group picture JSConf EU 2014

JSConf EU is a professional, not-for-profit, labour-of-love conference for the JavaScript community. It’s a two day affair, with many related side events in the days surrounding it. JSConf EU is an invitation for the community to come together and for new people to get to know and join the community.

If you have a desire to learn more about your profession or hobby and get energized about JavaScript, then this conference is for you.

The heart of the conference are ~45 presentations spread over two days with topics ranging from deep technical journeys into JavaScript and what can be done with it to the big question of why we are all doing this and how we could do it better.

This is rounded off with social events on the evenings before, the days of, and the morning and midday after the conference. The socials are meant as a conductor for people to have the chance to meet each other, discuss the topics of the talks, and, above everything else, make real connections and maybe find new friends.

JSConf EU celebrates its host city Berlin. What better way to invite all of Berlin to the event! The socials are open for the entire Berlin tech community as well as the conference attendees. This allows the local technology scene to meet all the great people (you!) who made their way to Berlin and vice versa.

Topics

To get a feel for the kind of talks you will be able to see, here is the programme for the past years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).

The Good Stuff

A JSConf EU ticket includes the following:

  • A wide range of refreshing drinks and overflowing coffee including a barista making coffee on request.
  • Both days include a full breakfast and lunch with delicious options for omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and people with celiac disease. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know, so we can accommodate you.
  • On Friday, we provide a full dinner for everyone, before the social event.
  • On Sunday, the dinner is on you, but we all meet again at the social event site, and we will host it somewhere with a variety of street food and restaurant options nearby.
  • On Monday, we provide a relaxing brunch with conference attendees who are on their way back home. Conveniently located close to a transit hub, so getting to trains and planes is a snap.

Caring for Attendees

Everybody is welcome at JSConf EU and to make sure everybody feels at home, we’d like to point out that: - We provide a friendly, welcoming atmosphere for you to have engaging conversations with people who share your interests. - We aim to make the venue fully accessible. Fine print: Let us know if you have any specific needs. We will refund your ticket if we cannot meet your needs. - We plan to offer on-site childcare on request. Details are still open, though, and we’d like to hear from you if you’d want to take advantage of this. - We plan to have real-time captioning of talks to aid the hearing impaired. Let us know if this is relevant to you to guide our descision making. - We can arrange for sign language interpreters on request. Again, please let us know, so we can plan accordingly. - While this is a social event and meeting people is a strong focus, we are equally welcoming to the more introverted type of person who prefers to quietly see the talks. You can take a breather by the riverside or in the grassy spaces nearby during the breaks.

If you have any questions, please get in touch: curators@jsconf.eu or, if you prefer individually: tiffany@jsconf.eu, jan@jsconf.eu, holger@jsconf.eu, malte@jsconf.eu.

Previous experiences

“Awesome as usual!”

“An awesome way to spend a weekend in Berlin!”

“The people, venue, and food made this the best conference I have ever been to.”

“I felt completely welcomed by a tech community that had a contagiously positive view about the world.”

“It was encouraging to see so many women developers.”

“I was there previous year and I know the unique atmosphere that JSConf EU has. I wouldn’t miss it.”

“The hosts were incredible, the catering was delicious and the talks were great.”

“I really appreciate the ‘invisible’ touches that made the entire conference smooth and hassle-free, like free food and a constant supply of free drinks, the almost constant cleaning of the bathrooms, zero administrative overhead on check-in.”

“This was probably one of the best weekends of my life, meeting great people, listening to talented developers share their experiences with us and getting inspired by a lot of them.”

“I most enjoyed the fact that I felt completely included and taken care of by the conference and my peers.”

Schedule-ish

Related Events: - Monday-Saturday: JSFest Berlin - Thursday: Reject.js - Saturday: CSSConf EU

Main Event - Friday & Sunday: JSConf EU - Begin at ~9am on Friday, ~10am Sunday. - Both days include a full breakfast and lunch with vegetarians, vegans and celiacs catered for. If you have any special dietary restrictions, please let us know, so we can accommodate you. - On Friday, we provide a full dinner for everyone, just preceding the social event. - On Sunday, the dinner is on you, but we all meet again at the social event site, and we will have it somewhere with a variety of street food and restaurant options nearby.

Post Events: - Monday 11:00-15:00: Relax.js, a full brunch open to all, on us.

Buy a ticket

See our announcements on our Twitter account for when tickets will be available.

Sponsorship