Fragments 2017

Fragments 2017

A conference on the mobile ecosystem in India

#About Fragments:

Fragments is a two-day, single track conference on the mobile ecosystem in India. The conference will feature talks – full-length and crisp – panel discussions, and Off-The-Record (OTR) sessions.

We are looking for proposals in the following topics:

  1. Modern Development Practices

    • How are modern development teams structured?
    • How do you achieve cross platform design/feature parity?
    • How do your collaboration, decision making, and development processes adapt to accommodate cross platform teams?
  2. Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery

    • How is your CI/CD pipeline designed to allow you to test, build and deploy to multiple platforms (Android,iOS,Web) simultaneously?
  3. Design

    • What tools and processes to designers follow when they have to design for multiple platforms simultaneously, given that each platform as it’s own guidelines/styles?
  4. Localisation and Accessibility

    • How do you handle localization and accessibility in modern mobile apps?
  5. Progressive Web Apps

    • Are progressive web apps the way forward?
    • Are progressive web apps a better way to solve cross platform development? What’s their future?
  6. On the ground case studies

    • Talks on how companies have changed their development workflows, processes, teams, app architecture, and tooling over time.
  7. Platform specific talks

    • We are also open to platform specific technology talks that are novel in their content or approach.

Commitment to open source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like for it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a “sponsored session”.

Selection process

Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel.

** Make sure to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. We will not review proposals without detailed outlines or slide decks and preview videos.**

The first filter for every proposal is whether the technology or solution you are referring to is open source or not. If you are referring to a proprietary technology, consider picking up a sponsored session.

The criteria for selecting proposals, in the order of importance, are:

  1. Key insight or takeaway: what can you share with participants that will help them in their work and in thinking about the problem?
  2. Structure of the talk and flow of content: a detailed outline helps us understand the focus of the talk, and the clarity of your thought process.
  3. Ability to communicate succinctly, and how you engage with the audience. You must submit link to a two-minute preview video explaining what your talk is about, and what is the key takeaway for the audience.

No one submits the perfect proposal in the first instance. We therefore encourage you to:

  1. Submit your proposal early so that we have more time to iterate if the proposal has potential.
  2. Talk to us on our community Slack channel: if you want to discuss an idea for your proposal, and need help / advice on how to structure it.

Our editorial team also helps potential speakers in honing their speaking skills, and rehearsing at least twice - before the main conference - to sharpen the focus of talks.

Passes and honararium for selected speakers:

A speaker is NOT confirmed a slot unless we explicitly mention so in an email or over any other medium of communication.

Selected speakers get a pass to the conference and networking dinner. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses.

We also pay an honararium of Rs. 5,000 to each speaker, at the end of their talk.

Travel grants for outstation speakers:

Fragments 2017 is funded through ticket purchases and sponsorships.
We try to provide full or partial travel grants for at least two international and two domestic speakers.
First preference in awarding grants is given to women speakers, persons of non-binary genders, and speakers from Africa. If you require a travel grant, indicate this in the field where you add your location.

Important dates:

Deadline for submitting proposals: 30 July, 2017

**Conference date: ** 12-13 Sept, 2017


For more information about speaking proposals, contact
For tickets and sponsorships, contact or call +91-7676332020.

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Ram Vaishnav


Cakewalk WebVR development with A-Frame

Submitted Jul 23, 2017

Have you noticed that the development of Virtual Reality experiences has started a major makeover of the computer industry? I believe that Virtual Reality is going to become a primary platform soon, which will completely change the way we work, play and communicate digitally.

The Web, being the most open platform, is now a key participant for providing cool Virtual Reality experiences quickly. I would love to conduct a workshop about Building Virtual Reality websites using A-Frame in this version of JSFoo. A-Frame is an open-source web framework by Mozilla for easily creating VR experiences using WebVR which work on all platforms. It’s really easy and fun to work with A-Frame to build a VR website, all you need to get started is a basic knowledge of HTML & JS.

In this workshop, audience will learn to use various concepts & APIs of A-Frame and will be able to create interactive and immersive Virtual Reality experiences on the web. This workshop will also cover how different is A-Frame from any other similar frameworks like ReactVR. I will also introduce how one can get involved with the A-Frame community to contribute in its development.


1. Introduction [10-15 mins]:

  • Introduction of Presentor & participants (with some quick fun ice breaker activity - if time permits)
  • What is Virtual Reality (Introduction to VR & similar terms, and why is this winning our hearts)
  • How one can build VR experiences today (Different options available to build VR experiences + Demos)
  • How is WebVR making a difference (Introduction to WebVR and its initia specs + Demo)
  • Introduction to A-Frame (How A-Frame out throughs all other options to build WebVR scenes today. + Demos)
  • Introduction to A-Frame docs and few tools which can be used while coding.

2. A-Frame hands-on session [40-50 mins]:
We will divide participants into teams to work on set of tasks, whenever required.

  • Task 1 [5 min]: Understanding example VR scenes - Teams/invidividuals to try out above shown demos by themself using available source codes provided to them.
  • Task 2 [15 min]: Build basic VR scene - Each team is given link of 2-3 VR scenes along with the A-Frame concepts required to build those scenes. I will first shown them a demo by building one such scene and them teams will have to try on their own (organizers/volunteers will help teams build the scenes).
  • Talk [5 min]: After above task, once everyone has basic idea of creating basic VR scene. I will present few best practices & tricks - 5 things I learnt about building immersive VR experiences using A-Frame.
  • Task 3 [15 min]: Time to bring your creativity on screen - Each team to think of interesting VR scenes and create it by applying all your learnings.

3. Q/A & Followup tasks [10-15 mins]:

  • Next steps you can take for building VR experiences.
  • Sharing your experience with A-Frame.
  • Q/A session.
  • Introduction to A-Frame & WebVR community in India.
  • How can you participate to A-Frame library or other Mozilla products.


  1. A laptop/computer (with net connectivity) for coding.
  2. A mobile phone and a VR device for testing the VR experiences built.

We need VR Devices (Cardboards / Daydream View / HTC Vives) to test the VR experiences build by audience. We can make few devices available for all participants, additionally we can ask participants to get their own devices with themself.

Speaker bio

Ram Dayal Vaishnav, Senior Web Developer from Arcesium, is very passionate about Open Source and has been to Mozilla’s projects for more than 5 years now. He is also a Mozilla Tech Speaker & Mozilla Representative. Ram was involved with Mozilla’s WebVR framework A-Frame since its birth in late 2015. Apart from code contribution, he has also gave talks on A-Frame at various national and international events including MozFest London and FOSSASIA Singapore.
Ram also co-founded WebVR India group, a developer community in India working on VR development & evangelism., a website for emerging technologies developers, recently named Ram as one of their AR/VR inspirations of 2016 for his inspirational work in the fields of VR & IoT. Ram is also W3C contributor in W3C WebVR community group.



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