JSFoo 2012

It’s like kung fu with JavaScript and objects! All about building full size apps in JavaScript.

About JSFoo

JSFoo is India’s only national JavaScript conference series, with editions in Bangalore, Pune and Chennai. This year’s Bangalore edition is a flagship two day event.

Event theme

The theme for this second edition in Bangalore is JavaScript everywhere. Tell us how you’re pushing the limits of what can be done with JavaScript on the server, in embedded devices, and in its original home in the browser. If you have built something that is popular (even if proprietary), tell us the story of how you did it. Got graying hair? Help us younger folk attain the zen of JS. Tell us about best practices in code and in working style, of how to organize our files and how to assemble crack JS teams.

Commitment to open source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a piece of technology, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license.

If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize 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.

Speaking submissions

You can submit a proposal to speak at JSFoo via the submission funnel below. Please describe your proposal in as much detail as possible. Detail is important if you’d like to be voted up into the schedule. In particular, we want to hear why you are the best person to be delivering a talk on your proposed topic.

Your submission will be up for public voting for up to a month before the event. For the final tally, we will only consider votes from ticket holders, as a way to ensure participants get exactly what they pay for.

This event also has a Program Committee of selected individuals from the community whose votes have additional weight, and whose charge is to help you refine your proposal and prepare it for the event. The Program Committee is responsible for ensuring that the final schedule meets the high quality standards that participants expect.

Making a funnel submission does not guarantee final selection. Selected speakers will get a free ticket to both days of the event (limited to one speaker per proposal). Proposers whose talks are not on the final schedule will be able to purchase tickets at the prevailing rate for the day on which they made their proposal.

Tickets: To attend JSFoo 2012, you can purchase tickets from http://jsfoo-2012.doattend.com

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JSFoo is a forum for discussing UI engineering; fullstack development; web applications engineering, performance, security and design; accessibility; and latest developments in #JavaScript. Follow JSFoo on Twitter more

Sreekanth Vadagiri


Functional programming in Javascript from a smalltime Lisper

Submitted Sep 25, 2012

Javascripters are looked down upon for writing unmaintanable, and rubbish code. The idea of this session is to seek different abstractions that fit better with the spirit of javascript, using techniques from functional programming.
Picking up words from the session make you sound smarter, if not code better.


Javascript is hard. Or so we think. One approach we take typically is Object Oriented, but as people have found out Javascript is a OO misfit.
The other approach people have tried is Functional. Which probably fits with the JS spirit.
In describing techniques to make it simpler I will be taking you on whirlwind tour of Functional programming.
Stuff like Continuations, Combinators ( I plan to spend a bit of time with this stuff) and maybe Monads. So I’ll start with the key ideas and then show some examples/applications, and see if audience is following along.

It would be nice to have basic functional programming experience and good Understanding of Javascript. Definitely Intermediate to Advanced.

A lot of it is inspired by Kestrels, Quirky Birds, and Hopeless Egocentricity which was written for ruby.

Speaker bio

Developer at Activesphere

I like languages and have worked and played with everything from Lisp to Smalltalk and now work with Ruby and Javascript.


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JSFoo is a forum for discussing UI engineering; fullstack development; web applications engineering, performance, security and design; accessibility; and latest developments in #JavaScript. Follow JSFoo on Twitter more