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.
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
Having a finger in the Pi
The Raspberry Pi is awesome. It runs Linux. Linux is awesome. Linux runs node.
The Raspberry Pi has pins which you can connect external hardware to. You can then program said hardware. With node!
The Raspberry Pi is credit-card sized. It’s compact enough to be mounted on aforementioned hardware. Said hardware can have wheels. Ergo, node on wheels!
If I can get it ready in time, watch the robot get sentient! Within the three laws of robotics, of course. Mostly.
PS: All this code is open source! Fork away!
Some understanding of Linux and hardware will be a huge win, but not necessary. I’ll buy the beers later if we have a great hardware conversation.
Catches JS errors for a living. (Founder: http://errorception.com/)
Fascinated by JS robots (https://github.com/rakeshpai/pi-gpio). Helping them take over the world, one semi-colon at a time.