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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kiran lonikar


Social networking in your mothertongue

Submitted Aug 29, 2012

To be able to interact with social media websites like facebook and twitter in your mothertongue using existing keyboard and even without a keyboard


The social networking websites like facebook and twitter allow their users to interact using existing keyboard input. While the user can choose to use a non-English keyboard to enter in their own language, or change OS level keyboard layout setting to enter non-English input, the websites by themselves do not offer any mechanism/tools for the user to use the existing ubiquitous English keyboard itself.

The use of non-English keyboard binds the user to that language alone, and changing the OS level settings is not a cup of tea of ordinary users.

This application attempts to break the language barrier in a unique way.

This application allows users to input their status, comments, tweet through one of the two methods:

  • Virtual keyboard which has phonetic layouts for all Indian Languages (except Urdu)
  • Speech Input (works on Chrome only). User can use either built-in microphone (Macs have that) or connect an external one.

This is not all.

The translator widget on the application allows users to translate existing posts/comments to a language of user’s choice.

Thus, users can input in many languages, and also see existing posts in their language.

This application is written in javascript and HTML5 alone, there is no server side component to it.

Currently, it uses the builtin google chrome speech recognition which is for English only. We plan on adding non-English languages speech recognition support in future.



If users want to try it themselves, they can bring their own laptop with wi-fi connectivity.

Speaker bio

I have over 18 years of experience in the software industry and currently working for Yahoo! SDC in Bangalore.

In the past, I have worked for telecom optical networking equipment and investment banking financial services companies.

This application started off as a hobby project, and now has developed into a full fledged multi lingual social networking app.


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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