JSFoo 2013

All about being creative with JavaScript

(Skip ahead to session proposals)

About JSFoo

JSFoo is India’s only national JavaScript conference. The first season of JSFoo featured editions in Bangalore, Pune and Chennai between Oct 2011 and Feb 2012. The second edition in Bangalore in Oct 2012 was based on the theme “JavaScript Everywhere” – featuring JavaScript on web servers, embedded in robots, as a cross-platform language for mobile, and in its original home, the browser.

##JSFoo 2013
The theme for JSFoo 2013 is original creations with JavaScript. Showcase innovative work done with JavaScript – if you have created something at work or outside your work commitments, with or without a business model in sight, something you’ve done for the love of seeing it come to life in front of your eyes, JSFoo is the place to talk about it!

Talks which demonstrate innovation at either a technical or “best practice” level will be given preference. Your creation does not necessarily have to be in production, but we will insist on it being something more significant than a cool ten-line function you came up with (unless that function allowed you to control sharks fitted with lasers or something).

We are also accepting high quality talk and workshop proposals on JS frameworks, libraries and tools. These proposals have to provide clear objectives and take-aways for practising JavaScript developers.

JSFoo 2013 is a single-track event. We invite proposals for:

  • full-length 40-minute proposal
  • a crisp 15-minute presentation
  • sponsored sessions, 40 minute duration
  • flash talks of 5 minutes duration. Submissions for flash talks will be opened one week before the event
  • Hands-on sessions ranging from two to six hours on JS libraries, frameworks and tools. These proposals will be categorized as workshops

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 2013 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. Provide links to previous talks and presentations you’ve done. This will help attendees and the programme committee in evaluating your proposal.
Making a funnel submission does not guarantee final selection.

##Selection Process
Voting is open to attendees who have purchased event tickets. If there is a proposal you find notable, please vote for it and leave a comment to initiate discussions. Your vote will be reflected immediately, but will be counted towards selections only if you purchase a ticket. Proposals will also be evaluated by a program committee consisting of:

Proposers must submit presentation drafts as part of the selection process to ensure that the talk is in line with the original proposal, and to help the program committee build a strong line-up for the event.

There is only one speaker per session. Attendance is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world. As our budget is limited, we will prefer speakers from locations closer home, but will do our best to cover for anyone exceptional. If you are able to raise support for your trip, we will count that as speaker travel sponsorship.

If your proposal is not accepted, you can buy a ticket at the same rate as was available on the day you proposed. We’ll send you a code.

Tickets: http://jsfoo.doattend.com

Website: https://jsfoo.in/2013


The program committee will announce the first round of selected proposals by 15th August and a second round by 2nd September. We will finalize the schedule by 7th September. The funnel will close on 25th August. The event is on 20th and 21st September 2013.

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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

Akash Devaraju


Learn Ember.JS to build a Practical E-Commerce Single Page Application

Submitted Aug 11, 2013

Understand the problem statement, use-case and the workflow in building an Ember application after getting an understanding of what is an MV* architecture.

Also to make one understand, why Ember does things in a certain way and how it’s different from other frameworks like Angular, Backbone etc.

  1. Get a grasp of what is an MV* framework.
  2. Understand why to choose Ember as the framework.
  3. Learn the workflow in building an e-commerce application with Ember.
  4. Realize the benefits which come along with Ember.


In about 40 minutes, we are going to create a nifty E-Commerce application, exploring the power of Ember, Rails, CSS3 by following the best practices and concepts advocated by Ember. Come code with me and I can show you how fun programming with Ember can be.

Ember and Rails share a common approach and have common core members, it makes good sense to use them together and they make a great duo for building a rich web app and a JSON API (Though the same can be accomplished by using Node.JS/Python or any other backend stack).

Why Ember?

  1. Ember proves itself as a full-fledged framework and is quickly becoming the framework of choice for building large scale applications.

  2. Opinionated is a good thing (Convention over configuration).

  3. Since the goal is to compete with native apps and ideas pioneered by native application frameworks like Cocoa and Smalltalk have been borrowed Ember makes a good choice for mobile app development.

  4. Simplicity, bindings, molecularity, tight integration with Handlebars (Reduced boilerplate between data and DOM).

  5. Ease of Integration, A/B, Unit testing with Ember.

What we are going to do?

  1. Start with an explanation of the MV* frameworks, their comparison and requirement.
  2. Talk about Ember, its philosophies and “Why Ember?”.
  3. Understand our E-Commerce project structure.
  4. Work with Ember and Rails and consume the JSON API and perform RESTful functions and view rendering.
  5. Perform few tests on the application.
  6. Understand Ember best practices.


Being comfortable with Javascript.

Laptop (Mac/Linux)

Have an interest in learning MV* frameworks.

Speaker bio

Akash Devaraju
Developer at Icicle Technologies.

Passionate open source evangelist, loving the startup life, love to talk to people and collaborating on ideas and working hard to implement them.

Working as a full stack web developer specializing in Javascript and Ruby on Rails with a focus on fron-end engineering with engaging UI/UX.

Have conducted numerous workshops/talks at many user forums (Mukti, CloudCamp, CodeShack), member of many JS communities, Cloud communities, bdotNet etc.

openSUSE Ambassador (India Division).
Head of Codeshack (Tech/open source group).
Mozilla Campus Representative.


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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