About JSFoo #
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).
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.
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:
- Sunil Pai, Myntra
- Rakesh Pai, Errorception
- Barbara Maim, BangaloreJS and Minsh
- Jonathan Maim, BangaloreJS and Minsh
- Rajasekharan Vengalil (Raj), Microsoft
- Vishal Parpia, ActivElement
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.
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.
Your webapps should talk not just in English, but in español, Kiswahili, 廣州話 and অসমীয়া too.
To help web developers understand what localization is and why it is important. In this talk I will:
Explain how MediaWiki / Wikipedia - arguably the biggest and most localized projects on the internet - handles internationalization
Explain how you can do it for your own apps, via jQuery.i18n (or other frameworks)
Explain TranslateWiki.net, a place for Free and Open Source projects to get their strings translated
Imagine being plopped in the middle of a busy Rome, 2000 years ago (or Beijing, 1000 years from now). Everyone is busy, there are a lot of things happening around you - except, you have no idea what. The signs make no sense to you. You are lost - you do not understand the language, and hence can not do much.
That is how the internet is to people who do not understand English.
This talk will cover i18n systems by picking a popular one - jquery.i18n + TranslateWiki.net, which is used by Wikipedia (and all other Wikimedia sites). We’ll pick up a trivial JS application and i18nize it.
The talk will start by covering the basics - messages in different languages and loading the appropriate one when your application is running. Then some other things that people don’t notice at first - plurals, genders, number formatting. Also talk about how i18n is something you should bake into your app from day 0, not something you can ‘bolt on’ as a layer of polish.
You probably know just a few languages, and people would need to translate your UI messages to other languages. translatewiki.net is a service for Open Source Projects that will do this for free. We’ll talk about how you can get your project up on translatewiki.net - or if it is not open source, what other ways you can use to get them translated.
Speaker bio #
Sucheta is doing her graduation in Computer Science and Technology in West Bengal University of Technology. She has been an Open Source enthusiast since high school. Loves to do a lot of stuff. Loves to feel the power that one learner has right now. There are a fair number of people who have already risked their lives and let her talk at their conferences and workshops - GNUnify, Open Source Bridge 2013 being the recent ones. They have survived well and good.
- jquery.i18n - https://github.com/wikimedia/jquery.i18n
- translatewiki.net - http://translatewiki.net/
- Blog - http://mikipedian.blogspot.in/
- Sucheta at Open Source Bridge -http://opensourcebridge.org/events/2013/speakers Slides- http://www.slideshare.net/suchetag/osb-presentation1
- Sucheta at GNUnify, 2013 - http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Building_Wikipedia_Gadgets_Made_Easy:_A_MediaWiki_Workshop
- Sucheta at Avenir - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_at_Avenir