In 2012, AngularJS made us think about moving business logic completely into the client-side as an actually sensible idea. Meteor give that idea two thumbs up.
In 2014, it’s time for some sobering up. The backends we built over a decade in Ruby and Python aren’t going away. New languages like Go and Hack are tantalising us with new possibilities. Our applications are increasingly distributed, often involving third party APIs. In such a scenario, where does your business logic reside?
This year’s edition spans four days, with two days of workshops and two days of conference. All days feature a single track. We invite proposals for:
- Full-length 40 minute talks
- A crisp 15-minute presentation
- Sponsored sessions, 40 minute duration
- Flash talks of 5 minutes duration. Submissions for flash talks will be accepted during the event
- Three hour workshops where everybody gets their laptop out and follows along
Criteria to submit
You must be a practising web developer or designer, and must be able to show how your own work has advanced the state of the web in the past year. You are expected to present original work that your peers — this event’s audience — recognise as being notable enough to deserve a stage.
If you are excited about someone’s work and believe it deserves wider recognition, we recommend you contact them and ask them to submit a proposal.
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.
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 editorial panel build a strong line-up for the event.
There is only one speaker per session. Entry is free for selected speakers. HasGeek will cover your travel to and accommodation in Bangalore from anywhere in the world for speakers delivering full sessions (30 minutes or longer). 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.
Commitment to Open Source
HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, 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.
Automating Web Performance Measurement and making it a part of continuous integration
Measuring rendering performance for web pages is manual today. At the end of the talk, the attendees will be able to use the tools described into their continuous integration system to measure how smooth the web applications are, over time. They will be able to identify trends where adding functionality to the web page made it heavy, or how a single commit make the page janky.
The tools are open source and can be run completely on the cloud.
When shipping, developers usually care about backend performance and scalability. With tools like YSlow and Page Speed, front end performance engineering got the spotlight. However, even today, front end developers have to check the developer tools timeline or the confusing about:tracing graphs to see how smooth their web sites are. This is still hard to measure and it is painfully easy to slow down a smooth feeling webpage in the battle to make it pretty.
During this talk, I would detail my experiments with using a NodeJS port of Chromium Telemetry Smoothness and Loading benchmarks and how they could be integrated into a continuous integration system to get useful graphs. The fact that this NodeJS tool works on ‘cloudified’ browsers, makes the deal even sweeter. The idea is to have a way to see how fast a developer slows down their website over a series of commits :)
Parashuram is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Open Technologies Inc and a front end developer. He loves to work on open source projects both as a part of his day job and as his hobby projects. He is a front end developer and like experimenting with making web applications do what they could not.
- Command line tool
- Grunt task for measuring performance Performance
- Bootstrap performance over the years using the tool above
- Using the tool with Karma for Angular
- Blog post about Automating performance