JSFoo 2014

JavaScript as the centerpiece of a complex web stack

In 2011, Node.js put JavaScript firmly in the backend, making JavaScript developers productive at both ends of the stack, and making it possible for business logic to finally be moved into JavaScript.

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 2013, we went wild thinking of all the possibilities. JavaScript phones! Robots!

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?

In 2014, JavaScript is no longer a toothless child or a rebellious teenager that wants to do everything itself. JSFoo 2014 is about working with JavaScript as the centerpiece of a complex web stack.


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.

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.

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.

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Febin John James


Meteor | Developing TeamSync (Real Time Collaboration Tool) Using Meteor

Submitted Jun 1, 2014

This workshop will teach you to develop a full-fledged web app on Meteor.

We will be developing TeamSync (Realtime Collaboration Tool)

TeamSync is a realtime collaboration tool which allows the users to collaborate with their team members realtime. Team members can update their status on what they are upto ,add missions, assign tasks , track productivity & chat with the team.

The best thing is you only need basic knownledge of javascript to build this full-fledged app. Meteor makes it so simple for you.

This is the structure of the workshop , we will be learning while we build

1.) Introduction to Meteor

Here i will be explaining what is meteor, how it work’s and how it can drastically reduce the development time. Instruction’s will be given to install meteor . Also meteor packages will be explained.

2.) Mini Mongo

This is for you to get familiar with mongo queries. This will teach you to make CRUD operations on MongoDB. It’s simple and easy to learn.

3.) Templates

We will be creating templates. Learning about handlebars . We will be making our prototype with static data.

4.) Collections

Here will be learning on how data is stored and retrived. Also how to keep the data in sync with the user interface.

5.) Publications & Subscriptions

We will be learning how publications and subscriptions work on meteor. Here we will make our server publish only relevant data to the client.

6.) Routing

We will be learning how routing works in meteor . We will be creating unique urls for team’s pages.

7.) Sessions

We will be learning on how we can use sessions to improve the user experience.

8.) Meteor Accounts

We will be adding authentication to our app. We also will be implementing twitter login to our app.

9.) Allow / Deny

We will implement allow or deny callbacks to make our app secure.

10.) Deploying

Here we will be deploying our app.


Meteor is well funded project. Developed by engineers of Facebook,Google etc.

Meteor is an open-source, full-stack JavaScript framework that makes it easy to write top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time. When you install Meteor on your laptop and create a new Meteor project, it comes bundled with all the different technology components you need, and it configures them to work together behind the scenes so that everything just works. This is really powerful for beginners because it lets you focus on learning to code, rather than on configuration.

Meteor gets you to your first live deployed web app right away.Having your own tangible project to hack on is hugely motivating, and that makes you much more likely to succeed in your goal of becoming a developer.

One of the seven principles of Meteor is “Simplicity equals productivity.” Meteor was designed to be easy to learn, including for beginners. You don’t have to learn everything at the start. For example, Meteor automatically synchronizes data between all your users in real time for you: you don’t have to think about it until you’re ready to add custom rules for who can see what.

Every developer and new entrepreneur should legitimately give Meteor a serious look. Your time to market will be shorter and developer happiness will increase 10-fold.


1.)A laptop with Ubuntu OS or a Mac (Highly Recomended)
2.)Basic knowlede of JavaScript.
3.)Have worked with front-end framework like bootstrap or have good HTML CSS skills.

Speaker bio

It’s wierd am writing about myself.

I cofounded Boutline (Which recently graduated from 4th Batch of Microsoft Ventures). Also an impatient hacker who love creating things rapidly. Every stuff i have with me like t-shirt,watch,phone,laptop is from a hackthon. I have recieved the azure contributor award for conducting workshops on Windows Azure.

Well finally it’s not about me. But i want developers here to exploit the power of meteor and create amazing stuff with it.




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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