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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Tushar Choudhary


Using JavaScript with Parse -Backend as a Service (mBaaS)

Submitted Jul 21, 2014

The goal is to totally eliminate the need for writing server code or maintaining servers, specially in cases of quick POC’s or quick deliveries to customers.


In todays mobile apps world, a developer seeks for a quick server side code and a stable backend to support his application. Parse is a mobile Backend as a Service application which lets you quickly build backend with an interactive UI, lets you make easy REST calls, code in cloud using javascript for customized results, easily integrate push notifications and gives a good analytics of your mobile app. In short, the Parse platform provides a complete backend solution for your mobile application. Its goal is to totally eliminate the need for writing server code or maintaining servers.Their JavaScript SDK is based on the popular Backbone.js framework. It is compatible with existing Backbone applications with minimal changes on your part. The goal is to minimize configuration and let you quickly start building your JavaScript and HTML5 app on Parse.Parse SDK supports Firefox 23+, Chrome 17+, Safari 5+, and IE 10. IE 8 and IE 9 are supported only for apps that are hosted with HTTPS.



Speaker bio

I am an android enthusiast and have crafted several beautiful applications from android 2.0 to android 4.4. I am currently working with Xebia India in the mobile team and am working on varied domains and technologies. I have an experience of 3 years mainly in android development. I am a regular speaker at Xebia Knowledge Sharing Programmes and have shared my findings with peers and groups. I strongly believe in sharing knowledge with the world, that’s what working in Xebia has taught me. I am also participating as a Speaker at Mobile Developers Summit 2014 to talk about few findings in android. I have always been fascinated with JavaScript, especially because i started my career in JS. I recently have explored the power of AngularJS and NodeJS in web apps. I have also taken a session on Using Android and JS with parse as a mBaas, which was well appreciated by the attendees.


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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