JSFoo 2016: Theme
We are inviting full talks (40 mins), crisp talks (15 mins + 5 mins Q&A), and 3-6 hour long (hands-on) workshops from practitioners on the overall theme of speed and performance, including the following topics:
- Architecting for performance – case studies on how you got faster response times
- Best practices: debugging and profiling on the web, measuring performance
- Handling large volumes of data in the browser
- Building and deploying web apps eg webpack, travis
- Modern web technology: Angular 2, React
- Progressive Web Apps
- JS off the web – raspberry pi, IoT
- The cutting edge: elm
Guidelines for submission
Every proposal MUST be accompanied by:
- A three minute preview video where the proposer gives an elevator pitch about the talk.
- Detailed outline of the talk – either in the form of draft slides, mind map and/or textual description.
- If you are proposing to speak on a topic where the code is not open-sourced yet, the editorial panel will consider your proposal only if the code is made open-source at least three weeks before the conference.
Without the above information, your proposal will not be considered for review.
If you are submitting a Workshop Proposal, you must clearly state:
- Background knowledge that participants must possess in order to attend your workshop.
- Details and links to software / packages which participants must install before coming to the workshop.
- Laptop configuration.
- Links to background reading material and GitHub repos.
- Duration of the workshop.
- Maximum number of participants who can attend your workshop.
- Instructor’s past experience with conducting workshops.
There is only one speaker per session. Workshops can have two or more instructors.
Entry is free for selected speakers.
Due to budgetary constraints, we prefer speakers closer to home. But if we think you stand out, we’ll provide a grant to cover part of your travel and accommodation to Bangalore. Grants are limited and are made available to speakers delivering full sessions (40 minutes or longer) only.
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 for it to be available under a permissive open source licence. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licences (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognise 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.
Deadline for submitting proposals: 29 August 2015
Conference dates: 15-16 September
JSFoo will be held at the MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar.
For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91-7676332020.
Patterns of Isomorphic Rendering
In today’s world, web apps have to be rich, responsive, and fast. JS Frameworks like React and Angular work well, but only after the browser has finished loading the page, and all the relevant JS. Isomorphic web apps render the page server side, then have the front end ‘pick up’, once rendered. This allows non JS users to see the initial page, improves the load time, and also improves indexing by bots.
However, isomorphic web apps also come with their own problems. Views need to be shared (or duplicated) between the server and browser. This talk looks at the various techniques that we’ve tried to solve these problems over the last year.
This talk will briefly look at the following techniques that we’ve attempted (with our Clojure Backend)
- Just rendering “nothing” server side
- ClojureScript, attempting to run clojure both on the server and client
- Generating a dummy DOM, just for the users who haven’t loaded JS yet
- Using Mustache / Twig / etc… And sharing this with JS
- Duplicating bits of DOM above the fold
- Custom build node rendering service (internally called “Vegas”)
- Shunter, an open source tool which uses custom response type to ‘intercept’ and render views
Just a basic knowledge of how the web works
Tejas is a CodeMonkey at Quintype, a platform that helps publishers improve their Content, engage Audience, and increase Monetization. We are built as a PAAS API, with numerous front end apps for the various publishers and their front end.