JSFoo 2016

Tackling speed and performance for JavaScript

About JSFoo

JSFoo is India’s premier JavaScript conference. We launched JSFoo in 2011 as India’s first JavaScript conference. The JS community in India has grown phenomenally since. JavaScript now pervades every aspect of web development – browsers, apps, front-end, backend, mobile, and IoT.

JSFoo 2016: Theme

Over the last few years, JavaScript has evolved to become the centerpiece of a complex web stack. Today, it is a prime subject of the obsession that lies with performance and speed. How can you get pages to load faster? How do you work with browser constraints to enhance speed? How do you measure performance? What actually is performance? In what ways do faster response times influence your architecture choices and plans? How is this new focus on faster page loads and apps working offline influencing the development of front-ends and backends as well as server side JS?

The theme for the 2016 edition is tackling speed and performance for JavaScript.

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
  • Universal JavaScript: meteor js
  • Progressive Web Apps
  • JS off the web – raspberry pi, IoT
  • The cutting edge: elm

This year, JSFoo will feature two days of talks on JavaScript (15-16 September) and a single day of talks on design (17 September) at Meta Refresh (call for proposals will open shortly).

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.

Important dates:

Deadline for submitting proposals: 29 August 2015
Conference dates: 15-16 September

Venue

JSFoo will be held at the MLR Convention Centre, J P Nagar.

Contact

For more information about speaking proposals, tickets and sponsorships, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020.

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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
Arnav Gupta

Arnav Gupta

@championswimmer

The state of Node.js on desktop GUI : Build + Ship + Maintain cross-platform Electron apps

Submitted Aug 24, 2016

This talk will deal with the cross-platform parts specifically of maintaing an Electron project. We’ll touch briefly on some common ground, as to how we can ship a complete server-client architecture (that you might be already hosting as a webserver + website solution) web stack into a single Electron project as a standalone, offline Desktop app. Then we’ll discuss the differences between the Linux, Mac and Windows platforms, and how an Electron developer can make best use of available cross-platform UI concepts, and build truly cohesive interfaces for all three platforms.

Outline

  • 5 min Electron quickstart
  • Over view of Chromium’s stack vis-a-vis Electron’s stack
  • Main Process vs Renderer Process
  • Bringing the server and the client together inside an Electron App (clipboard, shell and screen are shared)
  • OS-specific differences - Menus, Contexts, Lifecycles, Tray of desktop apps in Linux, Mac, Windows
  • Electron-debug
  • Packaging for all 3 platforms : electron-packager
  • Distributing installers for all 3 platforms : electron-builder
  • Make it auto-updatable for all 3 platforms : electron-updater
  • Popular Electron boilerplates to start from
  • Popular electron ui kits : photonkit, leankit, chrome-tabs, toolbar
  • A peek into future : A possibility of Electron Runtime Mode (like JRE) - Famous issue #673

Requirements

Node.js 5.x or above
Please install electron-prebuilt before coming, if you want to try anything out. It’s a 40mb download and might take time.

Speaker bio

Currently I teach Android Application Development at CodingBlocks, a programming bootcamp startup.
I have been a Developer and Device Maintainer at CyanogenMod and AOKP, building latest Android images for Sony Xperia devices
I have been a Open Source community partner with Sony Mobile for the last two years.
I am also an open source enthusiast with contributions to Linux, GNOME, Arduino, Android and other open source projects, and a Google Summer of Code alumnus.
I have been working at FOSSASIA developing an opensource event management system in Nodejs, with ticketing, conference organising, app and website generating and speaker funnel functionalities.
Have been a speaker at Mobile Developer Summit 2014, JsFoo 2015 and DroidCon 2014, 2015.

Slides

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yoc7BYhBQ3U7sIVbBOAJh1J-O0Z4FaVSRj7sH5a2UVQ/edit?usp=sharing

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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