JSFoo 2018 will be held on 26 and 27 October 2018.
About the conference:
The 2018 edition is single-track event with talks in auditorium 1 at the NIMHANS Convention Centre, and Birds of Feather (BOF) sessions in the hallway. Meta Refresh – with talks on usability, user experience, design and UI engineering will be held in auditorium 2 at the NIMHANS Convention Centre.
- Security and front-end
- Backend, node.js and security
- Framework specific security concerns
- Security audits
Besides the main theme, JSFoo will cover the following topics:
- Case studies of Vue.js, GraphQL, ReasonML and other framework/language adoption.
- Architecture approaches (and case studies) for engineering web apps.
- Best practices: debugging and profiling on the web, testing, measuring performance.
- JS off the web – conversational UI, raspberry pi, IoT
We are inviting proposals:
- Full talks: 40 mins duration
- Crisp talk: 20 mins duration
- Hands-on workshops of 3 or 6 hour duration
- Birds Of Feather (BOF) sessions of 45-60 mins duration
Proposals will be filtered and shortlisted by an Editorial Panel.
Make sure to add links to videos / slide decks when submitting proposals. We will not review proposals without detailed outlines or slide decks and preview videos.
The first filter for every proposal is whether the technology or solution you are referring to is open source or not. If you are referring to a proprietary technology, consider picking up a sponsored session.
The criteria for selecting proposals, in the order of importance, are:
- Key insight or takeaway: what can you share with participants that will help them in their work and in thinking about the problem?
- Structure of the talk and flow of content: a detailed outline helps us understand the focus of the talk, and the clarity of your thought process.
- Ability to communicate succinctly, and how you engage with the audience. You must submit link to a two-minute preview video explaining what your talk is about, and what is the key takeaway for the audience.
No one submits the perfect proposal in the first instance. We therefore encourage you to:
- Submit your proposal early so that we have more time to iterate if the proposal has potential.
- Write to us on: email@example.com if you want to discuss an idea for your proposal, and need help / advice on how to structure it.
Our editorial team also helps potential speakers in refining their talk ideas, and rehearsing at least twice - before the main conference - to sharpen the insights presented in the talk.
Passes and honorarium for speakers:
We pay an honorarium of Rs. 3,000 to each speaker and workshop instructor at the end of their talk/workshop. Confirmed speakers and instructors also get a pass to the conference and networking dinner. We do not provide free passes for speakers’ colleagues and spouses.
Travel grants for outstation speakers:
Travel grants are available for international speakers who have led/worked on projects that have large-scale adoption. Travel grants are available for domestic speakers (without the criteria mentioned for international speakers).
We evaluate each travel grant application on its merits, giving preference to women, people of non-binary gender, and Africans. If you require a grant, request it when you submit your proposal in the field where you add your location. JSFoo is funded through ticket purchases and sponsorships; travel grant budgets vary.
JSFoo + Meta Refresh: 26 and 27 October, at the NIMHANS Convention Centre.
For tickets and sponsorships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +91-7676332020.
Demystifying Web Application Security
Web Application security has generally been focused aroud OWASP, and terms like XSS, CSRF and the like are generally thrown around. In this talk, the aim is to change the mind-map of how we think about and approach security, and outline a methodology that allows you to think about security in a holistic, comprehensive manner. This talk will not specifically talk about security hole A or B, but rather a mindset that we can adopt while developing applications.
The intended audience is both front-end and backend developers.
We will start with covering the top security holes as per OWASP. Moving on we will talk about how this approach itself lends itself to blindspots, and requires constant education and keeping on top of things. And so we try to change the paradigm by covering an approach that many large companies take to application security. We will then look at standard attack vectors instead, and use them as a base to talk about how keeping them in mind might help with security. It will be holistic in that it will not necessarily limit itself to just web application or backend security.
Shyam is the CEO of ReStok, his own startup right not, and has been a Googler, and an Amazonian in the past. He has run both his own startup and headed the engineering of large e-commerce startups as well. He has also been a Security Reviewer at Amazon and helped certify many applications before launch to ensure they adhere to the best security practices.