JSFoo 2018

JSFoo 2018

On JavaScript and Security

JSFoo 2018 will be held on 26 and 27 October 2018.

About the conference:

JSFoo is HasGeek’s annual JavaScript conference. JSFoo is in its eighth edition this year.

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.

Theme: JavaScript and Security

Core talks, held in the mornings, at JSFoo 2018 will be based on the theme “JavaScript and Security”. Under this theme, we will cover the following topics:

  1. Security and front-end
  2. Backend, node.js and security
  3. Framework specific security concerns
  4. Authentication
  5. Security audits

Besides the main theme, JSFoo will cover the following topics:

  1. Case studies of Vue.js, GraphQL, ReasonML and other framework/language adoption.
  2. Architecture approaches (and case studies) for engineering web apps.
  3. Latest developments in JavaScript and web ecosystem – the cutting edge.
  4. Best practices: debugging and profiling on the web, testing, measuring performance.
  5. JS off the web – conversational UI, raspberry pi, IoT

We are inviting proposals:

  1. Full talks: 40 mins duration
  2. Crisp talk: 20 mins duration
  3. Hands-on workshops of 3 or 6 hour duration
  4. Birds Of Feather (BOF) sessions of 45-60 mins duration

Selection process

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:

  1. Key insight or takeaway: what can you share with participants that will help them in their work and in thinking about the problem?
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. Submit your proposal early so that we have more time to iterate if the proposal has potential.
  2. Write to us on: jsfoo.editorial@hasgeek.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.

Important dates:

JSFoo + Meta Refresh: 26 and 27 October, at the NIMHANS Convention Centre.

Contact

For 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

Hari Gopal

@harigopal

ReasonML: Strict, powerful, and forgiving.

Submitted Sep 7, 2018

As a developer, I’ve worked for over 9 years with dynamically typed languages, and for the past year, I’ve been learning and working with a new language called ReasonML - a statically typed functional “language” which, in reality, is a brand new syntax for OCaml. And it compiles to Javascript! I’ve been using ReasonML to build a password manager for teams, and I’d like to share a few insights that I’ve gained during the process.

The gist of the talk is that while getting started with ReasonML is really simple, the true value of adopting a language like ReasonML does not lie in its obvious features. There are patterns and complex capabilities that are made possible by the strong type system that can elevate our ability, as developers, to accurately describe our intent when writing programs. It also gives tools and techiques to deal with our unfortunate tendency to make mistakes.

Outline

During the talk, I will cover the following topics:

  1. A short introduction to ReasonML & how to get started.
  2. How it’s similar to Javascript, and how basic types work with great type inference.
  3. How it differs from Javascript, and what records & variants are.
  4. How to use pattern matching on variants.
  5. How we can combine these features to make illegal states unrepresentable.
  6. Other patterns that static typing and functional programming makes possible.

Speaker bio

I’m the Engineering Lead at SV.CO, and I’ve been a professional programmer since 2009. I’ve worked on a variety of products using a range of programming languages, including PHP, Python, Java, Ruby, and Javascript. I’m currently building an open-source password management tool called Turaku.

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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