JSFoo 2019

On component architecture, front-end engineering and Developer Experience (DX)

The glory of amp-script: Unleashing the kraken

Submitted by Katherine Green (@katherinebg) (proposing) on May 15, 2019

This is a proposal requesting for someone to speak on this topic. If you’d like to speak, leave a comment.

Section: Crisp talk (20 mins) Technical level: Intermediate Status: Rejected


AMP Documents have traditionally not allowed for custom JavaScript, relying on the well built large corpus of Web Components designed and validated to work within AMP. Today, we release the Kraken. We’ll introduce amp-script, allowing your custom JavaScript to operate within AMP Documents with reasonable limits. Now your custom logic can be expressed with the world’s most popular programming language.


Draft Slides and demo

Speaker bio

Sebastian Benz, Developer Advocate, Google
Sebastian is an engineer at Google working on AMP. He focuses on helping developers build great experiences across the web with AMP.

Preview video



  • AB

    Abhishek Balaji


    a year ago

    Hi Katherine/Sebastian,

    Thank you for submitting a proposal. We need to see detailed slides and a preview video to evaluate your proposal. Your slides must cover the following:

    • Problem statement/context, which the audience can relate to and understand. The problem statement has to be a problem (based on this context) that can be generalized for all.
    • What were the tools/frameworks available in the market to solve this problem? How did you evaluate these, and what metrics did you use for the evaluation? Why did you pick the option that you did?
    • Explain how the situation was before the solution you picked/built and how it changed after implementing the solution you picked and built? Show before-after scenario comparisons & metrics.
    • What compromises/trade-offs did you have to make in this process?
    • What is the one takeaway that you want participants to go back with at the end of this talk? What is it that participants should learn/be cautious about when solving similar problems?

    We need your updated slides and preview video by 28 May to evaluate your proposal. If we do not receive an update, we’d be moving your proposal for evaluation under a future event.

  • KG

    Katherine Green


    Proposer a year ago


    I’ve added a video of presentation at AMP Conf last month. It will be updated to best fit your audience. Looking forward to your thoughts!


  • KG

    Katherine Green


    Proposer a year ago

    Hi, the slides are included in the video I posted. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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