Introducing JS Interactive: An Event for the JavaScript Ecosystem

Last year, we added a JavaScript track to Node.js Interactive — an event focused on bringing together the maintainers, end users, vendors and companies focused on advancing Node.js. The track was so successful with topics like JSF Architect: Lambda on Easy Mode, World-Changing JS from Developing World Healthcare, and TypeScript: A Love Tale with JavaScript, that we decided to build a new event combing the great content and focus of Node.js Interactive, but expanding it to the larger JavaScript ecosystem.

We are partnering with the JS Foundation, which hosts Appium, ESLint, JerryScript, Lodash, Mocha, Moment, Node-RED, webpack and many more, to bring this event to life. Given the expanded focus, we decided it best to call the event JS Interactive.

After 20+ years of JavaScript, the technology has become a staple in the enterprise due to the ecosystem that surrounds it from Node.js to popular JavaScript frameworks. The conference will focus on the technologies that are propelling JavaScript into the enterprise, best practices when scaling JavaScript applications, the open source communities that make up this ecosystem, and end user testimonials.

Photo taken by Mark Kinskofer at Node.js Interactive 2017

What should I expect at JS Interactive?

JS Interactive is focused on bringing together JavaScript developers and the businesses that make these technologies thrive in the digital age. You’ll meet contributors and technical experts who drive the code and growth of various JavaScript projects and Node.js, and JavaScript power users. Last year we had presentations from Alibaba, GoDaddy, IBM, Microsoft, Slack, and many more.

At JS Interactive, you will also have the opportunity to collaborate face-to-face, network, and improve your JavaScript skills. The conference will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including (but not limited to) Node.js, developer tools, serverless, JavaScript frameworks, JavaScript in the IoT landscape, and best practices and stories from end users will be a big part of the event too. There will be a mix of presentations, keynotes and workshops with a few added networking opportunities.

Why is it important for me to attend?

If you are looking to grow your career as a developer, this is a must attend conference for you. It’s a great opportunity for you to network with folks who have built their careers on Node.js and JavaScript and meet with the companies looking to hire Node.js and JavaScript talent.

This is a vendor neutral event that attracts many people on their career path from students to maintainers to community members to vendors and more.

What is the timeline? Is there early bird registration pricing?

For those that like a deal, a super saver registration rate of $250 USD is available for the first 25 to register, after this expires the early bird rate of $350 USD will be available.

The conference will take place October 10–12, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Following the event on October 13, we will also host Code + Learn, which is a great way to make your first contribution to Node.js Core. Mentors will be available to help guide you in making your first, second or third contribution.

Anyone and everyone is invited to participate and sign-up when you register for the event, space is limited to the first 300 attendees. There is no fee to participate however you will be charged $50 USD if you do not cancel before Friday, October 5.

If you are interested in being a speaker, the call for proposals is now open and submissions will be accepted until April 20, 2018 at 11:59pm PT. Notifications will be sent Wednesday, May 30.

If you have never spoken at an event, don’t let that deter you from submitting a talk or workshop. Learn more about submitting and what we are looking for here. We are here to help, so don’t shy away from asking us questions.

What else should I know?

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