July 28, 2016

15 Most Popular JavaScript Conferences

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15 Most Popular JavaScript Conferences

There are some great ways for programmers to stay in touch with the latest news about JavaScript and web development community, like reading blogs, websites or even searching for a specific question on forums such as Quora.

But, for those who want to really dive into the web development business, the best thing to do is to attend JavaScript conferences.

Besides giving a glance of the new products, tools and innovative ideas in firsthand, these kind of events are a really good deal for networking with some of the best professionals and companies in the field and share some experiences.

And there are no excuses for those who don’t want to leave their city, state or country to participate: these events may happen in many parts of the world and on many different dates (there might be one happening close to you right now!).

So, in case you don’t want to miss your spot when they get to your city or country, stay tuned for the most popular JavaScript conferences and events dedicated to web developers around the world:

JSConf

JSConf describes itself as a federation of developers who “share the same idea about how to organize a technical conference”. Events held by their community were already hosted in China, Iceland, Belgium, Budapest, USA, Brazil, Canada, Australia and many other places around the world.

JSConf also has a family of events that it supports, like JSFest, RobotsConf, JSChannel, RejectJS and many others.

Latest announced event: JSConf EU (2017)

More information about JSConf: jsconf.com

BrazilJS

Since 2011, BrazilJS has connected more than 5 thousand front-end developers in Brazil. It is an initiative from Nasc, company owned by the same creators of the BrazilJS Conf.

Currently, more than 40 regional events are held along the year around the country, reaching more than 8 thousand developers.

Latest announced event: august 26 – 27, 2016

More information: braziljs.org

Fluent

The O’Reilly Fluent Conference is one of the most important events that covers JavaScript, HTML5, WebGL, CSS3, mobile APIs and much more topics for web developers.

The conference was launched in 2012 and besides offering a productive environment for networking, it offers a variety of forums, workshops and sessions.

Latest announced event: not announced yet

More information: conferences.oreilly.com

dotJS

dotJS describes itself as the biggest JavaScript conference in Europe. They also proudly announce that they host one of the cheapest events, with prices under 200€.

The conference was built on the same concept of TED events, with lectures from great names on the JavaScript development field, like Evan You, creator of Vue.js; Igor Minar, AngularJS lead; and Fedor Indutny, from Node.js.

Latest announced event: december 5, 2016 – Paris, France

More information: dotjs.io

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FullStack

FullStack presents a 3-day event with international Javascript developers that can share skills and learn about Javascript, Node.js, AngularJS, ES6, Babylon, Ember, React and a lot more resources through keynotes, workshops and talks.

The conference is promoted by Skills Matter, a community founded to help bringing innovation in software engineering by sharing new skills and trends through meetups, conferences and courses.

Latest announced event: july 13 – 15, 2016 – Codenode/ London, UK

More information: skillsmatter.com

ForwardJS

ForwardJS brings sessions, panels and workshops about Javascript development and also discusses the future of the web applications and open web.

Engineers and web developers from Netflix, Mozilla and Twitter already made their presence on this event. With the best professionals in the field, the conference wants to talk about best practices and new resources on Javascript, ReactJS, EmbeddedJS, ES6/ES7, Node, Swift, and much more.

Latest announced event: july 29th, 2016 – San Francisco, USA

More information: forwardjs.com

JSFoo

JSFoo was the first Javascript conference organized in India. Since 2011, it presents workshops and talks for the JS Community in the country

The event is organized by HasGeek, a community that helps promoting conferences, hacknights, workshops and geekups.

Latest announced event: september 15 – 16, 2016

More information:jsfoo.in

ReactJS Conferences

Developers and programmers who use React for their projects can choose one of the great events dedicated to bring the best innovative ideas and trends about this Javascript library. Some of them are ReactJS Conf, ReactEurope, ReactNext and ReactiveConf.

While ReactJS Conf is officially hosted in San Francisco and is organized by Facebook, developers from Europe can attend to ReactEurope, a 3-day event in Paris held by professionals in the field.

For those who live or want to travel to Tel Aviv, here’s another opportunity: ReactNext is hosted in Israel and organized by 500Tech with help from community.

And how about Bratislava, in Slovakia? ReactiveConf is organized by VacuumLabs and puts together more than 30 speakers and 700 attendees around the world.

Latest announced events: ReactJS – february 22 – 23, 2016 (San Francisco, USA) | ReactEurope – june 2 – 3 (Paris, France) | ReactNext – september 15th (Tel Aviv, Israel) | ReactiveConf – october 26 – 28, 2016 (Bratislava, Slovakia)

More information: conf.reactjs.com |react-europe.org | react-next.com | reactiveconf.com

No time for travel? You can sign up for online conferences

People don’t always have time to travel or their bosses sometimes won’t give them permission to get out of the work for a few days. In this case, the best deal is participating on remote conferences, and there are a lot of them happening during all year. Check some examples below:

Want to know if there’s any upcoming event near you? This website presents the agenda for many other Javascript conferences, festivals and events.