2014 Post conference write up

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Post conference write-up from Simon & Elaine

It's done. It's DONE!

We can't believe our 4th JSinSA conference is already behind us.

Our speakers did a brilliant job of providing +-14 hours worth of content split over 2 tracks. It was great to see some new speakers on the list, including someone giving his 1st tech talk at a conference! We need more of this.
A big thank you to all our fantastic sponsors this year! We can't run a conference like this without you.

Here's an article from a local tech journo who was there and wrote about the day.

For the first time this year, we asked the attendees some survey questions, here are the results:

  Would you attend hackathons 85 % yes  
  Do you regularly attend user groups 40 % yes  
  Should there continue to be competition in JavaScript frameworks, or should a dominant player emerge? 100 % yes for competition  
  Are there enough JavaScript skills in the local market? 0 % yes  
  Is the JavaScript stack appropriate for large scale enterprise solutions? 35 % yes  
  Is the HTML5 brand a good thing, or is it confusing customers? 15 % yes, a good thing  
  Which has the better dev workflow, Mac or Windows? 50 %  


We look forward to hosting more events in future and thank you all again for the support over the past 4 years.

If anyone would like an invite to the Dropbox folder with all photos, please ping us.

Simon & Elaine

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SPEAKERS

We really value the time and attention that the conference gets from local experts and consider it an honour to host this annual event.

SESSION SPEAKERS:

Rishal Hurbans

Rishal Hurbans

3D Programming with JS

@RishalHurbans
Entelect
prolificidea.com
Team Lead at Entelect

cheatsheet
slides (18 MB)

Steven McDonald

Steven McDonald

Intro to Gulp.js & Including Gulp in .Net workflow

@StevenMcD_code
Chase Software
www.stevenmcd.me

cheatsheet

Garren Smith

Garren Smith

Building offline first apps with Pouchdb

@garrensmith
blog
Red Comet Labs
Founder at Red Comet Labs

cheatsheet
demo

Rouan Wilsenach

Annotator - bring the conversation to your content


@rouanw
thoughtworks.co.za
profile
Software developer

cheatsheet
slides

Simon Stewart

Simon Stewart

Keynote

@simonstewart
Broken Keyboards Software
Founder

cheatsheet

Mike Geyser

Mike Geyser

Developing Javascript with class

@mikegeyser
BBD
Technical Team Leader at BBD

cheatsheet
Slides

William Brander

William Brander

Of Dragons & Driftwood - HTTP Caching Myths and Tricks

@WilliamBZA
BBD, http://www.bbd.co.za

cheatsheet

Len Weincier

Len Weincier

10 things you didn't know you could do with node


Cloud Africa

Johann de Swardt

Johann de Swardt

Getting MEAN with javascript

@MightyStassen
Aitako Consulting

cheatsheet

Luke Venediger

Luke Venediger

Real-time Front-end Metrics for Impatient People

@lukevenediger
Derivco
lukevenediger.me

cheatsheet

Kevin Ashton

Kevin Ashton

Full Stack F# - From the Server to the Browser with Strongly Typed Functional Programming

@ashtonkj
Lion of Africa Insurance

cheatsheet

Martin Cronje

Martin Cronje

Node - the good, the bad, the ugly

@martincronje
nReality

slides

Jurgens du Toit

Jurgens du Toit

How CoffeeScript improved my JavaScript skills

@jrgns
Tutuka
jrgns.net

cheatsheet
slides

Kevin KcKelvin

Kevin McKelvin

Ambitious Web Apps with Ember.js

blog
@kmckelvin
Platform45
Senior Ruby and JavaScript developer at Platform45

cheatsheet
slides, demos (zip)

Mark Pearl

Mark Pearl


Driven Software
Developer Coach at Driven Software
@MarkPearlCoZa

slides (14 MB)

Evan Knowles

Evan Knowles

Data visualisations that actually work across browsers/devices

www.discovery.co.za
Team Lead at Discovery

cheatsheet
slides
demos

Kudakwashe Murungu

Kudakwashe Murungu

How To Build Mobile Apps using the Ionic Framework

www.databuild.co.za
Developer at Databuild
@k_mvet

cheatsheet

Johann du Toit

Johann du Toit

blog

slides

Jacques de Vos

Jacques de Vos

Node - the good, the bad, the ugly

@jacdevos
nReality

slides

Jarrod Hermer

Jarrod Hermer

Microsoft Azure for hipsters

@JarrodHermer
Microsoft
Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

Slides

Demos (you'll need to install Node Tools for Visual Studio)