• 16 July 2016 in Johannesburg

The JavaScript in South Africa conference

Our 2016 event

JSinSA2016 is done and already a month behind us.
Thank you to all our attendees, speakers and sponsors for the support in making the conference a big success.

Demand for tickets once again outstripped supply, even though we grew from 150 in 2015 to 260 in 2016. This shows the growth and maturity of JavaScript in the local community. Hopefully also an increased awareness from companies of the importance of sending their developers to events?

All session videos are now available! JSinSA 2016 session videos

Here are some of the pics from the event for those that didn't attend:
Went for pretty different packaging this year

Until next year,

What we believe in

We think all conferences should be free from any form of harassment or discrimination and that everyone should feel welcome and safe in its space.

It's very easy to put something up on our site, but our intention is to actively enforce & live what our code of conduct represents. This is the harder part and we're open to discuss how we can improve.

Physical copies will be available at the event and we'll also cover it in the opening keynote so everyone is aware.

p.s. our venue is wheel-chair and guide dog friendly.

To have a common dialog and understanding, please take a look at our 2016 code of conduct.

Financial help

The conference organizers and some of our diversity sponsors have budget allocated to assist a few people who would benefit from the conference, but may not have the financial means to attend.
Thanks to all the applicants. These sponsored tickets have been awarded.

What to expect?

About the conference

Brilliant people

Surround yourself with some of the best that South Africa's web fraternity has to offer.

Unleash the best of new technologies

After getting insight into many of the new technologies, you'll be in a good position to leverage these in your next project.

Get your questions answered

Bring your questions and get them answered by peers face-to-face.

Network and mingle

This event will be a fantastic opportunity to make lasting contacts with potential new employees/co-founders/bosses

No longer the domain of script-kiddies and copy & pasters, JavaScript and the community around it has grown up to deliver full-stack solutions that rivals any other platform.
This event brings all the ideas and techniques required to deliver awesomeness together in one room and showcases the power and versatility of JavaScript.

JSinSA is a vendor-neutral conference, so if you're a Ruby, .NET, or Node developer, you'll be at home and surrounded by experts in each of those fields. It's the perfect opportunity to chat with peers in the field and exchange ideas and techniques to broaden your knowledge.

Who should attend?
Anyone keen to learn battle-tested techniques and to see emerging technologies.

When and where?
Saturday, 16 July 2016 at The Focus Rooms in Sunninghill, Johannesburg

JSinSA 2016

2015 stats






number of hours to sell out





What content will be covered?

The speakers


What happens when?


Here's our provisional agenda. Changes will occur as we finalize speakers and events for the day.

Time Slot  
7:30-8:30 Registration
Fruit salad, assorted Danishes, chicken health rolls, tea & coffee
8:30-8:35 Intro by Simon Stewart
8:35-9:15 Making modern websites by Patrick Kettner
9:20-9:50 Time traveling with redux and reactjs by Tsatsi Mahase
9:55-10:25 The adventures of Gery and BB-8 - Finding the droid you are looking for with cylon.js by Gergana Young
10:25-10:40 Mid-morning break
Homemade biscuits, team & coffee
10:40-11:10 Riding the Angular 2 wave by Mike Geyser
11:15-11:45 Hybrid vs Native - confessions of a native developer by Jacques de Vos
11:50-12:20 Introduction to Promises by Katharine White
12:20-13:30 Lunch
13:30-13:45 Startup pitch by Thabiso Mathebula & team from Khoyo
13:45-13:55 Lightening talk: Sisonke Rising by Theo Bohnen, Moral Jera
14:00-14:30 Managing complex user interfaces with component libraries by Garren Smith, Ben Janecke
14:35-15:05 Living on the edge.js by Duane McKibbin
15:10-15:40 Rapid cross platform desktop app development using JavaScript and Electron by Gabriel Fortuna
15:45-16:00 Mid-afternoon break
Whole fresh fruit platters & hot popcorn
16:00-16:30 Feature toggle a JS App by Charlene Tshitoka
16:35-17:05 Getting started with React Native by Kudakwashe Murungu
17:10-17:40 VR interactions and JS by Rishal Hurbans
17:40-17:50 Lucky draw prizes & wrap up

Learn about the latest JavaScript happenings

Keen to see what happened last year?

Check out JSinSA 2015

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The Focus Rooms, The Core, Leeuwkop Road & Kikuyu rd, Sunninghill