March 20th, 2012
It’s that time of year again…time to talk about the next jQuery Conference!
Mark your calendars for June 28th and 29th. By popular demand, the next jQuery Conference will be in San Francisco proper (as opposed to Mountain View), at the fantastic UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center. If you haven’t been to an event there before, some highlights:
- Pretty much the best conference wifi we’ve ever worked with
- Pretty much the best conference food we’ve ever eaten
- Free flowing coffee, sodas and drinks all day long
- Great space, with comfy seating, great AV, parking, easy access to public transit, space for partying, and so on and so on and so on
We’re incredibly excited about the new space, and about the way the 2012 SF show is shaping up! We’re going slightly smaller and single track this year too, so things are a bit simplified, a lot more intimate, and there’s less general shuffling about. Registration is open now, and space is extremely limited. Tickets have sold out pretty quickly in the past, and there are about 150 tickets less than last time!
Call for Proposals
We’ve opened a call for speaking proposals, which will remain open until May 13th. We encourage any and all to apply. In fact, we’re borrowing a page from JSConf’s playbook this year and doing an “inverted” call: you’re encouraged to nominate your dream speaker (or anyone else) for a speaking slot on the subject of your choice. Of course, you’re welcome to nominate yourself! We love to spice it up with new speakers, new topics, and pretty much whatever you can think of. Submit a proposal now!
Conferences are expensive. So is running an open source project. We couldn’t do any of it without your help and support… so listen up! If you work for a company that’s hiring, a company that wants some developer publicity, or a company looking to help out and give back to the community, send them our way. Take a look at the conference prospectus if you (or your bosses) are feeling generous :) Sponsorship benefits and mega karma points are both up for grabs…
We’re still on the lookout for a space for training in SF on Wednesday, June 27th. If your company has a space, or you have an idea for a venue, please shoot us an email, and we’ll be eternally grateful.
That’s it for today, folks. Keep an eye out for upcoming announcements about speakers, sponsors, training days and all varieties of miscellany. We’ll also be updating the conference site with things like venue details and after parties, so keep an eye on that one too. Lastly, as always, if you’ve got questions or comments, reach out or leave a note here.