Emil Bay(DK)

is a 23 year old hacker from Denmark. He used to study maths, but quickly dropped out to work on software. He worked at a HPC lab, at an agency and at newspaper as a data journalist. Now working on Hyperjournal and an AgTech startup.

@emilbayes (www)

Jacob Bass(AU)

Jacob Bass loves delivering tooling and improving developer experiences. He likes repls and fast feedback, hates exceptions and is possibly the only person who enjoyed the year of "JavaScript Fatigue".

@bassjacob (www)

Jess Telford(AU)

Jess loves JavaScript and the open source community built around it. He has supported it by contributing to 200 OSS projects, founding 2 very popular Sydney meetups, and teaching intro to JS classes!

@jesstelford (www)

Jessica Lord(US)

Jessica is an engineer on the Electron team at GitHub. She is an urban designer turned developer thanks to Code for America fellowship. She is based in Portland, Oregon—for now.

@jllord (www)

Justin Falcone(US)

is a programmer and writer living in Brooklyn NY. When he is not building tools for data visualization, he is cooking up an elaborate breakfast or hanging out with his beloved guinea pigs, Allegra and Claritin.

@modernserf (www)

Lena Reinhard(DE)

As much as Lena Reinhard always loved computers, she was always a bit more interested in the humans who work with them. She now works as a Team Lead at Travis CI, and she is a strong advocate for change in the tech industry.

@lrnrd (www)

Michaela Lehr(DE)

is a creative front-end developer and designer. She specializes in UX and WebVR, and co-founded the studio GeilDanke. In her free time she travels round the world, practices yoga, and watches way too much Buffy.

@fischaelameer (www)

Ruth John(UK)

is a web technologist and Google Developer Expert. She likes to educate and inspire people with new web technologies. Her favourite things include interactive audio/visual installations and 80s cartoons, usually at the same time!

@rumyra (www)

Soledad Penadés(UK)

is an Engineer at Mozilla. Building real time audio+graphics experiments with JavaScript; breaking half the browsers in the process. It‘s fun!

@supersole (www)



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The conference

JSConfAU is an event that’s far from the standard conference playbook because we believe you deserve more than that. We focus on two things, pushing JavaScript beyond its boundaries and providing exceptional human social activities that encourage community and friendship building.

JSConfAU drives beyond what is popular or cool today, toward topics that define and revolutionize the future of our technology.


🎫 Registration 🍳 Breakfast 📢 Welcome 🎤 1: Justin Falcone—The Origin of HyperCard in the Breakdown of the Bicycle for the Mind 🎤 2: Jess Telford—How to build Pokemon Go in your browser. In 100% JS. ☕️ Coffee 🎤 3: Emil Bay—Hyperjournal - A tamper-proof publishing system 🎤 4: Jacob Bass—Modularity and Monorepositories 🍜 Lunch 🎤 5: Jessica Lord—Electron: A Tale of Two Processes 🎤 : Soledad Penadés—Real time front-end alchemy, or: capturing, playing, altering and encoding video and audio streams, without servers or plugins! 🍰 Sweets 🎤 7: Michaela Lehr—An Introduction to WebVR 🎤 8: Ruth John—How to be a Web A/V Artist 🍵 Tea 🎤 9: Lena Reinhard—Debugging the Tech Industry 📸 Family photo and announcements


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