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by Tricia Whitlock
Connect.js | Atlanta’s JavaScript Conference
October 17 & 18
  • 40+ Speakers
  • Plan out your schedule. We’ll see you at Piloting Hyperdrive Spacecrafts through Asteroids and Happy Hour.
  • Located at Cobb Galleria
Go & Get a Deal:

The main organizers, Pratik PatelVincent Mayers, to get you the full scoop on the conference:

Why a JavaScript conference in Atlanta?
The idea of a general conference around JavaScript and the Web was in our mind already, and we’d had casual discussions about it with the local JavaScript community leaders for a while. We decided that the time was right to put together an Atlanta based JavaScript conference. While the core of the attendees would be from Atlanta, we knew we would attract developers throughout the southeast as well as from across the USA. Hence, the idea for Connect.js was born.

We want to bring together the development communities around JavaScript, specifically those developing  web, server and mobile apps. In Atlanta, we have a large number of developers both in the enterprise and startup world. Atlanta has a great community of experts in this space – so we want to put on a great local event where we can gather, learn, and network with peers.

How has the response been so far?
We’ve been pleasantly surprised at the interest in the conference. We had over 120 submissions for presentations. Experts from the Atlanta area as well as from around the world submitted great topics that attendees will enjoy. While most of the presenters are from Atlanta, we have experts coming from England, Silicon Valley, New York, the Netherlands, and other places to talk about the latest tools, techniques, and design practices for building software.

What can conference attendees expect from the 2 day show?
We have over 50 sessions scheduled on the two days. Topics include web design, web frameworks, mobile development, wearable computing, the future of JavaScript, building server-side apps with Node.js and bunch more. We’re also offering 2 hands-on workshops so developers can quickly get expert training on new JavaScript tools and cross-platform mobile development.

What do you guys know about running a major conference?
We both have been running a conference called DevNexus for the past 7 years. DevNexus is a large show; in 2014 we had over 1200 people. It’s an enterprise focused conference that came out of another community, specifically the Atlanta Java User’s Group.
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