Re: Fwd: [trianglejs] Javascript Conferences

From: Seva
Sent on: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 12:43 PM
Here are is what I have in my mind when it comes to JS conference:

1. I want to think for now local and not global. Have local professionals share either (a) their view of the evolving web technology or (b) share whatever the project that they are working on (if that is ok with the company that they are working for).

2. If we can bring outside speakers who can layout a vision for the web, that is great, but, I am thinking, that is not mandatory. I know that until the local community establishes itself, triangle may not become a very appealing destination for the big names. It costs lot of money to bring these people too!

3. We need to work out a format, where this can be sustained on an annual basis, so that professionals who are not able to meet on a regular basis will have a chance to connect at least once in a year.

4. Lets try to reach out to the local schools' Computer Science departments. If we can use their resources for conference that is plus for us. Their student body will have a chance to network with working professionals. May be it would help them with internships and even jobs. For local companies that are looking talent, they get to meet the raw talent.

This connection helps us bring in willing and curious graduating student body to the existing local communities. I am not sure if this connection is there right now.

5. I am willing to contribute my time, but I know I can't do this alone. I need help and guidance on this issue and want to hear from any volunteers. It would be helpful if we could get some mentors who are willing to commit some time to this.

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks
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Seva

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 6:38 PM, Daniel Ennis <[address removed]> wrote:
Seva, I do quite alot of Node.JS development.

It is now my preferred language for all my personal projects (though sadly got to still do PHP for day job... but I also work on Node.JS here too, been so today!)

my node.js github : http://github.com/aikar
and my gplus: http://gplus.to/aikar

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Daniel Ennis - Software Engineer @ iContact

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Greg DeKoenigsberg <[address removed]> wrote:
Re: speakers, may be worth considering a BarCamp approach.  Lower
organizational overhead, and I suspect there are a lot of folks in the
area that would be willing/able to contribute to such a format.

--g

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:40 PM, Roger Austin <[address removed]> wrote:
> ---- Seva <[address removed]> wrote:
>> Based on the responses I got on the mail and number of people I was able to
>> get into my Google+ circle, I realize that there may not be enough interest
>> to have a conference in Javascript in triangle area.
>
> You must have not attended the JS conference that Rebecca Murphey put on in
> Durham a few years ago since there were about 150 people there that would
> probably disagree.
>
> The initial issue is getting some sort of person (like Rebecca) or group (like
> TriangleJS) who will decide to organize something. It is a great deal of work
> to put on a conference, but does it need to be done? There are a lot of
> conferences around the US for someone serious about JS. TXJS
> <http://2011.texasjavascript.com/>, JSConf <http://2011.jsconf.us/>, etc.
> looked incredible.
>
>> This brings into focus the observations/comments made by one of the veteran
>> conference conductors during the late JS meetup. May be triangle area does
>> not have a critical mass for JS today! Lets hope that our area reaches that
>> critical mass and will have a big enough community that accepts JS in their
>> development environment.
>
> Most people have JS in their development environment, some more than others.
> Most of them want to learn new things, especially if it is a local conference
> and at a reasonable cost. As for NCDevCon, an initial list of speakers and
> topics are out now on the web site if you are interested.
> <http://ncdevcon.com/post.cfm/ncdevcon-2011-speaker-topic-list>
>
>> Given that the JS is now available on the server side, my prediction is that
>> it will become a defacto web language. Communities that adpat to JS are sure
>> to benefit from it.
>>
>> I am migrating to Node.JS. Just curious to know if  there are any other
>> groups or individuals working with Node.Js!
>
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