HalfStack is a one-day, single track, UI-centric, fun JS conf in a Shoreditch pub
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Save the date for HalfStack 2018: Friday, November 16th 2018!

HalfStack 2018 Call for Papers



About HalfStack

Started in 2010, London HalfStack is a London-based JavaScript community. Monthly meetup events focus on general JavaScript and TypeScript topics and include all things interesting in the desktop and mobile web world. After the monthly talks, we meet at CodeNode or another pub for drinks and further discussions.

Each November, we run an annual conference in a pub in the Shoreditch area. The conference focuses on UI-centric topics such as audio/video, data visualization and graphics, WebGL, speech recognition, Web AR/VR/XR, devices, games, and other inspiring talks.

2017 HalfStack videos (free registration required)
2016 HalfStack recap
2016 HalfStack videos
2015 HalfStack recap

Talks will include a variety of modern front-end development topics (2017's conference covered ES6, TypeScript, frameworks, WebGL, web audio/video, WebVR, speech recognition, JS poetry, and much more) from leading speakers based primarily in London. The Call for Papers will be open from March through mid July. We will let all potential speakers know our answer by mid-August.

All tickets include lunch, dinner, coffee, tea, drinks, great talks, conference t-shirt, swag, afterparty and more!

2018 Sessions

Speakers for 2018 will be announced on a rolling basis. See HalfStack 2017 for last year's speaker lineup.



Rob Bateman

Reanimating the Web

Anna Migas

Fast But Not Furious: Debugging User Interaction Performance Issues

When & Where

10:00 - 23:00, Friday, November 16, 2018

Cafe 1001, Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London.

Afterparty to commence immediately after the last conference session (includes JavaScript Pub Quiz!)



A limited number of diversity tickets are also available thanks to our sponsors. Please contact us on Twitter for more information.

2017 Sponsors

Complete Stack Sponsors

Large Stack Sponsors

Medium Stack Sponsors

Small Stack Sponsors

Interested in Sponsoring Halfstack 2018?


HalfStack 2018 Call for Papers

HalfStack 2017 sold out with a lengthy waiting list. Get your HalfStack 2018 tickets early!

2017 HalfStack videos (free registration required)


We also partner with Skills Matter on their FullStack conference

What: FullStack Conference - the conference for FullStack JavaScript developers.

When: 11th-13th July 2018

Where: Business Design Centre, London.

Program & Speakers: Three days packed with 65 talks and speakers, to be announced

Tickets: FullStack 2018