HALFSTACK 2018

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

LONDON | 16TH NOV

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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!

2017 Sessions


The 2018 schedule will be announced in mid-2018. For now, here are the details from HalfStack 2017.

Time

Speaker

Session

10:00

HalfStack

Doors open

10:30

Dylan Schiemann, SitePen

Welcome to HalfStack

10:40

Dominik Kundel, Twilio

Coffee.js? How I hacked my coffee machine using JavaScript

11:15

Jani Eväkallio, Formidable

Love poems to JavaScript, Part 1

11:20

Ada Rose Cannon, Samsung

Introduction to virtual reality and the web

11:55

Mihai Cîrlănaru

Empowering Web Applications with Speech Recognition

12:30

HalfStack

Lunch

13:15

Chris Heilmann, Microsoft

Sacrificing the golden calf of 'coding'

13:50

Forbes Lindesay, Changepage

Practical browser automation for fun and profit

14:25

Anna Migas

Make your animations perform well

15:00

HalfStack

Break

15:15

Niels Leenheer

Having fun with JavaScript and Bluetooth

15:50

Jani Eväkallio, Formidable

Love poems to JavaScript, Part 2

15:55

Jonathan Fielding, Beamly

Converting a JS library from ES5 to ES6, benefits and the pitfalls

16:15

Sean McGee, Esri UK

The Exciting World of 3D

16:50

HalfStack

Break

17:05

Jani Eväkallio, Formidable

Love poems to JavaScript, Part 3

17:10

Dylan Schiemann, SitePen

Fear and Loathing in JavaScript

17:30

Sandeep Singh

Data Visualisations and GraphQL

17:50

Alvin Ourrad, BBC News

Unidirectional data flows and WebGL

18:10

Ruth John

How to be a Web AV Artist

18:40

Dylan Schiemann, SitePen

Conference wrap up

18:45

HalfStack

Dinner / Afterparty start

19:30

Kitson Kelly

JavaScript Pub Quiz and Prizes

23:00

HalfStack

Finished

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!)

Tickets


Registration

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?

News


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)

FullStack


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