HalfStack is a one-day, single track, fun JS conf in a Shoreditch pub
Why we created HalfStack



About HalfStack

Started in 2010, London HalfStack has events at least once a month to discuss all things interesting in the desktop and mobile web world. The format includes meetups, panels, and conferences, and always a pub after each event.

For six years, we've had regular JavaScript meetup events. And then we spend time discussing JavaScript at a pub and/or CodeNode. For the second time, we're flipping this around and bringing the talks to a pub in the Shoreditch area.

2016 HalfStack recap
2016 HalfStack videos
2015 conference information
2015 HalfStack recap

Talks will include a variety of modern front-end development topics (ES6, TypeScript, React, Dojo 2, WebGL, and much more) from leading speakers based primarily in London. The Call for Papers closed on the 14th of July. We will let all potential speakers know our answer by mid-August.

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


We have started announcing the 2017 sessions and will announce a new speaker every two weeks. We will provide more details about each session closer to the event.



Ada Rose Edwards

Introduction to virtual reality and the web

Dominik Kundel

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

Mihai Cîrlănaru

Empowering Web Applications with Speech Recognition

Forbes Lindsay

Practical browser automation for fun and profit

View the complete HalfStack 2016 speaker and session details for more information about last year's talks.

When & Where

11:00 - 22:00, Friday, November 17, 2017

Juju's Bar,
Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch, London.

Afterparty to follow at 18:00 (includes JavaScript Pub Quiz!)



2017 Sponsors

Complete Stack Sponsors

Large Stack Sponsors

Medium Stack Sponsors

Small Stack Sponsors

Interested in Sponsoring Halfstack 2017?


Save the date for HalfStack 2017: Friday, November 17th 2017!

View the complete HalfStack 2016 speaker and session details for more information.


We also partner with Skills Matter on their FullStack conference

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

When: 12th-14th July 2017

Where: Codenode, Skills Matter's excellent venue near Liverpool Street Station.

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

Tickets: FullStack 2017