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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



Rob Bateman, The Away Foundation

Reanimating the Web

Anna Migas, Lunar Logic

Fast But Not Furious: Debugging User Interaction Performance Issues

Chris Heilmann, Microsoft

Bringing best practices front and centre

Ada Rose Cannon, Samsung

To be announced

Andrico Karoulla, Trint

Enter ES2018

Tom Dye, SitePen

Dylan Schiemann, SitePen

Cats vs. Dogs

Stephen Cook, Onfido

100% CSS Mario Kart

Liliana Kastilio, Snyk

npm install disaster-waiting-to-happen

Tony Edwards, Software Cornwall

Beats, Rhymes & Unit Tests

Jonathan Fielding, Snyk

Home Automation with JavaScript

Joe Hart, Blend Media

Alpha, Beta, Gamer: Dev Mode

Sean McGee, Esri UK

Buying a House with JavaScript

Alex Lakatos, Nexmo

Building Bots with JavaScript

Carolyn Stransky, Blacklane

The Most Important UI: You

Cameron Driver, Balena

Theodor Gherzan, Balena

JavaScript at the edge

Jani Eväkallio, Formidable

This Talk Is About You

James Milner, SitePen

JavaScript Pub Quiz and Prizes

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.


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