Sailors Newquay
Friday 23rd of June 2023, 10am - Late
Afterparty TBD
100-125 Front-end / Web / JavaScript / Mobile / IoT developers and decision makersMostly from the Southwest UK, with some from through the UK, Europe and beyond

What to Expect

HalfStack events are fun, creative single track JavaScript events hosted in relaxed environments. HalfStack provides authentic, high value experiences for all attendees.

The priority for HalfStack is the attendee experience, with great food, drinks, talks, swag, and community. Hosted by London’s longest-lived JavaScript meetup group, HalfStack now runs events in Belgrade, Charlotte, London, Newquay, New York, Phoenix, Tel Aviv, and Vienna!

HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner. Each HalfStack event provides an intimate feeling where each attendee has time to meet one another.

Financial Hardship?

We are saddened to see so many of our fellow developers and designers affected by the recent tech layoffs, which is why we want to do something to help. If you’ve been laid off recently, get in touch and we’ll give you a ticket on the house! Your next opportunity could be waiting for you in Newquay.

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Call for Proposals

Visit our CfP page for more information on proposing your amazing HalfStack session!

Fair Pricing

Visit our Pricing page to understand what we charge and why.

Our Illustrious Speakers

Each of our events has between 8 and 12 sessions. We update our speaker information regularly. We usually save a few details to give you some surprises on the day of the event, including the order of the sessions.

  • Earth to Abigail and Otto
    To Be Revealed (Live Music Coding)

    Earth to Abigail and Otto will use live coding to create music with the audience

  • Christian Heilmann
    Turning the screw with AI

    AI is currently being heralded as the next evolution in computing and people are worried if their jobs are safe. They are not. A lot of the things we are being paid for now can be done by machines. The question is if that should come as a surprise, or if this is an opportunity to scrutinise if what we do is actually not necessary? AI is a tool and it is here to stay. It is now up to us to make it work for us and teach the next generation of creators what's good and not what's *good enough*.

  • Dylan Schiemann
    Five years later: The state of Audio to Text in JS with AI

    Five years ago HalfStack legend Tony Edwards regaled us with a look at using JS to transcribe his live rapping. Much has improved so we'll look at the current state of transcribing audio to text with JS and AI.

  • Shelly Knotts
    To Be Revealed (Web Audio Experiments)

    Shelly will share some of the fun web audio projects she's been working on recently.

  • Dale Lane
    Education in the age of AI

    Is artificial intelligence relevant to school children? What should we be teaching our kids about AI? Dale will talk about the role of education has played in explaining tech, and will try to persuade you that schools need to catch up with the impact AI is having on our lives. Plus Dale will show you some fun and creative ways for introducing AI.

  • Chris Hunt
    Recent Adventures in Building 3D things on the Web

    To be revealed

  • Natalia Waniczek
    Saving the planet, one website at a time

    a.k.a How to be a sustainable web developer

  • Earth to Abigail and Shelly Knotts
    Introduction to Estuary

    Estuary is a live coding platform for making music and visualizations. We'll get a quick intro to the platform and then use it to create music together during the afterparty!

  • Lightning
    Lightning Talks

    Want to share something you've been working on lately? Spend 2-3 minutes on stage sharing your project! First-come, first-served sign-ups on the day of the event.

  • HalfStack
    Afterparty (JS Pub Quiz and Battledecks)

    We will kick off the afterparty with Battledecks, a tech improv game. You have 5 minutes to pitch a fake tech startup from a randomly generated slide deck. Then we'll proceed in teams with our unique JS Pub Quiz!

  • Earth to Abigail and Shelly Knotts
    Afterparty Live Coding Performance

    A live coding performance with audience participation encouraged!

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