Phoenix Skyline


February 3, 2023


Majestic Theater, Gilbert

February 3 2023, 10am - Late

Afterparty (includes Retro Tech Movie!)

Up to 200 Front-end / Web / JavaScript / Mobile / IoT developers and decision makers

Mostly from the Phoenix area and Arizona, the US, and beyond

What to expect

An authentic, high value experience for attendees and sponsors focused on UI-centric JavaScript and web development.

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 is coming to Phoenix for the second time. HalfStack is a creative, one-day single track conference hosted in a relaxed environment at the Majestic Theater Gilbert.

HalfStack carefully curates talks that inspire and inform the audience in a highly interactive and entertaining manner. An initimate feeling where each attendee has time to meet one another; maximum capacity for HalfStack Phoenix is 200 attendees.

Call for proposals

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

Some of our illustrious sessions

Tiger Oakes and Daphne Liu

How we automated our relationship

We’ve been dating for 7 years, and people ask us how we managed to stay together for so long. Our answers are: communication, transparency, and teamwork, all of which: we automated! We want to show you how to build various tools using Node.js, APIs, and the Internet of Things, to make it easier to collaborate and set up routines. We'll bring our dynamic working together with conference speaking and improv experience to teach you about home automation while making you laugh a lot.

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Todd Libby

Deceptive Patterns and FAST

Deceptive patterns (also known as "dark patterns") are all over the Web. We'll speak to the accessibility impact deceptive patterns have as well as Todd's introduction to taking these patterns, anti-patterns and his work in the W3C to have these published in WCAG 3.

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Bekah Rice

DIY Usability Testing When You Have No Time and No Budget

Testing your digital products with real people is the only real way to see if what you’ve built actually works. The problem is, many of us just don’t have the time or budget to run a full-scale usability test. Still, it’s always better to do some testing rather than none. We'll cover all the basics for running your own short, successful usability tests on a shoestring budget, using just a few basic resources.

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William Blankenship

GraphQL Mental Models

GraphQL is still a nascent technology. Bringing it into an organization, you may find many who've heard of it in name only. In this talk William will share the mental models he's used to quickly "upload" context to other folks to prime conversations around GraphQL.

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Our wonderful HalfStack Phoenix 2023 sponsors

Complete Stack Sponsors

Living Spec Salesforce Engineering

Large Stack Sponsors

Nrwl SitePen

Medium Stack Sponsors

Salesbricks Interval DHD Mozilla

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Small Stack Sponsors

Tito codebar PHX TS PHX JS Desert Code Camp JAMstack PHX Open JS Foundation

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