Going to JSConf.eu 2011

Back in 2009 I had the chance to attend the european edition of the Javascript Conference for the first time. It was a nice and intense learning experience (it runs only for two fully packed days). This event is the counterpart of the US edition however it gathers a wide and heterogeneous Javascript community from around the world and not just Europe.

And guess what, after missing my ticket last year, I’m attending again this year’s edition sponsored by igalia. I will be giving a talk titled “Javascript, the GNOME way” in which I will discuss the relationship between GNOME 3 and Javascript, the technologies behind it and how to get started writing JS in the “GNOME way”. My goals with this presentation are 1) to communicate to the wider Javascript audience about the awesomeness of using the GNOME libraries in JS and 2) to try bridging the two communities in subjects that matters to both, to ultimately foster collaboration and alignment between them.

I’m sure this year edition will be as cool as the others, and I look forward to absorb again all that knowledge, ideas, enthusiasm and yeah, the Berlin’s autumn breeze too.

See you there.

Fosdem? yes, me too

I'm going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting

I’m going to Fosdem for the third year in a row. This is a great conference where hundreds of FOSS developers, users and enthusiasts gather to present their projects, hack on and discuss just about everything. The talks always cover a wide range of topics and it is normally impossible to attend all the presentations one is interested in, because many occur in parallel. The Friday Beer Event doesn’t help either, but the truth is that after some experiences in Fosdem, it is easier to survive it (or to tolerate belgium beer?). Anyway, the atmosphere at the venue, Brussels itself and the season wraps it all up to make it a very nice and worthy experience.

I thank Igalia once again for supporting me. See you there!