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About O'Reilly Fluent Conference

Why You Should Attend | The Fluent Experience | Who is Fluent For?
Program Committee | Conference Diversity | Code of Conduct

About Fluent

O'Reilly's Fluent Conference was created to give developers working with JavaScript a place to gather and learn from each other. As JavaScript has become a significant tool for all kinds of development, there's a lot of new information to wrap your head around. And the best way to learn is to spend time with people who are actually working with JavaScript and related technologies, inventing ways to apply its power, scalability, and platform independence to new products and services.

Fluent Conference provides a variety of forums for learning, from workshops and sessions with experts to the "hallway track" between sessions, where attendees informally connect and share questions, knowledge, and perspectives with their peers.

Why You Should Attend

Fluent brings together developers from the JavaScript community to:

  • Highlight emerging topics, new developments, and significant projects
  • Share case studies, success stories, and best practices
  • Connect with and learn from other JavaScript developers and experts, and with developers working in related technologies

The Fluent Experience

  • One day of in-depth workshops
  • Two days of keynotes and sessions that explore the state of the art, real-world case studies, and best practices
  • Networking opportunities with hundreds of other JavaScript developers and technologists
  • A vibrant "hallway track" for attendees, speakers, journalists, and vendors to debate and discuss issues of interest and importance
  • Fun evening events, receptions, and more, providing opportunities for more face time with attendees and speakers

Who is Fluent For?

  • JavaScript developers
  • Web developers
  • Web performance and web ops engineers
  • Mobile app developers

Program Chairs

Peter Cooper Peter Cooper
chairs O'Reilly's Fluent Conference. Additionally, Peter is the editor of JavaScript Weekly and co-host of The JavaScript Show as well as the editor of several popular Ruby Web sites and author of Beginning Ruby. He publishes programming oriented e-mail newsletters, podcasts, screencasts and blogs full-time.
Brady Forrest Brady Forrest
chairs O'Reilly's Fluent Conference. Additionally, he chairs Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco and NYC, and O'Reilly's Where Conference. Brady writes for O'Reilly Radar tracking changes in technology. He previously worked at Microsoft on Live Search (he came to Microsoft when it acquired MongoMusic). Brady lives in Seattle, where he builds cars for Burning Man and runs Ignite. You can track his web travels at Truffle Honey.

Program Committee

  • Dion Almaer, Walmart
  • Rey Bango, Microsoft
  • Tom Carden, Bloom
  • Sara J. Chipps, Girl Develop It
  • Kellam Elliot-McCrea, Etsy
  • Ben Galbraith, Walmart
  • Scott Hanselman, Microsoft
  • Tom Hughes-Croucher, Yahoo
  • Paul Irish, Google
  • Alex MacCaw, Twitter
  • Divya Manian, Opera
  • Addy Osmani, AOL and jQuery core
  • Alex Russel, Google
  • Steve Souders, Google
  • Simon St. Laurent, O'Reilly Media
  • Nicole Sullivan, Independent Web Developer
  • Lea Verou, Fresset Ltd.

Conference Diversity

O'Reilly Media believes in spreading the knowledge of innovators. We believe that innovation is enhanced by a variety of perspectives, and our goal is to create an inclusive, respectful conference environment that invites participation from people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, abilities, religions, and sexual orientation.

We're actively seeking to increase the diversity of our attendees, speakers, and sponsors through our calls for proposals, other open submission processes, and through dialogue with the larger communities we serve.

This is an ongoing process. We are talking to our program chairs, program committees, and various innovators, experts, and organizations about this goal and about ways they can help us achieve it.

Here are some ways you can help us build a more diverse conference experience:

  • Recommend appropriate speakers and/or program committee members to the conference chairs (see individual O'Reilly conference sites for program information; you may also send an email to
  • Forward our call for proposals to relevant affinity groups with the message that we are looking for a diverse speaker roster
  • Suggest to potential speakers that they submit a proposal during our Call for Participation conference phase (see individual O'Reilly conference sites for details)
  • Organize community-based public speaking trainings and practice events (Ignite is one popular format)
  • Suggest ways that the onsite conference experience can be more welcoming and supportive, free from intimidation and marginalization (send an email to
  • Share your ideas and best practices for how we can realize our vision (send an email to

We value diversity in the communities we bring together, and we welcome your contributions to bringing balanced representation of the richness of our collective human experience.

See our Creative Commons version (PDF) of this statement.

Code of Conduct

We expect all participants to support our Code of Conduct, the core of which is this: an O'Reilly conference should be a safe and productive environment for everyone. Read more »


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  • Infragistics
  • Code For America
  • DevChix
  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Women Who Code

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