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Fluent 2012 Onsite Information

We're looking forward to a great Fluent Conference. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at Fluent 2012.

Conference Location

Hilton San Francisco, Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 771-1400
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Parking Information

Parking is available at the hotel, and at the following nearby garages:

Mason O'Farrell Garage
325 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA

California Parking Inc.
400 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA

Registration / Check-in Hours

Stop by Fluent Registration to pick up your badge and other materials. Registration is located in the East Lounge on the Ballroom Level.

  • Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Speaker Lounge Hours

If you are speaking at Fluent, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge, located in Golden Gate 1 on the Lobby Level.

  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours

Make sure to stop by the Exhibit Hall to check out the exhibitors displaying the latest in JavaScript and related tools and technologies. See who will be exhibiting.

Wednesday, May 30

  • 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Reception

Thursday, May 31

  • 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Make sure to join us at one (or all) of the networking events planned at Fluent, including Ignite, Exhibit Hall Reception, Startup Showcase, and community meetups.

Fluent Office Hours

Fluent Office Hours gives you a chance to meet face-to-face with some of our speakers! No sign-ups are necessary. Just stop by the Office Hours area in the Exhibit Hall to discuss the speaker's area of expertise, give feedback about their sessions, or ask questions. See the current list of participating speakers.

Fluent Mobile App

Want Fluent info to go? Download our mobile event app packed with schedule and other essential data.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the conference area. There is no password required to access the Flunet wireless network. Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow Fluent attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service desk in Registration or send a message to @fluentconf.

Live Streaming, Speaker Slides, and Video Recordings

Live Streaming

We'll be live streaming all of the keynote presentations (view the live stream schedule.)

Speaker Slides

We'll be posting speaker slides as we get them, however keep in mind not all speakers choose to make their slides available for download.

Video Recordings

All workshops, sessions, and keynotes at Fluent are being recorded. This video compilation will be available for purchase about three weeks after the conference ends. Please note: If you have an All-Access Pass, the complete video compilation is already included with your pass. There is no need to purchase it separately.

Online Attendee Directory

The Online Attendee Directory for Fluent is now open. See who else will be at Fluent this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You must be registered for the event and have opted-in to the Attendee Directory in order to begin using it.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own Fluent agenda using the personal scheduler function. Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing on the website. You can then access it by clicking on the "personal schedule" link in the Schedule View page.

Printed versions of the daily schedule will also be available throughout the conference area.

Rate or Comment on the Workshops and Sessions You Attend

Have a question or comment for a speaker? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

You can also rate any of the sessions you attend on the Fluent mobile app. Just click on the set of stars on the session description page to submit your rating.

Stay Connected with Hashtag - #fluentconf

Stop by the O'Reilly Booth

Meet O'Reilly authors - and get a free autographed copy of their books if you're one of the first 25 people in line.

Wednesday, May 30


  • Maximiliano Firtman, jQuery Mobile: Up and Running
  • Tom Hughes-Croucher, Node: Up and Running
  • Trevor Burnham, CoffeeScript, Accelerated JavaScript Development (Pragmatic)


  • Steve Souders, High Performance Web Sites, Even Faster Web Sites
  • Nicolas Zakas, High Performance JavaScript, Maintainable JavaScript
  • Estelle Weyl, HTML5 & CSS3 For The Real World (Sitepoint)

Thursday, May 31


  • Alex MacCaw, The Little Book on CoffeeScript, JavaScript Web Applications
  • Tony Parisi, WebGL: Up and Running


  • Jesse Freeman, Introducing HTML5 Game Development

We will also be giving away discount coupons good for 40% off print and 50% off ebooks. Stop by the booth and pick one up.

Questions / Feedback

If you have a question about Fluent or feedback you want to share, let us know:

  1. Message us on Twitter @fluentconf
  2. Stop by our customer service desk in Registration in the East Lounge on the Ballroom Level
  3. Send us an email at


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  • Enyo
  • Ludei
  • Sencha
  • Appcelerator
  • Twitter
  • Infragistics
  • Code For America
  • DevChix
  • Eclipse Foundation
  • Women Who Code

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at Fluent conference, contact Gloria Lombardo at (203) 381-9245 or

For information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences contact mediapartners

View a complete list of Fluent contacts