Frameworks conference sessions

Explore JavaScript through its use in rich, client-side web apps and structural libraries like Angular, Ember, React, and Backbone.

1:45pm–5:15pm Monday, 04/20/2015
Location: Salon 9
Brian Holt (Microsoft)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 18 ratings)
One of the new, hot libraries in the JavaScript world is React and there is reason what it is getting so much attention: it offers some productivity gains you will not believe. In this workshop, we will cover React at a high level and then get in and write some code. Read more.
11:15am–11:45am Tuesday, 04/21/2015
Location: Salon 12/13/14/15
Bill Fisher (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 8 ratings)
React is Facebook's lightning-fast framework for managing the DOM. It can be the V in your MVC. But Facebook doesn't use MVC. We've found that MVC doesn't scale to manage complexity. Instead, we use Flux, an architectural pattern that plays to React's strengths. By the end of the talk, you'll understand everything you need to know to start building applications the way we do at Facebook. Read more.
12:00pm–12:30pm Tuesday, 04/21/2015
Location: Salon 1/2
Brandon Hays (The Frontside)
Average rating: ****.
(4.78, 9 ratings)
Reality hits hard. There's a big difference between the promise of choosing a client-side framework and shipping real-world applications. We'll share lessons from the trenches of shipping Ember applications for the last two years, and cover how to build, scale, and maintain ambitious JavaScript apps with Ember.js. Read more.
1:30pm–2:00pm Tuesday, 04/21/2015
Location: Salon 8
Christophe Coenraets (
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 9 ratings)
AngularJS and Ionic have emerged as the go-to stack for building hybrid applications that behave like native applications on the different mobile platforms. In this session, you will learn what set AngularJS and Ionic apart, how to build an Ionic application from scratch using the Ionic CLI, and how to architect the key components of an Ionic app with Services, Controllers, and Views. Read more.
2:15pm–2:45pm Tuesday, 04/21/2015
Location: Salon 8
Randall Degges (Stormpath)
Average rating: ***..
(3.71, 7 ratings)
Want to build an API service? It’s not as hard as you might think! In this presentation, Randall Degges, Stormpath Developer Evangelist will walk you through building an API service (from scratch) in 30 minutes flat. Read more.
3:00pm–3:30pm Tuesday, 04/21/2015
Location: Salon 12/13/14/15
Timothy Fontaine (Joyent)
Average rating: ***..
(3.40, 5 ratings)
Node.js project lead TJ Fontaine has spent the last year navigating the growth in adoption and subsequent growth in community complexity. He’s heard from all layers of the community about what’s working, what’s not, and what the ecosystem hopes to see for the future of the project. In this session, Fontaine will detail the successes, challenges, and new direction for Node.js Read more.
1:30pm–2:00pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Salon 1/2
Marcy Sutton (Deque Systems)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
In this talk, AngularJS core contributor Marcy Sutton will highlight common accessibility challenges in single-page apps and discuss how Angular has begun supporting web developers with accessibility features baked right into the framework, proving that it's never too late to start. Read more.
2:15pm–2:45pm Wednesday, 04/22/2015
Location: Salon 9
Ben Anderson (HubSpot)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 8 ratings)
Managing UI complexity is still hard, but a lot has changed over the last year. React began as a hotly-debated technology, and early adopters found themselves defending some bold and different ideas seen as “crazy” by many. Now, those very ideas have permeated the front-end development community. Read more.