Web Technology Summit
Conference: February 4th, 2015
Trainings: February 3rd and 5th, 2015
Hyatt Regency
San Francisco, CA
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Forward Summits are
community-oriented conferences
in downtown San Francisco
focused on forward-looking,
experimental javascript and
front-end technologies.

We're at it again. Forward 2 will be held February 4th, 2015 with training sessions scheduled for February 3rd & February 5th. The event will take place in the heart of the tech-world, San Francisco, CA.

Three tracks will cover an abundance of technical topics including JavaScript, the ES6 standard, real-time communication, web MVC components, functional programming, UX, data visualization, and more.

In addition to the one-day event, we'll also be hold a series of in-depth classes, digging deeper into topics like functional programming and isomorphic apps.

Scroll down for some of the incredible content from our previous event (held July, 2014).

With Forward 2, our plan is to take it even more forwarder. We'll be gradually announcing speakers and events over the next few months. Follow us on twitter (@forwardjs) or join our mailing list to stay updated. And, of course, join us, won't you?

(not spammy, we promise)

Past speakers included: Bill Fisher, Sarah-Groff-Palermo, Peter de Croos, Andi Galpern, Justin Woo, Brian Lonsdorf, Clay Smith, Courtney Hempill, Christian Heilmann, Kyle Simpson, and many, many more.

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We'll be holding one and two-day classes before and after the main event. These classes dig deep into practical concepts.

Single Day Classes, Tuesday, February 3rd
**SOLD OUT** Functional Programming (Tuesday Class)
w/ Brian Londsorf
Build a Reactive Real-time Web Application with Meteor
w/ Kara Yu
**SOLD OUT** Modern Asynchronous Programming in Javascript
w/ Jed Borovik

Every Javascript programmer should be prepared and armed to handle the asynchronous aspects of the language. In this workshop we will cover the tools and tricks at your disposal, from plain old callbacks to ES7's async keyword and everything in between.

Jed has spent time at Codecademy, Google, and now Flipboard where he writes bugs full-time.

Single Day Classes, Thursday, February 5th
Functional Programming (Thursday Class)
w/ Brian Londsorf
**SOLD OUT** Building Isomorphic Apps
w/ Spike Brehm
**SOLD OUT** Angular 101: From noob to ngExpert
w/ Martin Gontovnikas
Indepth 2-day Classes, Tuesday and Thursday, February 3rd & 5th
**SOLD OUT** Advanced Javascript and NodeJS
w/ Kyle Simpson

Location: Geekdom, 620 Folsom St, San Francisco
Time: Doors at 9:30a, Class starts at 10:00a

JS Fundamentals: Objects, Arrays, Functions & Intro to Functional JS
w/ Bianca Gandolfo
Special Workshops, Friday, February 6th
CSS3 Deep Dive
w/ Estelle Weyl

Learn how deep the CSS3 rabbit hole goes in this jam-packed course with CSS luminary Estelle Weyl. Estelle dives deep into the various components of CSS3 including selectors, gradients, transforms, transitions, animations, flexbox and more!

Selectors: Pick an element, any element. Style it. Manipulate it. No IDs. No classes. No jQuery necessary. Selectors are used in Web Components, JavaScript and in your stylesheets. Learn how to select any DOM node based on attributes, relation to other elements, location in the DOM, or just an element’s mere existence. We will also cover generated content, and provide a thorough explanation of CSS Specificity.

CSS3 Animation allows us to build a richer web with visual treatments, but with great power comes great responsibility. Yes, we'll cover transitions, transforms, keyframes and more. We’ll cover more than just the simple stuff: This animation deep dive will cover tips and tricks: the subtleties, quirks, performance gotchas and "never thought of that”s. You'll have to restrain yourself, though. But just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Flexbox enables easy creation of fluid, responsive layouts. Without worrying about floats, margins, or even math, we can dictate how a page appears, simply vertically centering content in same height columns. With excellent browser support (finally), we’ll soon be able to forget about CSS layout quirks, display hacks, and hasLayout.

CSS really is awesome.

NodeBots Workshop
w/ Bryan Hughes

JavaScript is escaping the browser. We are seeing it on the server, as a tooling/scripting language, and more. You can even use it to build robots that may or may not take over the world!

This workshop will teach you how to control an Arduino with JavaScript and the Johnny-Five library. We will start with a very simple circuit that blinks a light (the hello world of hardware!) and work our way up to a web accessible temperature sensor. This workshop is geared towards beginners, and you do not need any hardware or robotics experience to attend.

We’ll bring the hardware, you bring the laptop, and let’s help build the Internet of Things.

***Tickets for this event are separate from regular session tickets. To attend one of the 15 spots for this event, Buy Tickets Here

We're looking forward
to seeing you there.
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