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Main conference: January 24th, 2019

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1500 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA

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Forward Thinkers of the Web Unite!

Tomomi Imura , Developer Relations Team at Slack
Estelle Weyl, MDN Docs Contractor at Mozilla
Lin Clark, Principal Developer Advocate and Code Cartoonist at Mozilla
Lennart Frantzell, Blockchain Advocate at IBM
Upkar Lidder, Serverless Advocate at IBM
Conor Hastings, Senior UI Engineer at Netflix
Michael Solati, Developer Advocate at Typeform
Yifan Wu, PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley
Sarah Federman, Design Engineer at Adobe
Theresa Ma, Software Engineer at Yelp
Jordan Hawker, Staff Software Engineer at LinkedIn
Andrés Cuervo, Prototyper at Google via Adecco
Suraksha Pai, Fullstack Software Engineer at Yelp
Diane Tate, Senior Program Manager at Mozilla
Jina Anne,
Brian Holt, Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft
Jem Young, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix
Mars Jullian, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix
Ryan Burgess, Software Engineering Manager at Netflix
Augustus Yuan, Frontend Engineer at Evernote
Ryan Anklam, Senior UI Engineer at Netflix
Stacy London, Senior Front-End Engineer at Atlassian
Gant Laborde, Chief Technology Strategist at Infinite Red
Trevor Brindle, Software Engineer at Modus Create
Amanvir Sangha, Software Security Consultant at Synopsys
Gerard Sans, Developer Expert at Google
Hermes Frangroudis, Developer Evangelist at Agora.io
Till Schneidereit, WebAssembly Tooling Lead at Mozilla
Millie Macdonald, Software Engineer at Tiny
Stefan Musarra, Senior Software Engineer at Tremor Video DSP
Lizzie Siegle, Developer Evangelist at Twilio
Aysegul Yonet, Google Developer Expert for the Angular team
Shawn Swyx Wang, Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify
Cassandra Salisbury, Open Source Strategy at Google
April Kyle Nassi , DevRel at Google
Paris Pittman, at Google Cloud
Nick Kreeger, Engineer at TensorFlow.js
Marek Sadowski, Robotics Advocate at IBM
Max Firtman, Author of Programming the Mobile Web and jQuery Mobile
Samer Buna, Engineer at jsComplete
Rey Riel, Developer Evangelist at Qlik Inc.
Sandeep Gupta, TensorFlow Product Manager at Google
Kangyi Zhang, Engineer at TensorFlow.js
Paige Bailey, Developer Advocate at TensorFlow
Ping Yu, Engineer at TensorFlow.js

Topics include:

GraphQL Without GraphQL - Backend Agnostic Requests with GraphQL style querying Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like (Angular) Components Managing Frontend State with Relational Transducers What Crafting Taught Me about Code Trading the Cascade for Consistency Measuring Latency In Single-Page Applications Creating WebVR for Communal Art Mentorship: The Awesome Parts Panel: User Experience vs Developer Experience Panel: Front End Happy Hour Testing, Testing, 1, 2, NaN Debugging the Scariest Development Environments: End the nightmares with tools like envinfo and Solidarity Security Issues in Modern JavaScript Applications General Session: GraphQL spacesuit for Vue Mobile AR: Web vs App WebAssembly's Post-MVP Future Porting 100K lines of code to TypeScript Functions as a Service Making Canvas Elements Respond Like DOM Even on Mobile Chatbot Goes Serverless: Slacking Around on Google Cloud Make Fun, Make Music with Node.js Augmented Angular & Firebase: How to deliver contextual content efficiently Immutability is Changing: From Immutable.js to Immer Panel: The secret sauce in Open Source Introduction to Machine Learning in Tensorflow.js Mobile Serverless Backend as a Service (yet in Swift!!!) Morning Break! Afternoon Break! Lunch Time! Opening Night Happy Hour Registration

Upcoming Forward Workshops

On the days before and after the conference, we'll hold in-depth workshops with top instructors.

Tuesday
January 22, 2019
PWAs with React
w/ Max Firtman
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 22, 9:30am - 4:30pm

If you are creating React apps you know the Create React App CLI creates a Service Worker and a Web App Manifest as an optional feature. But are you aware of how these add-ons work in a browser?

In this workshop, we will create a React App and we will understand what a Progressive Web App is and how to customize the experience so it can have a proper installation process on Android, iOS, Windows, macOS and other platforms. We will understand how to extend the autogenerated Service Worker with more features, the lifecycle of installation and app update and how to create your own installation UI within your React App. Finally, we will see how we can leverage our PWA and use the App Store to distribute it.

PWAs with React
w/ Max Firtman
Wednesday
January 23, 2019
Four Semesters of CS in Six Hours
w/ Brian Holt
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 23, 9:30am - 4:30pm

What? Is that even possible? We're sure as hell going to try! Since many of us are self taught and/or dropouts (myself included) we lack the advantages that a formal CS education can give. This additional theory can give us useful context to make tradeoffs in implementations and architectures.

We're going to cover:

Algorithms and Big O Analysis Recursion Sorting! Bubble Insertion Merge Quick Data Structures! Stacks, Queues and Priority Queues Maps and Sets Hash Tables Array Lists Linked Lists Binary Search Trees AVL Trees Functional Programming 101 in 30 mins Map Reduce Filter Who this class is for?

Anyone who wishes they had a better understanding of computer science concepts. This includes self-taught developers, designers who learned to code, or devs just starting down the path of learning to be a good coder.

You need to know JavaScript. We won't be going over syntax and we will be going fast. The focus will be on the concepts and not on the language.

Who this class is not for?

If you look at the list of concepts we're going over and say "I know most or all of those" then this class won't be for you. You're welcome to still come but this class will focus on getting everyone up on the same understanding.

Four Semesters of CS in Six Hours
w/ Brian Holt
Hacking Web Performance
w/ Max Firtman
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 23, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Web performance is a must known skill for every developer. In this workshop we will cover the basics of Web Performance Optimization, how to measure performance on desktop and mobile devices, what are the important differences on mobile browsers and practical tips to follow to achieve extreme web performance and improve your conversion with the latest tips and tricks to hack the metrics and achieve the best results.

We will have time to make real live analysis on websites and understand how to separate Above-the-Fold content from the rest and when to do it. Attendees will understand new concepts, such as Speed Index, the current goals and new user-centric metrics, and the tools to profile, measure, analyze and improve websites' performance.

We will cover: HTTP/2 push antipatterns, Replacing PNGs, JPEGs and animated GIFs, HTTP client hints, Better compression encoding algorithms, The browser’s new prefetching and lazy-loading abilities and many other new techniques.

Hacking Web Performance
w/ Max Firtman
Friday
January 25, 2019
Integrating Blockchain into your JS App
w/ Lennart Frantzell
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 25, 9:30am - 2:30pm

Distributed ledgers have a multitude of use cases and benefits for JavaScript developers. IBM's Lennart Frantzell will help guide you in your journey:

Start with existing re-existing Use Cases. Plan your team and your languages, design your ledger and how it connects to existing non-Blockchain applications.

Learn Smart Contracts and Chaincode and how to quickly spin up a Blockchain app, which we will then expand to your MVP.

Integrating Blockchain into your JS App
w/ Lennart Frantzell
Build your first Machine Learning models in JavaScript using TensorFlow.js
w/ Sandeep Gupta, Kangyi Zhang, Nick Kreeger, Paige Bailey, Ping Yu
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 25, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Want to jump into the exciting field of Machine Learning and learn how to incorporate ML into your web applications? With TensorFlow.js we have made it really easy for JavaScript developers to try and use Machine Learning.

In this introductory, hands-on workshop, we will provide a gentle introduction to TensorFlow.js by helping you build your first ML applications directly in the browser. Machine Learning experience is not required. You will be able to build an image classifier to play a game using your webcam. Second, you will build a simple audio command model using the microphone which will allow you to control actions with speech commands. Finally, we’ll guide through building a simple structured data classification model using sensor data and train in Node.js - no Python involved!

Build your first Machine Learning models in JavaScript using TensorFlow.js
w/ Sandeep Gupta, Kangyi Zhang, Nick Kreeger, Paige Bailey, Ping Yu
Building Data-Driven Applications in JavaScript
w/ Rey Riel
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 25, 9:30am - 4:30pm

For decades now Qlik’s analytics engine has been put through the paces. Totalling petabytes of data and trillions of rows by some of the largest datasets in the world, the big players in all industries have stress tested our engine to the max. But what if you could utilize this engine for any web app? What if it wasn’t just about analytics? Join me as we learn and play around with Qlik Core, the barebones containerized version of an enterprise engine that any developer can easily deploy and use in their own app to drive analytics, power search capability or do almost anything your imagination can think of.

Building Data-Driven Applications in JavaScript
w/ Rey Riel
Node Fundamentals
w/ Samer Buna
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 25, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Learn the core fundamentals of the Node.js runtime itself before you bury yourself in NPM packages

Node Fundamentals
w/ Samer Buna
(Sold Out) & Building Serverless Applications
w/ Upkar Lidder
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 25, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Join Upkar Lidder as he walks through Serverless architectures and implementations. At the end of this workshop, you will have built and deployed a serverless application.

Morning session: - Introduction to Serverless - Nomenclature, Architectural differences, Ecosystem - Apache OpenWhisk setup - Run a Hello World function - Create a function using the CLI: Use a python package or NPM package that doesn't exist on IBM cloud

Afternoon session: (we will cover as many as time permits) - Message Queues - Sequencing - Testing - Deployment - Scaling - Team dynamics - Security, permissions, authentication

(Sold Out) & Building Serverless Applications
w/ Upkar Lidder
Saturday
January 26, 2019
React Fundamentals
w/ Samer Buna
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
1500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94105
January 26, 9:30am - 4:30pm

Learn the core fundamentals of the React library and use them to build scalable React applications

React Fundamentals
w/ Samer Buna

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Full Day Conference:
$249

Add-on Full-day Workshops:
$300/each
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Current Pricing Table

Along with its popular JS and Swift conferences, Forward is offering 9 days of workshops. Below are all the possible prices at the current rates. Get your tickets while they last!

1 Conference $249.00 2 Conferences $498.00
1 Conference & 1 Workshop $549.00 2 Conferences & 1 Workshop $798.00
1 Conference & 2 Workshop $849.00 2 Conferences & 2 Workshop $1,098.00
1 Conference & 3 Workshop $1,149.00 2 Conferences & 3 Workshop $1,398.00
1 Conference & 4 Workshop $1,449.00 2 Conferences & 4 Workshop $1,698.00
1 Conference & 5 Workshop $1,749.00 2 Conferences & 5 Workshop $1,998.00
1 Conference & 6 Workshop $2,049.00 2 Conferences & 6 Workshop $2,298.00
1 Conference & 7 Workshop $2,349.00 2 Conferences & 7 Workshop $2,598.00
1 Conference & 8 Workshop $2,649.00