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Event Date Thu Aug 13 EDT - Fri Aug 14 EDT (over 1 year ago)
Location TBA
Columbus, OH, USA
Region Americas

The JavaScript and Friends Conference (JS&Friends) is a not-for-profit conference, organized by a team of volunteers. We are all active or aspiring software professionals, and we are excited to bring together a diverse group of JavaScript enthusiasts and friends to learn and network. With this conference, we want to contribute to the cultivation of a welcoming, inclusive, and dynamic tech scene throughout the midwestern United States, and beyond!

Who should attend?
JS&Friends is for everyone. If you are interested in JavaScript or topics related to JavasScript, this conference is for you! Whether you are a seasoned professional, a bootcamp or college student, a self-taught dev, or anywhere in between, this conference is for you!

Where is my money going?
Proceeds from JS&Friends will be used to help cultivate the developer community in the Midwestern United States and beyond. Since this is our first year, this could mean putting the money into expanded speaker and attendee benefits and outreach for next year. It could mean helping aspiring programmers through bootcamp scholarships. It could mean sponsoring local Meetup groups around JavaScript and related technologies. We’re excited about the possibilities, and we welcome your input!


2020 Speakers

Alexander Carroll
Software Engineer, Rhove

Alejandro Mercado
Training and Certification Manager, Linux Professional Institute

Arun Michael Dsouza
Technology Enthusiast, Speaker, Open Source Software Author and Contributor.

Ashley Narcisse
Software Engineer II, Ultimate Software

Bekah Hawrot Weigel
Independent Software Developer

Robert A. Fornal
Senior Solutions Developer, Leading EDJE

Chris Silivestru
Senior Software Engineer, Shopify Plus

Crux Conception, M. Psych
Ph.D. candidate, International speaker, BehavioralProfiler, Motivational, TeamBuilder, TeamDynamics, SocialEngineer

David Neal
Senior Developer Advocate, Okta, Inc.

Deneisha Franklin
Diversity & Inclusion Champion, Tech Enthusiast, ComSpark Central Ohio Tech Power Player

Eric S Bishard
Senior Developer Advocate, Couchbase

Eric Potter
Technical Strategist, Aptera, Microsoft MVP

Erik J. Olson
CEO of Array Digital - Bold Marketing for Aggressive Growth

Guy Royse
Seasoned software engineer, developer advocate, and international speaker.

Håkan Silfvernagel
Manager AI and Big Data, Miles AS | Microsoft AI MVP | International Speaker

Jamie Wright
Maker of internet things

Jerry Valentine
Innovator, Social Entrepreneur

Jeremy Meiss
DevRel & Community Professional

Joel Lord
Developer Advocate, Red Hat OpenShift

John SJ Anderson
VP, Technology, Infinity Interactive

Jordan Powell
Celina Insurance Group

Martine Dowden
UX/UI Designer & Developer, GDE, MVP

Mel McGee
Founder & CEO of We Can Code IT

Michael Leners
Software Engineer, Cardinal Health

Michael Richardson
Tech Lead at Kroger Digital and Developer Community Organizer

Mike Hand
Senior Consultant, HMB

Palmidia Jetzabel Garay Dávila
Front End Developer

Rob Richardson
Enterprise Architect

Robert Aboukhalil
Bioinformatics Software Engineer

Russell Skaggs
Creative Technologist

Ryan Cromwell
Technical Director, Sparkbox

Sarah Dutkiewicz
Microsoft MVP, Data Science Adventurer, Polyglot Programmer

Shodipo Ayomide
Senior Developer Advocate, Fleek

Tamas Piros
Director, Full Stack Training

Ted Pennings
Product Engineer, Lightstep

Tyler Blake
Lead Mobile Developer, FocustApps LLC

Vladimir Repin

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsors

• CircleCI
• WeCanCodeIT
• Lightstep
• OutSystems