June 5th, 2010

Austin, TX

var TXJS = JS + BBQ + you;

TXJS is a full-day conference in Austin, Texas, featuring some of the best minds in JavaScript.

  • Friday Night Gather your strength for a full day of JavaScript by joining us at The Ginger Man in downtown Austin from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. for TXJS Hapy Hour. Sponsored by Facebook — the first two beers are on the house!
  • Saturday Day A whole lotta JavaScripters hanging out from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Marchesa Hall & Theater — we’ll have three rooms with speakers going all day, plus a lounge for informal conversation and hacking. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m.
  • Saturday Night After the conference, get your JavaScript on with a hack night and party at Texas Coworking on Austin’s fabulous Sixth Street, sponsored by Google and hosted by Austin JS.


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  Track A: Theater Track B: Hall Track C: Annex
A shuttle bus will be available to take you from the Driskill Hotel in downtown Austin to The Marchesa. The shuttle will start at 8am, and the last pickup will be at 9am.
8:15-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcome  
9:10-9:20 Break
9:20-10:10 Douglas Crockford: Really, JavaScript? spkr8.com/t/3306 Tom Occhino: Front End Abstractions at Facebook spkr8.com/t/3314
10:10-10:20 Break
10:20-11:00 John Resig: JavaScript on the Mobile Web spkr8.com/t/3315 Mike Taylor: Regressive Enhancement, or HTML5 for crappy browsers spkr8.com/t/3319
11:00-11:10 Break
11:10-11:50 Dan Webb: Building @anywhere: A Client-side Interface to Twitter spkr8.com/t/3320 Joe McCann: Rapid Prototyping with JavaScript spkr8.com/t/3313 Douglas Crockford: The JSON Saga
11:50-12:00 Break
12:00-12:40 Paul Irish: 10 Things I Learned from the jQuery Source spkr8.com/t/3310 Eugene Lazutkin: Dojo for Programmers spkr8.com/t/3311 Jeffrey Van Gogh: Reactive Extensions for JavaScript

Lunch — Open Bar sponsored by (mt) Media Temple

1:40-2:20 Nicole Sullivan: The Top 5 Mistakes of Massive CSS spkr8.com/t/3318 Alex Sexton: Breaking The Cross Domain Barrier spkr8.com/t/3316
2:20-2:30 Break
2:30-3:10 Tom Hughes-Croucher: JavaScript Everywhere! Creating a 100% JavaScript web stack spkr8.com/t/3307 Andrew Dupont: How Custom Events Will Save The Universe spkr8.com/t/3308 John Hann: Sneak Peek: Cujo - Dojo, CSS3, MVC spkr8.com/t/3478
3:10-3:20 Break
3:20-4:00 Juriy Zaytsev: Dive into ECMAScript 5 spkr8.com/t/3321 Brandon Aaron: Special Events: Beyond Custom Events spkr8.com/t/3304 Jason Huggins: JavaScript Frameworks & Functional Testing
4:00-4:10 Break
4:10-4:50 Peter Higgins: It's Just JavaScript spkr8.com/t/3309 Tim Caswell: Writing a real-time game with NodeJS spkr8.com/t/3305
4:50-5:00 Break
5:00-5:40 Brian LeRoux: F#$% Yeah, Mobile JavaScript spkr8.com/t/3312 Kyle Simpson: Web Performance & UI Architecture spkr8.com/t/3317
5:40-6:00 Thanks and wrapup  
A shuttle bus will be available to take you from The Marchesa back to downtown Austin, dropping off at Texas Coworking (across the street from the Driskill Hotel). The shuttle will start at 6pm, and the last pickup will be at 7pm.


  • Brandon Aaron

    Brandon Aaron, jQuery team member

  • Tim Caswell

    Tim Caswell, Node.js contributor and founder of howtonode.org

  • Douglas Crockford

    Douglas Crockford, JavaScript architect at Yahoo! and author of "JavaScript: The Good Parts"

  • Tom Hughes-Croucher

    Tom Hughes-Croucher, technical evangelist at Yahoo!

  • Andrew Dupont

    Andrew Dupont, Prototype core team member

  • Peter Higgins

    Peter Higgins, Dojo project lead

  • Paul Irish

    Paul Irish, jQuery team member and yayQuery podcast co-host

  • Eugene Lazutkin

    Eugene Lazutkin, Dojo committer

  • Brian LeRoux

    Brian LeRoux, software architect at Nitobi and PhoneGap hacker/contributor

  • Joe McCann

    Joe McCann, senior technologist at Frog Design

  • Tom Occhino

    Tom Occhino, Facebook

  • John Resig

    John Resig, creator of the jQuery JavaScript library

  • Alex Sexton

    Alex Sexton, labs engineer at Bazaarvoice and yayQuery podcast co-host

  • Kyle Simpson

    Kyle Simpson, author of LABjs

  • Nicole Sullivan

    Nicole Sullivan, CSS ninja and performance engineer

  • Mike Taylor

    Mike Taylor, HTML5 aficionado and front-end developer at Tunecore

  • Dan Webb

    Dan Webb, Twitter

  • Juriy Zaytsev

    Juriy Zaytsev (aka @kangax), expert JavaScript wrangler and Prototype core developer

Saturday hack night & party sponsored by


Friday night happy hour at
The Ginger Man sponsored by


Open bar at The Marchesa sponsored by

(mt) Media Temple

Shuttle bus to and from The Marchesa sponsored by


Amenity Sponsors


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Media Sponsors

ATX Web Show


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