What is Space City JS?
- Matt Keas, Instructor from The Iron Yard
- Jonathan Birkholz, Organizer of houston.js
- Alan Lee, Lead developer, head volunteer, and space enthusiast
- Paige Bailey, PyLadies HTX
- Amanda Shih, Organizer of some Houston development activities + groups
Here, we are working to energize the Houston scene by sharing the talent that our growing city has to offer with the world, and bringing some of the world here to Houston.
Our goal is to educate and move Houston's developer scene forward by facilitating the networking opportunities and lessons-learned that conferences provide.
Why Should I Attend?
Here's what the conference will have to offer to attendees:
- Technical topics and practical guidance you can't find anywhere else
- World-class speakers delivering future-focused sessions
- An overload of inspiration
- A rousing after-party to unwind at after an amazing day of sessions
- Coffee breaks
What organizations are behind Space City JS?
The organizations involved are:
However, the people behind it are what drive this community-focused event. These people are involved in houston.js and are driven to legitimize technical communities here in Houston.
All proceeds will go towards the Space City JS experience (swag, after-party, branding, community outreach, hosting workshops for the community). Any positive net will go towards other non-profit and community-oriented events and organizations in Houston:
- Space City JS 2016
- Rails Girls Houston
- Girl Develop It
- civic hackathons in Houston
- other outreach and educational events
Space City JS' Pre-party is going to be spectacular. In fact, you can spend the evening hanging out with the conference speakers and staff, enjoy lots of great beer/food, and meet the great minds of our industry (both Houstonians and non!). You won't want to miss this!
We've rented the brewery out.
For $25, you can hangout with the speakers and volunteers at an exclusive Saint Arnold's event!
- Hang out with speakers and staff
- Unlimited beer
- Nine different beers on taps at one of Texas's finest microbreweries
- Enjoy some quality food
- Play some games, talk shop, network
Most importantly, talk shop with local and national innovators in the web development scene! These are separate tickets available above in the tickets section.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Behavior Driven Development and Testing for the Real World
My New Friend Jenkins – A Front-Ender does Continuous Integration
- "Lessons Learned"
- Successful implementations from a project or product
- Developing mobile web applications, and one-size-fits-all codebases
- Working with UI, UX, interactions, graphics, and media
- Successful implementations of games and game frameworks
- Successful uses of client side MV* libraries and frameworks, and the gotchas associated with them
- Editing, visualizing, and efficiently working with lots of data
The deadline to submit ended on Saturday, December 13th, 2014.
Want to sponsor?
We want to put your brand and your product in the hands of the professional Houston community, and if you get in touch with us, we would love to make your company one of the few who's products and brands that we share with our audience.
We want your brand and product to actually connect with the Space City JS audience. We work with you to figure out how to do that effectively for everyone.
Interested? Please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Conference Code of Conduct
All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.
Alert our staff. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts or special badges.
The Quick Version
Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.
The Less Quick Version
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded t-shirts.
Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.
Guidelines through http://confcodeofconduct.com/.
If you have questions, comments, or concerns ahead of the conference, email us at email@example.com.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your specific interview request, deadline and press outlet for which you are on assignment. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. In order to meet press deadlines, advanced notice is always appreciated.
No refunds... sorry! Please gift your ticket to a co-worker or friend. (See our Substitution policy for details.)
Tickets are transferable without a fee by sending an email to email@example.com. This must be done prior to close of business on Mar 1, 2014. Attendees must have a badge with their name on it!
YOU MIGHT BE PHOTOGRAPHED, VIDEOTAPED AND/OR BROADCAST ON OUR WEB SITES WITH NO COMPENSATION. By attending Space City JS, you waive any injury or talent claims whatsoever and accept these terms and conditions. Specifically, you claim no copyright interest in your image if used as part of any websites, any video images, or any promotional materials for Space City JS or others. By purchasing a badge, you hereby RELEASE ALL BROADCAST & TALENT RIGHTS.
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I'm interested in speaking at SpaceCityJS. Who can I talk to?
I want to be a speaker. What should I be prepared to do?
One thing we believe is hugely important is to ensure that speakers and delegates (attendees) mix freely. We wanted every speaker to also feel like they were attending, and we wanted to ensure that attendees felt every bit as important to us as the speakers. So:
- Spend your time during and after the conference socializing with attendees.
- Speakers and attendees all get awesome swag - there won't be special speakers' badges or anything. We'll just raise the bar for everyone. :-)
Speakers can really make a conference. Their talks are the reason people come, and form the foundations of conversations amongst attendees. We all owe it to each other to build something together.
I submitted a session. What happens next?
The organizers will review all of the session submissions and make their selections in early December. You'll be contacted via e-mail if the we have any questions or need follow up information. If your session has been accepted, we'll let you know by mid to late December.
What happens if my session is chosen? What will I need to do?
Plan to be at Space City JS 2015 and be ready to present to our crowd full of information-hungry attendees. You'll have a lot of fun as a Space City JS presenter and will meet tons of interesting folks along the way. It also means a commitment to working hard on your presentation and meeting all Space City JS deadlines.
The organizers will help you buff and polish your presentation (if you request it) so that you are proud to present it to the world. One month before the event, we will ask you to submit some slides so we can see how things are going.
Does Space City JS pay speaker fees? What about travel expenses?
Space City JS does not pay speaker fees at this time.
However, we will try to help you with travel expenses – flight, hotel / AirBnB, and a speakers' dinner. We'll do everything we can to advise you on travel and hotel arrangements. Of course, you'll get hooked up with free goods, and Space City JS badge.
If your company is interested in sponsoring your travel, please let us know. This will help us keep our speaker-curators focused on talk content instead of how many people we can afford to fly into town.
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