Online jQuery Conference 2011

Sam Deering

jquery summit 2011

Hi jQuery fans! I want to bring to your attention the 3rd Annual Online jQuery Live Conference 2011 which is happening November 15-16, 2011 from 9AM to 5PM (CT). jQuery4u is bringing you a fantastic offer of 20% discount. Sign up today and improve your jQuery Skills and Knowledge in the comfort of your own desk!

Bring all the jQuery experts to your desktop LIVE! What an opportunity!

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jQuery4u’s Review!

  • Not having to travel to the conference is a big bonus for those with low budgets and limited spare time.
  • It’s a 2 day conference so you can either attend Day1 and/or Day2.
  • It seems Day 1 focuses more towards Web Designers and Day to more towards Web Developers.
  • The ability to login and watch the sessions again online is also a big bonus.
  • To interact you don’t even need a webcam or mic you can ask questions directly via chat, and only the presenters appear on camera. So, webcams and mics are not necessary for attendance!

Why attend the jQuery Summit?

  • Attending a conference online means no travel hassle!
  • Bring the experts live to your desktop!
  • Time spent on the road is better spent instead in the office or with family, friends!
  • Sessions are developed to dive deeper into the material!
  • Ask questions directly to the speakers!
  • Can’t make it the day of the conference? Watch the recordings whenever you want!

Key Sessions & Speakers

Ben Alman

Session: jQuery & QUnit
Session: Building Your Own jQuery Plugins

“Co wboy” Ben Alman currentlycurrently work at Bocoup as Director of Training and Pluginization, where I am responsible for the development of beginner and advanced JavaScript, jQuery and HTML5 training curricula.

In addition to my training and client work at Bocoup, I write articles and give presentations advocating JavaScript and jQuery code organization techniques and best practices.

When he’s not creating a new plugin (or writing articles on creating plugins), Ben can be found in the official jQuery IRC channel, helping newbies learn how to $(‘body’).append(‘hello world’).

In addition to web development, Ben is an avid photographer and funk bass player, and can be seen taking photos and playing around the greater Boston, MA area.

Sarah Chipps

Session: jQuery & Browser Plugins

In 2010 she started an organization called Girl Develop It, which teaches low cost web development classes geared towards women.

Girl Develop It has had over 400 students in New York City, and now has several chapters around the US.

She likes speaking to and meeting with diverse groups from the Girl Scouts to straight up code junkies.

Her goal is to inspire more females to see that being a developer is fun and glamorous.

Dan Heberden

Session: Deferreds into jQuery

I’m a web designer/developer/consultant based in Portland, Oregon.

I spend most of my time working and contributing as a team member of the jQuery project, helping others come to a better understanding of programming (Javascript, specifically) and of course, working. I love teaching, contributing, and helping others in the development community.

Other than that, I spend the rest of my time playing dodgeball, kickball, snowboarding, drinking, enjoying the outdoors, bowling, socializing ? you know, human stuff.

I?m often in #jquery and #jquery-dev on and of course twitter @danheberden so feel free to find me, follow me, or contact me.

Anton Kovalyov

Session: jQuery Development Workflow

Anton Kovalyov is a Front-End Engineer at Disqus, and has guided development on the Disqus commenting widget since the company?s earliest days.

He maintains and contributes to a number of open-source JavaScript projects, including JSHint, and easyXDM, a cross-domain messaging library.

Garann Means

Session: Structuring Your DOM-based Application

Garann has been doing front-end web development for three years, after spending many years as an end-to-end developer.

She’s passionate about JavaScript, its buddies HTML and CSS, and building really big client-side applications.

She lives in Austin, TX, where she organizes the Austin All-Girl Hack Nightand Girl Develop It Austin.

Addy Osmani

Session: jQuery & MVC

Ben Vinegar

Session: jQuery & iframe Programming

Ben Vinegar is a web application developer with a penchant for JavaScript and Ruby.

He’s currently employed as a Front-end Engineer at Disqus, where he focuses on building their embedded commenting widget.

Rick Waldron

Session: jQuery & HTML5 Video

Estelle Weyl

Session: jQuery & CSS Selectors

Estelle Weyl started her professional life in architecture, then managed teen health programs.

In 2000, she took the natural step of becoming a web standardista. She has consulted for Kodakgallery, Yahoo! and Apple, among others.

Estelle shares esoteric tidbits learned while programming CSS, JavaScript and XHTML in her blog at and provides tutorials and detailed grids of CSS3 and HTML5 browser support in her blog

She is the author of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript for Mobile and HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World. While not coding, she works in construction, de-hippifying her 1960?s throwback abode.

Andrew Wirick

Session: jQuery UI

Andrew Wirick is a aspiring well funder, Penn Sate alum, front end web developer, amateur investor and homebrewer.

He spends his web life working for appendTo where he trains developers on topics from jQuery foundations to rich web application development.

He helps run, which supplies free online training.

Andrew enjoys viewing life through a lighthearted lens in the secretly incredible Omaha, Nebraska.

Nicholas Zakas

Session: Progressive Enhancement

What people are saying

“This conference was a load of fun. I loved the instant feedback from the speakers and the atmosphere.”- John-David Dalton,
Web Application Developer & Web Performance Summit Attendee
“I love these online conferences. It’s convenient and you can still learn a lot from the comfort of your home or at work.”- Candi Ligutan, Producer
“An absolutely fantastic event. Well done—will definitely be back for more!- Russ Weakley,
Chair of Web Standards Group & CSS Summit Attendee

How Online Conferences Work

Once you are registered, you will receive a follow-up email to confirm your reservation.

Later on, as the event draws near, you will receive a more detailed message, with the full schedule and other helpful information to help you take full advantage of your conference-going experience and plan your day.

On the day of the conference, you will receive an email invitation about 45 minutes before everything starts.

Click on the enclosed link to sign in and enter the virtual meeting space. Once you are signed in, you’ll be able to see and hear the presentations as they happen, ask questions as needed and chat with the other attendees if you like!

Technical Specifications: to attend The Summit, you will need a modern web browser (Firefox 1.5, IE 6 & Safari 2 or newer, for example) and a recent version of the Adobe Flash Player.

Follow this link to run our system diagnostic (opens in a new window). It will let you know right away which plug-ins, if any, you will need to update before the event.

Still have questions? Drop us a line or contact us at if there’s anything else you’d like to know.

About the Online Host

Environments for Humans – The Summit Series brings together expert speakers to explore one topic from different angles, all in one day. Each Summit is chock-full of focused, current content that is highly relevant to today’s Web Designers and Developers. And since it’s all online, you save the expense and hassle of travel. See you at the Summit!

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