LXJS

Official blog of the LXJS Conference

April 8, 2014 at 1:49pm
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This year we are introducing some changes to the LXJS conference format. We are passionate about enabling developer communities in Portugal, and showing the most forward thinking (and sometimes a bit wacky) JavaScript projects out there can make an you effective and happy developer.

Why would you change LXJS in the first place?”

The short answer is: 'If we truly believe and feel passionate about making it happen this way, why not do it?’.

In each LXJS edition we receive a couple hundred messages thanking the team for the experience and hard work that we put for the conference. But more importantly, a great many of them ask us how we did it and how they can empower their community too. (Fact: LXJS has ~60% international attendees.)

LXJS has been successful increasing the enthusiasm about the JavaScript in our local communities. We are very happy when we see other meetups, conferences and unconferences appear as a result of LXJS. However the majority of the “action” is focused around the time when LXJS happens, and fades away in the following months.

Our conference format has served us well in the past two years, and we are aware change comes with risk. But we think we can do more. We need to do better. And so we will.

For that we need a new format that can enable local communities to flourish.

LXJS will still have the famous 20 minute talks by the community in the morning; so you get that shared experience you know and love. :)

Afternoons however will be very different. We won’t tell you the plan and ruin the surprise (no spoilers right?) but it will be something special.

Closer to the conference, we will lift the curtin a bit for you, but the fun will be at LXJS, 27-28 Jun!

October 2, 2013 at 11:37am
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Green Tone Bits are MP3Jing sessions that aim to expose and share some of the finest free digital music, mostly released by Netlabels and/or under Creative Commons licenses.

Born in February 2009 and presented by Dinis Correia and Ricardo Mestre, Green Tone Bits sessions cover various music genres (featuring artists from all over the globe), but generally electronic music is the theme.

They are usually live streamed on the interwebs and the playlists (well, most of them) are available for free download on the Green Tone Bits website.

Green Tone Bits are MP3Jing sessions that aim to expose and share some of the finest free digital music, mostly released by Netlabels and/or under Creative Commons licenses.

Born in February 2009 and presented by Dinis Correia and Ricardo Mestre, Green Tone Bits sessions cover various music genres (featuring artists from all over the globe), but generally electronic music is the theme.

They are usually live streamed on the interwebs and the playlists (well, most of them) are available for free download on the Green Tone Bits website.

September 26, 2013 at 8:48pm
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Yammer is the leading provider of enterprise social networks, enabling organizations to make transformative changes quickly by empowering employees to collaborate across departments, geographies, content and business applications. The basic version of Yammer is free, and customers can pay to upgrade their network to receive additional administrative and security controls, priority customer service and a dedicated customer success manager. Companies and organizations from across the globe, including more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500, are using our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to improve employee productivity and engagement. Visit our blog to see how our customers are benefiting from Yammer.

Yammer is the leading provider of enterprise social networks, enabling organizations to make transformative changes quickly by empowering employees to collaborate across departments, geographies, content and business applications. The basic version of Yammer is free, and customers can pay to upgrade their network to receive additional administrative and security controls, priority customer service and a dedicated customer success manager. Companies and organizations from across the globe, including more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500, are using our award-winning Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution to improve employee productivity and engagement. Visit our blog to see how our customers are benefiting from Yammer.

September 15, 2013 at 2:54pm
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We would like to send out a very special thanks to We Are One, who for the second year are helping us with the venue and event setup. Here are some words from them:


  Our core business is communication and image strategy. 
  (naming, branding, image development, events, internal communication, and more)
  
  We do it following our vision in witch we believe in a world in continuous change, in a permanent mutative ecosystem that lunches new challenges constantly.
  
  With the creative insight that raise form this continuous awareness we acknowledge the present and make our contribution for a positive impact in organizations for the benefit of all the individual parts.

We would like to send out a very special thanks to We Are One, who for the second year are helping us with the venue and event setup. Here are some words from them:

Our core business is communication and image strategy. (naming, branding, image development, events, internal communication, and more)

We do it following our vision in witch we believe in a world in continuous change, in a permanent mutative ecosystem that lunches new challenges constantly.

With the creative insight that raise form this continuous awareness we acknowledge the present and make our contribution for a positive impact in organizations for the benefit of all the individual parts.

September 9, 2013 at 12:31pm
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With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more.

There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips. Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you.

Check out their developers website to find out what you can do with Spotify’s developer platform or have a look at their jobs section if you’re looking for a new challenge!

With Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more.

There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips. Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you.

Check out their developers website to find out what you can do with Spotify’s developer platform or have a look at their jobs section if you’re looking for a new challenge!

August 29, 2013 at 3:53pm
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Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We emphasize principle over profit, and believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. We work with a worldwide community to create open source products like Mozilla Firefox, and to innovate for the benefit of the individual and the betterment of the Web. The result is great products built by passionate people and better choices for everyone.

Mozilla is a global, nonprofit organization dedicated to making the Web better. We emphasize principle over profit, and believe that the Web is a shared public resource to be cared for, not a commodity to be sold. We work with a worldwide community to create open source products like Mozilla Firefox, and to innovate for the benefit of the individual and the betterment of the Web. The result is great products built by passionate people and better choices for everyone.

3:50pm
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Booking.com is the world’s leading online accommodation provider, operating across 176 countries in 41 languages. Their team of designers, developers, database engineers & Sysadmins solve complicated problems at huge scale.

Follow their developer blog and have a look at their careers site if you’re interested in job opportunities.

Booking.com is the world’s leading online accommodation provider, operating across 176 countries in 41 languages. Their team of designers, developers, database engineers & Sysadmins solve complicated problems at huge scale.

Follow their developer blog and have a look at their careers site if you’re interested in job opportunities.

3:45pm
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SAPO is a brand and subsidiary company of the Portugal Telecom Group. It is a Portuguese internet service provider that started as a search engine when founded in 1995. It is also the largest and one of the most innovative web companies in Portugal.

They also work with a lot of open source technologies and usually publish some of their own projects.

If you’re interested in working with them, have a look at their Portuguese or English jobs pages.

SAPO will also be providing our internet connectivity providers for the venue.

SAPO is a brand and subsidiary company of the Portugal Telecom Group. It is a Portuguese internet service provider that started as a search engine when founded in 1995. It is also the largest and one of the most innovative web companies in Portugal.

They also work with a lot of open source technologies and usually publish some of their own projects.

If you’re interested in working with them, have a look at their Portuguese or English jobs pages.

SAPO will also be providing our internet connectivity providers for the venue.

August 16, 2013 at 12:35pm
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At the end of 2012 a group of Node.js core maintainers and experts came together with folks from the enterprise to build a professional organization to stand behind Node.js and its ecosystem.

StrongLoop’s mission is to support developers who have committed to Node.js for their projects. The StrongLoop website is full of resources for developers to grow their projects on Node.js.

StrongLoop’s vision is to continue developing a supported Node.js platform, enhancing and hardening Node.js itself, evolving and supporting the libraries that are needed to build an application, and creating tools and services that enhance the experience of running a professional Node.js application.

At the end of 2012 a group of Node.js core maintainers and experts came together with folks from the enterprise to build a professional organization to stand behind Node.js and its ecosystem.

StrongLoop’s mission is to support developers who have committed to Node.js for their projects. The StrongLoop website is full of resources for developers to grow their projects on Node.js.

StrongLoop’s vision is to continue developing a supported Node.js platform, enhancing and hardening Node.js itself, evolving and supporting the libraries that are needed to build an application, and creating tools and services that enhance the experience of running a professional Node.js application.

August 9, 2013 at 1:50pm
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We work with a range of clients from technology startups to multi-nationals and fortune 500 companies. Our business is founded on helping technology companies to adopt game-changing web technologies in order to make the future happen today.

Working with nearForm guarantees that you will get the right technology expertise for delivering your vision. Our approach is to engage and integrate with your technical team to help them to learn. We do much more than build amazing technology for you; we include your staff as part of our project team and they learn by working with us. Our aim is to leave you self-sufficient at the end of a project; we provide ongoing support and mentoring to your people after the project has finished.

We do much more than build amazing technology for you; we include your staff as part of our project team and they learn by working with us. Our aim is to leave you self-sufficient at the end of a project; we provide ongoing support and mentoring to your people after the project has finished.

Our aim is to leave you self-sufficient at the end of a project; we provide ongoing support and mentoring to your people after the project has finished.

We work with a range of clients from technology startups to multi-nationals and fortune 500 companies. Our business is founded on helping technology companies to adopt game-changing web technologies in order to make the future happen today.

Working with nearForm guarantees that you will get the right technology expertise for delivering your vision. Our approach is to engage and integrate with your technical team to help them to learn. We do much more than build amazing technology for you; we include your staff as part of our project team and they learn by working with us. Our aim is to leave you self-sufficient at the end of a project; we provide ongoing support and mentoring to your people after the project has finished.

We do much more than build amazing technology for you; we include your staff as part of our project team and they learn by working with us. Our aim is to leave you self-sufficient at the end of a project; we provide ongoing support and mentoring to your people after the project has finished.

Our aim is to leave you self-sufficient at the end of a project; we provide ongoing support and mentoring to your people after the project has finished.

1:47pm
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PhoneGap is an open source framework for quickly building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, Javascript and CSS.

Building applications for each device–iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and more–requires different frameworks and languages. PhoneGap solves this by using standards-based web technologies to bridge web applications and mobile devices. Since PhoneGap apps are standards compliant, they’re future-proofed to work with browsers as they evolve.

PhoneGap has been downloaded over 1 million times and is being used by over 400,000 developers. Thousands of apps built using PhoneGap are available in mobile app stores and directories.

PhoneGap is an open source framework for quickly building cross-platform mobile apps using HTML5, Javascript and CSS.

Building applications for each device–iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile and more–requires different frameworks and languages. PhoneGap solves this by using standards-based web technologies to bridge web applications and mobile devices. Since PhoneGap apps are standards compliant, they’re future-proofed to work with browsers as they evolve.

PhoneGap has been downloaded over 1 million times and is being used by over 400,000 developers. Thousands of apps built using PhoneGap are available in mobile app stores and directories.

July 30, 2013 at 1:58pm
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We would like to thank Condé Nast for supporting Thorsten Lorenz travelling costs.

Condé Nast is home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories

In recent times, they’ve embraced Node.js and JavaScript as part of their technology stack, and attempt to contribute back to open source projects whenever possible.

We would like to thank Condé Nast for supporting Thorsten Lorenz travelling costs.

Condé Nast is home to some of the world’s most celebrated media brands. In the United States, Condé Nast publishes 18 consumer magazines, four business-to-business publications, 27 websites, and more than 50 apps for mobile and tablet devices, all of which define excellence in their categories

In recent times, they’ve embraced Node.js and JavaScript as part of their technology stack, and attempt to contribute back to open source projects whenever possible.

July 29, 2013 at 3:26pm
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We would like to thank Lab49 for sponsoring Domenic Denicola’s travel costs.

Lab49 is a technology consulting firm that specializes in transformational projects in the financial services industry. Lab49’s global delivery organization works with the world’s leading financial organizations to bring industry-leading technologies and software development methodology to bear solving problems across the lifecycle from pre-trade analytics, through trade execution, all the way to back office risk systems. We are currently looking to expand our teams in London, Sydney, Dublin, New York and Washington DC.

We would like to thank Lab49 for sponsoring Domenic Denicola’s travel costs.

Lab49 is a technology consulting firm that specializes in transformational projects in the financial services industry. Lab49’s global delivery organization works with the world’s leading financial organizations to bring industry-leading technologies and software development methodology to bear solving problems across the lifecycle from pre-trade analytics, through trade execution, all the way to back office risk systems. We are currently looking to expand our teams in London, Sydney, Dublin, New York and Washington DC.

July 24, 2013 at 7:16pm
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When we saw the Transparency Report from JSConf EU, we were inspired. So we decided to follow their example — we’re pleased to share the LXJS 2012 Transparency Report with you!

Openness is important. That’s why, in this beautiful infographic from our amazing friends, and co-organizers at Quodis, we’re sharing details on how we spent the money that came in last year through attendees and sponsors. While we’re at it, we’ve shared our values and a few other fun statistics and numbers. You can find it on our about page:

http://lxjs.org/about

We hope this gives everyone better insight into how LXJS is put together, serves as a resource to other global conference organizers, and helps convince you to join us in October for LXJS 2013!

Remember, you’ve got one last chance to get LXJS tickets at their regular price! They’ll be going on sale next Sunday, July 28th 19:00 UTC+1 so mark your calendar. :)

When we saw the Transparency Report from JSConf EU, we were inspired. So we decided to follow their example — we’re pleased to share the LXJS 2012 Transparency Report with you!

Openness is important. That’s why, in this beautiful infographic from our amazing friends, and co-organizers at Quodis, we’re sharing details on how we spent the money that came in last year through attendees and sponsors. While we’re at it, we’ve shared our values and a few other fun statistics and numbers. You can find it on our about page:

http://lxjs.org/about

We hope this gives everyone better insight into how LXJS is put together, serves as a resource to other global conference organizers, and helps convince you to join us in October for LXJS 2013!

Remember, you’ve got one last chance to get LXJS tickets at their regular price! They’ll be going on sale next Sunday, July 28th 19:00 UTC+1 so mark your calendar. :)

July 23, 2013 at 5:26pm
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Announcing our latest sponsor, appendTo!

appendTo is a leader in Front-End Software Solutions, specializing in JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 and Mobile Development. They offer a variety of solutions for everyone from small businesses to enterprise clientele.

They provide services in HTML5/JavaScript consulting, Remote Staff augmentation, OnSite training and custom development, and they’ve worked with a wide variety of high profile customers.

And apart from that they are committed to open source and giving back to the jQuery community.

We’re really proud to have them on board!

Announcing our latest sponsor, appendTo!

appendTo is a leader in Front-End Software Solutions, specializing in JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 and Mobile Development. They offer a variety of solutions for everyone from small businesses to enterprise clientele.

They provide services in HTML5/JavaScript consulting, Remote Staff augmentation, OnSite training and custom development, and they’ve worked with a wide variety of high profile customers.

And apart from that they are committed to open source and giving back to the jQuery community.

We’re really proud to have them on board!