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We are so happy to host some of the most amazing people who shape the web everyday and who want to inspire and share their experience with you. Over the two days 18 speakers from all over the world will host in-depth sessions in 2 tracks.

JSCamp.Asia 2012 Schedule
  • Eric Bidelman
    Eric Bidelman
    "Web Components Are the Future!"

    Eric is a Senior Developer Programs Engineer on the Google Chrome team. He is the author of "Using the HTML5 Filesystem API" and a core contributor to html5rocks.com. Prior to Google, Eric worked as a software engineer at the University of Michigan where he designed rich web applications and APIs for the university's 19 libraries.
  • Tim Oxley
    Tim Oxley
    "Client-side Frameworks: A Vehicle of Oppression"

    Tim is a JavaScript freelancer from Brisbane, working with the node.js platform and client-side MVC applications. He is passionate about readable, maintainable, organized code though best-practices, refactoring and tests. He works alongside Rails developers for international clients and organizes CampJS in Australia.
  • Giorgio Sardo
    Giorgio Sardo
    “From Zero to Hero! Building a Windows Store Game in HTML5”

    Giorgio is a Director of the Windows Evangelism group at Microsoft in Redmond, winner of the Imagine Cup worldwide championship and nominated as Best Consultant of the Year from the British Computer Society. Giorgio is a popular speaker worldwide and in the last 5 years he has presented at hundreds of conferences around the globe. He is the mind behind many beautiful HTML5 applications and games available at beautyoftheweb.com and in the Windows Store.
  • Jed Schmidt
    Jed Schmidt
    “Markup and Style without HTML and CSS”

    Jed is a JavaScript developer based in Tokyo, and has been using node.js since just before its debut in 2009. He maintains a variety of open-source JavaScript libraries from database bindings to DOM builders, and has built several fun projects, including 140byt.es, a tweet-sized code golfing contest, and Ramendan, a grueling month-long test of ramen devotion.
  • Jan Jongboom
    Jan Jongboom
    “The Architect Way”

    Jan Jongboom got in a real life fight when someone declared JavaScript 'just some scripting language'. During the day he channels his JavaScript love as a member of the Cloud9 IDE development team, making bad jokes about VBScript and dreaming of happy hour. The only native Brit in the company described him in one word: 'cheeky'. You can see him live on stage regularly, with talks about Cloud9, node.js, scaling and mobile development.
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  • Divya Manian
    Divya Manian
    "CSS Next"

    Divya is part of the Adobe Web Platform Team. She made the jump from developing device drivers for Motorola phones to designing websites and has not looked back since. She takes her duties as an Open Web vigilante seriously which has resulted in collaborative projects such as HTML5 Please and HTML5 Boilerplate.
  • Irene Ros
    Irene Ros
    "Building Better Apps with Client-side Data"

    Irene is a Senior Developer and Data Visualization Specialist at Bocoup. Most recently Irene has been working with the Guardian Interactive Team in the UK on the Miso Project, an open source toolkit designed to expedite the creation of high-quality interactive storytelling and data visualisation content.
  • Kate Chapman
    Kate Chapman
    “Custom Maps Through OpenStreetMap”

    Kate Chapman is the Executive Director and a founding member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). HOT utilizes OpenStreetMap to create free geographic data for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Kate's most recent work has been in Indonesia in partnership with AusAID and the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) to collect infrastructure data. Kate was involved in development of multiple web-GIS applications. She acted as Developer Community Lead for GeoCommons and served in various technical roles at iMapData.
  • Lakshan Perera
    Lakshan Perera
    “Embracing the Static Web”

    Lakshan is a JavaScript developer from Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is the creator of Punch, web publishing framework and contributes to Aloha Editor project. He loves to experiment with different web technologies and build open source tools to increase developer happiness. Currently, he works as the lead developer of CurdBee, online invoicing service.
  • Tomasz Janczuk
    Tomasz Janczuk
    “Node.js on Windows”

    Tomasz is helping to develop and ship software for Microsoft. His current area of focus is node.js, JavaScript, and Windows Azure. Tomasz created iisnode, a mechanism that allows hosting node.js applications in IIS on Windows and Windows Azure. Before node.js he worked on .NET Framework and Silverlight, specializing in web service technologies, in particular security.
  • Sangmin Shim
    Sangmin Shim
    “High Performance Mobile Web Game Development in HTML5”

    Sangmin is a Senior JavaScript developer working at NHN and the creator of the JavaScript animation library Collie. He is very interested in making JavaScript apps run faster and more smoothly. He has authored a book titled "What You Need to Know about JavaScript’s Performance" and also writes mobile games using Collie.
  • Angus Croll
    Angus Croll
    "Parlez-Vous JavaScript?"

    Angus is a member of the Web Core team at Twitter. He is author of the JavaScript JavaScript blog and an upcoming JavaScript book for No Starch Press. Originally from the UK, Angus now lives in Sausalito, California.
  • Alex McCaw
    Alex MacCaw
    "Vastly Better User Experiences"

    Alex is a Ruby and JavaScript developer, O'Reilly author and works for Stripe, a developer focussed online-payment startup from San Francisco.
  • Michal Budzynski
    Michal Budzynski
    “Yo mama’s so ugly, she makes onions cry.”

    Michal is an Open Web Alchemist, working on Boot2Gecko project at Mozilla. In his free time he creates many ridiculous experiments like CSS Nyan Cat or All your gradient are belong to us. He officiates as an HTML5 GameDev trainer in W3C and ran technical workshops and tech-talks in many countries on different continents. He organizes onGameStart in Warsaw, the first HTML5 games conference and safely says that making web a better place is not just his job - it's his lifestyle. That's why he founds BLYSK, very first serious web animation tool.
  • Jason Smith
    Jason Smith
    “Real-world JavaScript”

    Jason has been an entrepreneur since 2002. He is an expert deploying, managing, and using CouchDB in the enterprise. He built the Iris Couch infrastructure and provides the technical vision of the Iris Couch platform.
  • Bradley Priest
    Bradley Priest
    “A Shallow Dive into Ember.JS”

    Bradley is the CTO and lead developer of a Singapore-based startup, TradeGecko. Previously primarily a Ruby developer, over the last 18 months he has thrown himself into the world of JS and client-side technologies, and is now a frequent contributor to Ember.js.
  • Henrik Karlström
    Henrik Karlström
    “Developing a multiplatform PvP game in JS”

    Henrik is the lead client developer and co-founder at HTML5 gaming startup NonStop Games. Originally from Finland, Henrik now lives in and works in Singapore.
  • Sebastian Burkhard
    Sebastian Burkhard
    “The missing Ruby core library for JavaScript”

    Sebastian cultivates a passionate on-and-off relationship with JavaScript. The past 5 years he neglected JS in favour of Ruby/Rails. He is working on RubyJS, a JS library that combines the good parts of JS with Ruby.


Over the time of the conference we want you to get your hands dirty. There's plenty of time, power and Wi-Fi to check out this new library, concept or idea you've heard about while the entire community is around. Even better: Professional hosts will explain and guide you in our workshop sessions.

JSCamp.Asia 2012 Schedule
  • Shannon "JJ" Behrens
    Shannon JJ Behrens
    "Dart Web Components"

    JJ is a developer advocate at Google. His goal is to help people write high-fidelity, high-performance, rich, client-side applications in Dart. He's a well-known member of the Python community. He blogs on topics such as Python, Ruby, Linux, open source software, the Web, and lesser-known programming languages.
  • Giorgio Sardo
    Giorgio Sardo
    “Build engaging Windows 8 UI Apps”

    Giorgio is a Director of the Windows Evangelism group at Microsoft in Redmond, winner of the Imagine Cup worldwide championship and nominated as Best Consultant of the Year from the British Computer Society. Giorgio is a popular speaker worldwide and in the last 5 years he has presented at hundreds of conferences around the globe. He is the mind behind many beautiful HTML5 applications and games available at beautyoftheweb.com and in the Windows Store.
  • John Britton and Zachary Adam Kaplan
    John and Zachary
    "Getting Bootstrapped with git"

    John Britton is a developer and community builder active in open source and education. He has organized events such as Open Everything and Mozilla Drumbeat in service of the open source community.
    Zachary Adam Kaplan is a programmer. Seriously! Together they join us from the US as the GitHub team of Liaisons for JSCamp.Asia!
  • Joshua Koo
    Joshua Koo
    “Getting Started with Three.js”

    Joshua's from Singapore, currently working for Zopim, an award winning startup based locally. He experiments with and contributes to three.js, a popular JavaScript 3D library. Some might already know him for his JavaScript and WebGL experiments.


JSCamp is not all Singapore has to offer for developers. Interested people can come together in Singapores trendy co-working spaces and work or contribute as a group to open source JavaScript projects or just hang out and socialize. We inform you here about events and places to go to around the time of the conference.

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  • Joyful Frog Digital Incubator
    Tech Entre- preneurship Meetup by JFDI
    Wed, Nov 28, 7pm

    Only JSCamp attendees can upgrade their ticket to attend the Tech Entrepreneurship Meetup by JFDI on the evening of November 28th for an additional S$60. The Joyful Frog Digital Incubator, Southeast Asia’s first Global Accelerator Network seed accelerator, is offering you the exclusive chance to connect with tech entrepreneurs and investors from all over the region over delicious food and drinks.

    #05-11 Block 71, Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139951 at one-north MRT
  • Frontend Developer User Group
    Frontend Developer User Group Meetup
    Tue, Nov 27, 7:00pm

    Singapore' Frontend User group will be having their very first meetup and there will be 3 talks along with fast paced lightning talks form the audience. [Talk 1] DRY CSS with SASS 3.2, css pre-processor along with new features and SASS gems by Vinay. [Talks 2] Things I learnt about responsive design and animation by Shiaw Uen. The user group is also looking for a 3rd speaker, so join the user group and register and come down for the meetup.

    Hackerspace.SG, 70A Bussorah Street, Singapore 199483, 10min walk from Bugis MRT
  • Python User Group
    Python User Group Meetup
    Sat, Dec 1, 7:00pm

    Singapore' Python user group is meeting up in December! Join them as the developers speak and share about all things python. (Talk 1) Fun ways to learn Python by Chris and Christian Boesch (Talk 2) Fun with GeoDjango by Chuan Yeong, Nai and Calvin. Join the Singapore Python User Group and if you are interested, you are welcome to submit a talk as well. Do register for the event and drop by!

    Hackerspace.SG, 70A Bussorah Street, Singapore 199483, 10min walk from Bugis MRT
  • Mambo - Sentosa Siloso Beach
    JSCamp.Asia Beach BBQ at Mambo
    Fri, Nov 30, 6pm

    Don't forget to pack your swimsuit for JSCamp. We'll have a legit beach party with iced cocktails, BBQ, a pool and the sea to round up the conference and get smoothly into the weekend. Everybody is invited, but only JSCamp attendees get free drinks and food and they don't need to worry about how to get there. We'll have in-style direct transport from the venue. Here is our facebook event so you can invite your friends.

    Mambo - Sentosa Siloso Beach, 40 Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098996
  • Singapore PHP User Group Meetup
    Singapore PHP User Group Meetup
    Wed, Nov 28, 7:30pm

    Singapore PHP developer group is meeting up with 2 talks in a row for the evening. (1) Kohana - Yet Another PHP Framework by Leong Hean Hong, freelance web developer. The speaker has been using Kohana for his personal projects, and would like to introduce it by comparing it against another popular php framework, CakePHP. (2) Soft-Launch of Open Source Project: PHP-Queue by Michael Cheng, Senior Software Engineer, mig33. PHP-Queue is an unified front-end for different queuing backends. Includes a REST server, CLI interface, daemon worker roles, etc. The event is free, so register here and mingle with other fellow PHP developers!

    Microsoft Singapore, One Marina Boulevard, 22nd floor, Room 12, Singapore 018989 at Raffles Place MRT
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  • Joyful Frog Digital Incubator
    Meet up at The HUB Singapore
    Nov 27+28 (Tue/Wed), Dec 1+2 (Sat/Sun)

    For those arriving days early or leaving late for JSCamp, The HUB Singapore offers you a desk, Wi-Fi to get some work done and like-minded people to hang out with. It's centrally located at Somerset MRT and they do great coffee. This offer is valid only for JSCamp attendees and only the two days before and after the event. Check it out!

    National Youth Council Academy, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore 238165 at Somerset MRT
  • RasberryPi Jam Singapore
    RaspberryPI Jam Singapore
    Thu, Nov 29, 7:30pm

    Singapore RaspberryPI hardware geek group is meeting up with two presentations while you can mingle at the Hackerspace Singapore! (1) Hackerspace Door opening/close Hack using Raspberry Pi++ by Michael Cheng. (2) Coconut Pi By Eng Wei/Shan. The event is free, just register here!

    Hackerspace.SG, 70A Bussorah Street, Singapore 199483, 10min walk from Bugis MRT
  • Singapore PHP User Group Meetup
    Redwire.SG Hackathon
    Sat, Dec 1, 12:00pm

    RedWire is a Hackathon un-conference, where any ideas to create something (useful or not) can be made reality. The event focuses on the collaborative creation of actual products from wild and wacky ideas for the sheer pleasure of hacking and building something. We've had many ideas for fun projects bandied around, and it's high time we sat down and worked on some of them. Redwire.SG - Because the only thing scarier than a hardware guy with a software patch is a software guy with a soldering iron. Register here

    #05-11 Block 71, Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139951 at one-north MRT
  • The Entrance hall
    Make yourself at home. NUSS will serve you snacks, drinks and a delicious lunch buffet here.
  • The Della & Seng Gee Guild Hall
    This big room will host the keynotes and the Under Water Track as well as our workshop introductions.
  • Cluny/Dalvey/Evans
    The three rooms on the second floor combined host our Beach Track of talks and workshops.
  • The JSCamp Café
    Parallel to all ongoings we'll offer hang-out space, power and Wifi up on the 3rd floor for you. You'll also find our Palm Track here and Jimmy Monkey's Café.
  • Café on the Ridge
    If buffet is not enough, the Café offers Western and Asian cuisines inside and on its terrace right next to the pool.
    This is an NUSS offer and not included in the ticket.
  • The Scholar
    If you're craving a little extra Asia, The Scholar offers exquisite Chinese cuisine.
    This is an NUSS offer and not included in the ticket.

Our Venue

NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House

In the south of the National University of Singapore nests this modern Alumni Club. Besides flexible conference functions it offers its members all kinds of sport facilities, restaurants and bars. Some of those will also be available to our guests during the time of JSCamp. Just to make a great event yet a little bit better.

Getting to the venue       KRGH website

Address: 9 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119241

Wi-Fi, free and open

We are making a great extra effort to provide an open and free Wi-Fi internet connection capable of feeding several hundred devices.
This way you can use all your favorite webservices during our workshops and connect right away with the other amazing people you're going to meet.

How to come?

With scoot there is a new budget airline in town that wants to make travel from and to Singapore even cheaper. They already cover some locations throughout Southeast Asia and Australia and are worth checking out.


Where to stay?

The ibis Hotel Bencoolen is a modern, sleek budget hotel with solid service, good breakfast and, of course, in-room Wi-Fi. It's located very central in Singapore and we'll offer transfer services from this hotel to the conference.




Meet the glorious ones. The ones that make this event happen through their financial and organizational support.
  • Google just moved into their brand-spanking new office here in Singapore and is a great supporter of the local developer community in South-East Asia. At JScamp they'll share insights into some of their newest web developments.
  • Microsoft's Developer & Platform Evangelism (DPE) group builds a vibrant solutions ecosystem through evangelism, community engagement and technology marketing. The biggest software company in the world has a long history of support for the Southeast Asian developer community. From consumer products to enterprise solutions they power the most popular platforms for developers around the world to work with.
  • PropertyGuru.com.sg is the leading Singapore Property website - the best place to start your real estate search whether you are an investor, buying for own use, or looking for a place to rent. In PropertyGuru, you can find thousands of properties for sale and rent with detailed information about each property, including maps and photos.
  • Softlayer just opened a huge datacenter here in Singapore to be able to serve Asia even better with their physical and virtual cloud offers. We are happy that they support us in our mission to bring you a great conference.
  • Along with the community, Adobe is developing new web standards and advancing existing ones. Adobe wants to make the web more wonderful by championing features in the W3C and engineering those features directly in open browser engines like Webkit.
  • Mozilla is a proudly non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people’s hands. We’re a global community of users, contributors and developers working to innovate on your behalf. When you use Firefox, or any Mozilla product, you become a part of that community, helping us build a brighter future for the Web.
  • PayPal is the safer, easier way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, PayPal Smart Connect or account balances, without sharing financial information.
  • GitHub is version control for software development and so much more. Whether it's a weekend side project, your favorite open source library, a startup destined for glory, or your company's app, GitHub helps everyone work together with tools for easier collaboration and more visibility. Check it out — open source is free!
  • ADZ is South-East Asia's first online advertisement Demand-Side Platform. Build on top of state-of-the-art Real-Time-Bidding infrastructure ADZ uses huge amounts of JavaScript to deliver the best user experience in the industry.

Wizards, Ninjas, call us however you like

As long as you have a great and inspiring time, we are happy. Please do share your feedback with us. This is gonna be your conference! Write us!

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