Maria Keenan

2019 JavaScript Conferences: 9 Top-Quality Options

With JavaScript, you can build memory games, dynamic data visualisations, and explosions, to name but a few use cases. 

A lot of these are the brain children of people with the urge to explore the quirky and quaint aspects of the language and its frameworks. Sometimes, though, people come together to talk shop about these applications. Namely, at JavaScript Conferences.

Events around the subject take place all over the world at different times of the year, and it seems like there are new installments to keep track of all the time. To help you get to know just some of these happenings in more depth. We've put together this resource: 

A List of Top-Quality JavaScript Conferences in 2019:

  1. UtahJS
  2. Midwest JS
  3. JSConf US
  4. ReactJS Girls
  5. CityJS Conf
  6. JSConf Budapest
  7. JSCamp
  8. JSConf EU
  9. Dinosaur JS

1) UtahJS 

UtahJS is now in it's eighth year, and it's set to be its biggest edition yet. Taking place in September of this year, this non-profit conference will build on its success from previous years by once again bringing together a myriad of talented speakers from far and near. 

2019 JavaScript Conferences Utah JS

Based on the line-up from last year, attendees can expect to hear technical deep-dives and expert talks on topics as wide-ranging as Raspberry Pis and how the people of developing nations are crafting the livelihoods by utilising JavaScript. The conference will host three tracks in a single day, meaning there'll be plenty of variety on offer, no matter what your specialty is. 

Date: September 20th, 2019.

Location: Utah, USA.

Tickets: Will go live soon. Watch this space!

2) Midwest JS

At the time of writing, Midwest JS will take place in 111 days, 18 hours, 44 minutes, and 3 seconds. That's plenty of time to get excited, but we've chosen to get started right now. 

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This JavaScript Conference will take place in downtown Minneapolis. Harking back to the start of this post, the possibilities with JS are virtually endless. For a glimpse of how that's been proven at Midwest JSes past, you need only head to their YouTube channel where you can find a bunch of their talks. Topics include voice-controlled home automation, real-time chess, and 3D mobile graphics to name but a few.

Date: August 7th, 2019.

Location: Minnesota, USA.

Tickets: Early Birds are available now for $300

3) JSConf US

Any event homepage that shares its aesthetic with Saved By the Bell is worth your time in my books. Kidding (but not really kidding) aside, JSConf US is one of the largest, most globally recognised JavaScript conferences. 

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Aside from the wonderful team behind it, a whole day of fun recreational activities, and two full days of talks, JSConf US was one of the first to implement a Code of Conduct, and their ongoing commitment to creating a safe and welcoming conference for all is something we wanted to take a moment to celebrate too. 

They also provide an opportunity scholarship programme and childcare to open their doors even wider to anyone who wants to get involved. 

Date: August 12th-14th, 2019

Location: California, USA.

Tickets: On sale April 23rd here.

4) ReactJS Girls

ReactJS is a conference for every React developer where women take the stage. It's a not-for-profit one-day event. In 2019, this particular JavaScript event will play host to no fewer than ten talks and four workshops. 

2019 JavaScript Conferences ReactJS Girls

There are plenty of familiar faces in the JS world to be found on the line-up, including Kate Beard of The Financial Times and Monica Powell from Meetup. 300 React developers are due to attend in London and are set to get a thrilling opportunity to talk shop in a diverse, safe space. 

Date: May 2nd & 3rd, 2019.

Location: London, UK.

Tickets: Late Birds are still available for £150 here

5) CityJS Conf

CityJS Conf is a little different to the rest of our line-up on this list. The conference is organised by the people behind several meetups that take place on the subject of JavaScript in London; a kind of melding pot for several part of the community, if you will. 

2019 JavaScript Conferences City JS Conf

Taking place over three days, the event will showcase talks from experts on the data sharing economy, machine learning, and modern web apps. The show will be MC'd by Simona Cotin of Microsoft. 

Date: May 1st-3rd, 2019.

Location: London, UK.

Tickets: Available here.

6) JSConf Budapest

Ever been given the chance to talk about JavaScript along the banks of the Danube? Well, JSConf Budapest is just the ticket. This September, the event will showcase cutting-edge technological advances in the world of JavaScript across two days. 

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After a short hiatus last year, the team are back and set to bring together developers who've dedicated their careers to code and those who are just dipping their toes in. As well as a stellar line-up, the event is known for fantastic socials where devs can relax and network with like-minded folks.

Dates: September 26th-27th, 2019.

Location: Budapest, Hungary.

Tickets: Available now, from €311.

7) JSCamp

JSCamp is run by the inimitable David Pich. His aim to create a conference that's truly open to everyone and regularly attracts attendees from all corners of the world. 

This year, the event will return to sunny Barcelona. Attendees can expect a two-day experience chock-full of insights into projects and pursuits that are redefining the use cases for JavaScript and associated languages. 

2019 JavaScript Conferences JSCamp

It's a single-track conference, meaning that you'll be able to take in every talk you so please without missing out on anything. Their line-up is in the process of being announced, but you can expect a stunning level of quality given they received just under 600 proposals. Again, watch this space. 

Dates: July 18th-19th, 2019.

Location: Barcelona, Spain.

Tickets: Available now for €395.

8) JSConf EU

For an idea of what you can expect from JSConf EU, simply look to this feedback from a former attendee:

“This was probably one of the best weekends of my life, meeting great people, listening to talented developers share their experiences with us and getting inspired by a lot of them.”

This year, in Berlin, JSConf EU will provide attendees with around 45 presentations on JavaScript, frameworks, and associated languages.

2019 JavaScript Conferences JsConf EU

As well as the main event, there are always plenty of side events set to pique the audience's interest. This will be the 11th JSConf EU, so it's safe to say the organisers have a seasoned knowledge of how to put on a show. This is one you don't want to miss. 

Dates: June 1st-2nd, 2019.

Location: Berlin, Germany.

Tickets: Available now from €839.

9) Dinosaur JS

Lastly, but not leastly, dinosaurs! Well, Dinosaur JS specifically. 

As a non-profit, community-driven endeavour Dinosaur JS has all the quirks and integrity you'd imagine go with those monikers. As with a few other events in this round-up, Dinosaur JS is a member of the JSConf family

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For a sample menu of the talks that are in store, you can head on over to Confreaks to see some of the presentations enjoyed at the 2018 edition. If empathetic design systems, engineering leadership, or regression testing are your bag, you're in for a treat.

Date: June 20th, 2019.

Location: Colorado, USA.

Tickets: $330 for Mesozoic Regular Birds!

With that, we hope you've found something to satiate your JS appetite. If you're still on the hunt for additional tech conferences, we've got you covered.

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