Core library authors. Hands-on learning. Summer Amsterdam.

JavaScript is #1 on demand programming language in the world with 25 millions of developers behind it. Meet the ones who shape out the now and the future of the prospering nation. June 6-7, 2019.
This year:
  • Babel

  • Webpack

  • Angular

  • RX.js

  • MobX

  • Cycle

  • Cypress

  • Pixi

  • Babylon

  • Webdriver

The Event

Three days of JS festival experience filled with inspiring talks by stellar speakers and fresh ideas – that’s Amsterdam JSNation in a nutshell. This year, we’re taking the whole event up a notch with dedicated NodeJS hall and considering programming to be a work of art, which is why the main hall is in the 17th-century Zuiderkerk church Rembrandt attended. JSNation takes place in the very heart of the city, just a few steps from the best things Amsterdam has to offer. No wonder key people in the industry make sure not to miss this summer festival of tech!

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+ Conference
+ NodeJS
Sharing common language
First speakers
Babel, USA
Maintainer of Babel. On a journey to live out the parallels of digital communities and faith in open source.
Webpack, Germany
Author of Webpack
Open source freelancer, Finland
Author of Cycle.js, RXJS core contributor, xstream, Callbags, Manyverse.
Consultant, The Netherlands
Full-stack lead developer, TypeScript expert and an author of MobX.
Freelance, Netherlands
Passionate about Data Visualization. Graduated Astronomer. Love D3 | R
Google, USA
Angular core team at Google. Working for more reliable and faster software.
Microsoft, Paris
SDE & Evangelist at Microsoft. Author of BabylonJS & VorlonJS. Composing music in a free time
Goodboy Digital, UK
Creative coder, all about Javascript, WebGL and optimisation. Creator of PixiJS.
VP of engineering at, JavaScript ninja, image processing expert, software quality fanatic.
Google, Switzerland
Web security researcher specialising in discovery and exploitation of client-side vulnerabilities, and a software engineer in the Information Security Engineering team at Google.
SauceLabs, Germany
Head of the project. Testing all the things SauceLabs. Open source & open standards advocate
Anna Backs
Codecentric AG, Germany
Anna Backs is a software developer and IT-consultant. She is part of small team building an interactive 3D-control panel for managing the IoT devices in her company's office building. In her free time she walks her dog and drinks coffee.
Christina Zenzens
Codecentric AG, Germany
Christina Zenzes is a consultant and software dev. She is part of a team that is developing an interactive control panel for managing all IoT devices in her company's office building. She likes to grow plants on her balcony, pet cats, cook, and eat.
Summertime JS festival
Main hall
NodeJS hall

The 2019 Amsterdam JSNation conference will gather JS pros at Zuiderkerk, a stunning former church located directly in Amsterdam’s city center where Rembrandt painted his famous work The Night Watch.

The NodeJS events will take place in the beautiful Uilenburg synagoge, which is a 5-minute walk away from the main conference venue.




Rembrandt`s house

All fun
is made with JS

JavaScript has the potential to change lives and the world we live in. So don’t be shy and explore it with us! If you feel like seeing the most beautiful places in Amsterdam, tasting great food and discovering the city’s hidden perks together. Being friendly is the default in Amsterdam, even when it comes to ecology, and you can easily rent a bike or hop on public transport to explore any part of the city.

And, of course, the conference wouldn’t be complete without an afterparty! Amsterdam is known for its wild nightlife and all our attendees get an invitation to join in.

Initial Schedule
Krzysztof Kotowicz
Securing the DOM from the Bottom Up
Tobias Koppers
Webpack 5 - why breaking changes? What is next?
Gleb Bahmutov
Testing Tools and Their Friends
Nadieh Bremer
Data sketches: a year of exotic data visualizations
Michel Weststrate
Immer, Immutability and the Wonderful World of Proxies
David Rousset
WebVR & WebAR details TBA
Lightning talks
Henry Zhu
Open Source: Charity or Business?
Andre Staltz
Functional lenses for contemporary frameworks
Christian Bromann
Measuring performance with WebDriver
Minko Gechev
Building Fast Angular Applications from End-to-End
VueJS core team
Talk TBA
Mat Groves
WebGL2 and game development
Christina Zenzens and Anna Backs
What is your backend written with? JavaScript?!
Jasper Schulte
Controlling a swarm of drones with JavaScript
Build a Zero Knowledge backend with Node.js
More talks on NodeJS
JS driven music and performances TBA
Michel Weststrate
Full-day Workshop: TypeScript - From Novice to Expert
Alex Lobera
3h Workshop: Switching from REST to GraphQL with ReactJS.Academy
Maurice de Beijer
3h Workshop: React Hooks
Anthony Antoine & Victor Bury
3h Workshop: Vue.js HackJam with Hackages
Slobodan Stojanović
3h Workshop: Serverless for Front-end Developers
Going through few museums with your friendly community members
Picnic at the park
Enjoy the rest of the day in JSNation lounge at Vondelpark
JS Open Source Awards

We’re looking specifically at open source projects or initiatives, with or without a code, but following an open and transparent culture, open for collaboration and contributions from any person interested.

Github stars are not our criteria, and we’re looking for hidden gems (non yet maintstream), that may not have enough marketing power or huge companies behind them. The main goal of the project is to shed some light on great projects, that weren’t enough noticed in a competitive environment and hype.

Breakthrough of the year
fun side project of the year
Most impactful contribution
to the community
productivity booster
the most exciting use
of technology
Giving back to community

When we established our JS meetup 9 years ago, we never imagined we would welcome up to 1400 attendees at our events and organize 4 meetups and multiple spin-offs in Europe. Our secret? We welcome people from all walks of life in our community, and we are a proud partner of initiatives like Unicorns in Tech, the global tech network for LGBT professionals and straight allies.

We know that supporting diversity inside and outside IT must not end at mere statements, which is why are now developing diversity scholarship programs that will be announced in the coming weeks.

On top of our self-funded tickets pool, we're greatly thankful to GitHub for sponsoring extra 35 tickets. Make React community a better place, support our scholarship programme!

35 of 50 extra diversity scholarships sponsored
Would like to join the community and improve your tech brand? Check 2019 sponsorship offers.