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HamOnt JS (JavaScript) 2017

September 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

$10 – $20

HamOnt JS is a JavaScript conference in its 2nd year. This low-cost conference features experts from within and abroad for a full day of talks.

Check out the schedule of talks below! HamOnt JS attendees can also expect morning coffee & snacks, lunch, afternoon drinks & snacks, and an after party!

Register here.



9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.

Arrival and registration!  We’ll have coffee and snacks available!

10:00 a.m — 12:00 p.m.

Juan Musleh

Partner at Upspark
Talk: The Wheel of Startup Life
Technology teams, at startups in particular, are often too busy writing code and fixing bugs to step back and reflect on their practice. As a result, they are not able to adopt the mindset, tools and processes that lead to a higher performance. In this talk, we will explore some of those often overlooked areas that can transform how your team works. This is your chance to reflect on the health of your engineering organization and to walk away inspired and armed with some ideas you can start implementing right away.

Rohan Nair

Head of Engineering at Pungle Payments
Talk: Leveraging the awesomeness of Async/Await in Node.js with KoaJS

Nael El Shawwa

Software Craftsman at FlashStock
Talk: Call Me Maybe: Do’s and Dont’s of JavaScript Promises
Promises have been around for a while in the form of various libraries (ex. Q, Bluebird). They started to first appear in JavaScript in frameworks like jQuery and Dojo (ex. Deferred). Today, ES6 brought Promises natively to Javascript. So what’s the fuss all about and how do they fit into JavaScript’s single threaded and asynchronous nature? This talk will explore some do’s and dont’s of Promises I have learned the hard way.

12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Fantastic lunch! Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available.

1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Rob Porter

Chief Innovation Officer at Weever Apps
Talk: The Future Platform(s) of Web Development
WebAssembly, MediaCapture, new APIs, PWA’s, OS updates and more will shape the future of web development as a whole. Learn what’s coming soon – and what you can start using today! An avid nature photographer, Rob is well known in Hamilton as a co founder of Weever Apps and Director of Field Events at the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club.

Houssein Djirdeh

JavaScript Developer at
Talk: Progressive Web Apps with Angular 2+

Lightning talks – 10–15m each!

  • Sam Cymbaluk of McMaster University will review his work in building an automated full stack JS testing suite
  • Additional talks to be announced

Jennifer Champagne

JavaScript and IoT Developer
Talk: Creating a web interface for IoT sensors

3:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

James King

Engineering Manager at Weever Apps
Talk: Functional Programming in 2017

Q&A Panel: All about the Javascripts

Ask whatever you like – this is your opportunity to learn from peers and expert developers!

5:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.

Beer and pizza! Make connections, ask more questions of the presenters, and start great conversations. Have fun!



September 30, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$10 – $20
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CoMotion on King
115 King St. East
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 1A9 Canada