CONNECT.TECH is the Southeast’s premier annual conference dedicated to JavaScript, Web and Mobile related technologies, tools, and frameworks. CONNECT.TECH will feature presentations and workshops from global technology and thought leaders as well as local community speakers. The 2015 event had 700 people and we are planning for 900 total people for 2016.


Submit your presentation proposals today on these topics

Web: HTML5, CSS3, Testing, Processes
JavaScript: Core, Advanced, Functional
Mobile: Native iOS, Native Android, Phonegap, Hybrid
Design: Animation, Layout, UX, Practices
PHP: Core PHP, Frameworks, Techniques
Ruby: Core Ruby, Rails
Node.js: Server-side JS, Isomorphic Apps
Frameworks: React, Angular, Ember, others



We've hand picked these high-quality workshops just for you!

AngularJS 2 and TypeScript WorkshopJeremy Likness

AngularJS is the incredibly popular framework for building single-page web applications. Version 2.0 is a major leap from the 1.x version designed to address shortcomings in the original 5+ year old framework and to embrace modern browsers and language features. It is being written using TypeScript, a superset of JavaScript that allows you to build code using next generation features and compile it to JavaScript that will run on current browsers. In this session Jeremy Likness goes hands-on to show you how to set up your environment and build your first application while teaching you about the advantages of the framework and language based on his years of in-the-field experience architecting enterprise Angular applications.

React.js Hands-on workshopTaggart Bowen-Gaddy & Andrew Smith

React.js is a view library from Facecbook for building performant user-interfaces in JavaScript. In this session, we'll explore React.js and understand why it's a great step forward for building complex UI's that run fast. We'll code up an example web application using React.js and step through the basics of using the library while discussing concepts like the virtual DOM and components. This is a HAND-ON WORKSHOP, INTRODUCTORY LEVEL. Please come with a laptop, and if possible, with the software needed pre-installed (Instructions below). We'll cover these topics - both in code and in discussion format, and do as many as we can in the time alloted

ES6 (and beyond) WorkshopKent C Dodds

The EcmaScript standard is now on a yearly release cycle. With ES6 complete and ES2016 ratified, we have a ton of awesome new features to use in our daily software development. In this training, we'll learn about the features you're likely to use and benefit from on a day-to-day basis. In the afternoon, we'll take an existing application and update it to leverage these features using with modern tools like Babel. My goal is that after this training, you'll be able to go back to your projects and add these tools so you can write code today.

Practically Functional Programming in JavaScriptBrian Lonsdorf

Functional programming is all the rage these days, but our codebases, libraries, and built-in methods are predominately Object-Oriented. Using OO syntax with functional constructs, we can write in a style compatible with either paradigm and enjoy the benefits of both. We will explore disjunction, monoids, monads, and other algebraic abstractions to produce highly composable, safer, and simpler code.

Thinking in Swift for iOSDaniel Steinberg

This fast-paced workshop shows you how to take advantage of Swift features to write more robust code that is easier to reason about. We’ll spend a good part of the day looking at functional programming and playing with map, filter, reduce, and flatmap but we will also create instances of classes, structs, and enums. We’ll explore how your iOS app architecture may change when you embrace idiomatic Swift. One of the strengths of Swift is that it can borrow the best from a multitude of paradigms. We’ll look at how to successfully weave together OO and functional code into a readable and flexible architecture and focus on protocol oriented programming.

Advanced JavaScript: FoundationsKyle Simpson

In this one-day intensive course, we will dive deep into core mechanisms of the JS language, probably more than you ever have before. Our goal is to not merely understand what these things do, but how and why. We will cover: • nested lexical scope • hoisting • closures • modules • 'this' keyword • common oo patterns • object prototypes • delegation vs inheritance

Developing Modern Applications with AureliaRob Eisenberg

Aurelia is a next generation JavaScript client framework for mobile, desktop and web. It's the most standards-compliant, highly performing and simplest technology of its kind today. In this course you'll have an opportunity to learn directly from Aurelia's architect and project lead, Rob Eisenberg. He'll teach you how to create modern web applications using an MVVM approach with Aurelia. You also will learn how to extend HTML with custom elements and attributes, how to handle client-side routing and even cover best practices in project organization, maintenance and deployment.

Up and Running with Ionic 2 and Angular 2Mike Hartington

In this workshop you will be introduced to the Ionic v2 framework, a powerful hybrid mobile solution. Built atop of Angular 2 and Apache Cordova, this framework gives developers an incredibly powerful set of mobile components to create app store-ready apps. During the workshop you will become familiar with the Ionic CLI, and the frameworks new features while creating an actual mobile app. Whether you are a seasoned Ionic v1 developer, or looking to get started with Ionic, this workshop will have something for you.


Workshop day: October 20

Main conference days: October 21-22

Full schedule to be posted on July 15

In this third edition of the event, we have improved the conference experience to create a low-cost but still very high-quality event for the Atlanta, Southeast, and International software development community. We'll have speakers and attendees from all over the planet!

Diversity scholarships will be available via Women Who Code Atlanta

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Location: Cobb Galleria Centre