Call for Proposals: TheServerSide Presents TheClientSide


News: Call for Proposals: TheServerSide Presents TheClientSide

  1. Developed in response to the needs of the community, TheServerSide Presents TheClientSide is a conference within a conference; a community event focusing on the needs of developers who work on distributed application client. TheServerSide Presents TheClientSide takes place at TheServerSide Java Symposium (TSSJS) Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on March 17-19, 2010. TSSJS has opened its call for presentations for this unique event. About the event: TheServerSide presents TheClientSide will offer a broader range of client and user interface technologies and techniques, such as JavaFX, Flash/Flex, Silverlight, more user interface frameworks, and UI architectures such as JSF. If it runs on or interacts with the client, we want to hear about it. About the audience: Our audience is developers who work on distributed application clients. This includes Java developers who use JSF, Ajax, JavaFX or similar client technology; Microsoft developers who use Ajax, ASP.NET, or Silverlight; and SOA developers who are building service front ends on any platform. Fully 85% of our potential audience members are engaged in building Rich Internet Applications of some sort. 75% said they were working with rich Web front-ends, while composite applications (30%), mobile (18%), and mashups (17%) were also popular. For those working with rich Web front-ends, Ajax (80%) was by far the most popular approach. The most popular Ajax frameworks were jQuery (38%), GWT (23%), Prototype (23%), and RichFaces (19%). The biggest challenges noted in client-side development were cross-browser incompatibilities (63%), technical complexity (47%), lack of client-side design skills (38%), performance (36%), and security (30%). Types of Presentation: We are looking for exciting technical presentations that address developer’s challenges with pragmatic, proven solutions; attendees should leave your session with tips and tricks, tools and techniques that they can immediately use. Successful case studies based on your own experience are also popular. TSSJS is a conference by developers for developers, so please – no fluff, self-promotion, or sales pitches. We’ll be keeping a close eye on this. Presentations will be 60 minutes including Q & A. We are accepting proposals in the following areas: Topics: TheClientSide will offer the audience presentations on client topics, including 1. Web frameworks, 2. UI components and Faces, 3. Rich Internet Applications, 4. Ajax, and similar topics surrounding client-side computing 5. And user interface implementation. What’s in it for you: In addition to the recognition and respect of your peers as an expert in the area, we can provide some assistance with travel and lodging. Due to a limited budget for speaker travel assistance, preference will be given to speakers based in the US. What to submit:  Your bio: No more than 100 words  Your photo: jpeg preferred  Session proposal: Using the proposal template below. Only complete proposals in the template will be reviewed. How to submit your proposal: Send your proposal with bio to cfptheserverside at techtarget dot com Important dates: Earliest date to submit proposals: Immediately Latest date to submit proposals: Monday, November 9, 2009 After we receive your proposal: We will acknowledge receipt of your proposal within two business days. We will review and evaluate your proposal not only for its individual merit but in comparison with other proposals. Please understand that this review process takes some time but we will be sure to get back to you to inform you whether or not your proposal has been accepted. Speaker Information Name: Company Name: Email Address: City/State/Country: Website: Track Category Session Format ___Frameworks ___State of the Art ___60 minutes ___Architecture and SOA ___Problem/Solution ___Fireside Chats ___Languages ___Tips and Tricks ___Tools and Techniques ___Getting Started ___Cloud Session titles and descriptions are posted on the Web site and used in marketing materials so attendees know what to expect from your session. This should remain consistent with what you will deliver at the conference. We can change things along the way, as necessary. Just let us know in advance. 1. Session title: 2. Session description: 3. What problem(s)/challenge(s) will an attendee learn to solve by attending your session? 4. What are you addressing that represents or indicates a new or emerging trend? And why do attendees need to be aware of this information TODAY? 5. What will attendees learn by attending your session? Please list 3-4 attendee takeaways. (In this session you will learn; attend and learn how to; after attending this session you will be able to) 6. Who should attend your session? (please indicate by job title or by years of experience or level of the session) 7. What basics should attendees know before attending your session? This may exclude some attendees, so try to be as inclusive as possible. 8. Describe the format of the presentation (case study, presentation with real world examples, hands on, step by step instructions, problem-solving session where attendees bring questions) Please email the completed form with your bio and photo to

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  2. Regarding the survey results[ Go to top ]

    The most popular Ajax frameworks were jQuery (38%), (26%), GWT (23%), Prototype (23%), and RichFaces (19%). Is there a typo (or lack of typing) there? for the 26%? How many ppl were in the survey?
  3. Re: Regarding the survey results[ Go to top ]

    This is really a great idea.
  4. Re: Regarding the survey results[ Go to top ]

    Thanks, fixed.
  5. Unfair bias...[ Go to top ]

    " preference will be given to speakers based in the US." Typical USA-centric blinkered mindset.
  6. Re: Unfair bias...[ Go to top ]

    I apologize for that. It's really that we simply don't have the budget in these times to do what's right by speakers in other parts of the world. We are conducting TheServerSide Java Symposium Europe next week, and for the same reason most of those speakers are from Europe. We're trying to be honest up front about what we can afford in defraying travel and lodging costs.
  7. jQuery : RichFaces = 2:1 !?[ Go to top ]

    Where is the data coming from? It must be magic. Check alexa, delicious, tweets, friends.. I won't be surprised if the ratio is much larger than 20:1.
  8. Re: jQuery : RichFaces = 2:1 !?[ Go to top ]

    We publish a survey to TheServerSide audience once a year, promoting it on both the site and through mailings. This year we had about 720 responses. I recognize that our audience may not be traditional client-side developers, and a survey by definition is self-selecting, but our intent is to better understand and serve TheServerSide audience.