Presentation: The Past, Present, and Future of JavaScript


10:35am - 11:25am




JavaScript has come a long way from its humble beginning at Netscape. Jay Phelps leads a discussion with Jafar Husain and Stefan Penner (both members of the TC39 standards body) through the history of the specification process and reveal some exciting new features (hopefully!) coming to a browser near you. ES2015 and beyond.

Speaker: Stefan Penner

Ember.js Core Team Member & Engineer @LinkedIn

Longboarding Canadian, OSS addict, Ember.js Core Team Member, TC39, living in San Jose and working at LinkedIn.

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Speaker: Jay Phelps

Senior Front End Engineer @Netflix

JavaScript @ Netflix. Loves code, hates condiments. Author of core-decorators, git-blame- someone-else. Co-author of redux-observable.

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Speaker: Jafar Husain

Cross-Team UI Technical Lead @Netflix

Jafar Husain is the Cross-Team Technical Lead for the Netflix UI's. He is the architect of Netflix's UI data platform, and specializes in building reactive, event-driven systems. A highly-rated speaker, he has spoken at QCon, HTML Dev Conf, QCon, CodeMesh, YOW! and given Channel 9 interviews. He has also trained hundreds of developers to build event-driven systems in JS. He is the Netflix representative on the JavaScript standards committee (TC-39) and is actively working to evolve the JavaScript language.

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