JSConf EU 2013 is a go!

All new info at: 2013.jsconf.eu.


Releasing videos

We started updating our Speakers page with videos of the 2012 talks page at a rate of about one video a day as we finish editing them.

Watch that space or subscribe to our YouTube channel.


The Official Farewell Brunch: Relax with us at relax.js!

Join us Monday daytime for Brunch!


We hate goodbyes. We understand you probably have to head home though. What better way to bid farewell to new found JS friends than over strong coffee, mimosas, eggs, bacon and matjes*? What’s more, we’ve picked a location that is just a couple minutes on foot from Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station). When it does come time to part company, you will be well provided for with transport options.

relax.js will take place at the Zollpackhof Restaurant, just across the river from the official home of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

* of course other food choices available, including Vegetarian options.



Where: Zollpackhof, Elisabeth-Abegg-Straße 1. Nearest S/U-Bahn stations: Hauptbahnhof, Bundestag.

When: October 8th, 11:00 to 15:00

Open to all attendees.

The Practicalities (or getting home)

We really don’t want to see you leave. Did we mention that already? But the following information may help you arrive rested and unflustered:

your baggage

If you have heavy bags with you, we recommend you leave them in one of the lockers at Hauptbahnhof. Lockers are available on the first floor (second floor, if you’re from the U.S.). Look for the signs for Schliessfächer (or see the station map).

leaving on a train

The Zollpackhaus Restaurant is located 5 minutes from Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Europe’s largest railway station. Consult the Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) for schedules and real-time arrivals and departure information.

leaving on a plane

Regardless of the airport you’re flying out from, you should find it straightforward to catch your flight (if you’re unsure of whether you fly from Tegel or Schönefeld, check this airline list).

Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)

The fastest way to Tegel is travelling with the JetExpressBus TXL. The bus service runs every 5 minutes and normally takes 20 minutes from Hauptbahnhof. There are bus stops for TXL on both the south and north sides of the station (Washingtonplatz, Europaplatz).

A standard VBB ticket for Fare Zone AB will suffice.

Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

The easiest way to reach Schönefeld Airport from Hauptbahnhof is by Regional Bahn/Express trains. Journeys take about half an hour. Take either RB14 and RE7:

  • RB14 departs at 10 minutes past the hour (i.e. 11:10, 12:10, 13:10, 14:10, 15:10, 16:10, etc.), taking 31 minutes.
  • RE7 departs at 45 minutes past the hour (i.e. 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45, 16:45, etc.), taking 28 minutes.

Trains to Schönefeld normally depart from Platform (Gleis) 12. You will need a ticket for VBB Fare Zone C.



Conferences are about people. Speakers, attendees and what they make of time spent together. At JSConf EU, we think a bit bigger. Many people travel to Berlin to attend, but not everybody from Berlin can be at the conference.

That’s why we are, like every year, opening our conference parties to the general public. Drinks are on us (until the tab runs out :).

We are inviting the Berlin tech community (that is you) and their friends to hang out with everybody that is in town for JSConf EU.

The main party is on Saturday, October 6th, 20:30, if you have to make your pick, this is the one to attend.

If Saturday doesn’t work for you, we are also meeting on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

Since we do this for you, make sure to follow our code of conduct for all attendees, so everybody can have a good time.

The Details

Reject.js After Party

Where: Stadtbad Oderberger, Oderberger Str. 57, 10435 Berlin

When: October 4th, 19:30

Open for all, bring your loved ones & friends

October 5th: JSConf EU Pre Party / NodeCopter After Party

Where: Location: Volksbar, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 39, 10178 Berlin

When: October 5th, 19:00

Open for all, bring your loved ones & friends

JSConf EU Main Party

Where: Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin

When: October 6th, 20:30

Free for most, but please register on our guest list. If our guest list fills up, we need to take 10€ cash at the entrance. Bring your loved ones & friends. Do not miss

JSConf EU After Party

Location: Volksbar, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 39, 10178 Berlin

When: October 7th, 19:00

Open for all, bring your loved ones & friends


Announcing JS Groupies

Weekend program for non-attendees

For all of you who do not have a JSConf EU ticket but still love JavaScript, or love someone who loves JavaScript and followed them to Berlin for the weekend, come out and play with other JS Groupies!

Rachel is organizing fun activities for you over the weekend. Come out and play! Come to all or just some of these events.


For the dinners and the scavenger hunt, please RSVP to jsgroupies@gmail.com.

Saturday Schedule


Noon to 4pm, meet at Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2

Meet in front of Alte Münze, receive your scavenger hunt map and details, and break into teams. This will be lots-of-fun.js!


6pm, Sophieneck, Große Hambuger Straße 37

Dinner at the lovely Sophieneck Restaurant, share stories about the day’s scavenger adventures! Scavenger.js winners will be announced!


8pm, Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2

Join JSConf EU conference attendees back at Alte Münze and celebrate a great day with great beer!

Note: If you come to dinner, we will all go to the party together, otherwise you must get a party ticket for yourself.

Sunday Schedule


11am - 1pm, Cafe Morgenrot, Kastanienallee 85

Brunch at Cafe Morgenrot. This will be an informal, sit-where-you-can set up.


1:30pm - 5pm, north end of Mauerpark

We reconvene at Mauerpark for games involving balls! Come get your competitive.js on! Also, look for the JS flag.

Let’s meet at the far north end. We can fleamarket it up after we play a little :). We can also catch a bit of karaoke, Mauerpark-style.


6pm, Hofbrauhaus, Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 30

Join us for more breaking bread. Dinner at Hofbrauhaus. Conference attendees may join in as well!


8pm, TBA

Party.js part II! Wind down from a great weekend with the whole @JSConfEU + @BerlinJS family


co.up is Open to JSConfEU Attendees

Our friends at co.up are open all week for you all to hang out and hack. co.up is a friendly community coworking space and the home of @berlinjs.

For JSConf attendees who need a place to work, hack, or just want to hang out & meet people, co.up will be open & waiting for you on October 4th, starting at 10:00! Please come up to the top floor & introduce yourself so we can help get you set up. See you then!

Awesome & Thanks!


Announcing SauceJS

We are happy to announce that Sauce Labs is running a Test Automation Workshop on Friday, October 5th, 11:00-15:00.

They write:

Since you’re attending JSConf, we know you’re an awesome JavaScript developer who builds beautiful web apps. But do you also test your code before you push to production?

If you answered no (and let’s be real - we’re all guilty of this sometimes), then don’t miss Sauce’s JS Testing Workshop from 11am-3pm on Oct 5th at co-op. Our goal is to show you that testing is:

a) easy b) time-saving c) and kinda fun (especially when beer is involved).

There will be five Saucers on hand to walk you through a variety of topics, including why you should test your code, how to get started with Selenium and functional automated testing, and what JS tools are out there for writing tests. You’ll create functional tests for a simple Node app that we’ll run on desktop and mobile web browsers, and we’ll provide hands-on help when you need it.

Plus, we’ll feed you lunch AND get you sufficiently tipsy.

To join the workshop, you don’t need to have any testing experience, but you should have basic knowledge of node.js. You will also need to bring your own computer. We’ll set you up with everything else at the start of the workshop.

Details and Signup


Announcing an EnyoJS Workshop

We are happy to announce that HP is running an Enyo Workshop on Friday, October 5th, 13:00-17:00

Interested in creating cross-platform, mobile Web Applications with Javascript? See how the free and open-source Framework Enyo can help you to focus on Javascript, Components and Encapsulation when writing Web and Mobile Applications.

This will be an hands-on Workshop, so expect less talk and more action :)

Details and Signup