Once the keynote was delivered, the stage was set for some exciting talks & presentations. Alexis Abril – a developer with Bitovi, spoke on the pros and cons of CanJS – a project he is committed to as a open source developer. Next up was a hands on session on a Test Driven Development (TDD) of jQuery plugins by Naresh Jain – Founder, AgileFAQs (co-organizer of the conference), who gave an interesting and unique perspective on developing plugins. The audience broke for lunch after similar sessions on ‘Building Large Scale Apps with Angular.js’ and ‘Functional Programming and Virtual DOM’ by other speakers.
Post lunch was an opportunity for the audience to ask Kris, Dave and Scott, questions related to the foundation and the projects the foundation supports. The trio answered all the questions with eagerness. This was followed again by talks on ‘Securing jQuery Code’, ‘Responsive Web Design’ and ‘Page Performance’ in web applications.
Day 1 ended with a keynote address from Scott Gonsalez – the jQuery UI Lead, who spoke at length on the history of the foundation, the role of the foundation in creating and nurturing the community of open source contributors, and gave a peek into what the future holds for the foundation.