The Midwest JS conference is launching out of Minneapolis

midwestjs-logo-400A new technology conference focused on the growing JavaScript ecosystem is coming to Minneapolis on August 14 & 15 at the University of St. Thomas.

Midwest JS is the first regional conference dedicated exclusively to JavaScript, says key organizer Bobby Warner, who aims to build up to an annual event with regional reach.

“There’s plenty of tech conferences in the Midwest, but with the explosion of JavaScript, I thought this needs to happen,” he says about the motivation.

With appeal to a wide variety of developers — beginner, advanced, server side and ‘catch all’ — there are 33 speakers planned with the three keynotes: the CEO of Appcelerator, Node.JS backer Ritchie Martori and agile author Venkat Subramanian.

“Whether you’re using it on the front or the back…curious or committed,” he says, “It’s an exciting time for the JavaScript community right now.”

Warner and crew are starting the conference out of Minneapolis, but not ruling out a city rotation in the years to come.

“We aspire to draw 200 in attendance this first pass and 300 would sell out,” he says when anticipating the demand.  Early bird tickets are now available.