UPDATE (15 December): Boo... The Conference has been cancelled.


Do you use JavaScript? Do you like skiing or snowboarding? Do you live in Europe? If you answered yes to at least the first 2 questions than you definitely have to attend the MountainJS conference held on the 4th and 5th of February in ski station of Leysin, near Geneva Lake, in the Swiss Alps.

The conference will be about JavaScript being used as the unique and exclusive language for both frontend and backend web development, covering the hottest topics, technologies, techniques and platforms to build the next generation of web and mobile applications and data services. Also the speakers are the top expert in JS and Node.js, including Felix Geisendörfer, from the Node.js core team and of Nodecopter fame.

I think it's the first conference of that kind organized in our industry: a good combination of high quality technical contents and lots of fun.

I say fun because the conference organizer has already 3 après-ski après-conference events for the 2 evenings: dinner in panoramic restaurant, a snow tubing evening session and finally a cheese fondue/raclette dinner.


And if you plan on arriving the weekend before the conference (the 4th and 5th are Monday and Tuesday) there will be ski events and real àpres-ski parties.

Registrations just opened last week: the ticket for the two days of the conference and all side activities of Monday and Tuesday are on sale for 429€. And the first 30 women will get a 100€ discount, thus paying 329€.

They also arranged some special packages with hotels for there 2 days, but also if you intend to arrive the weekend before or stay for till the end of the week.

Unfortunately I'll not be able to attend, as I have the MVP Summit the week immediately after, but I would have really loved to go there, for the technical content but also for the atmosphere.

A big congratulation to Bertrand Dufresne for the awesome conference he is organizing.

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