OpenJS World

OpenJS World and the COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus situation

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As we all are entering unprecedented and uncertain times, we wanted to provide as much information and guidance pertaining to OpenJS World and the OpenJS Collaborator Summit scheduled for June 23-26 in Austin, TX.

As of this posting, the events are moving forward as planned, however, we are continuously monitoring the situation as we see new measures unfold across the world and will make the “go/ no-go” decision the first week of May. If the physical event is canceled, we plan on replacing it with a virtual event. We have posted a Novel Coronavirus update to the official event website. For all details, please visit this page as it will be updated regularly, as new information is available.

Below, we have addressed a few questions that have come up.

Is registration refundable?

Yes. If it is decided it is in everyone’s best interest to cancel OpenJS World, you will be fully refunded. In addition, if the event is not canceled, but you are still uncomfortable with attending the event, the Linux Foundation and OpenJS Foundation provide attendees an opportunity to have their registration fees (minus a 3.5% processing fee) refunded through June 8. No refunds; only substitutions will be allowed starting June 9. 

Are sponsorships refundable?

Yes. We will refund sponsorships should the event be canceled. Please email with questions. 

Should I register and make travel plans now?

While the Foundation can refund registration costs, we can not refund travel costs associated with flights or hotels. We recommend holding on purchasing flights at this time. If you’ve made a reservation at the conference hotel, cancellations can be made without penalty up to 72 hours prior to arrival.  Additional information about the conference hotel can be found here.  We will have more information on the event status in early May but will share more updates as they become available.

Will the diversity scholarship application deadline change?

Yes, since we are still monitoring the situation carefully, and will be making event decisions closer to the event days, we will be extending the application deadline to Friday, May 8. Please apply for diversity funding here

Will OpenJS World or the OpenJS Collab Summit be replaced with a virtual event, if the physical events are canceled?

If a cancellation does take place, we may replace the physical event with a virtual one. We are still investigating these options. We are also still very much moving forward with filling the programming for both sessions and keynotes and hope to provide this content to the community in some way or another. 

I have additional questions.  Who can I contact?

Attendees can email, speakers can email, and sponsors can email

From our OpenJS families to yours, please take care.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the JavaScript communities.

OpenJS World Diversity Scholarship Open Now!

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Education and collaboration are vital to the future of the open source JavaScript community, and it is a top priority that everyone that wants to participate feels welcome to do so regardless of ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, age, religion or economic status.

OpenJS Foundation is excited and proud to offer the OpenJS World diversity scholarship program to provide support to those from traditionally underrepresented and/or marginalized groups in the technology and/or open source communities who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the event for financial reasons. 

The scholarship application deadline is March 30, 2020. We invite you to apply ASAP! For details, check out the application form. Top applicants will be awarded a fully paid scholarship to attend this year’s event, including registration, airfare (up to $1500) and hotel up to 3 nights.

With the deadline closing soon, head over to the application form and apply today! Good luck to each applicant and we hope to see you June 23 and 24th!

Register today for OpenJS World and OpenJS Foundation Collaborator Summit

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Registration for OpenJS World is open now! OpenJS World, formerly Node+JS Interactive, is the OpenJS Foundation’s annual global event that brings the broad JavaScript community together to collaborate face-to-face, network, and share their experiences. The conference takes place from June 23rd to 24th, 2020 in Austin, TX.

Attendees will benefit from face-to-face interactions discussing a variety of important topics like security and internationalization. Additionally, the program will provide content that is appealing to a broad spectrum of members of the JavaScript ecosystem including topics like Node.js, AMP, Electron, frameworks and best practices that span across many of the OpenJS Foundation hosted projects

Register here by Tuesday, March 31 to save up to $549USD on registration.

For those interested in attending the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit North America, taking place at the same location and dates as OpenJS World, you will get 30% off of your OSS Summit NA registration with the purchase of OpenJS World registration. Additionally, those attending OSS NA will also get a 30% discount on OpenJS World registration. 

OpenJS Foundation Collaborator Summit
Registration for OpenJS Foundation Collaborator Summit, happening June 25 and 26,  is also open. The Collab Summit is a place for contributors and maintainers working across all OpenJS Foundation projects to collaborate in person, share, learn, and get to know each other. You may register for Collab Summit as part of your OpenJS World registration or as a stand-alone event.  

As always, thank you to our awesome sponsors for supporting OpenJS World!
Silver: NearForm, Software AG, Sentry
Bronze: NodeRun

Visit the event website for more info on sponsoring the event.
Stay tuned for more as the full schedule, with keynotes, will be available in the coming weeks. 

Keep informed on everything that is happening by following us on Twitter (hashtag #OpenJSWorld). You can find all the details for the upcoming event by visiting the OpenJS World website.

Introducing OpenJS World!

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The OpenJS Foundation is excited to announce the new name of our global conference: OpenJS World!

While onsite in Montreal at our most recent global conference, the OpenJS Foundation Marketing committee convened to discuss the next chapter of our global event. There was an overwhelming consensus that our global conference brand should be representative of all 32 hosted projects and the feedback to go broader with the name was unanimous. After collecting feedback from the Cross Project Council, project leads, and the Board of Directors, OpenJS World was selected!

As a Foundation that has global participation and reach, we are very excited to adopt this new name and we are looking forward to the wonderful learning and collaboration that will take place at OpenJS World 2020!

We are already planning for the 2020 event and can’t wait to see everyone in Austin, TX on June 23 and 24th! We are also gearing up for the OpenJS Collab Summit. Stay tuned for details. 

The OpenJS World CFP closes Feb 21 and if your company is interested in sponsoring, all information is available in the OpenJS World prospectus. Also, registration opens soon. Sign up for updates here.