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jQuery Europe Conference Brings International Top-speakers to Vienna

VIENNA, January 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

- The most well known JavaScript conference will be held in Austria for the very first time - with a focus on Smart TV, Responsive Web Design and Mobile.

From Friday, February 22 to Saturday, February 23 the Viennese Palais Liechtenstein will be the meeting point for the global IT community involved with the popular JavaScript framework jQuery. This two-day conference, which brings together developers from all over Europe, offers a platform for sharing knowledge regarding the latest web technologies for the jQuery community and all of those interested in JavaScript.

Numerous internationally renowned speakers await the guests. They will be discussing the latest trends in web apps and smart TV development with jQuery, as well as providing further insights into the future of IT. Just to mention a few, the speaker list will include Richard D. Worth (director of the jQuery Foundation), Doug Neiner (jQuery core member), Jörn Zäfferer (jQuery UI core member), Patrick Lauke (Opera JavaScript developer), and Sebastian Kurfürst (TYPO3 core member).

Patrick Lauke will tell us everything that is worth knowing about so-called Smart TV Apps and what role jQuery plays in their programming. In his talk, he'll take a look at the unique challenges that developers face when creating web applications and content for Smart TVs.

jQuery Mobile leader Todd Parker's session will cover the built-in RWD capabilities of the Mobile framework and walk through real-world examples of how to use media queries and mobile-first thinking to build responsive sites and apps. Techniques for improving performance will also be covered, including how to minimize bandwidth and server requests, handling high resolution displays for images and scalable vector graphics, and selectively layering content and features based on device capabilities. In addition to the conference, there will be workshops - "jQuery Advanced" and "jQuery Mobile" - to provide an opportunity for attendees to get further depth in their knowledge during the days of the conference.

The conference is organized and hosted in Vienna by Gentics GmbH, an Austrian Software specialist. Haymo Meran, Chief Technical Officer at Gentics Software and project lead of the Aloha Editor, is particularly excited to organize the first jQuery conference in Vienna. "It is great to finally have the opportunity to welcome all members and interested users in Vienna to discuss with them the future technologies of JavaScript and jQuery. I am particularly honored that jQuery has asked us to organize the event in 2013," he said. Microsoft Austria is supporting the conference as the main sponsor, and is making it possible for all attendees to make their own short presentations.


Tickets for the conference are available for EUR 380.- (excl. VAT). On spot registrations will be EUR 440.- (excl. VAT). You can sign up at

About jQuery

jQuery is a multi-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. It is free, open source software and is designed to allow the creation of powerful dynamic web pages and web applications. (

Used by over 55% of the 10,000 most visited websites, jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library in use today (

About Gentics

Since its establishment 12 years ago, Gentics Software GmbH has grown to become the leading producer of Content Management and Portal Solutions in Austria. Gentics is an independent Viennese enterprise including more than 30 certified partners and has been awarded numerous prizes (Web Idol 2010 at J. Boye conference, Walter Nettig Award, Golden Arrow, Austria's Leading Companies).

jQuery Europe 2013
Friday, 22nd of February, 9:00am, to Saturday 23rd of February, 5:00pm
Palais Liechtenstein
Fürstengasse 1
1090 Vienna

Press contact:
Haymo Meran
Tel.: +43-(0)1-710-9904-0
Fax: +43-(0)1-710-9904-4
E-mail: [email protected]

Gentics Software GmbH
Gonzagagasse 11/25
A-1010 Vienna, Austria

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