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HTML5 Conference Set For Next Week

The first HTML5 Developers Conference is set to launch next week. And just announced they will be hosting a hackathon with a special focus on mobile gaming.

Everyone is talking about HTML5 — it’s the future, right? Developers from all over the world are getting together to learn more about HTML5 and those ubiquitous plans next week in San Francisco.

The HTML5 Developers Conference has already announced some fantastic speakers like Douglas Crockford (discoverer of JSON), Yahoo!, Ben Savage, Sibblingz, Steve Souders, Google, and Jason Hoffman. Take a look at the full lineup of speakers, looks like it’s going to be a packed day.

The HTML5 Developers Conference takes place next Tuesday, September 27th at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco. You can register with 10% off using the code HTML5vibe.

And for the full details on the hackathon, hit the jump. For more information on the HTML5 Developer Conference, hit up

HTML5 Developer Conference Announces HTML5 Hackathon, With Special Focus on Social and Mobile Gaming
Conference now largest-ever HTML5 event with speakers from Mozilla, Joyent and Nokia added to lineup

SAN FRANCISCO – September 19, 2011 – Silicon Valley International Game Developers Association today announces additional speakers and a Hackathon to the world’s first-ever HTML5 developer conference. The conference, which will take place on September 27 at the Westin Hotel in San Francisco, has surpassed over 700 registrations and is now the largest conference of its kind in the world.

Due to popular demand, an HTML5 Hackathon has been added to the event and will be hosted at the Eventbrite Headquarters in San Francisco on September 24 and 25. Game developers will be able to hack on a variety of application programming interfaces including Sibblingz’s Spaceport platform (for high-performance, cross-platform games/app with Flash-like API using JavaScript), Eventbrite, Crowdstar, MongoDB, Yahoo, Google, Node.js, and more.

“With the overwhelming interest we’ve gotten in HTML5DevConf, we thought there was a clear opportunity to reach out to thought leaders in the gaming developer community and host an HTML5 Hackathon,” said Ann Burkett, chair of SV IGDA and conference organizer.

The Hackathon winners will be formally announced, be gifted tickets to HTML5DevConf, and brought on stage for a five minute presentation / demo at the conference. Sibblingz will award first, second and third place games cash prizes. Eventbrite, Crowdstar and MongoDB will provide additional prizes to the winners. For those interested in participating in the Hackathon, visit

The developer conference is also announcing additional heavy-hitting speakers:

·      David Herman of Mozilla is defining the next generation features of the JavaScript language.
·      Jason A. Hoffman, Founder and Chief Scientist, Joyent (node.js) and Frank Greco, Director of Technology, Americas at 

Kaazing,have been at the forefront of HTML5 cross-platform cloud technology.

·      Representatives from Nokia will speak about the company’s plans to leverage HTML5.

Tickets to the conference are going fast. To secure you participation, go to:

About the Hackathon:
What: HTML5 Hackathon
When: Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25
Time: Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Eventbrite Headquarters, 651 Brannan Street Suite 110, San Francisco, CA
For those interested in participating in the Hackathon, visit

About the conference:
What: HTML5 Developer Conference
When: Tuesday, September 27
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Westin Hotel, 50 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA

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  • Shuttur

    I would love to go to this conference

  • Shuttur

    This conference looks great