International Web Pioneers at the first jQuery Conference in Vienna

jQuery Europe 2013

22nd and 23rd of February 2013, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria

Vienna, 24th of October 2012 - "jQuery meets historic Vienna", this is the theme of the first internationally renowned jQuery conference taking place in Austria's capital.

The two-day conference hosted by Gentics offers a platform for developers from all over the world enabling knowledge transfer on the latest jQuery and JavaScript related technologies. Numerous internationally renowned speakers await the participants, including Richard D. Worth director of the jQuery Foundation, Doug Neiner jQuery core member, Jörn Zäfferer jQuery UI core member, Mike Taylor Opera Javascript Developer, and Sebastian Kurfürst, TYPO3 core member. They will talk about the latest trends in web, apps and smart TV development with jQuery as well as provide further insights into the future of IT.

Haymo Meran, Chief Technical Officer at Gentics Software and an active member of the jQuery community himself says: "It's a unique opportunity to host this conference at a time where JavaScript use is skyrocketing. I am particularly honored that jQuery Foundation choose us to host the event to enable sharing of ideas and experience amongst jQuery members, interested users and Javascript experts in general".

In recent years Haymo Meran has already impressed visitors of jQuery conferences in San Francisco and London with Gentics's expertise in HTML5 WYSWIG editing. Under Haymo Meran's guidance Gentics developed the popular Aloha Editor (http://www.aloha-editor.org), based on Javascript (especially JQuery) and HTML5 and built an active community of developers. He has managed to build a community, which is tasked with the further development of the Editor. The Online Editor is based on Javascript (jQuery) and relies on the standard of the future HTML 5.


Online registration is now available. Until October 31st we offer early-bird tickets for EUR 300,- (excl. VAT). Afterwards, tickets for the conference will be EUR 380,- (excl. VAT). On spot registrations will be EUR 440 (excl. VAT). You can sign up at http://events.jquery.org/2013/eu/.

About jQuery

jQuery is a multi-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. It is a free, open source software and is designed to allow the creation of powerful dynamic webpages and web applications. (http://trends.builtwith.com/javascript).

Used by over 55% of the 10,000 most visited websites, jQuery is the most popular JavaScript library in use today (http://trends.builtwith.com/javascript/jQuery).

About Gentics

Established in year 2000, Gentics Software GmbH has evolved into the leading Austrian producer of Content Management and Portal Solutions. 35 Employees develop software and solutions for world-leasing companies like T-Mobile, Swarovski, Orange, Telekom Austria. Gentics has been awarded numerous prices (Web Idol 2010 at J. Boye conference, Walter Nettig Award, Golden Arrow, Austria's Leading Companies).

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A-1010 Vienna, Austria