Join us for SenchaCon 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area, April 7-9, 2015. The Santa Clara Convention Center will be alive and buzzing for 3 days as the HTML5 and JavaScript developer communities come together to collaborate and share world-class technical information. At the conference, we’ll present exciting news about our frameworks, the latest enhancements to our developer tools, updates on Sencha Space, and share concepts for a powerful new application development, testing, deployment, and management platform. The conference will also provide an awesome forum to show your own expertise, network with your peers in the Sencha community, and directly engage with the Sencha team, partners and sponsors. As with every SenchaCon, you’ll have access to more than a few epic parties — it will definitely be an event you don’t want to miss. So, save the date and join us for what promises to be an incredible technical conference.

Santa Clara is located just south of San Francisco, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is the headquarters of many high tech companies. It is also the new home of the San Francisco 49ers football team at the state-of-the-art Levi’s Stadium.

  • Opening keynote & world-class conference sessions

  • Direct access to Sencha engineers who build the products and the management team that defines product roadmaps

  • Breakfast, lunch and access to snacks all day

  • Opportunities to meet Sencha partners and sponsors

  • Epic parties — the welcome reception, the amazing SenchaCon party, and farewell beer pairing

  • SenchaCon goodie bag

Tuesday, April 7

9:00am – 6:00pm
Registration/Hospitality Desk Open
9:00am – 5:00pm
Bootcamp (Breakfast & Lunch Provided)
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sponsor Welcome Reception

Wednesday, April 8

8:00am – 6:00pm
Registration/Hospitality Desk Open
8:00am – 5:00pm
Community Pavilion
8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am – 11:30am
Keynote
11:30am – 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm – 5:05pm
Tracks
6:00pm – 9:00pm
SenchaCon 2015 Party

Thursday, April 9

8:00am – 6:00pm
Registration/Hospitality Desk Open
8:00am – 5:00pm
Community Pavilion
8:00am – 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm
Tracks
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm – 5:05pm
Tracks
6:00pm
Farewell Party

DESIGN

This track is best suited for designers and developers looking for ways to create well-designed applications and visual styles that can be easily maintained and expanded. Sessions in this track will cover the best practices for working with themes, styling components and templates, and highlight some applications with very engaging designs created by Sencha customers.

DEVELOP

This track is suited for developers who would like to learn about the latest advances in Sencha Ext JS and GXT frameworks and understand the best practices around utilizing Sencha technologies to accelerate application development targeting multiple devices and a combination of modern and legacy browsers.

DEPLOY

Congratulations, you've built your HTML5 app. How are you going to deploy, manage, and secure the application? This track explores how Sencha products can help you not only to develop and maintain your applications, but also to deliver them to the right users at the right time on their preferred devices - whether it's a desktop, tablet, or smart phone.

SENCHACON 2015 CALL FOR PAPERS

The SenchaCon 2015 team is actively seeking the latest in compelling content from Customers, Partners and Industry Analysts. Please read on for benefits, track descriptions, requirements and process details. View the SenchaCon 2015 Call for Papers Guidelines here.

SUBMIT A PAPER

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408.748.7000

Santa Clara is located just south of San Francisco,

in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is the headquarters of many high tech companies. It is also the new home of the San Francisco 49ers football team at the state-of-the-art Levi’s Stadium. SenchaCon will be hosted at the Santa Clara Convention Center, which boasts 302,000 square feet of diverse space, consisting of flexible meeting rooms, exhibit halls, terraces, 31 breakout rooms, and a 607-seat theater.

Discounted rates are available to SenchaCon attendees at the following hotels:

Hyatt Regency - $259++

5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-200-1234

Hyatt Grand Beds, iHome stereo with iPod docking station, Flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, High speed internet access, Oversized work desk with enhanced lighting, ergonomic chair, speakerphone, and voicemail, Room service

Hilton - $269++

4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-330-0001

High speed internet access, Internet TV, Cable TV with pay-per-view movies and free-to-guest programming, Large work desk with ergonomic chair, Room service

Avatar - $199++

4200 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
408-235-8900

Modern furnishings, Triple sheets, Large work desk, Flat screen TV, Refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, iPod docking station, Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Sponsor Welcome Reception

    Tuesday, April 7 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Join us on Tuesday night to kick off SenchaCon in style! This is the perfect opportunity for you to network with fellow attendees and sponsors, as well as the Sencha team in a relaxed, fun environment, complete with food and drinks.

  • SenchaCon Party

    Wednesday, April 8 / 6:00pm – 9:00pm
    Join us for food, drinks and fun at the amazing SenchaCon party. Stay tuned for more details.

  • Farewell Beer Pairing

    Thursday, April 9 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Top off a fabulous week with a custom beer pairing! What’s better than food and beer to enhance the experience. Create your own lasting memories before you head home.

  • Sencha Zone

    Wednesday, April 8 / 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Thursday, April 9 / 8:00am – 5:00pm

    The Sencha Zone is the perfect place to meet some of the Sencha technical team, get the latest demos, and get your questions answered! Located within the Community Pavilion, it is open all day and staffed by Sencha engineers, technical consultants, trainers, and staff ready to help.

  • Community Pavilion

    Wednesday, April 8 / 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Thursday, April 9 / 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Make the Community Pavilion your home base for SenchaCon 2015. Put your skills to work in one of the gaming areas, exchange ideas with fellow attendees, meet with sponsors in the partner lounges, and recharge yourself with snacks and caffeine. You can also recharge your laptops, smartphones and tablets at our convenient charging stations. Whether you just want to hang out, network, or catch up on emails, the Community Pavilion is a great place to do it.

  • Ask Sencha

    Wednesday, April 8 / 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Thursday, April 9 / 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    We’ve set up a special area within Sencha Zone for private technical consultations with Sencha experts. You can reserve a 30-minute slot for things like a simple code review, guidance on application architecture and layout, or assistance with custom components. Appointments are very limited and the schedule will fill up fast. We will notify you once we start to take appointment requests.

SUPER EARLY BIRD

$995

(Starting November 13, 2014. Extended until December 31, 2014. Limited to the first 100 registrants.)

EARLY BIRD

$1195

(January 1 - January 31, 2015)

ADVANCED

$1395

(February 1 – April 2, 2015)

FULL PRICE

$1595

(April 7 and Onsite)

General

What is SenchaCon?

SenchaCon is the go-to HTML5 event that brings the Sencha and HTML5 communities together to learn, share, code and collaborate. It’s a day of bootcamps followed by two days jam-packed with tech sessions designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of the latest tools, techniques and innovations from Sencha that will allow you to design, develop, test, deploy and manage HTML5-based applications more effectively. This is the place to be to get hands-on training from the experts, see amazing apps that others are building and deploying with Sencha, have your dev questions answered, and network with the Sencha team as well as other developers.

When and where is SenchaCon 2015?

Our 5th SenchaCon is April 7-9, 2015 and this time we’re bringing it back to the San Francisco Bay Area at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Who should attend SenchaCon 2015?

Developers, IT managers, dev managers and architects and anyone interested in pursuing multi-device application development should be sure to attend SenchaCon 2015. SenchaCon brings industry experts, thought leaders and universal app developers in the HTML5 & JavaScript communities together for 3 intensive days of learning, coding and collaborating.

Why should I attend SenchaCon 2015?

SenchaCon is the go-to HTML5 event where you will:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the latest tools, techniques and innovations from Sencha that will allow you to design, develop, test, deploy and manage HTML5-based applications more effectively
  • Get the inside track on the Sencha product roadmap and a sneak peek at upcoming products and technologies
  • Get hands-on training and advice from the experts
  • See amazing apps that others are building and deploying with Sencha
  • Rub elbows with Sencha users from around the globe and see how they use Sencha to drive their business
  • Interact with HTML5 industry experts, the Sencha team as well as other developers
  • Network with the community at the amazing SenchaCon party and more…

How much does SenchaCon 2015 cost after December 1st 2014?

Super Early Bird Limited to the first 100 registrants! $995
Early Bird January 1 - December 31, 2014 $1195
Advance February 1 - April 2, 2015 $1395
Full Price Onsite $1595

What are the terms and conditions for the 3 for $3k promotion?

This offer cannot be combined with any other promotion code and is for new registrants only. Offer good for full conference pass registration only. Offer expires at 11:59pm PST on April 2, 2015. Offer is not transferable and valid only for intended recipient(s). Void where prohibited. Terms and conditions for registrations will also apply.The 3 for $3K discount must be paid in full by credit card or purchase order only – no check option is available for this offer. The 3 for $3K discount applies only to the full conference pass. Qualifying passes must be purchased from the same organization with the same e-mail suffix, for instance, attendee-one@xyzcompany.com. If there are not three qualifying members from your organization registered by April 2, 2015, the credit card or purchase order used for the registrations in the promotion will be charged the difference between a full conference pass (US$1395) and the 3 for $3K pass of US$1,000. In the event that there is a credit due for this financial transaction, the same credit card or purchase order will receive a refund.

How do we get the 3 for $3k promotion?

One team member should register for SenchaCon 2015 using the registration portal and select the “3 for $3k” option. You have the option of paying by credit card or contacting Sencha to discuss payment options. Upon receipt of the registration and payment, a SenchaCon team member will contact you to provide a promotion code with a 2-use capacity that the remaining 2 team members can use to complete their registration.

What happens after we pay the $3k?

Upon receipt of payment, a SenchaCon team member will contact you to provide a promotion code with a 2-use capacity that the remaining 2 team members can use to complete their registration. Use the promotion code on the SenchaCon registration site (in the promotion code box). If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to your SenchaCon team member directly or send us an email at info@senchacon.com.

What is included with my SenchaCon 2015 conference pass?

  • World-class conference sessions
  • Opening keynote that will be sure to get your creative juices flowing
  • Personal access to the Sencha management team and product engineers
  • Epic parties — the Sponsor Welcome Reception, SenchaCon party, and farewell beer bash
  • Breakfast, lunch and access to snacks all day
  • Opportunities to meet Sencha partners, sponsors and fellow developers
  • SenchaCon goodie bag

What is the attire for SenchaCon 2015?

Casual attire is appropriate for the entire week. Bring a sweater or sweatshirt as session rooms in the convention center can be cool.

Sessions & Content

What is the agenda and session content for SenchaCon 2015?

Tuesday, April 7
9:00am – 6:00pm   Registration/Hospitality Desk Open
9:00am – 5:00pm   Bootcamp (Breakfast & Lunch Provided)
6:00pm – 9:00pm   Sponsor Welcome Reception
 
Wednesday, April 8
8:00am – 6:00pm   Registration/Hospitality Desk Open
8:00am – 5:00pm   Community Pavilion
8:00am – 9:00am   Breakfast
9:00am – 11:30am   Keynote
11:30am – 1:00pm   Lunch
1:00pm – 5:05pm   Sessions
6:00pm – 9:00pm   SenchaCon 2015 Party
 
Thursday, April 9
8:00am – 6:00pm   Registration/Hospitality Desk Open
8:00am – 5:00pm   Community Pavilion
8:00am – 9:00am   Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm   Sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pm   Lunch
1:00pm – 5:05pm   Sessions
6:00pm   Farewell Party

I’ve already purchased my SenchaCon 2015 conference pass. Can I still sign up for bootcamp sessions once they become available?

Absolutely! To sign up for any of the sponsor bootcamps, simply log in to the registration site using your username and password and select the bootcamps you wish to register for.

Will session recordings be made available after the conference?

Yes, attendees will have exclusive access to session recordings after the conference is over.

Registration

How do I register for SenchaCon 2015?

To register for SenchaCon 2015, simply complete the online registration form.

When will I receive my SenchaCon 2015 conference badge?

SenchaCon 2015 badges will be available for pickup onsite at the registration area in the Santa Clara Convention Center during designated registration hours. All related conference materials will be available for pickup after you have checked in at the SenchaCon 2015 Registration area. A government issued, photo ID will be required to activate your badge and to collect your SenchaCon 2015 materials.

Can I register onsite at SenchaCon 2015?

Yes, onsite registration is available beginning on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 8:00am. Onsite registration is US$1595 and is payable by American Express, Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

What if I registered and now am unable to attend?

You may transfer your conference pass to another individual within your company by contacting info@senchacon.com by April 2, 2015.

What is the age restriction for SenchaCon 2015?

Attendees and guests must be 18 years or older.

Can I bring a guest?

You are more than welcome to bring a guest to attend the Welcome Reception and SenchaCon Party. Guest passes are available for $250 and can be purchased during online registration or onsite at SenchaCon. All guest passes must be accompanied by a paid SenchaCon registration. The guest pass does not include access to any sessions, breakfasts and lunches, or any other activities that are reserved for paid conference attendees. Guests must be 18 years or older.

Are children permitted to attend SenchaCon 2015?

Unfortunately, children are not permitted at any SenchaCon 2015 sessions or activities, including the evening events. However, Santa Clara and the San Francisco Bay Area are very family-friendly and offer numerous activities that may be appealing to families.

What is the cancellation policy?

The SenchaCon cancellation policy states that cancellations received on or before January 7, 2015, by 5:00 pm Pacific Time, will receive full credit of 100% paid registration fees. Cancellations received between January 7 and February 6, 2015, by 5:00 pm Pacific Time, will receive partial credit of 50% paid registration fees. No refunds or credits will be issued after February 7, 2015.

The hotel cancellation policy states that hotel cancellations and date changes must be made at least five (5) business days prior to your scheduled check-in date, or a penalty equivalent to one (1) night’s stay will be charged to the credit card on file. You may edit or cancel your hotel reservation directly on the SenchaCon 2015 registration website through 3/31/2015. After 3/31/2015, please contact the SenchaCon 2015 registration team at info@senchacon.com for changes and cancellations to your reservation. Please do not contact the hotel directly for any changes.

What is the payment policy?

Registration must be paid in full and received on or before Thursday, April 2, 2015 in order to qualify for any registration discounts. Payment received after Thursday, April 2, 2015 will be processed at the full registration fees.

Accommodations & Travel

Where should I stay?

We have negotiated discounted rates at the following hotels for SenchaCon attendees.

  • Hyatt Regency - $259++
    5101 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    408-200-1234
  • Hilton - $269++
    4949 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    408-330-0001
  • Avatar - $199++
    4200 Great America Parkway
    Santa Clara, CA 95054
    408-235-8900

Can I come a few days early or stay a few days later?

SenchaCon 2015 officially kicks off on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 with bootcamp sessions during the day and a Sponsor Welcome Reception in the evening that begins at 6:00pm. Please plan your arrival time accordingly. The core content of the agenda officially ends on Thursday evening, April 9, 2015. If you do not plan to join us for dinner activities on Thursday evening, you are welcome to depart. For those that are participating in the dinner activities or extending your stay for personal or business reasons, you may depart at your own discretion.

What airport should I fly into?

We recommend flying into San Jose Mineta International Airport or San Francisco International Airport.

How long does it take to get to/from the airport and how much does it cost?

Mineta San Jose International Airport
Taxis are readily available at Mineta San Jose International Airport. All trips from the San Jose Airport are a minimum of $15, which includes the first three miles of travel and a $1.50 airport fee. Beyond three miles, the fares are charged by meter at $3.00 per mile. The estimated fare from the San Jose Airport to Santa Clara is $15-27 and takes about 10 minutes.

San Francisco International Airport
Taxis depart from the designated taxi zones located at the roadway center islands, on the Arrivals/Baggage Claim Level of all terminals. Uniformed taxi coordinators are stationed at the taxi zones from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. to assist passengers with questions or concerns. The estimated fare from San Francisco International Airport to Santa Clara is $130-160 and takes about 45 minutes.

Where can I find Santa Clara area information?

For more information about Santa Clara, please visit http://santaclaraca.gov/.

Justify your Trip

Need to justify your trip to someone — a boss, business partner, investor, or spouse? Here’s a sample letter that you can cut and paste to make your case for attending SenchaCon 2015.

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Dear {insert name},

I think it’s really important that I attend SenchaCon 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is one of the top developer conferences of the year, and it attracts the leading talent in the HTML5 world and the very best developers in the Sencha community. This is the ideal event for me to learn new tools and techniques, network with other developers, and gain a deeper understanding of the latest innovations from Sencha that will help us design, develop, test, deploy and manage HTML5 based web sites and applications more effectively. It covers a number of critical issues and emerging concepts facing our organization and I’ll be able to interact with Sencha users from around the globe and see how they use Sencha to drive their business.

Here are some of the benefits to our organization if I attend SenchaCon 2015:

  • I’ll learn from the experts. The Sencha executives, engineers and experts will present all the newest technologies and the most effective ways to develop, deploy, secure and manage HTML5 applications. I’ll be able to meet with experts, get questions answered, and work on issues with the people who best can help me.
  • I’ll bring back best practices. The SenchaCon attendees come from all kinds of organizations large and small, located all over the world. Sessions will cover the latest topics in both mobile and desktop development, deployment and management, as well as integration to cloud and server-side technologies. It will be great for me to hear the latest and see what others are doing to increase my efficiency and effectiveness.
  • I’ll be more productive. Sessions on solutions and frameworks will introduce me to new features and functionality that will help me be more productive. I’ll learn directly from the engineers who built these technologies, as well as from highly experienced peers in the community.
  • I’ll get inspired. SenchaCon is a high-energy, intensive 2 days of learning and interacting with the best in the industry. I’ll come back with my head full of ideas and insights that I can immediately apply to my work. I’ll meet community leaders, get exposed to new ideas, and fully concentrate on improving my development skills without interruption or distraction.

I believe SenchaCon 2015 will be a great investment for us. You can learn more about the conference at www.senchacon.com.

Sincerely,

Code of Conduct

Sencha believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior at SenchaCon, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive conference experience for everyone.

We expect all conference participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

  1. Expected Behavior
    • Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.
    • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
    • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert conference organizers if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress.
    • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create SenchaCon and make it a great experience for yourself and others.
  2. Unacceptable Behavior
    • Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct by any attendees of SenchaCon and related events. Some SenchaCon venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
    • Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
  3. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
    • Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of SenchaCon venues.
    • Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately.
    • If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the conference without warning or refund.
  4. What to do if you witness or are subject to unacceptable behavior
    • If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, or have any other concerns, please notify a conference organizer (preferably in writing) as soon as possible by contacting conduct@senchacon.com. All reports are confidential.
    • The SenchaCon team will be available to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, to provide escorts, or to otherwise assist those experiencing unacceptable behavior to feel safe for the duration of the conference.
    • Note: Please do not disclose public information about the incident until the SenchaCon staff have had sufficient time in which to address the situation. Public shaming can be counter-productive to building a strong community. SenchaCon does not condone nor participate in such actions out of respect for the individuals involved.
  5. Contact info
    • SenchaCon Conduct Team: conduct@senchacon.com