• SAN DIEGO, CA / FEB 10 - 11, 2014 •



Part training, part conference, Roost combines the best of both experiences to give you a comprehensive narrative with real-world application of core programming principles. You'll be guided through the process of architecting, testing, and collaboratively building a web-application. This February at Roost, explore core web-development principles and best-practices while seeing them in action.

We've made this Roost experience even more complete by partnering with our friends at the jQuery Foundation to bring you four days of developer-focused events. Follow up two days of immersive, fast-paced teaching with the latest in jQuery, jQuery projects, code architecture and organization, best practices and emerging browser technologies. All four days will be in the same venue so that you can focus on getting the most out of this great event, instead of on logistics of where to go.


Ben Alman is the author of numerous jQuery plugins and open source projects such as Grunt, the popular task-based command line build tool for JavaScript projects. He also writes and presents at conferences around the world.

Irene is a JavaScript developer, occasionally venturing into the lands of Ruby on Rails and node.js. When she isn’t contributing or writing about Backbone.js, she’s working on projects that focus on creating engaging interactive visual displays of information.

Mike Pennisi is a contributor to a number of open source projects, including JSHint, Socket.io, and Backbone.LayoutManager. His primary interests at Bocoup are user interface design, privacy and peer to peer networking on the Open Web.

Bob is Bocoup’s Director of Education. Bob brings his background in economics, finance, non-profit development, and education, to his mission of making Bocoup’s classes the best web education curriculum around.


So you've learned a good amount about JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS and how it all works together. Now learn how to apply that knowledge in a sane workflow that takes advantage of coding, testing, and code-organization best practices. We'll walk you through the steps of assessing application structure, working with revision control, creating tests for your application, writing modularized and testable code, organizing your project and working collaboratively with others.

Along the way, we'll dive into some of the complexities in JavaScript, software libraries like jQuery and Backbone.js, writing good unit tests and more. The focus, however, will be on the application of this knowledge in a way that applies no matter your chosen front-end stack. Don't worry if you aren't fully saturated with programming insight; seeing what you need to learn in action can be a great jumping off point for further learning.


Roost will be in the same venue as the jQuery Conference, which is the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center in San Diego. Aside from the easy logistics of attending both events, the warm weather, comfortable lodging and plethora of amenities should make for a wonderful trip to San Diego.


Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108

Book by Phone: 1-800-77-ATLAS


We've wrapped Roost San Diego, but you can catch us at the next Roost.

Check out the home page for more info!