Lisbon Javascript 2012

September 28+29 Lisbon, Portugal

A 2-day not-for-profit by-the-community and for-the-community international conference about the New Worlds of JavaScript.


Mercado da Ribeira

We booked Mercado da Ribeira, a great venue overlooking the beautiful river Tagus (one of the largest in Europe). The Venue is located in the newly renovated Lisbon Port, surrounded by great bars, restaurants and coffee shops by the river. The location is ideal and transportation is abundant.


Contact details

Mercado da Ribeira
Avenida 24 de Julho,
1200-479 Lisbon, Portugal

Mercado da Ribeira - Venue Plan

Drag me around!

Hotel Gat Rossio

We have an exclusive deal with Hotel Gat Rossio which allows you an amazing rate for your stay in Lisbon:



The hotel is now full for the conference dates

Contact details

Rua do Jardim do Regedor
nº 27-35
1150 Lisbon, Portugal
(+351) 213478300

Other Hotels nearby

  • Lx Boutique Hotel

    From €170 pp/pn
    ~5 minute walk to venue
    Rua do Alecrim, 12
    1200-017 Lisbon, Portugal
  • Altis Avenida

    From €170 pp/pn
    ~15 minute walk to venue
    Rua 1º de Dezembro, 120
    1150 Lisbon, Portugal

TAP Portugal

We signed up an exclusive deal with TAP Portugal that generously offered 20% Off Business Class and 10% Off Economy when flying into Lisbon for LXJS. You just have to follow the instructions to the right.


  • The discount applicable to this event is only valid for online bookings made through TAP Portugal's website http://www.flytap.com and with payment by credit card. The ticket will always be an electronic ticket.
  • Bookings made previously by travel agencies or at our desks are not eligible for this discount.
  • The final price shown at the end of the booking is the final fare, including the discount and all related taxes. The discount is applicable only over the fare, excluding all taxes related to the voyage.
  • The discount only applies to TAP operated flights. Bookings on code-share flights operated by other airlines or on other airlines do not benefit from the discount. Code-share flights are identified on online bookings with the message "OAL" or a 5 point star.
  • The discount is not accumulative with fares for resident / student / child / infant /senior, etc.
  • The discount applies only for travel to the event. It is valid for round trip journeys from any TAP destination to Lisbon.
  • The booking can be made at any time. The travel dates must be comprehended in the period of 10 days before / 10 days after the event dates (from September 18th to October 09th 2012). The dates of the event must be comprehended in the period of travel.
  • The discount is also extended to persons accompanying the participants.
  • The conditions and restrictions regarding changes and refunds are those of the applicable fare. Please check the fare details before ending your booking.

The Sunny Lisbon

Lisbon is the warm and sunny capital city of Portugal, and the largest city in the country. Rich in culture and architecture, it is one of the oldest European cities, which over time was known by many names such as Luxbona, Lixbuna or Ulixbone (names which gave way to the commonly used LX shorthand). Along it's seven hills, while walking along the cobbled streets known as Calçada Portuguesa, you will find amazing food, amazing architectural relics and various museums. And don't forget to stroll along the Tagus river, the narrow streets of Alfama, vist the nightlife of Bairro Alto, the classic and elegant stores of Chiado or the gardens of Belém. And while you're at it, do not forget to try some Pastéis de Belém!

Portugal also offers many other interesting and amazing places. We have added a few below, in case you'd like to come around and get to know our country a bit better


  • Rubro

    Great tapas place in Lisbon

    Rua Rodrigues Sampaio 33-35,
    1150 Lisboa
  • A Taberna da Rua das Flores

    Long-forgotten recipes, from cod dishes to meat sandwiches

    Rua das Flores, 103
    1200 Lisboa


  • B'Artis

    Wine bar in Bairro Alto

    Rua Diário de Notícias 95-97,
    1200 Lisboa
  • Pois Cafe (Has Wireless)

    A great place to get some work done

    Rua de São João da Praça 95
    1100 Lisbon, Portugal

Pre Party - Florida After Seven #14 - Drinks By Couchbase

Our dear friends at Quodis will be running a pre-conference event on Hotel Florida the day before LXJS.

Florida After Seven is a monthly after-work meet up of developers, designers, marketeers and all things related. It's a great place to have a drink while interacting with the local community.

Just like LXJS this event is part of the Lisbon Digital Week Initiative. Check out the Facebook event page for Florida After Seven.

Drinks are proudly sponsored by Couchbase!

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Our first day party will be taking place at Pensão Amor.

Pensão Amor is located in an 18th century building full with memories of the time when it was a cheap inn with rooms rented by the hour to prostitutes and their clients to enjoy a short moment of love.

Getting there

The party starts at 19:00 and it's right next to Mercado da Ribeira, on the busy streets of Cais do Sodré, less than a 3 minute walk away.

The party

The party will have finger food served, open bar with carefully selected drinks and DJ Voodoo will be playing music for the night.

The party is presented by:

After Party - Adobe BoatJS

For our after party on the second day of the conference we are taking you on a boat ride in the Tagus River, proudly sponsored by Adobe!

Once you get to the party make sure you tweet something nice with the hashtags #adobe and #boatjs!

Getting there

Buses leave at 18:25 from Mercado da Ribeira, headed for Doca de Alcântara, a 5 minute ride.

We will start boarding the LVT Boat at 18:30, boat leaves at 18:45 max.

The party

The party will be a 2 hour boat ride in the Tagus River, where drinks and light snacks will be served.

There's no buses provided to take you back to Cais do Sodré afterwards, but there are trains from Alcântara back to Cais do Sodré.

Afterwards, those who wish to keep on partying can go up from Cais do Sodré and explore the nightlife of Lisbon around the Bairro Alto area where you can find many and varied bars and clubs.

Significant Other Track

Our Significant Other Track itinerary is ready! Be sure to share it with your significant other and assure this will be 2 days of fun for both of you.

The tickets can be bought at the LXJS tito.io portal for a nominal fee of 20 euros.

This 2 day gettting to know Lisbon tour will be sure to keep your husband/wife, boyfriend/girlfriend, pet or teletubbie doll (we do not discriminate) entertained, having a lot of fun and learning a lot about the city.

Check out the tour plan here: LXJS Significant Other Track

Code of Conduct

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at LXJS are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event.

The Quick Version

LXJS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks and workshops. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by a clearly marked "STAFF" yellow shirt.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.


  • Building the future of the web

  • Brian LeRoux

    Engineer, Adobe

    Brian LeRoux

    Brian LeRoux, of PhoneGap fame, was the chief software architect at Nitobi prior to the acquisition by Adobe. He now continues that work on Apache Cordova with the team working on Adobe's open source web efforts.


  • Jan Lehnardt

    Co-founder, Couchbase

    Jan Lehnardt

    Jan is an Apache CouchDB committer and co-founder of Couchbase. He is hacking on all parts of the web technology stack and focusses on making developer's lives easier.


  • Mikeal Rogers

    Founder, Gather

    Mikeal Rogers

    Founder at Gather, Node.js contributor, creator of NodeConf, TacoConf and request.


  • Christian Kvalheim

    Evangelist, 10gen

    Christian Kvalheim

    Christian is an evangelist at 10gen, developers of MongoDB, and he has created the node.js driver.


  • Charlie Robbins

    CEO, Nodejitsu

    Charlie Robbins

    Charlie Robbins, a veteran of the enterprise software world and a New York native, is the CEO and Co-Founder of Nodejitsu, as well as an open source software evangelist.


  • Max Ogden


    Max Ogden

    Depending on which day of the week it is @maxogden will either be writing Node.js, HTML5, Objective-C or taking pictures of other peoples cats. He is part of the Oakland JavaScript Vanguard™ and is currently working on a mobile app called Gather that is intended to get people to go outside more often. Last year he worked at @codeforamerica where he tried really hard to fix the American government with JavaScript.


  • Maciej Malecki

    Engineer, Nodejitsu

    Maciej Malecki

    Maciej is an autodidactic programmer and open-source advocate from Poland. He has studied many programming languages including Python, C, C# and client-side JavaScript before falling in love with Node.js and asynchronous programming. He has contributed to the Node.js project, and maintains many high visibility open-source projects.


  • Daniel Shaw

    Engineer, Voxer

    Daniel Shaw

    Node.js Engineer at @Voxer. Co-Founder and Partner at @TheNodeFirm. Startup advisor. Developer mentor. Polyglot, skater dude and dad.


  • Owen Barnes

    Senior Manager, AOL

    Owen Barnes

    Owen invented SocketStream, a new way to developer interactive HTML applications. He works at AOL.


  • Paddy Byers

    CTO, Tao Group

    Paddy Byers

    Paddy Byers is the CTO for Tao Group, creator of intent, a virtualisation technology used for delivering multimedia content portably to mobile phones and other consumer devices.

  • Paolo Fragomeni

    CTO, Nodejitsu

    Paolo Fragomeni

    After more than a decade of enterprise programming, in 2010 Paolo left his research at MIT to co-found Nodejitsu. He is an open-source advocate, open-source extraordinaire, dynamic language enthusiast, and avid hacker. In addition to architecting Nodejitsu's core systems, Paolo runs training for Nodejitsu and is a curriculum designer and technology adviser to General Assembly, an accelerated learning facilitator for technology and entrepreneurship.


  • J Chris Anderson

    Chief Architect (Mobile), Couchbase


    Chris Anderson is a co-founder of Couchbase and an Apache CouchDB committer. At Couchbase he leads the mobile strategy, and designs and implements developer facing APIs. Outside of computing, Chris plays bass and dances “Ring Around the Rosie” with his 1 year old daughter.


  • Karolina Szczur

    UX Designer, Nodejitsu


    Designer and developer, open web enthusiast and web standards aficionado. Also conferences junkie with growing passion for speaking. As a graduate from Human-Computer Interaction she pays great attention to creating highly usable interfaces. If not working, she's probably busy coaching women in web technologies at Webmuses or organizing Javascript barcamps in her hometown - Kraków.


  • Brian McKenna

    Engineer, Atlassian


    Brian McKenna is a language geek, functional programmer and an active member of the "altJS" community. For the past year, he's been working on Roy - a statically-typed, functional programming language that compiles to JavaScript.


  • Felix Geisendörfer

    Co-founder, Transloadit


    Co-founder of transloadit.com and node.js core contributor. Obsessed with squirrels.


  • Dale Harvey

    Engineer, Mozilla


    Maintainer of Pouch. Currently working for Mozilla at the B2G team.


  • Nikolai Onken

    Co-founder, uxebu


    Web application and mobile cross platform developer, pushing the browser forward as a platform. Co-founder of uxebu, developing tools like apparat.io and Bikeshed.


  • Xavier Cambar

    Software Engineer, Neolane


    Author of shepherd.js, Xavier is also a software engineer at Neolane, porting their desktop-based app to the browser. He previously helped numerous companies move to OSS and browser-based business apps.


  • Richard Rodger

    COO/Founder, nearForm


    Co-founder of PhoneGap/Node.js company nearForm.com, author of Mobile App Development in the Cloud, and pragmatic optimist.


  • Lucas Hrabovsky

    CTO, ex.fm


    CTO of ex.fm. Formerly of Amie Street and Limewire. Open-sourcer of things.


  • Bert Belder

    Node.js developer, Cloud9 IDE


    I’ve been programing since I was a little kid; my professional career started with doing contract web development work while I was in college. In 2011 I was working on a project that really needed node.js. But as all developers working on that project were using windows we were unable to use it, so I started porting it to windows as a side project. Soon after I was hired by Rackspace to dedicate all my time to node.js and finish the job. That was how I became one of the first node core contributors. Nowadays I am working at Cloud9 IDE in Amsterdam, who generously let me work on making node more awesome.


  • Volker Mische


    Volker is the creator of GeoCouch and a core contributor of MapQuery. He is proponent of open source and loves coding from JavaScript to Erlang.


  • Adam Christian

    Director of Web Development, Sauce Labs


    Adam started at the Open Source Applications foundation out of college, co-creating the windmill test framework. He then helped create the Mozmill testing tool working with Mozilla, and leading the test automation effort at Slide inc before joining Sauce Labs. He currently focuses on front-end development at Sauce Labs, and works on open source projects like WD.js, jellyfish and se-builder in his free time left over after snowboarding and whiskey tasting.


  • André Rodrigues

    Webdeveloper, Microsoft


    André was born in the beautiful Portuguese city of Leiria. Pursuing his passion for software he moved to Porto, Portugal and then Delft, Netherlands to study Computer Science. After graduation, in 2008, he joined Microsoft, first in Copenhagen and moving, in September 2010, to Redmond, USA to join the Orchard team where he further embraced web development in the ASP.NET and Windows Azure teams. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, reading and traveling to new and different places.


  • Markus Leutwyler

    webOS Developer Relations, Hewlett-Packard


    Working for European webOS Developer Relations, Markus is involved with webOS and the Enyo Framework daily. He loves working with other Developers and anything Web, Mobile and Technology related in general. He has a passion for communities, open-source, music and how technology affects our live.


  • Dmitri Melikyan

    Founder, NodeTime


    Programmer involved in a few technology startups as a founder, engineer and advisor. Creator of Nodetime.


  • Anthony Ricaud


    Web developer for Mozilla. Anthony is a French web standards advocate.


  • Neuman Vong

    Engineer, Twilio


    Polyglot, likes to travel, drinks lots of coffee. Technological interests are audio processing, denotational semantics, and APIs.


  • Christopher Done

    Engineer, CREATE-NET


    Haskell hacker bringing it to the web browser with his compiles-to-JavaScript Haskell-subset Fay.


  • Seb Lee-Delisle

    Founder, CreativeJS.com


    Seb Lee-Delisle is a creative coder, speaker and teacher, working across platforms including JavaScript, Processing and openFrameworks. He works to bring people together with large scale installations like PixelPhones, interactive firework displays or glow-stick voting systems.


  • Garann Means

    Engineer, Etsy


    Garann is a JavaScript developer who's been making websites since 1996. She's the author of "Node for Front-End Developers" from O'Reilly, has helped out with some larger open source projects, and has a few small ones of her own. She organizes Austin All-Girl Hack Night and Girl Develop It Austin.


  • Elijah Insua

    Engineer, Nodejitsu


    Node.js fanatic, who enjoys playing around with new technology and hardware.


  • Jason Smith

    Technologist, Iris Couch


    Jason has been an entrepreneur since 2002. He is an expert deploying, managing, and using CouchDB in the enterprise. He built the Iris Couch infrastructure and provides the technical vision of the Iris Couch platform.


  • James Halliday

    Co-founder, Browserling/Testling


    I am a unix philosopher and aspiring mad scientist. I write tiny open source libraries. I co-founded browserling.com and testling.com. Previously I built underwater robots in Alaska. I draw silly cartoons and sometimes they end up on t-shirts.


  • Arnout Kazemier

    Lead Software Engineer, Nodejitsu


    Arnout is a passioned software engineer and open source enthusiast from the Netherlands. In 2011 he won first place overall, solo and utility in the Node Knockout 2011 48h hackathon. He has a background in design, front-end development and real time technologies but also loves solving hard scalability, availability and performance issues. In his spare time he's riding his 848 Ducati or hacking on his own startup Observe.it.


  • Igor Soarez

    Igor Soarez

    Igor is a Portuguese Software Engineering graduate who works as a Web application developer and mentor, he has also worked simultaneously as a researcher for a European academic project, and is casually hired as a private tutor for struggling programmer academics. You might hear him advocate functional programming, asynchronism, simple design, open source, and the benefits of understanding human nature. Creator of meetoring.com



Day One / Sep 28

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08:00 - 09:00 Arrival, Registration, Coffee and Snacks
09:00 - 09:30 Fireworks
09:30 - 10:10 database.js
10:10 - 10:30 Coffee
10:30 - 11:00 Empowering a new web
11:00 - 12:30 browser.js
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch with
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13:30 - 14:00 Mobile Revolution
14:00 - 15:30 mobile.js
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
16:00 - 17:30 realtime.js
17:30 - 17:45 Break
17:45 - 18:15 Open Source
19:00 It's a
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Day Two / Sep 29

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08:00 - 09:00 Coffee and Snacks
09:00 - 09:30 Javascript World Domination
09:30 - 10:10 network.js
10:10 - 10:30 Coffee
10:30 - 11:00 Fay
11:00 - 12:30 applied.js
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch by
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13:30 - 14:00 Cloud Revolution
14:00 - 15:30 node.js
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
16:00 - 17:30 mad_science.js
17:30 - 17:45 Break
17:45 - 18:15 Community
18:30 Adobe
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Your ticket provides access to two days full of great talks and:

  • Coffee breaks with delicious Portuguese cakes and pastries
  • Free access to the awesome After-Party, with all the speakers
  • An awesome swag bag
  • Free, unlocked Wi-Fi at the venue

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales Start Price Fee Buy
Early Bird May 21, 2012 €175.00 €5.00 Sold out
Normal Ticket May 28, 2012 €225.00 €7.00 Sold out
Last Minute July 8, 2012 €275.00 €9.00 Sold out
Last Batch September 11, 2012 €475.00 €18.00 Buy
Significant Other Track August 7, 2012 €20.00 €2.00 Buy


Please check our workshops page for descriptions and more information.


Meet the Team

  • We are a group of JavaScript enthusiasts deeply involved in the local and international JavaScript community.

  • Ana Hevesi

    Community Geek


  • Pedro Teixeira



  • Nuno Job

    Inquisitive Mind


  • Tiago Rodrigues

    Lead Javascript Developer, Top10.com