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What is the HTML5 Developer Conference?

The HTML5 Developer Conference has become the largest JavaScript and HTML5 developers conference in the world. With a number of varying and expanding approaches, tools, best practices, and advice to be had, there's a lot of new information to wrap your head around.

We provide sessions on Javascript, HTML5, Apps & Games, client, cloud, server, mobile, and more. See leading edge sessions given by renowned speakers at the most developer friendly price on the planet.

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The HTML5 Developer Conference gives you the opportunity to:

  • Connect with and learn from developers and experts
  • Explore two full days of in-depth workshops, keynotes, and sessions from industry professionals
  • Take part in a full day of technical training on leading technologies and concepts
  • Experience emerging technologies from exhibitors and vendors
  • Network with hundreds of other designers
  • Enjoy post-conference events and parties where you can get more time with developers in a more casual environment

Who should go to the HTML5 Developer Conference?

We encourage all those involved in the world of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and related technologies to attend.

Click here to make a room reservation at the Palace Hotel.
Group rate available until March 11, 2013. Subject to Availability.

Advisory Program Committee

We are currently reaching out to excellent speakers and industry people to join this great list.

Conference Organizers

Andrew Severns


Andrew Severns

Andrew is completing a bachelor degree in Game Development with a focus in production at Cogswell College. This is his second semester as an intern for the SV IGDA/Bay Area Game and App Group where he has helped organize events such as the Game Dojos Accelerator and SV IGDA Meet Ups. He has been heavily involved at Cogswell as the Student Body President and within Student Life as a Resident Assistant. After college, Andrew will be pursuing a career in video game development as a producer.

Jonathan Lancaster

Web Designer

Jonathan Lancaster

Jonathan is a web designer, project manager, musician, composer, sound designer, audio engineer, and whatever else he decides to sink his teeth into. His accomplishments range from assisting with the successful execution of the largest HTML5 and JavaScript conference in the world, to winning music competition and awards. He studied music performance, composition, and music technology, obtaining a Masters from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelors from Miami University (OH). Jonathan is a member of the Game Audio Network Guild, International Game Developers Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and the North American Saxophone Alliance. Although a native of Ohio, Jonathan is fluent in Brazilian Portuguese and thrilled to now be living in San Francisco.

Ann Burkett


Ann Burkett

Ann is founder of HTML5DevConf, Game Design Conference, Game Dojos Game Accelerator, Bay Area Game and App Developers, and a long time mobileweb game developer. Ann is a game developer who joined the game industry with Macromedia where she worked on some of the worlds first hit browser based casual web games and original work web showcases for such artists as Tim Burton and Trey Parker and Matt Stone of South Park. She and partner Liran Nuna eventually formed their own game development company. Together they worked on social and mobile games for the local school system and companies such as Crafted Fun, Quizmonster, Zynga. After having prototyped the hit game “It Girl” which morphed later into “Top Girl” on mobile for Crowdstar, Ann’s partner stayed on at YouWeb and their small dev company concluded with a reasonably happy ending. Ann founded the HTML5 Developers Conference, Bay Area Game and App Developers Group, Games.js, and chairs the Silicon Valley IGDA and the SF Mobile Dev Group. Ann is always interested in the next platforms and the next games and the art of fun.

Ellis Kim

Project Manager, Social Media Specialist

Ellis Kim

Ellis works as Project Manager and Social Media Specialist by day, while moonlighting as an artist and writer for no pay at all (ha...).He spends most of his free time on his personal project, of which you may occasionally see random sketches of at his Tumblr page or on his Deviant Art. You can also find him on Twitter at @EllisK01

The HTML5 Developer Conference Organizer are also responsible for:

Game Design Conference logo

The The Game Design Conference was created to give game designers a place to gather and learn from each other. And the best way to learn is to spend time with people who are actually working as game designers, perfecting their craft and bestowing their knowledge to you. The Game Design Conference provides a variety of forums for learning, from workshops and sessions with experts to the in between, where attendees informally connect and share questions, knowledge, and perspectives with their peers.

Game Dojos logo

Game Dojos is a rigorous 3 month session of hands-on workshops, seminars, and mentorship with the leading producers, designers, developers, marketers, distributors, and investors in the industry. They provide your team with free or subsidized options for bay area work space and funding assistance options. Game Dojos has been honored with extremely strong responses from veterans with arrays of games and millions of downloads, creative young startups, as well as innovative and worthwhile platforms and tools.

Bay Area Game and App Development Group logo

The Bay Area Game and App Development Group is a place to grow and present your games and apps and related tools and platforms. Find other game developers for your projects. Get or give advice on design, funding, art, technical architecture, careers for your game or application. Find cohorts and support for your plans for your game or app to take over the world!

Anti-Harassment Policy

The HTML5 Developer Conference 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. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. The full anti-harassment policy can be downloaded below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Full Anti-Harassment Policy

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