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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

Advisory Program Committee

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

Conference Organizers

Jonathan Lancaster

Web Designer

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.

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.

Ann Burkett


Ann is founder of HTML5DevConf, 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. 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 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 is a comic artist and character designer based out of Alameda, CA, spending most of his time working on Time Fiddler, a new webcomic about a time traveling girl. Amongst his hats, he's responsible for anything from social media and finances, to event and volunteer organizing. You can find him on Tumblr and Deviant Art, or follow on Twitter @EllisK01.

The HTML5 Developer Conference Organizer are also responsible for:

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!

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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.

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

Conference Disclosure

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