4 Great HTML5 Conferences to Attend in 2013

DevToolsGuy / Friday, March 29, 2013

HTML5, though it feels like it has been around for a long time, is still in fact not a formal release of HTML. Its actual status is “W3C Candidate Recommendation,” which means it is currently being assessed by the wider development community. The W3C plans to have a stable formal release by the end of 2014.

However, this hasn’t stopped the web development community adopting it with great enthusiasm. Some of the most prominent websites in the world are written using HTML5; some of the biggest names in web development are HTML5 enthusiasts. Along with the usual blogs and books, there are a number of fantastic HTML5 focused conferences happening around the world. Events such as these are a great way to network, to learn new skills, and peek into the future.

Here are 4 conferences we think you should know about if you are serious about HTML5:

HTML5 Developer Conference
1-3 April 2013 - San Francisco, USA
Billing itself as “the largest HTML5 (and JavaScript) developers’ conference in the world,” it takes place on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of April. Speakers include Steve Sounders from Google and Philippe Le Hegaret from the W3C.

DevCon 5
24-25 July - New York, USA
This conference has a great focus on practical sessions and education of its visitors. Learn about new HTML5 tools and techniques from the big names in the development industry. Speakers include representatives from Adobe and Microsoft.

Richard Clark’s HTML5 Mobile Mastery Two Day Workshop
17-19 June - London, United Kingdom
This is a much smaller event, but it’s a really great place for those in the UK to learn HTML5 from someone who is an expert in his subject matter. Richard Clark has taught for Apple and HP, and has written high performance web apps for Fortune 100 companies

onGamestart 2013
18-20 September - Warsaw, Poland
A bit of a left field choice, onGameStart recently held a conference in New York, and is planning another event in Poland later this year. This conference focuses purely on gaming, which has been a huge area of growth for HTML5. The gaming industry and the performance optimization it requires often drives innovation.