Top 10 Reasons You Should Join Us at SenchaCon

Senchacon TeaserIf you’ve been thinking about registering for SenchaCon 2015, now is the time. Sign up today and save $200 on a full conference pass before registration closes on April 2nd.

Here are the top 10 reasons you should join us at SenchaCon:

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Insightful keynote presentations by Michael Facemire, Principal Analyst at Forrester and Art Landro, CEO of Sencha, covering the latest industry trends and our vision for Sencha products — and a great demo by two of our technical leaders

#2

Cutting-edge technical sessions led by Sencha engineers. Check out their videos on our blog and see the full speaker list.

#3

A stellar speaker lineup of customers and partners sharing their experience and best practices. See all of the great topics and presenters.

#4

All the news on Ext JS 6, including our merged Ext JS and Touch framework, which will enable you to create web apps running across desktops, touchscreen tablets and smartphones from a single code base.

#5

An in-depth look at Sencha Space, our secure, managed application environment for HTML and JavaScript-based apps. You’ll see how to build and manage cross-platform apps at a lower cost.

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A deep dive on the latest new GXT features, including support for touch and gestures, so you can offer your GXT apps on tablets and touchscreen devices.

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Priceless networking time in the Community Pavilion with your peers, Sencha engineers and executives. Don’t miss all of the great games and snacks we’ve set up for you to enjoy while you’re getting connected.

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1 on 1 time with Sencha experts in the Sencha Zone. Come by and ask questions about your apps including coding, app architecture, or components.

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Ext JS and GXT Training. Sign up for beginner and advanced training classes — only $200 per class. Sessions will be taught by Sencha instructors on April 7th at the same location.

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Unrivaled fun at the Levi’s Stadium party with food, fun and drinks, and exclusive behind-the-scenes stadium tour. There’s also a chance to win tickets to the NFL’s biggest game in 2016 or a professional football home opening game in the US city of your choice, plus more amazing prizes!

We’re looking forward to a great event. See you there!

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Ask Sencha—Sign Up for 1-on-1 Time with Sencha Engineers at SenchaCon

Senchacon TeaserIt’s less than three weeks until SenchaCon. If you haven’t registered, sign up today and save before registration closes on April 2nd. You don’t want to miss our lineup of technical talks, news about merging our frameworks, updates on theming, plus training and the great parties.

 

You’ll have plenty of face time with Sencha engineers, but if you want to meet 1 on 1 to talk about your app, sign up for Ask Sencha. We’ve set up a special area in the Community Pavilion for 30 minute tech sessions with Sencha experts, so you can get a simple code review, feedback on your application architecture and layout, or help with custom components.

We have a limited number of spots, so fill out the Ask Sencha Appointment Form on the SenchaCon registration site (login and click on link at the top of the registration page) and email the form to margot.hansen@sencha.com by April 2nd. We’ll send you a confirmation email with the details.

You can still sign up for a SenchaCon Day Pass for either Wednesday, April 8th or Thursday, April 9th. The choice is yours and the discounted price is only $750 — that’s more than 50% off the regular conference pass price.

Don’t miss out on Ext JS and GXT training — sessions only $200 per class. Sencha instructors will teach beginner and advanced sessions on Tuesday, April 7 at the same location. Only a few seats left.

Let the countdown begin!

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Our Engineers Want to Talk App Dev With You at SenchaCon

Senchacon TeaserSenchaCon is right around the corner, and our engineers are gearing up to share some pretty impressive presentations with you, including some exciting new updates on theming.

But that’s not all. You’ll also have face time with engineers in the Community Pavilion where you can hang out in the Sencha Zone, discuss enhancements to the frameworks and work through any dev questions about your apps. Let’s take a look at what our engineers have in store for you.

Meet the Speakers – Click to watch their videos

  • Art Kay – “I’ll be discussing some advanced features of Chrome Developer Tools, and then talking about how we built App Inspector for Sencha.”
  • Don Griffin – “I’ll be covering the data package, data binding, view models and how to target apps for desktop to smartphones.”
  • Lee Boonstra – “My talks will be on advanced theming, and I’ll show you how to make your apps look great.”
  • Mark Brocato – “I’ll be doing a technical talk on the new plugin for IntelliJ, WebStorm and the other JetBrains IDEs that provide language support for Ext JS.”
  • Ross Gerbasi – “I’ll be talking aboutapplication configuration and the microloader.”

Check out the complete speaker list.

One Day Pass

If you can’t be away from the office for three days, we’ve got the perfect solution. You can attend one day of the conference — either April 8th or 9th. The discounted price is only $750 — that’s more than 50% off the regular conference pass price.

Training

Don’t forget to sign up for Ext JS & GXT training sessions — only $200 per class. Beginner and advanced sessions on April 7th at the same location.

Fun Stuff

Come to learn and stay for the parties! At the Levi’s Stadium party, we’ll take you on a behind-the-scenes stadium tour. And, you might be lucky enough to walk away with tickets to the NFL’s biggest game in 2016.

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Working at Sencha—Come Join Us

At Sencha, our mission is to create the frameworks and tools that empower developers to create amazing cross-browser app experiences that execute with precision and performance. We have worked hard to assemble a team of brilliant people from around the world, and we periodically bring everyone together for company events.

I recently celebrated my fourth anniversary as a Sencha employee, and I am amazed at how much Sencha has grown during that time. As a remote employee, I don’t often have the opportunity to socialize in person with my friends and colleagues. Although I travel to Sencha HQ (Redwood City, CA) a few times a year for meetings, our company outings have a huge impact on our culture and remind me why I love working here!

In January, Sencha held its annual Worldwide Sales kickoff meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event brought together our Sales, Marketing, Training and Professional Services teams to discuss various corporate and product updates — and although we spent a week in meetings and strategy sessions, we also arranged for a lot of downtime and fun activities.

Sencha Takes Over San Francisco

One of the days we were in town, we stopped our meetings at noon and boarded trolleys for a sightseeing tour of San Francisco. For those of us who work remotely, the trip was our first opportunity to see many parts of the city.

We toured various parts of San Francisco: AT&T Park, Fort Baker and North Beach. We also drove through Chinatown and Pier 39 — and of course, we stopped for some photo ops by the Golden Gate Bridge. Our tour guide was both informative and hilarious as he kept shouting out “points of interest” like the house where Robin Williams filmed the movie Mrs. Doubtfire. We ended up at the North Beach Restaurant for an incredible Italian dinner.

Next Up: SenchaCon 2015

The next major company event for us will be SenchaCon 2015, our annual developer conference hosted in the heart of Silicon Valley. Most of the Sencha team will be in town, and we are really looking forward to socializing with our community and sharing our technical knowledge.

SenchaCon will feature three days of technical sessions and training on JavaScript, HTML5 and Java development in addition to some epic parties. Tickets are still available — find out why I’m excited about SenchaCon and even get a 20% discount code. We hope you’ll join us!

Join Our Team

Sencha currently has a number of open positions across the organization that we need to fill — and we want you to apply.

Come work in a collaborative environment with some of the best people in the industry as we explore and enhance the possibilities of today’s web and mobile technologies. We are building some truly amazing products and need developers with a variety of skills (not just JavaScript).

Sencha offers a fantastic benefits package in combination with competitive salary — and best of all, many positions allow you to work remotely! Come talk to us about joining Sencha.

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Meet the SenchaCon Speakers – Ross Gerbasi

Senchacon TeaserI’m Ross Gerbasi, and I’m a Senior Engineer at Sencha, located in Chicago. I’ve been programming for over 15 years, and I’ve worked with Sencha Touch for over 3 years. I specialize in new and emerging media including video and graphics production, and I’ve contributed to the open source community on emerging interactive solutions. My work on Sencha and Cordova integration allows me to fuse my many skills into a single focus to provide app developers with tools that help make it easier to build mobile apps.

At SenchaCon, I’ll be doing a technical talk on application configuration and the microloader. I also have some really exciting announcements, but you’ll need to watch my video to hear about them.

If you’re interested in the best platform for developing apps on multiple devices, you should come out to SenchaCon. We have some great stuff to show you guys, and I hope to see you there. If you haven’t registered, there’s still time. Email me and I’ll send you a 20% discount code.

Deep dive into application configuration and the microloader

Learn how app.json and the microloader work together to give you development time convenience as well as run-time flexibility and efficiency. Use build profiles to target multiple themes, locales and devices for a single application.

Visit the SenchaCon website for more details on all of the sessions and speakers.

 

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Come Join Us for the Day at SenchaCon—and Save Big

Senchacon TeaserThe clock is ticking and we’re only about a month away from SenchaCon 2015. This is the best event to attend if you’re building web apps and want to learn more about how you can improve your development cycles for years to come.

Here’s a quick look at what you’ll learn:

We’re merging our Ext JS and Touch frameworks. You’ll be able to build all of your web apps using a single framework and deliver a unique user experience for customers on desktops (using modern or legacy browsers), tablets, and smartphones.
We’re also adding touch and gesture support to GXT, so you can offer your GXT applications on tablets and touchscreen devices.
We’ll kick off SenchaCon with insightful keynote presentations by Michael Facemire, Principal Analyst at Forrester and Art Landro, CEO of Sencha.
Then get ready to see dozens of top-notch technical sessions led by Sencha engineers and our customers and partners who will share their best practices with you.
Check out the complete speaker list. And don’t miss our Meet the SenchaCon Speakers series.

 

One Day Pass

Still not sure? Can’t be away from the office for three days? Well, we’ve got the perfect solution. We’re now offering a SenchaCon Day Pass which allows you to attend just one day of the conference — either Wednesday, April 8th or Thursday, April 9th. The choice is yours and the discounted price is only $750 — that’s more than 50% off the regular conference pass price.

And don’t forget to sign up for Ext JS & GXT training sessions — only $200 per class. Beginner and advanced sessions will be taught by Sencha instructors on April 7th at the same location. Seats are limited so get yours today.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Meet the SenchaCon Speakers – Mark Brocato

Senchacon TeaserI’m Mark Brocato, and I’m a senior developer at Sencha. I’ve been developing with Ext JS since version 2, and I’m currently working on the Ext JS plugin for JetBrains IDEs including IntelliJ and WebStorm. Before coming to Sencha, I was the Director of R&D at BioFortis, a Life Sciences startup, where I led the development of several Ext JS apps. I’m also the creator of mockaroo.com, a web service for generating large datasets for software testing and demos.

At SenchaCon, I’ll be doing a technical talk on the new plugin for IntelliJ, WebStorm and the other JetBrains IDEs that provides language support for Ext JS. With the really robust class system and well-defined app structure in Ext JS, we’re able to provide an excellent code completion experience. I’m going to show off some really cool features that will help you to stand up new apps very quickly.

I look forward to seeing you there. If you haven’t registered, there’s still time. Email me and I’ll send you a 20% discount code.

Visit the SenchaCon website for more details on all of the sessions and speakers.

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Meet the SenchaCon Speakers – Lee Boonstra

Senchacon TeaserI’m Lee Boonstra, and I’m a sales engineer and technical trainer at Sencha in Europe. I live in Amsterdam and have experience in both client-side and server-side development. I spend my spare time developing web and mobile apps.

At SenchaCon, I’ll be doing technical talks on advanced theming, and I’ll show you how to make your apps look great. I’ll cover topics like how to make components look unique, optimize your apps for tablets, desktops, or smartphones, and how to organize your stylesheets. I’ll also be hanging out in the community pavilion, so I can answer your questions. Just come by and have a chat.

 

I really hope to see you there, so you can be among the first to hear all of our big announcements. If you haven’t registered, there’s still time. Email me and I’ll send you a 20% discount code.

Advanced theming techniques for Sencha Ext JS using Sencha Cmd

In this session Lee Boonstra, course creator of the Sencha advanced theming course, will show you how to create professional themes for cross-platform apps. This talk will include Sass, variables, and skins! You’ll learn how to make your components look unique, how to better organize your themes, and how to make your applications look good across all devices.

Visit the SenchaCon website for more details on all of the sessions and speakers.

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Meet the SenchaCon Speakers – Don Griffin

I’m Don Griffin, and I’m the Engineering Manager of JavaScript Frameworks at Sencha. I was an Ext JS user forSenchacon Teaser 2 years before joining Sencha and I have experience on a broad range of platforms. I’ve worked on designing web application front-ends and back-ends, native GUI applications, network protocols and device drivers. My passion is to build world-class products that people love to use.

At SenchaCon, I’ll be doing technical talks on the data package, data binding, view models and how to target apps for desktop to smartphones. I’ll also be talking about some really exciting new stuff that I can’t share before the event.

I hope to see you there, so you can hear all of the big developments we’ve been working on. If you haven’t already registered, you still have time. Email me and I’ll send you a 20% discount code.

Sencha Ext JS: From desktops to smartphones – For the legacy and the modern web

Learn the how to use the latest version of Sencha Ext JS to create applications for all screens from desktop to smartphones. We will create a single application targeting all screens and talk about how to maximize code sharing while ensuring the best possible user experience across all devices.
I’m co-presenting with Gautam Agrawal.

Ins and outs of the Ext JS data package

The data package in Sencha Ext JS puts the “M” in MVC and MVVM. Learn how to organize your models and take full advantage of the data package to manage fields, records, associations, stores, sessions, and more.

Leveraging ViewModels and Data Binding

Sencha introduced MVVM in Ext JS 5.0, including the support for two-way data binding. In this session, we will show what really goes on behind the scenes when it comes to view models, data binding, formulas and more. You will learn how view models manage data, update bound properties, mange stores, and individual records. You will also learn how your existing applications can be modified to leverage MVVM.

Visit the SenchaCon website for more details on all of the sessions and speakers.

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Meet the SenchaCon Speakers – Art Kay

For those of you who don’t already know me, my name is Art Kay and I work for Sencha as our Developer Relations Manager. I just celebrated my fourth anniversary here at Sencha, but I have been involved in our community since the early days of Ext JS 2.0.

SenchaCon 2015 is approaching in just a few short weeks, and I am super excited to see everyone for another great conference!

Everyone at Sencha has been working really hard on some brand-new, top-secret projects which we plan on announcing at SenchaCon 2015 — and you’ll certainly need to be there in person to hear about them first.

 

But this year’s conference will also feature a ton of awesome sessions led by the top developers in our community. We received so many fantastic sessions during our Call for Papers that nearly 50% of the presentations will be given by you, our amazing community!

I’ll be speaking at SenchaCon too — I actually have two sessions. Here’s a quick overview of my talks.

Debug Your Apps with Google Chrome and Sencha

Historically, debugging enterprise JavaScript applications has been a huge pain in the neck. Thankfully the developer tools in most modern browsers have matured and make inspecting application logic easier than ever. Google Chrome in particular has a rich set of debugging tools, which can be further complemented with Chrome Extensions.

I hope you’ll join me to discuss some advanced features of Chrome Developer Tools, and then hear how we built App Inspector for Sencha. We’ll also dive into how you can build your own debugging extensions for Google Chrome.

Advanced Techniques for Compressing your Applications

For years, developers have been told that they must optimize their production code in order to deliver prompt user experiences. The proliferation of mobile devices makes this advice even more critical, where sub-second delays in rendering can lead to user frustration and lost revenue. However, most developers don’t realize that they can squeeze even more performance out of their applications by tweaking how compression tools optimize their code.

Come to this session for a technical deep dive into how Sencha Cmd utilizes YUI Compressor, Google Closure and UglifyJS — and learn some advanced techniques for delivering the smallest possible applications.

Lots to Learn and People to Meet

This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss. You’ll walk away with tons of new information and ideas — and you’ll also get to meet the whole Sencha team, network with hundreds of your peers and enjoy some fun parties. Best of all, you might win tickets to the NFL’s biggest game in 2016!

If you haven’t already registered, you still have time. Email me and I’ll even send you a 20% discount code. Visit the SenchaCon website for more details on sessions and speakers — I hope I get to see you all there.

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