16-17 April 2015, Bangalore
Status: Submissions and voting closed, awaiting jury selection

Meta Refresh 2015 edition: The web in your pocket

Theme

We’re already in a world where smartphones outnumber all the desktops and laptops put together. A sizeable portion of your existing user base could be accessing your website only through a handheld device. It is quite likely that future web users will never experience a site on a large screen.

Undeniably mobiles, be it phones or tablets, have become a critical channel for user acquisition and customer engagement. In fact, one can argue that mobiles are already the primary touch-point for reaching and experiencing the web in many cases.

For many web designers and developers, however, the constraints of a mobile device continue to be a beast — small screen, low resources, fickle networks and the (often false) assumption that the user is always on the move with limited time at hand.

Responsive design hasn’t been enough. Mobile-first was just a start. It takes a lot more to tame the beast and to create a great browsing experience for a mobile user.

Meta Refresh 2015 will focus on enhancing web experience on mobile devices.

We’re looking forward to proposals about:

And oh, if you disagree with the theme, we’d like to hear about that as well.

We are accepting proposals under the following sections:

Commitment to Open Source

HasGeek believes in open source as the binding force of our community. If you are describing a codebase for developers to work with, we’d like it to be available under a permissive open source license. If your software is commercially licensed or available under a combination of commercial and restrictive open source licenses (such as the various forms of the GPL), please consider picking up a sponsorship. We recognize that there are valid reasons for commercial licensing, but ask that you support us in return for giving you an audience. Your session will be marked on the schedule as a sponsored session.

Format

The 2015 edition is a two-day single-track conference – 16 and 17 April. We invite proposals for:

Criteria to submit conference proposals

You must be a practising web developer or designer, and must be able to show how your own work has advanced the state of the web in the past year. You are expected to present original work that your peers — this event’s audience — recognise as being notable enough to deserve a stage.
If you are excited about someone’s work and believe it deserves wider recognition, we recommend you contact them and ask them to submit a proposal.

Workshop proposals

If you are interested in teaching, sharing knowledge with the community and/or conducting professional trainings on CSS, front-end engineering and design, submit a proposal under workshop section. Specify past experience in teaching and conducting workshops. Even better if you share links to videos of workshops where you were an instructor.
We’ll host workshops starting October 2014 until April 2015.

Buy tickets here: https://in.explara.com/e/meta-refresh

Confirmed sessions

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Design for Delight
Vivek Raghavan (@vivekraghavan) Application Design – full talk Beginner 1 0 Thu, 2 Apr
2 We don't hate the web
Rudi MK (@rudimk) (proposing) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 3 0 Tue, 31 Mar
3 Mobile web in an app world
Rudi MK (@rudimk) (proposing) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 2 0 Mon, 30 Mar
4 Responsive web design - beyond media queries
Ehthishamtk Tk (@ehthisham) 2015: Kochi Run-up Intermediate 4 0 Wed, 25 Mar
5 In talk with the user and design experience.
Abid Aboobaker 2015: Kochi Run-up Intermediate 1 0 Mon, 23 Mar
6 A Deep Dive into CSS Blend Modes
Shwetank Dixit (@shwetank) Application Design – full talk Advanced 2 0 Wed, 18 Mar
7 Hacking to be Performant?
Apoorv Saxena (@apoorv-saxena) 2015: Delhi Run-up Intermediate 3 0 Mon, 16 Mar
8 How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Flux
Jaseem abid (@jaseemabid) Front-end build processes and tools – full talks Advanced 25 0 Mon, 16 Mar
9 How to Communicate Better with Marketing, Sales and Other 'Business' Types
Siddharth Deswal (@siddharthdeswal) 2015: Delhi Run-up Advanced 22 0 Fri, 13 Mar
10 How to automatically generate test for your JavaScript file
saptarshi chatterjee (@sapy) 2015: Delhi Run-up Advanced 5 0 Tue, 10 Mar
11 Mobile Strategy and Design Approach
Aditya Lele (@lead) 2015: Pune Run-up Intermediate 2 0 Tue, 10 Mar
12 Gestalt Principles and its application in Web Design
raghav tantry (@raghavtantry) 2015: Pune Run-up Intermediate 3 1 Tue, 10 Mar
13 I Will Javascript You!
Dron Rathore (@dronrathore) Performance – full talk Intermediate 14 4 Mon, 9 Mar
14 Axure 101
vigneshwar (@vigneshwar) 2015: Mumbai Run-up Beginner 1 0 Mon, 9 Mar
15 What’s your web?
Souvik Das Gupta (@souvikdg) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 2 0 Mon, 9 Mar
16 Now that we have an app, Let's kill our mobile site!
Harish Sivaramakrishnan (@harish-io) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 15 0 Mon, 9 Mar
17 How to optimize your webpages - lessons learnt from 101 VWO customers' A/B tests
Taruna Manchanda (@taruna2309) 2015: Delhi Run-up Beginner 4 0 Sun, 8 Mar
18 Making maps work on mobile.
Sajjad Anwar (@geohacker) Performance – crisp talk Beginner 3 5 Fri, 6 Mar
19 { Profile } ! { Profile } ! { Profile } !
Apoorv Saxena (@apoorv-saxena) Workshops Intermediate 7 0 Fri, 6 Mar
20 A Quick (and Hopefully Painless) Ride Through ReactJS
Akshay Gupta (@kitallis) Workshops Intermediate 3 0 Fri, 6 Mar
21 Landing Pages Optimization - Things you can do to "Test"
Vipul Taneja (@rockstarvipul) 2015: Delhi Run-up Intermediate 5 0 Wed, 4 Mar
22 A framework for building data-driven interactive front-ends
Ritvvij Parrikh (@pykih) 2015: Mumbai Run-up Intermediate 1 0 Wed, 4 Mar
23 A framework for building data-driven interactive front-ends
Ritvvij Parrikh (@pykih) Application design – crisp talk Intermediate 6 0 Tue, 3 Mar
24 User Experience and Psychology
Jay Mistry (@enworl) 2015: Pune Run-up Intermediate 1 0 Tue, 3 Mar
25 Why and how to test webpages across multiple devices and browsers
Priyanka Herur (@priyanka-herur) Front-end build processes and tools – crisp talks Beginner 1 0 Sat, 28 Feb
26 Interaction Design in the times of the Small Screen
Raj Desai (@raj-desai) 2015: Mumbai Run-up Beginner 2 0 Thu, 26 Feb
27 DOM animations, almost native
Arun Subramaniam (@rustydroid) Performance – crisp talk Beginner 4 0 Thu, 12 Feb
28 UIs as Values
Shashi Gowda (@g0wda) Front-end build processes and tools – full talks Intermediate 6 1 Tue, 20 Jan
29 Building Application frontends the Web Components Way
Vinci Rufus (@vinci) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 5 0 Tue, 20 Jan
30 #Perffirst - Optimizing the Critical Rendering Path
Brameshmadhav Srinivasan (@sbmadhav) Performance – crisp talk Beginner 19 0 Mon, 12 Jan
31 Running Mobile Games at 60fps
Apoorv Saxena (@apoorv-saxena) Performance – full talk Intermediate 5 0 Tue, 16 Dec
32 Real-time communications on mobile
Thomas Gorissen (@serrynaimo) Application Design – full talk Beginner 7 0 Sun, 7 Dec

Unconfirmed proposals

# Speaker Section Level +1 Submitted
1 Auto generate customized test suit for your JavaScript file
saptarshi chatterjee (@sapy) Front-end build processes and tools – full talks Advanced 1 0 Wed, 25 Mar
2 The React Way: A non-trivial example
Aravind Ravi Sulekha (@aravindet) Workshops Advanced 13 1 Sun, 22 Mar
3 Optimization for Angular Js Apps
Madhur Ahuja (@madhur25) 2015: Delhi Run-up Intermediate 1 0 Thu, 19 Mar
4 Building LEGO like Frontend System
Praveen Singh (@praveensinghroposo) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 13 0 Mon, 16 Mar
5 Mobilising for Mobile
Srividya Sriram & Ajith Sowndararajan (@srividyasriram) Application Design – full talk Beginner 1 0 Mon, 16 Mar
6 Lean User Interfaces
Nikunj (@nikunjverma) 2015: Pune Run-up Beginner 1 0 Fri, 13 Mar
7 elucidate Big Data use cases for web professionals
Gurkhivi (@gurkhivi) 2015: Delhi Run-up Beginner 2 0 Thu, 12 Mar
8 Beautify your Real Time Monitoring System
Aniket Maithani (@aniketmaithani) 2015: Delhi Run-up Beginner 2 0 Wed, 11 Mar
9 Simplifying CSS using {Less}
Jigar Jain (@jigarjain) Workshops Intermediate 0 0 Wed, 11 Mar
10 First Amongst Equals - Can UX be there?
Sheril Jebasingh (@sheril) Application design – crisp talk Intermediate 2 0 Wed, 11 Mar
11 An Overview of User Centered Design
Sweta Bangera (@swetabangera) 2015: Pune Run-up Beginner 2 1 Tue, 10 Mar
12 Behavior-driven development for Web App
Shekhar Tiwatne (@shon) Front-end build processes and tools – crisp talks Intermediate 1 0 Mon, 9 Mar
13 Look Up mobile web with Housing.com
Vikash Agrawal (@ivikash) Front-end build processes and tools – full talks Intermediate 12 0 Mon, 9 Mar
14 Interaction prototyping for the modern fragmented digital world
Raunaq Gupta (@raunaqgupta) Workshops Beginner 4 0 Mon, 9 Mar
15 Your First Step into Optimization - How to test things that matter?
Amit Ghasghase 2015: Delhi Run-up Beginner 3 0 Sun, 8 Mar
16 Go Native and Come Back
Himanshu Kapoor (@fleon) Performance – full talk Intermediate 2 0 Sun, 8 Mar
17 ES6 - The future of javascript
Kanagaraj Mayilsamy (@kmkanagaraj) Application Design – full talk Beginner 7 0 Sat, 7 Mar
18 Studying Google Material Design and Exploring how you can take advantage of it today
Lakshman Prasad (@becomingguru) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 2 0 Sat, 7 Mar
19 Design and Code Responsive Emails
Raunaq Gupta (@raunaqgupta) Content design – crisp talk Beginner 3 0 Thu, 5 Mar
20 Perceived Performance for the Mobile Web
Siddharth Kshetrapal (@siddharthkp) Performance – crisp talk Beginner 2 0 Wed, 4 Mar
21 Small Talk on i18n
Geographic Company (@geogcompany) Front-end build processes and tools – crisp talks Intermediate 1 0 Wed, 4 Mar
22 Contributing to PykCharts.js (Responsive d3.js charts without the complexity of d3.js)
Ronak Bhandari (@ronakrrb) 2015: Mumbai Run-up Intermediate 1 0 Wed, 4 Mar
23 Developing SPA for the mobile browser with Backbone
Aseem Agarwal (@agaase19) Front-end build processes and tools – crisp talks Intermediate 1 0 Wed, 4 Mar
24 Contributing to PykCharts.js (Responsive d3.js charts without the complexity of d3.js)
Ronak Bhandari (@ronakrrb) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 4 0 Tue, 3 Mar
25 Go Native and Come Back
Himanshu Kapoor (@fleon) 2015: Delhi Run-up Beginner 10 0 Mon, 2 Mar
26 Polymer for Fun and Profit - observations from writing a documentation tool with Polymer
Abhishek Mishra (@mishra2015) Application design – crisp talk Beginner 34 0 Sat, 28 Feb
27 Creating a Data Driven UI Framework
Ankur Bansal (@ankurbansal177) Application design – crisp talk Intermediate 15 3 Sat, 28 Feb
28 Practical problems with Responsive designs and how to approach them
Souvik Basu (@souvikbasu) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 8 0 Fri, 27 Feb
29 What does writing a js framework teach you?
Amit Singh Sethi (@dusual) Application design – crisp talk Intermediate 3 0 Thu, 26 Feb
30 Scalable architecture with SMACSS and BEM
Bassam Ismail (@skippednote) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 5 0 Wed, 25 Feb
31 Score 90+ on Google Pagespeed - mobile & desktop
Vignesh Nandha Kumar (@vikynandha) Performance – full talk Intermediate 11 0 Tue, 24 Feb
32 Prototyping responsive website with Axure
vigneshwar (@vigneshwar) Application design – crisp talk Beginner 1 0 Mon, 23 Feb
33 Building chrome extensions with Polymer framework
Saloni Jain (@salonijain) 2015: Delhi Run-up Beginner 4 0 Mon, 23 Feb
34 Building apps that run at 60fps on the mobile with Elm
Vagmi Mudumbai (@vagmi) Front-end build processes and tools – crisp talks Advanced 2 0 Sat, 21 Feb
35 Google Design Sprint - Concept to Confidence
Manish Chiniwalar (@manishrc) Workshops Intermediate 22 0 Thu, 19 Feb
36 User Experience Design beyond web & mobile
Aashish Solanki (@netbramha) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 4 0 Tue, 17 Feb
37 Unit Testing CSS
Leena S N (@leenasn) Workshops Intermediate 5 0 Sun, 8 Feb
38 Mobile App Development with Ionic and AngularJS
Indermohan Singh (@imsingh) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 4 1 Fri, 23 Jan
39 Scaling test automation for mobile apps and exploring Continuous Integration
Pooja Shah (@p00j4) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 8 0 Wed, 21 Jan
40 Hands on development of a video chat application using WebRTC
Siddharth Banerjee Workshops Beginner 3 1 Wed, 21 Jan
41 simple yet elegant ..
Ramanpreet Singh (@rmn) Application design – crisp talk Beginner 20 1 Tue, 20 Jan
42 Waking the Maker
Ajay Vishnu (@loxxy) Application design – crisp talk Beginner 15 1 Tue, 20 Jan
43 Using "Hooked" model to design a social network for science
Adit Gupta (@aditgupta) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 4 0 Tue, 20 Jan
44 Design with Beauty, Nature, Mathematics and Code
Brajeshwar Oinam (@brajeshwar) Content Design – full talk Intermediate 11 0 Tue, 20 Jan
45 Styleguide Driven Development for a sane cross-platform design (Mobile, Tablets & Desktops)
Brajeshwar Oinam (@brajeshwar) Application Design – full talk Advanced 16 0 Tue, 20 Jan
46 A live environment for user interface prototyping
Sunil Pai (@threepointone) Application design – crisp talk Intermediate 11 0 Tue, 20 Jan
47 Netscape for Mobile
Param Aggarwal (@paramaggarwal) Content Design – full talk Intermediate 21 0 Tue, 20 Jan
48 Redefining Mobile Web UX with Device APIs
Santhosh Sundar (@gigacore) Application design – crisp talk Beginner 11 2 Mon, 19 Jan
49 Tangible Solutions by application design
parag gajjar (@paraggajjar) Application design – crisp talk Intermediate 16 3 Sun, 18 Jan
50 Tinkering the spark
Saloni Jain (@salonijain) Application design – crisp talk Beginner 12 1 Fri, 16 Jan
51 Render your single-page app on the server with Isomorphic Javascript
Dheeraj Kumar (@codepodu) Performance – full talk Intermediate 5 0 Fri, 16 Jan
52 Enabling Interactive experiences & Visualization Options for Mobile Web
Taran J Singh (@taran-j) Front-end build processes and tools – full talks Beginner 22 2 Thu, 15 Jan
53 Think out of the Glass | Natural Experiences
Taran J Singh (@taran-j) Application Design – full talk Beginner 18 0 Thu, 15 Jan
54 Using Crosswalk to Build World Class Hybrid Apps
Sameer Gupta (@sameergupta) Front-end build processes and tools – full talks Intermediate 12 1 Wed, 14 Jan
55 Scaling down for Mobile - Insight into design patterns for content based sites.
Aseem Agarwal (@agaase19) Content Design – full talk Intermediate 6 1 Mon, 12 Jan
56 Awesome.js
Kiran A (@jsgeek) Application design – crisp talk Intermediate 10 1 Mon, 12 Jan
57 Using ReactJS (with Flux) to boost performance for mobile webapps
Rakesh Menon (@sublimecoder) Application Design – full talk Intermediate 14 1 Mon, 12 Jan
58 Automating doodling
Anand S (@sanand0) Content Design – full talk Intermediate 9 0 Mon, 5 Jan
59 Why we play games?
Jaison Justus (@jaisonjustus) Application design – crisp talk Beginner 7 0 Sun, 4 Jan
60 How Material UI can redefine Web Development
Sonal Raj (@sonalraj) Content Design – full talk Intermediate 14 0 Wed, 24 Dec
61 HTTP 2 and What's it all about
Ankit Jain (@ankitjaininfo) Performance – full talk Intermediate 11 0 Sun, 7 Dec
62 Digesting jQuery
Subhranil Dalal (@subhranil) Performance – full talk Intermediate 3 0 Tue, 7 Oct
63 DCV with Docker - better than building web apps
Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) Application design – crisp talk Beginner 4 0 Mon, 6 Oct
64 Polymer: The future of front-end frameworks
indu s (@indu28) Front-end build processes and tools – full talks Beginner 5 0 Mon, 6 Oct