Conferences don’t come together over night, and this conference wouldn’t have ever gotten out of the idea stage if it wasn’t for our amazing NingJS team.
After many trips back and forth between Shanghai and Nanjing, checking venues, negotiating prices for the venue, lunches and accommodations to keep the conference affordable for devs everywhere, things were starting to pull together on the logistics side of NingJS.
The team worked hard on finding the best speakers and sponsors and trying to make the ticketing process work as smoothly as possible. If all of this wasn’t enough the team got together to tackle the Wifi problems of hosting large events. All while we were trying to contain our excitement for getting the JS community together for the 5th year in a row!
NingJS finally arrived and the whole team (literally everyone in Shanghai) arrived in Nanjing at noon on September 2nd to help get this conference ready. After having a quick lunch, the team gathered in the lobby of the hotel to have a quick briefing on the layout of the venue, the two-day schedule, contact persons and everyone’s tasks (check-in table, Wiredcraft table, info table, etc).
Getting the Goods together
We ordered 800 tote bags to give away to the attendees, and these bags had to be packed with the amazing giveaways including stickers, pamphlets from sponsors, lunch tickets, raffle numbers, and so much more. Our job was to make sure all this swag made it into every tote bag. In true startup fashion, emphasizing efficiency and productivity, we created a pipeline to prepare the swag.
Check-in process was smooth. The Wiredcraft and other sponsor tables were packed with people during the breaks. In addition to the 19 speakers and table discussions, the community participated by giving 14 lightning talks over the two days and lucky draw prize winners took home some great gifts including Chromecasts, bluetooth earphones, keyboards, and much much more.
Both days included after parties for the attendees, and we had over 600 people attend.
Since we are a community driven conference we do our best to get feedback from the community during the event as well as after the event. Here are some things that we think we, as event organizers, can improve on for the 6th edition.
If you have any feedback you’d like to share you can email the JS Conf team at [email protected].
We’re really excited to finish up the final touches on NingJS and getting ready for next year. Slides are on the NingJS website and videos are available to watch on the NingJS website.
Thank you to all the participants, sponsors and speakers for supporting the JS community in China, we look forward to seeing you at next year’s JS Conf China. Be the first to know about 2017 JS Conf China by subscribing to the Wiredcraft blog or the JS Conf mailing list.
Conference season in China isn’t over yet, in just a few short weeks Wiredcraft is organizing the biggest design event in China the UI/UX Conf. Look forward to seeing you all there.