JSNation 2024 Attendee Welcome Guide

JSNation 2024 Attendee Welcome Guide

Welcome to JSNation 2024! We are so excited to have you! Use this guide, so you know all the important info & policies that will ensure you have a safe and productive and amazing conference!

For remote participation, the most important information will be here. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: [email protected].

June 13 (hybrid) & 17 (remote)

Main Info

Conference Agenda

Before Conf
June 12
Pre-party Oedipus Brewing at 18:00 CEST
June 13
JSNation Day 1 (Start at 09:00 CEST)
June 14
After-party in Amsterdam (starts at 19:30 CEST)
June 15
June 17

🛍 Online Shop

Check out our awesome conference merch! Get it online before the event.


💻 Workshops

We will hold workshops before and after the conference. There are two types of workshops: free workshops and pro workshops.

Free Workshops

The workshops take place remotely. To take part in the workshop you have to register separately via the GitNation portal.


The workshops take place in person and online, you can find out more about the workshops here. They are not included in the main ticket, you can buy tickets for them separately. If you buy a ticket, you will receive an email with full information.


💬 Discord

All the main communication will be on Discord and it's also a quick way to contact the org team at the conference.

Conf Channels (click to learn more)

general information channel
all announcements of speakers talks, discussion rooms, and many more
here you can chat, share your emotions and ask questions of the Community track's speakers
here you can chat, share your emotions and ask questions of the Residents track's speakers
a channel for workshops, there you can find the thread for each workshop
exploring Amsterdam is more fun with new friends

How to join Discord:

2. After joining the server you’ll get a welcome message as in the image on the right. 3. You need to go to #🎭pick-your-role channel and pick your event by clicking on relevant emoji 💫. 4. After clicking the relevant emoji you will get access to JSNation channels.


🎊 Pre-Party & Badge Pick Up / June 12

On June 12 we’ll have a special pre-party for conference attendees. You are invited to Oedipus Brewing - Gedempt Hamerkanaal 85, 1021 KP Amsterdam, Netherlands, starting at 18:00 CEST. !!! You will receive your conference badge there.


📅 JSNation Day 1 - What Will Happen

Registration / Start at 7:00 CEST

Prior to the conference, you will receive an email with information about the time window in which you will be able to register as a conference participant. We kindly ask you to show up at the venue at the designated time, otherwise, we will not be able to register you before the first talk, which will cause missing it.


We will have 2 tracks: Community Track & Residents Track. Each track will have a different speaker in parallel.


Sponsor Booths

All of our sponsors are supporters of the web development community, and each of them drives our industry forward in unique ways. Come chat with their staff to learn more about their work and also participate in their raffles! See all of the sponsors here. Our sponsors provide virtual goodie bag gifts here.

Speaker QnA spots

After each talk, you will be able to ask questions to the speakers in-person. We’ll have a dedicated Speaker Q&A spot. Head there after the onstage Q&A to ask your questions to the speaker personally. Location: look for the black booth with Speaker Q&A banner between the two halls. !!! The speaker Q&A room will be hybrid, meaning that remote attendees will also be able to join via the watch page.

Discussion Room

On June 13 we’ll have 3 discussion rooms:

  • 14:30-15:10 - OSS – Has the Model Become Unsustainable?
  • 15:30-16:10 - AI – Using AI During Development, What’s the Future of Development Going to Be, etc.
  • 16:30-17:10 - Growth Path

Find the exact schedule on the conference website. Location: 2nd floor – look for Discussion room signs and arrows. !!! The discussion rooms will be hybrid as well, meaning that remote attendees will also be able to join via ZOOM (link to ZOOM can be found on the watch page).

Stamps Hunt - complete the quest and win a prize 🏆

We’ll have a game during the day. Visit 7 stations for fun activities. Collect stamps with GitNation volunteers and turn in your card at the registration area before 16:30 CEST. The winners will be announced before the last talk in Community Track and will get the prizes! Prizes: t-shirts, mugs, Airpods Max and many more!


🏢 Venue

the Kromhouthal - Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, 1021 KP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Parking at the venue

The Kromhouthal has 80 private parking spots right in front of the door. In addition, there’s ample public parking in the vicinity. There is paid parking in the area.


Ferries Service

Travel to the venue in Amsterdam style, by boat! We will have a continuous shuttle service in the morning. If you’ve missed one, you can either wait for the next (30 minutes) or take the metro from Central Station or the public ferry from Central Station going to IJplein. Look for a ferry with the JSNation flag.

Times of Ferries Service - 07:30 CEST - 08:00 CEST - 08:30 CEST - 09:00 CEST - 09:30 CEST

Alternative ways of getting to the venue (click to learn more)

By metro Metro 52 takes you from South-Amsterdam to the new station Noorderpark in under 15 minutes. Metro 52 also departs from Central Station. It runs 10 times per hour.

Uber / Bolt Uber/ Bolt works perfectly in Amsterdam. You can download the app via App Store or Google Play.

By ferry (public transport) There are free ferries to North Amsterdam departing from Central Station. Take the most eastern ferry to IJplein to get as close to the Kromhouthal as possible. The ferry goes four times per hour and eight times during rush hour. After departing the ferry, follow the bike path to the right and turn right after supermarket Dirk van den Broek.

Other info

Wi-Fi: This year, there won't be WiFi available at the venue. Given a large number of people, the wifi has been always unstable. Therefore, we've devised an alternative solution: you can buy Esim with a 15% discount using promo code GITNATION15 at Airalo.

Lost & found: If you find an item that is on its own (bag, laptop, phone, etc), please do the right thing and bring it to the organizers or volunteers at the registration desk, they will find the owner of the item.

Wheelchair access: The majority of the area you will need to access is paved. There are wheelchair-accessible tables in the venue and an elevator to get to the discussion room.

Filming & Photography: A professional crew will be taking photos and videos at the event for future promotion of the event. If you don’t want to appear in the photos or videos, ask for a black lanyard at the reception desk. The stage talks will be photographed, recorded, and streamed live on the Watch page. Talk recordings will be provided to full-access attendees within 1-2 weeks after the conference.

Other assistance: If you require any other assistance, please email the organizer at [email protected].


😋 Food & Beverage


Yogurt + granola, yogurt + fruits (gluten-free, vegan optional), Pancake bar: fresh fruit and maple syrup. Coffee, tea, water

Сoffee break:

A mix of fresh fruits, cereal bars, candies, veggie crisps, pop corn low calories and homemade banana bread. Coffee, tea, water


There will be 2 main food areas where you can grab lunch: one inside at catering spots around the venue, and another outside, to the left of the entrance. Note, that you don’t need to pick one of the options, you can have both within a day. Please note: food inside is included with your ticket; no extra payment is needed. Outside, you can exchange a food ticket for one free lunch set

Inside the venue (click to learn more)
  • Chicken tandoori | rice | cauliflower | coconut sauce (gluten and lactose free)
  • Pasta Arrabiata | tempeh | ratatouille | rucola | tomato sauce (vegan)
  • Thai noodles | beef | eastern vegetables | prawn crackers
  • Healthy salads
  • Sweet dessert
Outside the venue - Food trucks (click to learn more)

Outside the building will be various food trucks. In your swag bag, you'll find a food ticket that you can exchange for free lunch at one of the food trucks.

Food truck options

The Butcher: variety of burgers + soft drinks / beer / wine

Indian truck: Indian food + soft drinks / beer / wine

L'Aubergine: 1. Vegan: Falafel Wraps (freshly made Babaganoush, cole sla, tahini saus, organic falafel) 2. Meat: Burger Brioche Pulled pork or Chicken Wrap 3. Drinks Spa blauw / Spa rood / Cola / Fanta / beer

Happy Hour on The Terrace / 18:30-19:30 CEST

Different types of drinks (beer, soft drinks, water).


🪩 After-Party / June 14

Before the party / 18:00-19:30 CEST

What you can do during the break - Have dinner at Lowlander Botanical Bar & Restaurant - Join Panel Discussion “Future Frameworks” at Lowlander Botanical Bar & Restaurant (18:20-19:00 CEST) - Grab some food and beer/wine/soft drink in the food truck area - Go to the Oedipus Brewing - Join Pub Quiz at Lowlander Botanical Bar & Restaurant (19:00-20:30 CEST)

After-party / 19:30-22:30 CEST

Join us at the venue from 19:30 - 22:30 CEST! What will happen at the party:

Linalab's algorave performance


Silent disco with 3 different music streams

After-after-party / from 22:30 CEST

Here are some cool places to keep the party going:


🛶 Hangout Day / June 15

Spend time with the community and network with conference participants and speakers in boat and walking tours on June 15.

The number of seats is limited and if you registered, but decided not to go, it's important to inform us about it, cause there's a waiting list of people who couldn't get a place on tour.


Boat tour

10:00-11:00 CEST (1h) 11:15-12:15 CEST (1h)

Walking tour

10:00-11:30 CEST (1,5 h) 11:30-13:00 CEST (1,5 h)

All participants should have received detailed information about the tours in a separate email.

Starting point


🗺 Custom City Map

We’ve created a custom city map with our favorite restaurants, bars, and cafes that are within walking or public transport distance! See the full custom map here. To find a company for a walk please join a Discord channel #🏙activities-around-conf🇳🇱


📅 JSNation Day 2 - Watch Remotely

Join stream

  1. go to https://jsnation.com/
  2. click on the button 'Watch Livestream' (main screen)
  3. follow the instructions

After these actions, the page with the player & timeline (=schedule) should open.

Discussion Rooms

On June 17 we’ll have discussion rooms. Find the exact schedule on the conference website. Place: Zoom – the link can be found on the watch page under the stream player.

Speaker Q&A rooms

After each talk, you will be able to ask questions to the speaker on Discord: ❓community-track-qna & ❓residents-track-qna.



Final Notes

If you didn’t find an answer to your question here, please send your request to [email protected] or check out FAQ on the conference website. We really hope that JSNation will not only be really useful but also a lot of fun for you. We hope, you will enjoy your time with us, gaining new skills and knowledge, meeting new people, and making new friends. See you soon in Amsterdam 😉