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jQuery Europe: Top International Developers Meet in Vienna

February 25, 2013

VIENNA, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Smart, Responsive, Mobile and Security – numerous guests at the experts conference for
IT trends – Gentics CEO Meran: “Vienna the hot spot for IT innovation”

The Viennese Palais Liechtenstein became the meeting point for the worldwide IT
community. Between February 22 and 23, it was the magnet for more than 300 web
technologists and developers that work with JavaScript and jQuery. Top experts and web
pioneers from all over the world traveled to Vienna’s first jQuery conference to discuss
new trends in web development, Apps, and Smart TV. And over that weekend the over
300-year-old former palace was transformed into an IT hot spot. The preeminent theme in
those two days was the topic of “securing the web for users.”

IT experts at first hand

As Mike West, security expert at Google, explained in his presentation, “the race
against hackers cannot be won – they are numerous and are probably just as interested in
stealing your data as you are in protecting it. It takes only a single mistake to make a
website vulnerable to attack. Given that more and more application logic is moving to the
browser, it’s more important than ever to protect that layer of the application. Content
Security Policy is an important step towards that goal and it is already supported in
Chrome and Firefox.”

Developer Patrick Lauke, one of the top speakers at the conference, focused on the
topic of “Smart TV” and the development of Smart TV-Apps and web content for TV browsers:
“When programming TV Apps, you should consider that the hardware you are dealing with is
still at an early development stage (slow processors, limited storage) and needs rather
conservative coding. Although TVs get updated constantly, it’s unclear if we are going to
see the predicted rise of TV-Apps in the near future.”

Christian Heilmann, Mozilla Developer and JavaScript author, dedicated his
presentation to the challenge of out-of-the-box innovation: “We are in a time of change.
The web as we knew it is not only changing in terms of technologies and demands, but user
preferences are changing too. More and more people are experiencing the web first and
foremost on mobile devices and tablets, which brings new challenges to us as developers.”

Event host and moderator Haymo Meran, Chief Technical Officer of Gentics Software, was
satisfied by the sold-out conference: “The overwhelming run to our web development
conference shows the need for such an event in Austria. Web developers and their
communities appreciate possibilities to exchange and talk about innovation at common
platforms. My vision is to see Vienna as the new hot spot for IT innovation in central
Europe. The first jQuery conference in Vienna is a good starting point and a contribution
to this.”

Technical exchange on all levels

Numerous web developers, IT enthusiasts, and heads of development departments of major
Austrian companies joined the conference to follow the talks and hang out at Microsoft’s
main sponsor lounge. Netural, karriere.at and Full Stack also invited the 300 guests to
know-how exchange. Besides personal chats during the coffee break and lunch, communication
also took place on social media platforms like Twitter (Twitter (
https://twitter.com/jqueryeurope), and highlights coming out of the conference were
constantly posted and commented on by the attendees.

About jQuery

jQuery is a multi-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side
scripting of HTML. It is free, open source software and is designed to allow the creation
of powerful dynamic webpages and web applications. (http://trends.builtwith.com/javascript
[http://trends.builtwith.com/javascript). ]).

Used by over 55% of the 10,000 most visited websites, jQuery is the most popular
JavaScript library in use today (http://trends.builtwith.com/javascript/jQuery).

About Gentics Software

Established in the year 2000, Gentics Software GmbH has evolved into the leading
Austrian producer of Content Management and Portal Solutions. Since 2013 Gentics is a 100%
subsidiary of the APA Group – Austrian Press Agency – and counts more than 30 certified
partners. 35 employees develop software and solutions for world-leasing companies like
T-Mobile, Swarovski, Orange and Telekom Austria. Gentics has been awarded numerous prizes
(Web Idol 2010 at J. Boye conference, Walter Nettig Award, Golden Arrow, Austria’s Leading



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