March 2, 2015


March 3, 2015


March 4, 2015

9:00am — 1:00pm

Training B: Ember CLI, Up and Running

This training will be delivered by the fine folks at The Frontside.

You've surely heard that it's time to move to Ember CLI, and this workshop will walk you through how. We'll build an Ember CLI from scratch, and also migrate an existing, traditional 'global' style app to ES6 and Ember CLI. Full details on the homepage.

1:30pm — 5:30pm

Training A: Build Your Own Adapter

This training will be delivered by Igor Terzic, newest member of the Ember Core Team.

While using Ember Data's RESTAdapter is pretty smooth, sometimes your server requires you to dive deep and use a fully custom adapter. This workshop will show you how to implement the basic adapter and serializer hooks on your own.

When you finish this course, you'll be able to get going quickly with Ember Data with your very own adapter for custom backend APIs. And even if you still use the RESTAdapter, you'll have a better understanding of how it all works under the hood. More details on the homepage.

10:00am — 3:00pm

Geek Lover Tour of Portland

Join us for a casual walking tour of some of Downtown Portland's favorite geeky haunts. We'll start with morning Voodoo Donuts and continue on to comic book shops, Ground Kontrol arcades, Powell's City of Books, and more, with stops for a food cart lunch and some of the best coffee in Portland.

Ticket price, $39, is covering organizational requirements and guide expenses. Bring along spending money for lunch ($6 is enough, if you're thrifty—this is Portland!) and all the shops we hit along the way.

Rain or shine, so bring a just-in-case umbrella if you'd mind getting a little wet :)

2:00pm — 8:30pm

Foodie Extravaganza

Join an intimate group of your fellow Ember friends (14 max, to be specific) for a food-focused adventure in Northeast Portland. We'll start with a guided tour of three iconic Portland Breweries, complete with snacks and tastings (included).

After that, we'll head over to a fabulous cooking class, where you'll spend time preparing and then eating a fantastic foodie-approved dinner. Who said you can only learn about Ember at EmberConf?

Ticket price of $189 covers all tours, brewery tasting beer and snacks, cooking instruction and dinner with dessert.

We promise, it's going to be good! Cajun style, because who doesn't love that? Here's the dinner menu:
  • —Shrimp Étouffée with Nainain's sweet corn bread
  • —Chicken and Andouille sausage gumbo
  • —Spicy turnips and raw greens
  • —Bananas Foster with Butter pecan ice cream

And the three Breweries we'll be visiting are:
  • —Ecliptic
  • —StormBreaker
  • —Hopworks BikeBar
The Brewery Tour will be led buy a super fun guide and include tastings at each location, snacks along the way, a tasting journal and a souvenir glass.

As with all EmberConf activities that involve alcohol, drink responsibly! Don't overdo it: we'll also provide lots of snacks along the way to help make sure you don't.

Check back here once the Call for Papers closes for the full schedule!

Check back here once the Call for Papers closes for the full schedule!