The conference for people who build the web
Oct. 23-24th, 2017
Historic Automotive Building at Exhibition Place
Toronto, Canada!

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What we cover

Client Side Code & Architecture

Our client side code stream is where you will experience hands-on training with technologies primarily used on the front-end.

Our client side architecture stream is where you will learn about architecture challenges and how to solve them.

Server Side Code & Architecture

Our server side code stream is where you will learn new techniques with technologies primarily used on the back-end.

Our server side architecture stream is where you will learn about delivery, data, servers, application architecture and more.

User Experience

We wouldn't be full stack without also including designers in our event. Bringing in designers also provides amazing networking opportunities.

Our UX stream is where you will find talks that will help designers and developers alike create a better web.

IoT, Team Skills, and New Tech

Internet of Things talks will show you how you can "hack" the world. Team Skills will help you be a better leader and New Technology stream is where you can be inspired by technologies gaining momentum!

Who's Speaking - Submit a Session

We're still working on filling in our content schedule check back often as we announce the right speaker for the topics we're covering. Here is who we have announced so far!

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Cassandra Faris

Director of Talent Management at Improving Columbus

Session: Keynote: Health: The Most Important Dev Tool
Read Cassandra Faris's Bio

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Tirell Mckinnon

Software Engineer at Skookum

Session: Development with Vue.js
Read Tirell Mckinnon's Bio

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Hira Javed

Design Strategist at ScotiaBank

Session: UX of Voice Interfaces
Read Hira Javed's Bio

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Alex Wilmer

Software Developer at Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Session: Organizing React Applications
Read Alex Wilmer's Bio

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Jane Prusakova

Principal Consultant at Improving Enterprises

Session: Good Code: What, Why, and How
Read Jane Prusakova's Bio

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Sage Franch

Technical Evangelist at Microsoft

Session: UX Design for V/A/M Reality
Read Sage Franch's Bio

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Jason Matthews

Technical Architect at Sapient Razorfish

Session: React Native Ra11y
Read Jason Matthews's Bio

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Jennifer Wong

Software Engineer at Eventbrite

Session: Accessing Accessible Accessibility
Read Jennifer Wong's Bio

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Ruy Adorno

Senior Front-End Developer at AppDirect

Session: Node.js server side rendering in the Age of APIs
Read Ruy Adorno's Bio

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Dan Jenkins

CEO at Nimble Ape Ltd

Session: My Sensors Bring All the Peeps to the Yard.
Read Dan Jenkins's Bio

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Juniper Belmont

Developer Advocate at Vaadin

Session: What Rocky Horror taught me about Shadow DOM
Read Juniper Belmont's Bio

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Yaroslav Tkachenko

Senior Software Engineer at Demonware (Activision)

Session: Building Stateful Microservices With Akka
Read Yaroslav Tkachenko's Bio

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Morgan Zion

UX Design Manager at Amazon

Session: Help! Work Is Killing My Creativity
Read Morgan Zion's Bio

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Ben Ilegbodu

Senior UI Engineer & Manager at Eventbrite

Session: Isomorphic React sans Node??
Read Ben Ilegbodu's Bio

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Kirsten Hunter

API Evangelist at Akamai

Session: Harnessing the Power of the Cloud Through CLIs
Read Kirsten Hunter's Bio

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B Cordelia Yu

Content & Editorial Strategist at A Yellow Raven

Session: Inclusive and accessible products and teams
Read B Cordelia Yu's Bio

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Elle Meredith

Consultant at Blackmill

Session: Algorithms to live by and why should we care
Read Elle Meredith's Bio

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Ivana McConnell

Sr. UI/UX Designer at Customer.io

Session: Remote Working: Swings & Roundabouts
Read Ivana McConnell's Bio

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Dana Scheider

BDD Evangelist at HealthSparq

Session: Oh Behave!: BDD with Cucumber
Read Dana Scheider's Bio

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Dejan Glozic

Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Watson Cloud Platform

Session: Authentication in Microservice Systems
Read Dejan Glozic's Bio

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Matthew Davey

Senior Product Designer at AgileBits

Session: Designing Everyday Privacy and Security
Read Matthew Davey's Bio

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Houssein Djirdeh

Software Developer at Rangle.io

Session: Progressive Web Apps
Read Houssein Djirdeh's Bio

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Karina Popova

Head of Development at LINK Mobility GmbH

Session: Combining AI and IoT. New Industrial Revolution
Read Karina Popova's Bio

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Robyn Larsen

Front End Developer at Phuse

Session: Down the SVG Rabbit Hole
Read Robyn Larsen's Bio

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Arthur Maltson

Sr. Manager, Software Engineering at CapitalOne

Session: From Commit To Production And Beyond - The Continuous Delivery Pipeline
Read Arthur Maltson's Bio

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Arushi Srivastava

Senior Director at NTT DATA

Session: Blockchain - Why and how
Read Arushi Srivastava's Bio

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Henri Helvetica


Session: In DevTools We Trust
Read Henri Helvetica's Bio

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Ole Michaelis

Senior Software Engineer at DNSimple

Session: Get your fancy pants on with Elixir
Read Ole Michaelis's Bio

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Shanta Nathwani

Instructor at Sheridan College

Session: Coding for the Greater Good - An Affordable REST
Read Shanta Nathwani's Bio

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Jana Beck

Software Engineer at Tidepool

Session: Conversing with ES2015 and Generators
Read Jana Beck's Bio

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Kristina Balaam

Software Engineer at Shopify

Session: Tackling Technical Debt
Read Kristina Balaam's Bio

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Marisa Morby

Optimization Director at Clearhead

Session: What Big Data is Missing: Remembering Our Humanity
Read Marisa Morby's Bio


We're still working on filling in the schedule but here is how it will be laid out so you can see that you will have a chance to both specialize in your layer and get exposed to other layers to be a better generalist! We also offer lot's of time to network and will be providing you with lunch on both days. Don't worry if you have an allergy or sensitivity let us know at when buying your ticket and we will take care of you!

Oct. 23 - Day 1


Keynote: Health: The Most Important Dev Tool

Room: 206ABCD

Speaker: Cassandra Faris

Mental Health, Personal Health, Career Development


Development with Vue.js

Room: 200C

Speaker: Tirell Mckinnon

Vue.js, Beginner

Monitoring and Instrumentation Best Practices

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Jonah Kowall

Performance, Monitoring, Big Data

UX of Voice Interfaces

Room: 200C

Speaker: Hira Javed

UX, Voice


Organizing React Applications

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Alex Wilmer

React, Architecture, Code Patterns

Good Code: What, Why, and How

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Jane Prusakova

Code Quality, Java, Code Patterns

UX Design for V/A/M Reality

Room: 200C

Speaker: Sage Franch

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality


React Native Ra11y

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Jason Matthews

React Native, Accesibility

Accessing Accessible Accessibility

Room: 200C

Speaker: Jennifer Wong

Accesibility, Code for Cood, Testing


Node.js server side rendering in the Age of APIs

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Ruy Adorno

Node.js, API, Microservices

A Search Index is Not a Database Index

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Toria Gibbs

Databases, Performance, SQL

My Sensors Bring All the Peeps to the Yard.

Room: 200C

Speaker: Dan Jenkins

Internet of Things, Sensors, JavaScript


What Rocky Horror taught me about Shadow DOM

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Juniper Belmont

Shadow DOM, CSS, Code Patterns

Building Stateful Microservices With Akka

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Yaroslav Tkachenko

Akka, Microservices, State

Help! Work Is Killing My Creativity

Room: 200C

Speaker: Morgan Zion

Career Development, Coaching


Isomorphic React sans Node??

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Ben Ilegbodu

React, Code Patterns, Python/Django

Harnessing the Power of the Cloud Through CLIs

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Kirsten Hunter

Cloud, Command Line, DevOps

Inclusive and accessible products and teams

Room: 200C

Speaker: B Cordelia Yu

Inclusion, Team Building, Strategy

Oct. 24 - Day 2


Fantastic Types and Where To Use Them

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Luke Westby

Types, Code Patterns

Algorithms to live by and why should we care

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Elle Meredith

Computer Science, Algorithms

Remote Working: Swings & Roundabouts

Room: 200C

Speaker: Ivana McConnell

Remote Work, Collaboration, Leadership


Oh Behave!: BDD with Cucumber

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Dana Scheider

BDD, Cucumber, Testing

Authentication in Microservice Systems

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Dejan Glozic

Security, MicroServices, Node.js

Designing Everyday Privacy and Security

Room: 200C

Speaker: Matthew Davey

UX, Privacy, Trust


Progressive Web Apps

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Houssein Djirdeh

PWA, Angular 2, React

Building a Better API with JSON:API

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Chris Guzman

JSON:API, Microservices, Ruby on Rails


Down the SVG Rabbit Hole

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Robyn Larsen

SVG, CSS, Animation

Blockchain - Why and how

Room: 200C

Speaker: Arushi Srivastava

Blockchain, Beginner, Code Patterns


In DevTools We Trust

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Henri Helvetica

Performance, Monitoring, Code Tools

Get your fancy pants on with Elixir

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Ole Michaelis

Elixir, Beginner

Coding for the Greater Good - An Affordable REST

Room: 200c

Speaker: Shanta Nathwani

API, REST, Code for Good


Conversing with ES2015 and Generators

Room: 206AB

Speaker: Jana Beck

ES2015, Code Patterns, Functional

Tackling Technical Debt

Room: 206CD

Speaker: Kristina Balaam

#noobsec: the web security fundamentals every developer should know.


Keynote: Empowering through mentoring

Room: 206ABCD

Speaker: Marissa Levy Lerer

Leadership, Career Development, Coaching

The #fstoco experience

Diversity & Inclusion

#fstoco is organized by a diverse group of individuals, and seeks to have a diverse line-up of speakers. We make sure that our event is a safe space for learning including gender non-binary washrooms and an enforced code of conduct. We also take great pride in attracting attendees from all around the world. Toronto is diverse and so should it's leading tech event!

High Quality Practical Content

Our planning process starts with great quality content, we carefully select topics that you can go right back to work and start integrating into your existing stack. Those topics are laid out in the schedule so you get exposed to more than just your specialization and stack, then find amazing speakers to talk in those spots. This is a lot different than the traditional CFP process.


We design our netowrking around breaking down barriers. We offer you a space on your name tag to put your passion so someone else can make that first intro, we've put games, lego, and other icebreakers around the venue so you can come together over a common task to feel less interrogated and a mix of designers and developers at the event spurs amazing conversations!

Registration Information

Full Stack Toronto is a non-profit all of the funds from the event go into putting on the event and helping us create and sustain our events. We think your money is going to a good cause, supporting diversity, professional development, an inclusive experience, and long-lasting friendships. All prices included all taxes and service fees and are in Canadian dollars so if you're from out of town it's even cheaper!

What's Provided

  • Access to both days of event
  • Lunch, Coffee, Tea both days
  • Free Hi-Speed Wifi
  • Access to exclusive discounts
  • Great Content
  • Great People
  • Exemplary Experience



On-sale Jul - Oct 13

$599 CAD / $445 USD / €397

We want #fstoco to be accessible to all, if you require financial assistance please send a request outlining how attending the event will further your professional development and why you require assistance to registration@fsto.co


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