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The AMP Contributor Summit Hits New York

Events

Last week around one hundred contributors joined us in NYC to catch up face-to-face and discuss exciting new developments in the world of AMP. 

We mixed in a lot of different formats this year; pairing up expert talks with active breakout sessions. We also opened the floor up to more informal conversations, which gave the community more opportunities to share ideas. 

The big news this year? AMP is joining the OpenJS Foundation incubation program! It’s an exciting development, which will open up key support services while allowing AMP to maintain our own identity, technical focus, and product direction. Check out the ripples the Summit made on Twitter here.

The excitement builds!

With contributors arriving from around the world – there was plenty of buzz descending on NYC. It was so awesome to see groups that usually communicate through Slack and Github come together to build stronger friendships.

Bombshell after bombshell

There were some big announcements throughout the event – from new features to the big news about AMP joining the OpenJS Foundation. On top of that, the breakout sessions got everyone working together to build their skills and grab a sweet treat in the form of AMP cupcakes! 

The dust settles

Nothing brings people together more than shared interests. The last few days have been a fantastic opportunity for the AMP community; everyone jumped in with two feet to share their knowledge and build offline friendships.  

The feedback on this year’s Summit has been so positive – and we’re pumped about the direction our wonderful contributors are taking AMP in. For everyone that came along for the ride – we’d like to sincerely thank you for helping to build and improve upon AMP.

We can’t wait to see the exciting times ahead for AMP, but we need your help. If you’re interested in contributing, join one of our working groups and get involved today! Have specific questions on getting involved? Join in the conversation on our Slack channel. Curious about the talks given during the summit? Check out the presentation decks here and stay tuned to our YouTube channel, where we’ll be uploading videos of all the talks in the coming weeks. 

Written by Alex Durán, AMP Project Marketing Lead at Google

AMP Roadshow: It’s Everywhere!

Events

In June, we held an AMP Roadshow in Berlin in conjunction with JS Conf EU. We held another in Atlanta as an adjunct to refactr.tech, a new conference devoted to diversity and inclusion in tech.

This year, we’ll continue bringing the AMP Roadshow to new places and new people in several ways:

  1. Tech conferences. In August, we’ll be running an AMP Roadshow / learning event at BrazilJS, where we’ll also be giving two talks. We’ll have more AMP learning events at Brazil JS on the road.

  2. New locations around the world. We’ll hold AMP Roadshows in Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Tel Aviv, Istanbul, Dubai, Karachi, Warsaw, Kiev, Busan, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Dhaka (stay tuned for links to other locations on amp.dev).

  3. Do it yourself. Get in touch with us via the forms on our Roadshows page. Ask us to visit your city. Or sign up to run your very own AMP Roadshow! We’ll give you all the materials you need.

  4. AMP Study Jams. All around the world, Google Developer Groups will be running AMP learning events. There are about 1000 GDGs worldwide. Find one near you!

Finally, we’ve updated all the talks with information about all the exciting new things in the ever-expanding world of AMP, including the latest on Email, Stories, JavaScript in AMP, Analytics, the WordPress plugin, and so much more!

Check here for more information and to sign up. We can’t wait to meet you!

AMP Roadshow Shanghai

Posted by Ben Morss, Developer Advocate, Google

AMP Contributor Summit 2019 Applications Now Open

Developer Experience, Events

Applications for the AMP Contributor Summit 2019 are now open!  If you have contributed to the AMP open source project–or want to start–please apply to attend today.

This year’s summit will take place in New York City on October 9 & 10, with an optional New Contributor Workshop / Hackathon Day on October 8.

The AMP Contributor Summit is our annual opportunity for the AMP open source community to meet face-to-face to discuss the latest in AMP and where AMP is going.  This technical summit consists of a mix of different formats, including talks, breakout sessions and many opportunities for informal conversations.

The day before the main summit kicks off, we’ll have an optional New Contributor Workshop / Hackathon day, with two different tracks depending on your experience:

  • If you haven’t contributed to AMP before or want a refresher, we’ll have a New Contributor Workshop with talks and codelabs to get you up to speed on how to contribute to AMP.
  • If you already have some experience contributing to AMP, we’ll have a Hackathon for people who want to have a fun, concentrated day of coding with others in the community to make AMP better.

100% of those who responded to a post-summit survey for last year’s AMP Contributor Summit said they’d recommend the event, and our goal is to make this summit even better.

Apply to attend the AMP Contributor Summit by July 22, 2019.  We’ll get back to all applicants soon after that.

All of the content for the summit comes from the community, including the talks!  Please help us craft the summit agenda by proposing a talk or letting us know what topics/speakers you’d suggest by August 15, 2019.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to ampcs2019-support at amp.dev.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in NYC in October!

Posted by Joey Rozier, member of AMP’s Outreach Working Group and Engineering Manager, Google