Update on travel times

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April 11, 2016

If arriving in Sydney by plane you will need to make your way to the Domestic Airport Station and catch a train to Hawkesbury River Station which is then a ~100m walk to Brooklyn Wharf.

Exact train timetables are not available yet but they appear to leave Domestic Airport Station roughly every hour.

This link http://goo.gl/xpucJE shows the trip for a different day as an indication.

The trip required is:

  • Domestic Airport Station -> Central Station (switch to Central Coast & Newcastle Line) -> Hawkesbury River Station
  • It is then ~100m walk to Brooklyn Wharf
  • Ferries will leave Brooklyn Wharf at 2:00PM and 5:00PM
  • The ferry times for the return trip are yet to be finalised but booking flights leaving Sydney after 2:00PM should allow plenty of time.
  • Ferries for the return trip have been confirmed as leaving Broken Bay at 8am and 10am Monday


The venue was chosen because there is next to no phone connectivity.

Nada. Not a bit.

VERY tall people with the correct combination of planets and carriers can possibly get one bar, or there is a long hike to the top of a hill for other poor coverage.

There is however a land line for emergencies.

This is a reminder to enjoy no coverage not to expect no coverage :D


CampJS is for anyone who is interested in web technology. Beginners & experts, all are welcome.

Networking with other developers is arguably the most valuable aspect of a conference, yet it's often a hurried and fleeting affair that happens in-between the schedule of a regular conference - but CampJS isn't a regular conference. This weekend-long retreat allows everyone enough time to learn new things, relax and most importantly: create real friendships and connections.

CampJS creates a unique blend of expert-led, structured content and self-directed, unstructured learning. Some content is scheduled, but the main area is reserved for hacking. The final night is reserved for demos for people to show off what they have built or learned at the event.


CampJS VII will commence from Friday afternoon on the 3rd of June, and run through to Monday morning the 6th. The Camp will be held at Broken Bay, Sydney on the Hawkesbury River. Find out more about transport.

What To Bring

  • Earplugs
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping Bag or doona and two single flat sheets
  • Toiletries including soap
  • Towel(s)
  • Computer (Prepared for offline use)
  • Phone
  • Associated Chargers for the above items
  • Enough clothing for your stay, including 3 layers of warm clothing
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses and hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Board/Card Games
  • Headphones
  • Instruments
  • Medications
  • Snacks to Share
  • Additional Alchohol (Some beer and cider provided)
  • A Good Attitude
  • Anything else you need to survive the weekend

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Thanks to our current sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring contact damon@campjs.com.

More Info


8:30am - 9:30amDining Hall


9:30am - 10amGymnasium

Defeating the Fear Monster of Public Speaking

Fiona Chan @mobywhale

10am - 10:30amGymnasium

Open source with an open book

Nik Butenko @nkbtnk

10:30am - 11amGymnasium

git init – a beginners guide to untangling source control.

Melissa Kaulfuss @MelissaKaulfuss

11am - 11:30amDining Hall

Morning Tea

11:30am - 12pmGymnasium

Minimising CSS Complexity

Luke Brooker @lukebrooker

12pm - 1:00pmWorkshop Area

CSS Modules Crash Course (Workshop)

Josh Johnston @joshwnj

12pm - 12:30pmGymnasium

How I learned to love Karma and Protected Branches

Patrick Quinn-Graham @thepatrick

12:30pm - 1pmGymnasium

Catching the Bugs You're Missing

Rob Howard @damncabbage

1pm - 2:00pmDining Hall


2pm - 3:00pm

Free Time

3pm - 3:30pmGymnasium

JavaScript can do 3D?

Chris Cooper

3:30pm - 4pmGymnasium

How to Build a Compiler

James Kyle @thejameskyle

4pm - 4:30pmDining Hall

Afternoon Tea

4:30pm - 6pmGymnasium

Lightning Talks

6pm - 7:00pmDining Hall


Get Involved


One of the best aspects of CampJS is the community. Over the past 6 events, that community has only grown stronger. As CampJS is a community run event, there is always plenty to help with. If you want to help in any way (or just get in on all the pre-camp excitement), head over to the #campjs channel on the View Source Slack.


If you are interesting in sponsoring, there are a number of packages available. Contact damon@campjs.com with any enquiries.