Three appendTo employees will speak at the [devLink 2012 Technical Conference](https://devlink.net) in Chattanooga, Tenn., being held at the Chattanooga Convention Center August 29-31.
Just as devLink is focused on improving the skills of the community, our employees wants to give back by offering seven sessions at the conference.
**Wednesday, August 29**
At 2:30 p.m., Alex Robson presents “An Introduction To Hypermedia APIs.” REST was designed to do more than spark arguments on the Internet. Hypermedia can be used to build self-describing APIs. The lack of tooling on the server and the client and few concrete examples make adoption intimidating. This session will demonstrate why Hypermedia is important and how to apply it.
At 4:00 p.m., [Elijah Manor](https://appendtonew.wpengine.com/team/elijah-manor) presents “Exterminating Common jQuery Bugs.” jQuery is so easy to use and thankfully abstracts many of the cross-browser concerns we used to labor over years ago. However, as with any library there is a common set of bugs that tend to crop up the more you use it. This session aims to help equip developers with the appropriate knowledge and tools to exterminate many common bugs seen in jQuery code.
**Thursday, August 30**
Also at 9:30 a.m., Alex Robson presents “Polyglot For Fun and Profit.” Even the best general-purpose languages can’t be the best at everything. Performance and interoperability are often the primary barriers to introducing a new language or runtime at work. This session will review high-level patterns and strategies for language interop and show how very different languages can complement one another in powerful ways.
**Friday, August 31**
If you’ll be at devLink, attend one of these sessions. We look forward to seeing you there.