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Wednesday, October 4



KEYNOTE: You Know What They Say About Good Intentions…- Kim Crayton, Community Engineer and Advocate

Kim Crayton

Kim has years of experience working with learners of all ages, skill level, and abilities and is now using her knowledge to develop technical people, ideas, organizations, and communities. Her current efforts focus on creating environments that support the safe sharing of common... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:00am - 9:20am
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE: Developer Efficiency and Production Success for Node.js Applications: Create, Deploy, Manage - Michael Dawson, IBM
Developer efficiency, production-level performance, support and easy-to-use tooling are critical to the success of Node.js at an enterprise-scale. For years, IBM has been committed to making Node.js enterprise ready through key contributions to the community. Join Michael Dawson as he shares how IBM is building on those efforts to provide tooling (many open source) and support throughout the entire development life cycle, so Node.js can power business critical enterprise applications.

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Michael Dawson

Node.js Community Lead, IBM
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:20am - 9:30am
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE- The Node Movement and How to Play a Part- Cian O'Maidin, nearForm
As with every significant movement, the node movement will be marked in the history books. In this talk - I'd like to set my perspectives on the node project, what's important and talk about my personal philosophy and what I believe are the real opportunities for us to have an impact for the greater good.


Cian O'Maidin

CEO, nearForm
Cian is a computer scientist – turned entrepreneur in the open source world. Cian founded nearForm, now the largest independent company contributing to the Node runtime in the world. Passionate about people and creativity Cian setup the Dublin Node.js UG and setup NodeConf.eu and... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:30am - 9:40am
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE- The V8 Engine and Node.js- Franzi Hinkelmann, Google
V8 is the JavaScript engine developed by Google used in Chrome. V8 is also the JavaScript runtime in Node.js. Learn what the Chrome V8 team is doing to continue to support Node.js.


Franzi Hinkelmann

Franzi is located in Munich, Germany where she works at Google on Chrome V8. Franzi, like James and Anna, is a member of the Node.js Core Technical Committee. She speaks across the globe on the topic of JavaScript virtual machines. She has a PhD in mathematics, but left academia to... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:40am - 10:00am
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE: JS Foundation Panel: The Many Facets of Sustaining an Open Source Ecosystem- Jory Burson, Bocoup (Moderator); Maggie Pint, Microsoft; Tracy Hinds, Node.js; Erin McKean, IBM
Join this panel of leading women in the open source community as they discuss the many aspects of creating, supporting and sustaining open source projects. The panel will discuss everything from the corporate-open source relationship to diversity's role in truly sustainable ecosystems.


Jory Burson

COO at Bocoup and Silver member representative to the JS Foundation board of directors

Tracy Hinds

Education + Community for the Node.js Foundation and architect of the Node.js Community CommitteeTracy is an open source technology education and community advocate by day at the Node.js Foundation, and a diplomatic non-profit director by most other hours–she loves people as much... Read More →
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Erin McKean

Developer Evangelist, IBM
Developer Advocate, IBMErin McKean is a Developer Advocate for IBM and loves talking about APIs to anyone who will stand still long enough. Before Node.js, she dabbled in Ruby, HyperCard, Perl, and Omnimark, and still finds herself writing bash scripts on a regular basis. Erin is... Read More →

Maggie Pint

Software Engineering Lead at Microsoft working on Open Source SRE & JS Foundation representative to ECMA TC39BioMaggie Pint loves open source. She is a maintainer of the popular DateTime library Moment.js. In addition, she is a delegate of the JS Foundation to TC39 (the committee... Read More →

Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
West Ballroom A
Thursday, October 5


KEYNOTE: The Node.js Technical Roadmap, James Snell, nearForm
James M Snell will layout and discuss the future of the Node.js platform including a look at the key technical objectives, initiatives, and features that are coming to Node.js 9, 10 and beyond.


James Snell


Thursday October 5, 2017 4:10pm - 4:20pm
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE: Node.js Wave 6- Myles Borins, Node.js TSC Chair, Google
Node.js has evolved a number of times as the project moved between stewards, experienced a fork with io.js, and a reunification in v4.0.0. Within the stewardship of the Node.js Foundation the project has found itself in a fairly stable position when it comes to how the project moves forward technically. As the project finds itself spending less time reacting to problems, we find ourselves in the position to be more proactive about the future of Node.js. This talk will present a vision of what the next wave of Node.js may look like.

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Myles Borins

Developer Advocate, Google
Myles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and maker They work for Google as a developer advocate serving the Node.js ecosystem Myles cares about the open web and healthy communities

Thursday October 5, 2017 4:20pm - 4:30pm
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE: The Case for Node.js- Justin Beckwith, Product Manager, Google
Node.js has had a transformational effect on the way we build software.  However, convincing your organization to take a bet on Node.js can be difficult.  My personal journey with Node.js has included convincing a few teams to take a bet on this technology, and this community.  Let’s take a look at the case for Node.js we made at Google, and how you can make the case to bring it to your organization. 


Justin Beckwith

Justin is a product manager, web developer, and geek dad working on the developer experience for Google Cloud. He leads Google’s Node.js product efforts, and this one time he served on the Node.js Foundation board of directors. Before joining Google, he filled various developer... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 4:30pm - 4:40pm
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE: One Week in the Life of Node.js- Anna Henningsen, Node.js Core Technical Committee Member
Would you have guessed that the Node.js Github organization generates more than ten thousand comments per month? Probably not! Anna sheds some light on what is happening in the everyday life of the Node.js project and gives insight into the challenges of developing an open software on this scale.


Anna Henningsen

Anna is a math student from Düsseldorf, Germany. When Anna is not studying, she is contributing to Node.js or participating in the Node.js Core Technical Committee - Node.js is her current hobby. Anna also helps mentor at Code & Learn events. Code & Learn events allow developers... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 4:40pm - 5:00pm
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE: The Foundation for a Sustainable JavaScript Ecosystem - Kris Borchers, Executive Director, JS Foundation
The JavaScript ecosystem is massive, growing, and touches every corner of technology from client to server, IoT to cloud and everything in between. Kris will briefly share with you why and how the JS Foundation is taking on the enormous task of creating infrastructure and providing guidance to that ecosystem in order to support and sustain projects long term across all stages of the project lifecycle.


Thursday October 5, 2017 5:00pm - 5:10pm
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE: The Creative Side of Node.js- Rachel White, Microsoft
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Rachel White

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Rachel is a self-taught developer and designer who is interested in new uses for old hardware, robots, VR/AR/MR and bots. She’s spoken internationally about JavaScript Robotics, Twitter Bots, browser based video games and Node.js. Rachel is currently working on multiple video game... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 5:10pm - 5:30pm
West Ballroom A


KEYNOTE: Closing Remarks- Mark Hinkle, Tracy Hinds, Node.js Foundation
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Rachel White

Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Rachel is a self-taught developer and designer who is interested in new uses for old hardware, robots, VR/AR/MR and bots. She’s spoken internationally about JavaScript Robotics, Twitter Bots, browser based video games and Node.js. Rachel is currently working on multiple video game... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 5:30pm - 5:45pm
West Ballroom A