Introducing Erin McKean – StrongLoop Lead Developer Evangelist

Editor’s Note: This month we are introducing you to IBM’s StrongLoop Developer Evangelist team. While they are usually quite busy attending events, hosting webinars, and putting together content about LoopBack and IBM’s API Connect, we managed to get them to write about themselves and let us know more about them. Last time we introduced you to David Okun. Today we have Erin McKean sharing information about herself.

Ten things about Erin McKean, who joined the StrongLoop/IBM team back in October:

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picture credit: CC-BY George Hall

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The Future of Node Podcast Series: “Small Core” – Keeping Node Core Small

IBM and StrongLoop partnered with Changelog to sponsor “The Future of Node” Spotlight series, recorded at Node Interactive 2016 in Austin, Texas.

Changelog is a podcast and digital media company focused on telling developer-centric stories. They’re hacker to the heart. You may know them best from their popular podcast “The Changelog” – a weekly podcast that covers the technology and people of open source. It’s about the code, the people, and the community.

In this episode from “The Future of Node” Spotlight series, host Adam Stacoviak talked with Sam Roberts (Node Runtimes at IBM) and Thomas Watson (Node.js Lead at Opbeat) about keeping Node Core small, what to put in, what to take out, how to deprecate and everything in-between.
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Introducing David Okun – StrongLoop Developer Evangelist

Editor’s Note: Over the next four weeks, we will be introducing you to IBM’s StrongLoop Developer Evangelist team. While they are usually quite busy attending events, hosting webinars, and putting together content about LoopBack and IBM’s API Connect, we managed to get them to write about themselves and let us know more about them. First up is David Okun, our newest team member.

Oh hi!

It’s been a really interesting road to get here, but I am IBM’s freshest addition to the StrongLoop team as a Developer Evangelist. Additionally, I’ll be that guy on the team who also gets to work with the Swift@IBM team, as my background has mostly focused on iOS.

First, I’d like to tell you a little bit about me.
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Happy Holidays from the StrongLoop Team

As we approach the end of 2016, the StrongLoop and IBM team wants to take a moment to wish you all a festive holiday season. Merry Christmas and happy New Year, and may you all have a wonderful time with your loved ones. Much happiness and success in 2017!

Our blog and social media will a little quiet during the holiday season, but we will be back in early 2017 to let you know about exciting news, tips and events.
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Node Interactive North America Wrap-Up

We’re back from Node Interactive North America in Austin (and full of Texas BBQ, thanks to the lovely folks at Jo’s Coffee) and boy howdy, did we have a great time.

There was a lot to learn at this year’s NINA — if you missed a few sessions, you can see the recorded talks here! — but there were some consistent themes throughout the event that stood out.

Diversity

First off, diversity was a first-class citizen at NINA—well before the conference, Tracy Hinds, the education community manager of the Node.js Foundation, shared a long post on Medium outlining the community’s commitment to a safe, inclusive, respectful, and enjoyable event for all. Tuesday kicked off bright and early with the Diversity Coffee Talk (sponsored by IBM and Intel):
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