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.
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):