The Node community is growing up fast, in the last year we were able to coalesce differing opinions into a unified foundation to “enable widespread adoption and help accelerate development of Node.js”. And this month in Portland the foundation will host its first public event: Node.js Interactive! Here’s a quick guide to what you can expect at the event.
Node.js Interactive is going to bring a wide range of community members and topics together for exciting discussions of where the platform is today and where it’s headed. The “vendor-neutral” event is focused on providing useful information to anyone in the Node.js community, whether they be individual coders, enterprise development managers, and even CTOs.
Of course, “vendor-neutral” doesn’t mean you won’t be able to interact with some of the biggest players in the industry while there. Companies like Joyent, Microsoft, npm, Nodesource, and many others will be there to show you what they’ve been doing in the Node space this year. As you might imagine, StrongLoop and IBM will be there as well. In fact, IBM is the sole platinum sponsor of the event. There will also be presentations from those using Node in production, including companies such as Uber, Netfilx, GoDaddy, nearForm, and EventBrite.
StrongLoop and IBM’s presence at the event goes far beyond just sponsorship, however. You’ll find many of our developers are also core contributors to Node and the many modules that support it! James Snell will be presenting on open governance and the community, for example. And Sam Roberts will tell us about some of the pitfalls in the core Node.js API. Check out the full schedule on the conference website. Our focus with Node is in line with the foundation’s: we want to grow the community and enable companies to be successful with Node.js.
If you stop by our booth you’ll also be able to chat with some of our experts, see what cool things we’re doing with Node ourselves, and catch up on how you can succeed with Node using StrongLoop and IBM. Of course, it wouldn’t be a conference without a lively party, and Node.js Interactive won’t disappoint you! On Tuesday, December 8, IBM will be sponsoring the evening reception with remarks from Juan Carlos Soto, StrongLoop CEO.
Node is ready to handle anything you can throw at it, and in just six short years it has become the integration fabric for network applications of all sorts. IBM and StrongLoop are ready to help you succeed with enterprise support, services, and tools to power the API economy we find ourselves in. So grab your ticket and join us for an event that looks to be the biggest gathering of Node community members and organizations!