SOURCE: Joyent


November 26, 2013 11:00 ET

Headline Speakers Announced for Second Annual Node Summit

Industry Leaders From F5 Networks, GoDaddy, Groupon, Joyent, New Relic, Splunk, Yahoo!, and more to Convene in San Francisco on December 3-4, 2013 for the Second Annual Node Summit, Devoted to the Node.js JavaScript Runtime Environment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 26, 2013) - Node Summit, the only conference to focus on how Node.js is transforming the future of computing, has announced new headline speakers for its second annual event. Set to take place December 3-4, 2013 in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center, Node Summit is the first-ever event devoted entirely to the business implications of the server-side JavaScript environment, Node.js.

Over 130 people are confirmed as speakers at Node Summit 2013 including Scott Anderson, Director of Engineering at MasterCard Worldwide; Eran Hammer, Senior Architect at Walmart; Peter van Hardenberg, VP of Product at Heroku; Younik Lee, Chief Architect at DirecTV; Ashish Muni, Head of Mobile & Emerging Platforms at Pearson; Kiran Prasad, Senior Director, Mobile Engineering at LinkedIn; Isaac Schlueter, Node.js Project Lead at Joyent; Bill Scott, Senior Director UI Engineering at PayPal; and Sri Viswanath, SVP Engineering and Operations at Groupon. Node Summit will feature speakers from every segment of the technology industry involved in implementing Node.js, including component and device makers, data center providers, network operators and platform and service creators.

"When you think about the future of computing, it's clear Node.js will play a critical role in connecting businesses, consumers, and devices via a ubiquitous, global networked system," said Jason Hoffman, Emcee of Node Summit. "Node.js sits at the center of a connected universe -- where nodes as small as sensors and as large as datacenters are connected in a distributed system -- and this new network requires a whole new set of self-aware applications."

At Node Summit, business leaders and technology experts will come together to discuss how Node.js is enabling the creation of real-time, high performance, scalable, networked applications. Speakers will deliver case studies that unveil how they're using Node.js to architect large-scale applications. In a series of interactive debates, panels, and keynote sessions, participants will also discuss how Node.js will impact businesses and consumers down the line -- coming up with visionary ideas for future implementations.

"We created Node Summit to bring together the leading technology and business leaders who are not only implementing Node.js now, but who are also actively thinking about new ways to use Node.js to advance the future of connected computing," said Charles Beeler, General Partner at Icon Venture Partners and Founder of the Node Summit conference series. "Architects, executives, and technology visionaries will gather to debate the potential of the powerful Node.js environment."

Node Summit will feature the inaugural NodeTalks, twenty talks submitted by members of the Node.js community and selected for inclusion by a team of judges organized by The Node Firm and Asynch Media. The NodeTalks will cover a broad range of topics related to Node.js as well as the web development ecosystem in which it plays a critical role.

Node Summit will feature the second annual NodeJam, a showcase of start-ups that leverage Node.js. Twenty-five innovative startups leveraging Node.js to develop next generation solutions for today's pressing challenges will present on stage and showcase their products in the Demo Hall. A list of participating companies can be found at

Top Sponsors
Node Summit is sponsored by leading and emerging technology companies including Joyent, Bugcrowd, F5 Networks (LineRate), GoDaddy, Groupon and Quizlet.

Media Partners
Leading technology media organizations such as ACMQueue, Big Data Cloud, Churchill Club,, Girls in Tech, O'Reilly Media and VentureBeat have lined up to partner with Node Summit, helping spread the word about Node.js and reporting on the latest developments with the technology.

Final Week to Register
Node Summit is only a week away and tickets are selling fast. Anyone looking to connect with the movers and shakers of the Node.js community -- entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business leaders, and technology experts -- should not miss this seminal event. Register today to ensure your spot.

About Asynch Media
Asynch Media is focused on the intersection of technology, business, and innovation. Asynch is the premier producer of events and content that relate to the real-time collaborative nature of the web and technologies that enable businesses to benefit from disruptive innovation. Node Summit is Asynch Media's flagship conference with Node.js as the central locus of today's real-time web.

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