SOURCE: Joyent


February 09, 2012 16:22 ET

Inaugural Node Summit Concludes With Announcement of NodeJam Winners

Sold-Out Node Summit Brought Together Over 650 Technology Visionaries to Debate the Future of Node.js

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2012) - Node Summit, the only conference to focus on how Node.js is transforming the future of computing, concluded last week, drawing a sold-out crowd of over 650 business leaders and technology experts. During the conference, seven companies took home prizes in the NodeJam competition. Selected from 35 finalists, the NodeJam winners presented their innovative Node.js applications and services in front of a distinguished panel of judges at Node Summit.

Node Summit was the first-ever event devoted entirely to the business implications of the server-side JavaScript environment Node.js. Technology visionaries convened to discuss how Node.js is enabling the creation of real-time, high performance, scalable, networked applications. In a series of interactive debates, panels, and keynote sessions, speakers debated how Node.js will impact businesses and consumers, and shared visionary ideas for future implementations.

Anyone interested in Node.js should follow @nodesummit on Twitter and sign up to the Node Summit email list to be notified when video, slides and photos from the conference sessions become available online, and to stay up-to-date on the latest Node.js news.

NodeJam Winners
Evaluated by a distinguished panel of industry judges and by audience review, the NodeJam winners were selected based on the quality of their Node.js application or service, the market potential for the company, and their overall innovation and vision. The judges included Steve Bourne, Creator of the Bourne Shell; Jeff Hinck, General Partner at El Dorado Ventures; Mark Lewis, President and CSO of EMC Ventures; Jason Pressman, Managing Director of Shasta Ventures; Luis Robles, Partner at Sequoia Capital; Mikeal Rogers, CEO of Pouch; and Rich Wong, Partner at Accel Partners. Naval Ravikant, CEO of AngelList, served as emcee for NodeJam.

Seven companies took home top honors in the NodeJam competition:

Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural Node Summit, a second event is already being planned, with dates and location soon to be announced.

Node Summit was made possible because of the commitment of high-quality speakers and sponsors. Visionary speakers who shared best practices and case studies included Ryan Dahl, Creator of Node.js; Brendan Eich, CTO of Mozilla; Scott Guthrie, Corporate VP at Microsoft; Stephen Herrod, CTO and SVP of R&D at VMware; Jeff Hinck, General Partner at El Dorado Ventures; Jason Hoffman, CTO of Joyent; Mark Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer at EMC and President of EMC Ventures; Steve Pawloski, Senior Fellow and CTO of Intel; Naval Ravikant, CEO at AngelList; Oren Teich, COO of Heroku; Jayshree Ullal, President and CEO of Arista Networks; James Urquhart, VP of Product Development at Enstratus; and Rich Wong, Partner at Accel Partners.

Node Summit was supported by key sponsors. Platinum Sponsors Joyent and Windows Azure were joined by a roster of high-profile corporate sponsors including CloudFoundry, dotCloud, Heroku, Nodejitsu, eBay, El Dorado Ventures, Skookum Digital Works, and Mozilla.

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