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Node Summit

November 21, 2011 10:00 ET

Inaugural Node Summit to Take Place January 24-25, 2012 in San Francisco

Industry Leaders to Convene at First-Ever Conference Devoted to the Business and Technological Promise of Node.js JavaScript Runtime Environment

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2011) - Node Summit, the only conference to focus on how Node.js is transforming the future of computing, has announced dates for its inaugural event. Set to take place January 24-25, 2012 in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center, Node Summit is the first-ever conference devoted entirely to the business implications of the server-side JavaScript environment Node.js.

Business leaders and technology experts will convene at Node Summit to discuss how Node.js is enabling the creation of real-time, high performance, scalable, networked applications -- and debate how the technology will impact businesses and consumers in the coming years.

"The number of connected devices and endpoints is growing exponentially. Some of these are the size of a phone or a sensor, others are the size of a data center, but each is a node in a large, distributed system, with the network serving as the backplane. This highly concurrent system requires a new breed of application -- one that is built for self-aware peers," said Jason Hoffman, CTO of Joyent and Emcee of the Node Summit Conference.

"These types of applications are being built with the Node.js runtime. We launched Node Summit to deliver a conference about what Node.js enables, not just what it is," said Andy Jenks from Asynch Media, the producers of the conference.

Key Topics
Node Summit is about the business of this new world. Through high-level discussions, panels, and keynote presentations, speakers will explore how Node.js informs their strategy to support next-generation application patterns. Attendees will learn how Node.js is being used today, and how it will change the way companies do business, and consumers connect with one another.

Topics covered at Node Summit include:

The New Mobile Infrastructure. Driven by the proliferation of new devices, applications, and data centers, learn how mobile operators, infrastructure providers and application developers are leveraging Node.js to respond to rapidly changing technology demands.

The PaaS Future. Hear from Platform-as-a-Service providers that are embracing Node.js to broaden their offerings and enable developers to create next-generation applications that can scale in a highly interconnected world.

The Large-Scale Web. The Internet is growing exponentially as companies and consumers adopt web-based apps for every part of their lives. Find out how Node.js is enabling a massive-scale web to function smoothly and securely.

Where's the Money? What are the market trends and opportunities for startups leveraging Node.js? Investors and startup CEOs will discuss their decisions to invest in and build businesses using Node.js, and provide insights into the future this technology helps to enable.

Top Speakers
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. Business leaders from organizations adopting Node.js for large-scale applications will deliver real-world case studies and discuss the key challenges and opportunities of the Node.js technology. Speakers such as Derek Collison, Ryan Dahl, Dr. Vish Nandlall and Stephen O'Grady will deliver insights and strategies for using Node.js to build the distributed applications of tomorrow. Some of the companies represented include eBay, Emerson, Ericsson, Joyent, LinkedIn, Sabre,, VMware and Yahoo! New speakers are joining the lineup weekly.

On day two, Node Summit will feature the inaugural NodeJam, a showcase of Node.js businesses and applications. Thirty-five innovative startups leveraging Node.js to develop next generation solutions for today's pressing business challenges will present on stage and showcase their products in the Demo Hall. Naval Ravikant, CEO of AngelList, will serve as Emcee for the NodeJam event. Startups are invited to apply by the December 15, 2011 deadline at

Top Sponsors
Node Summit is sponsored by leading and emerging technology companies. Any company interested in reaching core influencers, decision makers and technologists involved with the Node.js community should consider a high impact sponsorship of the conference. For more information about sponsoring Node Summit, please visit the sponsors' page or email

Register Soon
We expect a sold-out crowd at Node Summit. 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's goal is to be 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 our flagship conference with Node.js as the central tenant of today's real time web.

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