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Node.js Foundation

September 15, 2015 08:30 ET

Node.js Foundation Hosts New Node.js Interactive Event

Call for Papers and Early-Bird Registration Now Open, Creates a Vendor-Neutral Collaboration Space for Innovators, Developers and Node.js Users

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2015) - The Node.js Foundation, a community-led and industry-backed consortium to advance the development of the Node.js platform, today announced Node.js Interactive, a new vendor-neutral event that brings together a wide range of community, projects, products and companies to create an education and collaboration space. The event, which is being led by the newly formed Node.js Foundation in cooperation with the Linux Foundation, will be held from December 8-9, 2015 in Portland, OR.

Popular among enterprise developers and mobile app platform vendors, the runtime system used with JavaScript, is flexible, lightweight and easy-to-learn. As a result, Node.js has penetrated almost all ecosystems in technology, and the options keep multiplying as developers try out new and better ways to build websites and applications on the platform. It is also continually beating out Java and .Net as the platform of choice for new web, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. To evolve and meet new application and enterprise demands, the new Node.js version 4 release comes with ECMAScript 6 and ARM processor accommodations and combines the Node.js and io.js code bases.

"As the community continues to grow and enterprises like GoDaddy, IBM, PayPal, Walmart and others adopt it, Node.js Interactive will be a great breeding ground to share best practices for Node.js, and introduce novices and experts alike to the benefits of using this technology," said Mikeal Rogers, Community Manager for The Node.js Foundation.

To showcase the versatility of the community and the technology, Node.js Interactive will feature three tracks: Internet of Things (IoT), Front-End and Back-End. The conference is currently seeking speakers to share their Node.js experiences with the Call For Papers closing on September 24, 2015. The tracks are chosen and curated by seasoned veterans:

  • Kassandra Perch for IoT, a software developer / evangelist / advocate / educator / roboticist living in Austin, TX, who you can follow at:
  • Jessica Lord for Front-End, a GitHub developer and designer who loves open source, JavaScript & Node.js, and stories of Tudor England and is a Portland transplant.
  • C J Silvero for Back-End, who is all node, all the time and works as director of engineering at npm, Inc. in the Bay area.

The conference welcomes experienced developers as well as those exploring how Node.js might be of use to their business. Interested in joining? Registration details here. Call For Participation page here for any Innovators, developers and Node.js users who are interested in speaking at the event.

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Node.js Foundation is a collaborative open source project dedicated to building and supporting the Node.js platform and other related modules. Node.js is used by tens of thousands of organizations in more than 200 countries and amasses more than 2 million downloads per month. It is the runtime of choice for high-performance, low latency applications, powering everything from enterprise applications, robots, API engines, cloud stacks and mobile websites. The Foundation is made up of a diverse group of companies including Platinum members Famous, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Microsoft and PayPal. Gold members include GoDaddy, NodeSource and Modulus/Progress Software, and Silver members include Apigee, Codefresh, DigitalOcean, Fidelity, Groupon, nearForm, npm, Sauce Labs, SAP, StrongLoop and YLD!. Get involved here:

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