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Node Summit

June 20, 2013 09:00 ET

Second Annual Node Summit to Take Place December 3-4

Industry Leaders Will Convene in San Francisco to Discuss the Future of Node.js, the Runtime at the Intersection of Mobile, Big Data, and the Internet of Things

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2013) - Node Summit, the only conference focused on how Node.js is transforming the future of computing, today announced that its second annual conference will take place December 3-4, 2013 in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center. Launched in 2012 to bring together Node.js experts, enthusiasts and developers, this year's Node Summit seeks to engage the community in a discussion of the dynamic runtime's place at the center of the growing web ecosystem.

This year's Summit will also include the inaugural NodeTalks, inviting members of the Node community to submit papers and presentation proposals highlighting the rapidly growing number of high profile web applications that rely on this ecosystem.

"Last year's Summit showed us how Node.js enables the creation of real-time, high-performing, scalable and networked applications. Now, Node is everywhere," said Jason Hoffman, chief technology officer and founder of Joyent and Emcee of the Node Summit. "It runs on your car, your printer, and your coffee maker. It's the glue that holds the data in these devices together."

"We launched Node Summit to examine what Node.js can enable and to recognize the startups and large enterprises leveraging the runtime to develop next-generation solutions. Since then, we have seen the web ecosystem grow exponentially with the proliferation of mobile and web-based apps. Node is at the center of it, as developers and businesses of all sizes rely on the runtime for the increasingly complicated applications we use every day," said Charles Beeler, producer of the Node Summit Conferences and a managing director at Icon Venture Partners.

Key Topics

Through content-rich discussions, panels, and keynote presentations, speakers will explore the key role Node.js plays in the growing web ecosystem. Topics covered at Node Summit will include:

  • Big Data. Leveraging data for critical business decisions is a central focus of technology and non-technology enterprises. Learn how companies use Node.js to move data in and out of Big Data environments, and make data readily available to decision makers.
  • Internet of Things. The proliferation of highly interconnected devices drives the need to discuss how mobile operators, infrastructure providers and application developers are leveraging Node.js to keep up with rapidly changing technology demands.
  • Node at the Center of the Cloud. As enterprises build out Platform-as-a-Service offerings, large cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and VMware are embracing Node.js as a first-class runtime environment. At the same time, a new generation of companies embracing Node.js has emerged, driving a strong and growing partner ecosystem. Hear firsthand why industry leaders are throwing their weight behind Node.js.
  • The Web Development Ecosystem. The rapid adoption of web-based applications by companies and consumers, combined with a shift towards mobile as the primary method of accessing these systems, makes interoperability paramount. Node.js sits at the center of an evolving web development ecosystem that provides a range of options to application developers to suit specific needs and use cases. Hear from a growing number of companies, developers and technology enthusiasts leveraging this ecosystem and meet with the business and technical leaders making the various components of the ecosystem work.
  • Where's the Money? What are the opportunities for startups leveraging Node.js? Is there a compelling market for supporting Node.js and the companies that use it? Entrepreneurs and investors will discuss their decisions to build and fund businesses leveraging Node.js and share their vision for the future the evolving web development ecosystem enables.
  • The Future of Node. As Node.js continues to evolve, learn what's next for the dynamic runtime, including a look at version 1.0, and hear from the leaders of the Node.js community and early enterprise-level adopters as they discuss the importance of a stable core and robust npm (node packaged modules) system.

Featured Speakers

Node Summit will feature speakers involved in implementing Node.js, including application developers, device makers, data center providers, network operators, platform and service creators and leading innovators. Attendees can expect an agenda on par with last year's event, which featured leaders like Ben Galbraith (Vice President, Global Products,, Scott Guthrie (Corporate Vice President, Microsoft), Vish Nandlall (CTO, Ericsson North America), Brendan Eich (CTO, Mozilla) and Steve Pawlowski (Senior Fellow, Intel) delivering insights and strategies for using the runtime.

Call for Speakers

Node Summit 2013 will include the inaugural NodeTalks, inviting leading business and technology experts from across the Node ecosystem to submit real-world Node.js case studies and talks highlighting the rapidly growing number of high profile web applications that rely on the emerging Node.js ecosystem. The deadline for NodeTalk entries is September 15. See the NodeTalks page at for more details and to submit a NodeTalk proposal.


Node Summit will also feature the second annual NodeJam, a showcase of Node.js startups and applications. Node Summit organizers invite startups leveraging Node.js to apply by September 15 to be considered for NodeJam, present on stage and showcase their products at Node Summit 2013.

Register Soon

We expect another sold-out Node Summit. Anyone looking to connect with the movers and shakers of the Node.js ecosystem -- entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business leaders and technology experts -- should not miss this seminal event. Register today to reserve your spot.

About Node.js

Node.js is a platform built on Chrome's JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices. Node.js software is open source, MIT licensed software.

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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