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November 13, 2013 11:00 ET

Speakers Announced for Second Annual Node Summit

Industry Leaders From eBay, Walmart, Groupon, F5 Networks, PayPal, Joyent, LinkedIn, HBO and More to Convene in San Francisco on December 3-4 for Node Summit 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 13, 2013) - Node Summit, the only conference to focus on how Node.js is transforming the future of computing in the enterprise, has announced new headline speakers for its second annual event. Set to take place December 3-4 in San Francisco at the Mission Bay Conference Center, Node Summit will explore the dynamic runtime's place at the center of the growing web ecosystem.

The conference will feature speakers from all segments of the technology industry involved in implementing Node.js, including application developers, device makers, data center providers, network operators, platform and service creators, and leading innovators. Over 120 speakers will on stage during Node Summit including Patrick Steele-Idem, Sr. Platform Architect at eBay Inc.; Eran Hammer, Sr. Architect at Walmart; Bill Scott, Sr. Director of User Interface Engineering at PayPal; Scott Anderson, Director of Software Engineering at MasterCard; Michael Shim, Principal Software Engineer at HBO; Ed Cudahy, Director of Platform Engineering at Condé Nast; Kiran Prasad, Sr. Director of Mobile Engineering at LinkedIn; Sri Viswanath, Sr. VP of Engineering and Operations at Groupon; Peter van Hardenberg, Co-Founder and GM of Heroku Postgres; and Matt Asay, VP Business Development and Strategy at MongoDB.

At Node Summit, business leaders and technology experts will come together to explore how Node.js is enabling the creation of real-time, high performance, scalable, networked applications. Through content-rich discussions, panels and featured presentations, speakers will delve into the important role Node.js plays in the growing web ecosystem. Attendees will learn how Node.js impacts businesses and consumers today and hear visionary ideas for future implementations of the runtime.

Node Summit 2013 will also include the inaugural NodeTalks, inviting leading business and technology experts from the Node ecosystem to provide real-world Node.js case studies and presentations featuring the growing number of high profile applications that rely on the Node.js ecosystem. Additionally, the event will feature the second annual NodeJam, a startup competition that allows startups leveraging Node.js to showcase their products to a panel of venture capitalists and corporate strategy executives.

"Node Summit brings together top technology and business leaders who are leveraging the runtime today, and also those who are continually discovering ways to utilize Node.js going forward," said Charles Beeler, producer of the Node Summit Conferences and a General Partner at Icon Venture Partners. "Node.js is set to play a crucial role in the future of connected computing. The technological visionaries gathered at Node Summit will explore every facet of Node.js' role in today's web ecosystem and debate the impact it will have on the future of application development."

Conference Highlights

Some of the compelling sessions and talks taking place at Node Summit 2013 include:

  • Why Large Scale Mobile and Ecommerce Applications use Node.js. Hear companies like Ebay, Groupon, LinkedIn and PayPal discuss why they decided to leverage Node.js to power large-scale web and mobile applications. Additionally, presentations such as "Release the Kraken" and "Notes from the Battlefield" will provide real-world insight into the adoption of Node.js from teams managing some of the most significant web and mobile applications in the world.
  • Big Data. Speakers from companies including MongoDB, Splunk, Continuuity and Cloudant will discuss the role Node.js plays in the Big Data universe, as application developers increasingly look to leverage Node.js to help power solutions with significant data components. There will also be several talks focused on Big Data from companies including Oracle, Joyent and Splunk.
  • Mobile. Node.js is tailor made for large-scale mobile applications. Hear from a panel of mobile experts as they discuss the key benefits of Node.js in mobile application environments and some of the important ways Node.js makes large scaled, high performance mobile applications a reality.
  • Node.js in the Digital Media Universe. Major players in the digital media world are rapidly adopting Node.js as their runtime of choice. Companies including Condé Nast, DIRECTV, HBO, Pearson and NPR will discuss the reasons they chose to adopt Node.js, the challenges they faced along the way and the results they have achieved.
  • Node.js in the Enterprise. A series of talks and panels at Node Summit will focus on the adoption of Node.js within the enterprise and will include discussions by early adopters on the key factors that led to their decision, the key challenges faced, lessons learned and expected ongoing benefits.
  • NodeTalks. Node Summit will have non-stop presentations with the addition of NodeTalks to the 2013 agenda. The 20 accepted proposals will expose the breadth of possibilities available with Node.js by showcasing some of the compelling real-world use cases that exist today.

Join the Node.js Conversation: Register Today

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

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.

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