Keynotes for Node.js Interactive 2015 Announced

The Node.js Project

Keynotes from GoDaddy, IBM, NodeSource, Uber and More Featured At Inaugural Node.js Foundation Event December 8-9, 2015, in Portland, Ore.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2015 – The Node.js Foundation, a community-led and industry-backed consortium to advance the development of the Node.js platform, today announced the final keynotes and programming for Node.js Interactive. The event will feature conversations and presentations on everything from the future of Node.js in IoT to collaborations between the community and the enterprise.

Node.js is the runtime of choice for building mobile, web and cloud applications. The diversity of the technology and its capabilities are making it ubiquitous in almost every ecosystem from personal finance to robotics. To highlight changes with the platform and what’s to come, Node.js Interactive will focus on three tracks: Frontend, Backend and the Internet of Things (IoT). Highlights of these tracks available here; full track sessions here.

Node.js Interactive brings together a broad range of speakers to help experienced and novice Node.js users alike learn tips, best practices, new skills, as well as gain insight into future developments for the technology.

2015 Node.js Interactive keynotes include:

Day 1, December 8, 2015

  • Jason Gartner, Vice President, WebSphere Foundation and PureApplication Dev at IBM
  • James Snell, Open Technologies at IBM, “Convergence: Evolving Node.js with Open Governance and an Open Community”
  • Joe McCann, Co-Founder and CEO at NodeSource, “Enterprise Adoptions Rates and How They Benefit the Community”
  • Ashley Williams, Developer Community and Content Manager at npm
  • Tom Croucher, Engineer Manager at Uber, “Node.js at Uber”

Day 2, December 9, 2015

  • Mikeal Rogers, Node.js Foundation Community Manager at The Linux Foundation, “Node.js Foundation Growth and Goals”
  • Danese Cooper, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff - Open Source at PayPal and Node.js Foundation Chairperson
  • Panel Discussion with Node.js Foundation Technical Steering Committee members

In addition to keynotes, Node.js Foundation will have breakout sessions and panels discussing how Node.js is used in some of the largest and fastest growing organizations.

These include:

  • Robert Schultz, Applications Architect at Ancestry
  • Azat Mardan, Technology Fellow at Capital One
  • Charlie Robbins, Director of Engineering UX Platform at GoDaddy
  • Chris Saint-Amant, Director of UI Engineering at Netflix
  • Kim Trott, Director of UI Platform Engineering at Netflix
  • Bill Scott, VP of Next Generation Commerce at PayPal
  • Panel - APIs in Node.js with GoDaddy, Symantec, and StrongLoop Inc.
  • Panel - Node.js and Docker with Joyent, Ancestry and nearForm
  • Panel - Node.js in the Media with Condé Nast, Mic and Bloomberg

“Our list of speakers and breakout sessions are a great way to dive head first into Node.js, no matter if you are new to the platform or an expert,” said Mikeal Rogers, Community Manager, Node.js Foundation. “It is a great way for the community to come together, learn, share and better understand where the technology is heading in the future. The case studies, keynotes and breakout sessions showcased at the event shows how rapidly Node.js is growing in the enterprise.”

Standard registration closes November 27, 2015, after which the conference price will increase from $425 to $525. To register visit

Node.js Interactive is made possible by Platinum sponsor IBM; Gold sponsors: Joyent, Microsoft, Modulus Inc., Red Hat; and Silver sponsors NodeSource, nearForm and npm and Synchro.

Additional Resources

About Node.js Foundation 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, PayPal and Red Hat. Gold members include GoDaddy, NodeSource and Modulus/Progress Software, and Silver members include Apigee, Codefresh, DigitalOcean, Fidelity, Groupon, nearForm, npm, Sauce Labs, SAP, and YLD!. Get involved here: The Node.js Foundation is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems.

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  1. Day 1, December 8, 2015
  2. Day 2, December 9, 2015
  3. Additional Resources