Node.js Foundation Update, June 2018

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This post is from Todd Moore, chairperson of the Node.js Foundation and Vice President of Open Technology at IBM. Every month Node.js Foundation provides major updates from the most recent foundation board meeting.

The Node.js Board of Directors met in a private meeting on June 25 via conference call. At this meeting, Mark Hinkle, executive director of Node.js Foundation, announced his resignation. We appreciate everything Mark has done in the past year to help support the foundation’s mission to advance and fortify Node.js adoption and development. Mark’s initial order of business is to take a long road trip with his new dog, Woodford. We wish him well. “Thank you!” from the Board and the members of the Node.js Foundation team.

With Mark’s departure, The Linux Foundation team will help lead Node.js Foundation as we look for a new executive director. In the interim, Mike Dolan from The Linux Foundation will help coordinate with the rest of the team working on the project. They’ll help us advance our priorities to grow Node.js on all fronts, from community education and ecosystem development to future releases and market adoption. Of course, The Linux Foundation team and Kris Borchers from JS Foundation will also focus on ensuring JS Interactive, taking place October 10–12 in Vancouver, Canada, is a success.

Additionally, Node.js leaders recently recommended converting the single Individual Membership director seat currently held by Ashley Williams to a Community Committee Director seat. Tracy Hinds was elected by the Community Committee to this position and will now serve on the Node.js Foundation Board of Directors for one year. Thanks also to Ashley for her service to the Foundation Board and her commitment to Node.js.

Coming In Hot: Initial Keynotes and Full Agenda for JS Interactive Announced!

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We are so excited to bring you the initial keynotes and the full agenda for JS Interactive taking place October 10 -12 in Vancouver BC, Canada. The event is co-hosted alongside the JS Foundation to bring you keynotes, sessions, panels and workshops that will dive into enterprise development best practices, new innovation and emerging standards for JavaScript technologies.

The Agenda
This conference is an expansion of Node.js Interactive with a program that covers a broader spectrum of JavaScript ecosystem technologies, concepts and applications trends including server-side JavaScript, IoT, internationalization, accessibility, progressive web apps, serverless, voice-based apps, the offline-first approach, and much more.

Here’s a quick look at a few of the many wonderful sessions happening at the conference:

  • Alex Grigoryan, Head of Engineering for the Online Grocery and Application Platform team, WalmartLabs keynote on contrasting two approaches to tech transformation
  • Teri Chadbourne, Developer Advocate, IBM, presents the Offline First approach to web development
  • Myles Borins, Developer Advocate, Google, discusses inconsistencies between ES Modules and Common.js and how the Node.js Project is addressing and reconciling the problem
  • Antoinette Janus, Software Engineer, PBS Kids, talks about bridging the gap between designer and developer in contemporary web trends and topics
  • Nara Kasbergen, Software Engineer, NPR, outlines building voice-based apps with Node.js
  • Jamund Ferguson, JS Architect, PayPal, shares best practices for debugging Node.js in production
  • Ipsha Bhidonia, Tech Speaker, Mozilla, discusses service workers and how to start developing progressive web applications
  • Kazuhito Yokoi, Researcher, Hitachi, presents different tooling around Node-RED

Along with keynotes, sessions and panels, workshops will be available throughout the conference. See the full schedule here.

Venue and Pricing
The venue will be in Vancouver BC, Canada!

We have several deals with airlines as well as a hotel blocks to help make the process of booking your ticket more seamless. Additionally, if you are a student, there is special student pricing available. Please learn more on our website.

Register for JS Interactive by July 20 to save up to $549 USD.

Scholarship Opportunities
JS Interactive is awarding a few scholarships based on a combination of need and impact. The scholarship includes a conference pass, coach airfare and hotel accomodation for three nights. For eligibility and how to apply click here. All submissions are due by July 6.

More to Come!
Beyond this awesome conference, the Node.js community is hosting a Code + Learn, which is an an in-person (and free) event series where developers receive mentoring from Node.js Core Contributors to learn the step-by-step process of contributing to Node Core. Code + Learn will happen the morning of October 13 after the conference. More on how to sign up and register for this coming soon!

Please stay tuned for additional details through following the conversation on social via #jsinteractive or registering for the Node.js Foundation newsletter.

Node.js Foundation Membership Grows Globally Across Multiple Industries

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The Node.js Foundation, a community-led and industry-backed consortium to advance the development of the Node.js platform, today announced Bitnami, Chef, HackerOne, Keymetrics, ^Lift Security, Profound Logic and SafetyCulturehave joined the Foundation as Silver Members to help continue the growth, stability and success of this universal platform.

Node.js is a JavaScript runtime environment used by startups and enterprises alike for everything from enterprise applications, robotics, API engines, cloud stacks and mobile websites. Its lightweight architecture and modularity allow it to power some of the most widely used websites like Netflix, Airbnb, Twitter, PayPal, Walmart, Yahoo! and more. Used by nearly 9 million people worldwide, the platform is a key driver in digital transformation and is quickly becoming the de facto platform for serverless, microservice-based and containerized workloads.

The annual conference Node.js Interactive starts today with more than 700 developers descending on Vancouver, British Columbia to fine tune their Node.js skills. Influential project community and technical leaders will preview the Node.js roadmap in keynotes like The Node.js Technical Roadmap and Node.js Wave 6, led by Technical Steering Committee members James Snell and Myles Borins.

“Our members’ support is incredibly important to the Foundation’s work to provide infrastructure, develop certifications and to conduct collaborative and learning events to meet the demands of new developers coming into the project and enterprise users,” said Mark Hinkle, Executive Director of The Node.js Foundation. “We are excited to welcome these innovative companies into our community and greatly appreciate their commitment to the stability, security and growth of the Node.js platform.”

More about today’s new Node.js Foundation members:

Bitnami is the leading provider of packaged applications for any platform, making it possible for anyone to quickly deploy software on the platform of their choice, from native installers to cloud images to containers. The Bitnami application automation platform delivers and maintains a catalog of ready-to-run server applications and development environments in partnership with the world’s leading cloud providers such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and more. That same application automation platform that drives over one million deployments per month is also available to enterprise developers looking to streamline their software development processes.

“Supporting the growth of the Node.js community is important to Bitnami. Not only is Node.js providing the framework for us to build some of our next generation software packaging tools, it is also empowering a rapidly growing new generation of software developers. We look forward to contributing to the community and ecosystem and continuing to enable users to get started and grow with Bitnami packaged Node.js in any environment.” Tom McCafferty – VP of Marketing, Bitnami

Chef is is the leader in Continuous Automation software, an innovator in cloud native operations and one of the founders of the DevOps movement. Chef works with more than a thousand of the most innovative companies around the world to deliver their vision of digital transformation, providing the practices and platform to deliver software at speed.

“Chef created the Habitat open source project for communities like Node.js. Habitat’s scaffolding gives developers the ability to package Node.js code and then deploy it to any platform – Docker, Cloud Foundry, Kubernetes or Mesosphere. Our users find that Habitat is the easiest way to go from source code to a cloud native application.” Michael Ducy  – Director of Product Marketing, Chef

HackerOne is the most trusted vulnerability disclosure and bug bounty platform, connecting organizations with the world’s largest community of trusted hackers. Nearly 900 organizations, including including the U.S. Department of Defense, General Motors, Intel, Uber, Twitter, GitHub, Nintendo, LendingClub, Lufthansa, Panasonic Avionics, Qualcomm, Starbucks trust HackerOne to find critical software vulnerabilities before criminals can exploit them. HackerOne customers have resolved more than 54,000 security vulnerabilities and awarded more than $21M in bug bounties.

“The open source community is an integral part of HackerOne’s mission to empower the world to build a safer internet. By nature, the open source community is responsible for keeping a watchful eye on the code that serves as the backbone of the internet. Specifically, Node.js powers the web applications that fuel our connected society. We have a responsibility to the Node.js community to foster its growth while also ensuring its security.” Marten Mickos – CEO, HackerOne

Monitoring apps in production is an important and a critical part in any application development. The Keymetrics team has developed, as a commercial SaaS, a real-time monitoring solution that provides enterprises with the analytics to monitor reliability, performance and even scale web applications. The team also built the popular open source process manager, PM2, which has been downloaded more than 20 million times.

“Open Source culture and the Node.js ecosystem are the seeds that grew the Keymetrics adventure, as our business has been built on top of PM2, the de-facto open source process manager for Node.js. With Keymetrics becoming a more mature business, the natural next steps for us are to contribute further to this ecosystem by joining the Foundation.” Alexandre Strzelewicz – CEO, Keymetrics

^Lift Security helps companies identify and eliminate security risks. Whether the ^Lift team is reviewing code for security mistakes or sneaking their way in like an advanced attacker would, the company takes improving the security of their clients very seriously. In fact ^Lift is the company that npm trusts for security guidance and auditing. In 2016, ^Lift donated The Node.js Security Project data to be managed by The Node.js Foundation. The Node.js Security Project collects data around vulnerability and security flaws in the Node.js module ecosystem.

“The ^Lift Security team is excited to be apart of the foundation and continue our mission to make security a core value of the Node.js community.” Adam Baldwin – Founder and Team Lead, ^Lift Security

Since 1999, Profound Logic has provided the most innovative development solutions for businesses on IBM i (also known as AS/400 and iSeries). They’ve empowered thousands of customers around the world to: modernize legacy source code and text-based, green screen interfaces; develop new desktop and mobile applications; and optimize enterprise IT investments.

“Node.js is a true game-changer for businesses running on legacy platforms. Our Node-based Profound.jssolution and agile development approach empowers businesses to transform legacy code into modern Node.js as needed, while avoiding the risks, costs, and disruptions of ‘rip-and-replace’ approaches, such as system overhauls using Java or .NET.” Alex Roytman – CEO, Profound Logic

Headquartered in Townsville, Australia and with offices all around the globe, including Sydney, Kansas City and Manchester, SafetyCulture is focused on making the workplace safer through technology. The company’s iAuditor checklist app and platform are used by teams around the world to help get frontline workers home safely every day.

“Node.js is at the core of our cloud-native, microservice platform and allows us to cost-effectively scale inline with our rapidly growing customer base.” Brett Porter – Head of Architecture, SafetyCulture

The Node.js Foundation also launched its annual Node.js user survey today. The survey helps the Foundation better understand the landscape around Node.js users: how they are using the technology, where there are issues, and how the Foundation can better support them. You can view our most recent survey results here.

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