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.