The Node.js Foundation Speakers Bureau is made up of Node.js and open source thought leaders and technical experts from around the world. They can speak on multiple topics from best practices in building open source community consensus, JavaScript’s role in IoT to scaling JavaScript in the enterprise.

Members of the Node.js Foundation Speakers Bureau are available to speak on behalf of the Node.js Foundation and Node.js at both public and private industry events. Click here to submit a request.

Tracy Hinds
Platform Manager, International Operations at Samsung NEXT
Tracy is an OSS, community and platform manager at Samsung NEXT, and a diplomatic non-profit president by most other hours–she loves people as much as code. She's constantly scheming about the next conference she’s organizing and talking tech communities that are supportive to all walks of life. Node.js Foundation, IBM Watson prior. Tracy is based in greater New York City.
OSS strategy and trends, open source and company diplomacy at scale, community strategy, conflict management, tech education, inclusivity implementation
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Michael Dawson
Senior Software Developer at IBM and Collaborator and Technical Steering Committee Member of the Node.js Project
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee (TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, releases, as well as tools to help the community achieve quality with speed (ex: ci jobs, benchmarking and code coverage reporting). As IBM Node.js community lead, he works with IBM's internal teams to plan and facilitate their contributions to Node.js and v8 within the Node.js and Google communities. Michael is based in Ottawa, Canada.
Node.js technical initiatives, Node.js working groups, IoT/home automation
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Monica Ene-Pietrosanu
Datacenter Scripting Languages Optimization Engineering Director, Software and Services Group at Intel
Monica Ene-Pietrosanu is a Software Engineering Director with Intel, leading a team of highly skilled performance engineers and compiler experts in optimizing runtimes for the most popular scripting languages used in data center and cloud workloads. Prior to this, Monica led a worldwide software engineering team in Intel's Data Center Group, delivering a "firmware to cloud" software management stack for Rack Scale APIs, aligned to evolving data center manageability standards (e.g. DMTF). Monica is based in Portland, Oregon.
Software engineering, leadership development, cloud and datacenter evolution, datacenter workload runtimes, performance optimization, diversity in tech, Node.js community development
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Rachel White
Developer Experience Lead at American Express
Rachel White is a technologist, artist, and pretend-cyborg who is currently the Developer Experience Lead at American Express, member of the Node.js Community Committee, and co-host of the Changelog podcast JSParty. She is interested in new uses for old hardware, useless robots, VR/AR/MR, and bots. She has spoken internationally about Node.js, JavaScript, Creative Coding, IoT, Artificial Intelligence, NodeBots, and hardware. Rachel is based in the New York City area.
JavaScript, IoT, Creative Coding, NodeBots, Artificial Intelligence, Hardware
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Agiri Abraham Junior
Lead developer for Afrosoft Tech, NodeSchool Organizer, Chair of Node.js Africa
Agiri Abraham is helping to build a bigger Node.js presence in Africa through community organizing and direct participation with efforts happening within the Node.js Project. He is a lead developer at Afrosoft Tech, a NodeSchool organizer (Port Harcourt City Chapter), lead developer with Routech) and a member of the Node.js Community Committee. He is well versed in multiple languages including JavaScript, PHP, Python, Java and C#. Agiri is based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Fullstack JavaScript, Node.js
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Alex Roytman
Founder and CEO of Profound Logic Software
Alex Roytman is the founder and CEO of Profound Logic Software. He is an IBM i and Node.js evangelist and educator who shares his knowledge at user groups and events around the world. His decades of experience and passion in the field of Web and Mobile development have led his company to create many popular modernization tools, win multiple awards for innovation, earn a patent for modernization technology, and gain over a thousand loyal customers in more than 50 countries. You can learn more at Alex is based in Orange County, CA
Web and mobile development, modernizing technology, Node.js
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Tierney Cyren
Developer Advocate at NodeSource and Chair of the Node.js Community Committee
Tierney is a chair of the Node.js Community Committee, and a member of the Node.js Evangelism Working Group. He worked on contributing to Node.js at college in his spare time, and now writes tutorials and articles for the Community, with the goal of always enabling and empowering those who want to learn about Node.js and its vibrant ecosystem. Tierney is based in the Little Falls, NY area.
Node.js, open source, community, enterprise + OSS, JavaScript, Node.js Security
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Tracy Lee
Owner, This Dot Labs
Tracy helps with Community Relations at the Node.js Foundation. She is also a Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team member, a Women Techmakers Lead, and a frequent keynote speaker at conferences. Tracy is the host of the Modern Web podcast, organizer of This.JavaScript, Contributor Days, Google Developer Group Silicon Valley and Triangle, and RxWorkshop. She is also Co-Founder of This Dot Labs, a consultancy helping teams build frontend applications. Tracy is based in San Francisco and Raleigh, NC.
Modern web, community relations, Node.js, JavaScript, Angular
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Chris Lea
Infrastructure and Performance Engineer at NodeSource
Chris is an infrastructure and performance engineer currently living in sunny southern California and working for NodeSource. Having used Linux as his primary desktop since 1997, he actually knows what most of the mess in the /proc filesystem is there for. He really enjoys making software easy to install and use. When not staring at pixels, he likes yoga, the ocean, photography, and learning to cook. Chris is based in Venice, CA.
Cloud computing, AWS, DevOps
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Thorsten Lorenz
Senior Software Engineer at NodeSource
Thorsten is a Jazz musician turned developer and is excited about Node.js and its community. The fast turnaround from idea to working module has proven addictive for him and led to lots of modules which ended up on github and/or npm. Lately he has been focusing on understanding the Node.js stack in more depth, focusing on libuv and v8. He's most interested in improving the debuggability and inspectability of Node.js. Thorsten is based in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Node.js performance, debugging, profiling, tooling, JavaScript language features
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Julian Duque
Support Team Lead at NodeSource
Developer and educator with more than 10 years of Software Development experience and 5 years working with Node.js. Currently leading the Support Team at NodeSource and working with Developer communities in Colombia and Tampa Bay, FL.
Node.js, enterprise, distributed systems
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Franziska Hinkelmann, Ph.D.
Software Engineer at Google on the Cloud Platform team
Franziska is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee and an expert on ES6 performance. She has a Ph.D. in mathematics and is a software engineer at Google on the Cloud Platform team in New York. Previously, she was on the Chrome V8 team. When she's not working hard on making Node.js better on the Cloud Platform, she's probably out riding a horse. Franziska is based in New York City.
Node.js Core, Cloud Computing, JavaScript Compilers, Performance, WebAssembly
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Matteo Collina
Principal Architect at nearForm
Matteo spends most of his days programming in Node.js. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Application Platforms for the Internet of Things". Now he is a Principal Architect at nearForm, where he consults for the top brands of the world. Matteo is the author of the Node.js MQTT Broker, Mosca, the fast logger Pino and of the Fastify web framework. Matteo is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, and speaks at JS conferences across the world. He is the co-author of "Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition" edited by Packt. Matteo is based in the Forlì Cesena Area of Italy.
Node.js, Performance, Distributed Systems, Streams, Software Architecture
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Rich Trott
Director of Technology Strategy and Services at UC San Francisco
Rich is a prolific Node.js Core Contributor and a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee. He creates software, rock operas, and pizzas. Rich is based in California. He is the Director of The Center for Knowledge Management at UC San Francisco.
Building open source communities, Node.js and open source governance, Node.js and testing
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