nodeday Amsterdam is a conference that showcases the best and most interesting contributions of the local and international Node.js community: from PayPal to Particle and from NPM to nearForm.
This one-day event brings together folks from companies that have adopted Node.js and focuses on the experience these groups have had. From issues to successes, our speakers will take you on a journey that starts with "zero" and ends in "production". And we will even show you how to deal with complimentary crashes you might face in the process.
Fret not: if you have not pulled the trigger on Node.js yet, this event is for you too. Learn from the best and brightest the community has to offer and see why the Node.js approach is different.
Come and join us on February 11, 2016 at the iconic Machinegebouw for a full-day learning session and ample opportunities to take your skills to the next level.
Please note: the event is free, however, we are asking you to pay a registration fee, which will be fully refunded the day of the event once you’ve checked in.
Moderated by Luca Maraschi with Dean McDonnell, Gabriele di Stefano, Al Graham
Jean Charles Sisk
Moderated by Jonathan Carter with Emily Rose, Kelsey Breseman and Matteo Collina
In this workshop, nearFormers Matteo Collina, Peter Elger and David Mark Clements will lay down the habits, patterns and practices that can be used to create naturally performant code and demonstrate how to avoid common performance pitfalls in high scale asynchronous environments.
This is a full-day event, taking place the day after nodeday Amsterdam.
Sign-up: register here for free.
Emily Rose is a transhumanist with a passion for queer cyborg artistry. They are currently experimenting with ambient intelligence, adaptive automation, and evolving interfaces. Emily is a world-class speaker who has brought humor and enlightenment to audiences across the globe.
Original NodeBots curator, founder of DanceJS, and one of the most interesting individuals in the known universe; Emily is an unnatural force of pure, unbridled creativity.
Unicorn Specialist, Particle IO
Kelsey Breseman is one of the creators of Tessel, an internet-connected hardware platform designed to let web developers create the internet of things.
She has a degree in Neural Engineering and an interest in using this knowledge to build prosthetic devices which augment human ability. In addition to serving as a Steering Committee member for the open source Tessel Project, Kelsey works at 3D Robotics, designing drones that make it easy for anyone to take great aerial photos and videos.
Steering Committee Member, Tessel Project
Luca Maraschi is Platform Architect at IceMobile, focused on innovating shoppers digital loyalty. His expertise varies from designing enterprise architecture to designing programming languages, bringing innovation with a touch of craziness.
Active sustainer of open-source and bleeding edge technologies, he was attracted by node.js from 0.2.0. He enjoys his free time playing golf, kite-surfing and snowboarding.
Staff Engineer, IceMobile
Ahmad is an advocate of all things open-source and a developer tooling enthusiast. Currently leading a global team as the VP of Engineering at Mashape, a San Francisco based startup, focused on powering API driven software, with a suite of products built to help developers deliver better APIs & Microservices.
In his spare time, Ahmad blogs on Technology & Leadership, mentors early stage startups, and builds open-source projects used by thousands of developers world wide.
VP of Engineering, Mashape
After more than 10 years of innovative experience Jonathan was asked to join CMG's prestigious Advanced Technology Department consulting for blue chip companies.
Eventually, he shifted his attention to new media and created Glimworm, bringing his talents to the world of web development. With nearly 30 years in the industry his list of accomplishments is huge including everything from project management to robot building and he continues to keep on top of new developments and is currently heading the Internet of Things Living Laboratory in Amsterdam.
Community Lead, Internet-of-Things Meetup AMS
He is the primary developer on Falcor and contributes to other open source technologies by Netflix.
Sr. Software Engineer, Netflix
Al is a Senior Consultant on the Red Hat Mobile team, and has spent the last 4 years creating Node.js based mobile solutions for a range of enterprise customers using the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform. He also trains and leads internal development teams in how to use Node.js to fulfil their mobile business needs.
He has previously worked on loyalty systems in the travel industry, natural language processing of documents, and the enterprise CMS space.
Senior Consultant, Red Hat
Richard is the co-founder, chief technology officer (CTO) and technology thought leader behind nearForm. A rare combination of successful entrepreneur, public speaker and published author, Richard wrote one of the world’s first books on Node.js.
Richard is a regular international conference speaker, with recent appearances at CodeMotion Rome, MicroXchg Berlin and London JS Conf. He is also a prominent figure in the open source software world.
Maciej is a engineer on the npm team. He spends most of his time writing Node.js code and talking to servers, hoping they talk back.
Passionate about deployment, architecture and monitoring. Loves traveling. Thought follower.
Engineer, npm Team
Matteo is a code pirate and mad scientist. He spends most of his days programming in node.js, but in the past he worked with Ruby, Java and Objective-C.
He recently got a Ph.D. with a thesis titled "Application Platforms for the Internet of Things". Now he is a Software Architect at nearForm, where he consults for the top brands in world. Matteo is also the author of the Node.js MQTT Broker, Mosca and of the LevelGraph database. Matteo spoke at several international conferences: NodeSummit, Nodeconf.eu, LXJS, Distill by Engine Yard, and JsDay to name a few.
Software Architect, nearForm
Alaina Percival is Chief Executive Officer of Women Who Code, a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Under Alaina’s leadership, Women Who Code has grown to serve more than 50,000 women in 20 countries and 60 cities across the globe. This thriving movement offers more than 1,000 free technical and leadership events, per year. In addition to her role at Women Who Code, Percival is an accomplished tech speaker, appearing at WSJ.d Live, WITI, Belfast Technology Conference, Grace Hopper, Columbia University’s Social Enterprise, MIT’s Venture Capital and Innovation Conference and more. Alaina has been interviewed by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Wired, and other publications across the globe to share her expertise on best practices for increasing diversity in tech.
Prior to Women Who Code, Alaina worked at PUMA's headquarters in Germany, as well as Riviera Partners and Snip.it, acquired by Yahoo. Alaina is also a CodePath Advisor.
CEO, Women Who Code
Ben Fleis is an Engineer at Uber. His background is diverse, including network analysis, static language analysis, and various real time distributed systems.
Outside of writing code, and emails about code, he loves playing ultimate frisbee, ping pong and games of any sort.
Since 2012, Jean-Charles has helped introduce thousands of engineers to node which has helped change and improve the way PayPal develops software.
Gabriele is a JS Engineer and Web Tech Lead at IceMobile. From Milan, he moved to Amsterdam to work on Node since its early 0.4.x version.
Currently, he is building an API and GUI for the food retailer market and previously for the banking industry. He likes building solutions for seamless communication between servers and clients. A few key words to describe his projects are: modular, pluggable and reusable.
Lately he's been busy creating a multi-device testing tool named Picky.
Gabriele di Stefano
Sr. Engineer and Tech Lead, IceMobile
Described as a quiet introvert, which is complete nonsense, Dean is Senior Node.JS Developer for nearForm's Open Source group. With far too much energy for any one person, you can find him helping out on all sorts of Open Source projects.
Passionate and gregarious with a love of all things JS, he is an interesting character all round.
Sr. Node.js Developer, nearForm