A Node.js conference
by the enterprise, for the enterprise
February 11, 2016


About nodeday Amsterdam 2016

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.

Registration is now closed. Stay tuned for the next edition!

Topics and Agenda





Emily Rose


KEYNOTE: Solving the Service Discovery Problem for Microservices

Richard Rodger


Be the Maestro: Microservices Orchestration with Kong, Galileo & Gelato

Ahmad Nassri




How is the Repository built?

Maciej Małecki


PANEL: Tools and Developer Experience

Moderated by Luca Maraschi with David Mark Clements, Gabriele di Stefano, Al Graham


Upward Mobility as a Movement

Alaina Percival




About-Face: reflections on growing an open-source mentality

Jean-Charles Sisk


PANEL: Internet of Things

Moderated by Jonathan Carter with Emily Rose, Kelsey Breseman and Matteo Collina




Deploying node.js apps with Nix

Nathan Zadoks


Explorations in Cooperative Distributed Systems with Uber's Ringpop

Ben Fleis




Run, Falcor, Run

Michael Paulson


KEYNOTE: to be announced

Luca Maraschi


Post-Event Party!


Feb 12, 2016

Performance, Profiling and Postmortems

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

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.

Emily Rose

Unicorn Specialist, Particle IO

Kelsey Breseman

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.

Kelsey Breseman

Steering Committee Member, Tessel Project

Luca Maraschi

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.

Luca Maraschi

Staff Engineer, IceMobile

Ahmad Nassri

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.

Ahmad Nassri

VP of Engineering, Mashape

Jonathan Carter

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.

Jonathan Carter

Community Lead, Internet-of-Things Meetup AMS

Michael Paulson

Michael Paulson is a Sr. Software Engineer at Netflix where he spends his time developing libraries for TV, Node, Website and Mobile. The majority of Michael’s work has been in javascript, primarily focusing on the data layer between the front-end and middle-tier.

He is the primary developer on Falcor and contributes to other open source technologies by Netflix.

Michael Paulson

Sr. Software Engineer, Netflix

Al Graham

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.

Al Graham

Senior Consultant, Red Hat

Richard Rodger

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.

Richard Rodger

Co-Founder, nearForm

Nathan Zadoks

Nathan is the CTO of, a next-generation PaaS designed for microservices. He likes to write code, assemble programs, help people and try to advance the state of programming languages and computers.

He also thoroughly enjoys designing distributed systems.

Nathan Zadoks


Maciej Małecki

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.

Maciej Małecki

Engineer, npm Team

Matteo Collina

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,, LXJS, Distill by Engine Yard, and JsDay to name a few.

He is also co-author of the book "Javascript: Best Practices" edited by FAG, Milan. In the summer he loves sailing the Sirocco.

Matteo Collina

Software Architect, nearForm

Alaina Percival

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, acquired by Yahoo. Alaina is also a CodePath Advisor.

Alaina Percival

CEO, Women Who Code

Ben Fleis

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.

Ben Fleis

Engineer, Uber

Jean-Charles Sisk

Jean-Charles is a developer at PayPal as part of the NodeJS team. He has been a part of the node adoption team from the earliest days of node at PayPal and helps to support its usage and adoption through projects, workshops, and education.

He maintains kraken-js, PayPal's small, open-source library that adds several conveniences to Express. His favorite food is lasagna.

Jean-Charles Sisk

Engineer, PayPal

Gabriele di Stefano

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

David Mark Clements

David Mark Clements is an author, developer, corporate trainer & architectural consultant specialising in JS, UX, Node, MicroServices & Performance. In 2011, David wrote the 1st edition of Node Cookbook, which is now on it's second edition while a third bumper edition is in progress for 2016. Being primarily self taught, David has a potent curiosity that drives him to approach problems with a unique perspective.
At age 5, he was shown his first BASIC program. It was a two liner that infinitely printed "DAVID". He's had a passion for programming ever since.

David Mark Clements

Author of Node Cookbook


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