Below is the Agenda for the Node Summit Main Conference July 24-25.

Please see the Day Zero (July 23) and Node Summit Training Days (July 26 & 27) pages for more details on those offerings.

Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday, July 24


8:00 AM

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

Arrive early, grab coffee, food and network with your fellow early risers.

Location: Level 1, Atrium

8:50 AM

Opening Remarks

Speakers:
Tara Manicsic, Developer Advocate, Progress
Ahmad Nassri, Principal Architect, TELUS
Location: Main Stage

9:00 AM

My Node.js Process is on Fire

Your phone rings: the new JS application you deployed came under too much load, and the site has gone down! But you don’t lose your cool, and you tweak the autoscaling setting to handle the load spike increasing the number of servers. The next day, you try to analyze what happened and begin to optimize your application to prepare for future spikes. This talk is a journey into the rabbit hole of Node.js performance, taking a look at the available tools and optimization techniques inspired by insight gained from glimpsing under the hood of Node and V8.

Speaker:
Matteo Collina, Principal Architect, nearForm
Location: Main Stage

9:30 AM

NodeGirls or how communities change people

When I decided to change my career one of the important factors was JavaScript community - welcoming place with people who had similar interests. For me, it was surprising that everyone was so eager to share knowledge for free unlike many other professions. Then I decided to be involved. After 2 years I started NodeGirls and it changed my life and lives of other people. Now I want to share lessons I've learned, how leading countrywide community changed my perception of some things and how we managed to change lives of some women and opinion of some men.

Speaker:
Tanya Butenko, Software Engineer, Quantium
Location: Main Stage

9:55 AM

Panel Discussion: Node.js and the Frameworks of the Web

Speakers:
Justin Fagnani, Software Engineer, Google
Igor Minar, Angular Lead, Google
Dan Shaw, CEO, dshaw LLC
James Snell, Open Source Architect, nearForm
Moderator:
Tracy Lee, Google Developer Expert, This Dot
Location: Main Stage

10:30 AM

Morning Break

Location: Level 1, Atrium

11:00 AM

Automate Anything You Can See with SikuliX in Node.js

Repetitive tasks deserve to be automated, but when they don’t provide an API, that’s easier said than done. Graphical automation allows your code to see your whole screen and interact with GUI-only software and OS features. This talk will introduce the SikuliX GUI automation library, explain how to connect it to Node, and show how we’re using it at Slack to add a new dimension to our automated tests.

Speaker:
Finn Ellis, Automation Engineer, Slack
Location: Main Stage

11:00 AM

Bubble up your Node I/O

One of the more difficult concepts to grasp when debugging a Node.js application is the flow of asynchronous context. To make it easier for us, we have created a new open source visualization tool that brings the Node.js asynchronous flow to life. This talk will dive deep into trace events, async_hooks, and context tracking through a Node.js process. We will show that while the amount of data is staggering, it is possible to visualize it through.. bubbles!

Speaker:
Matteo Collina, Principal Architect, nearForm
Location: Fisher West

11:00 AM

Node ES Modules - something almost, but not quite entirely unlike CommonJS

CommonJS, along with the npm registry, has become the de-facto standard in Frontend and NodeJS development today. But Native ES Modules are coming to NodeJS and the browser. On the surface, they look incredibly similar to CommonJS modules, but the differences are important. In this talk I will describe these differences, the consequences of these differences, and how to start preparing for the new world of Native ES Modules.

Speaker:
Gil Tayar, Senior Software Architect, Applitools
Location: Fisher East

11:35 AM

Improving security by improving the framework

Our tools, frameworks, and libraries affect how we code. Learn how the design of a software stack affects the security of the systems built upon it. This talk builds on "A Roadmap for Node.js Security" which takes lessons learned by Google's Security Engineering team and applies them to a Node.js stack.

Speaker:
Mike Samuel, Engineer, Google
Location: Main Stage

11:35 AM

Untangling the Big Messy Knot of Micro-services with Opentracing

My talk will cover how we dealt with discovering problems and fixing them through the years up to the point of right now with microservices and opentracing. It will include the story of HomeAway's road up to implementing opentracing, why we made our decisions, how we did it, and how it will affect our mean time to discovery and repair (MTTD/MTTR), how we can better understand our dependencies, and get a basic big picture in the Big Messy Knot of all of our microservices.

Speaker:
Christopher Holmok, Node.js Developer, HomeAway
Location: Fisher West

11:35 AM

Understanding Functions and "this" in the World of ES2017

The "this" keyword has long been a source of confusion, and new features added to JavaScript in recent years have muddled the picture even more. This talk will walk you through the details of how "this" works in the context of modern JavaScript. We'll cover the differences between function declarations, function expressions, and arrow functions, as well as best practices when integrating with other ES2015+ goodies.

Speaker:
Bryan Hughes, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
Location: Fisher East

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

Location: Level 1 and Level 2

1:00 PM

Measuring Performance: Creating Benchmarks to Measure What Matters and Integrate into Everyday Work

Performance is key. Performance is everything. But how do you measure performance? How does your development process integrate measurements into your workflow? The key to performance is measuring the right metrics. The problem is, we are still measuring services performance the way we benchmark hardware - throw a lot of load at it and see when it breaks. Worse, we produce benchmarks as a weapon, trying to make our code look better than everyone else's. We need new tools and process to measure reality.

Speaker:
Eran Hammer, Founder, Sideway
Location: Main Stage

1:30 PM

Panel: "Enterprise"

Speakers:
Ben Ilegbodu, Principal Frontend Engineer, Eventbrite
Trevor Livingston, Principal Architect, HomeAway
Sarah Jessica Leivers, Software Engineer, BBC
Yunong Xiao, Principal Software Engineer, Netflix
Moderator:
Ben Acker, Software Engineer
Location: Main Stage

2:20 PM

The Next Generation Node API is ready!

The Native module ecosystem for Node.js is an important factor in the rapid growth of Node.js. The N-API is now a supported feature and is designed to provide ABI stability across Node.js releases. This will reduce friction in upgrading to newer Node.js versions in production deployments. In addition, it will reduce the maintenance cost that module maintainers previously had to take on due to the fast pace of changes in the v8 APIs. This talk will provide a progress update on this community project, the roadmap, and why now is the right time to get involved.

Speaker:
Arunesh Chandra, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft
Location: Main Stage

2:20 PM

Observing Node.js

The number one issue users of Node.js tend to have is understanding what their applications, and what Node.js itself, is doing while code is running. There are several ways to peer inside what Node.js is doing -- some great, some not so great. There are efforts and initiatives underway to improve visibility and observability of Node.js. This talk will discuss async-hooks, tracing, probes, analysis, and making sense of it all.

Speaker:
James Snell, Open Source Architect, nearForm
Location: Fisher West

2:20 PM

Beyond Code Coverage, Mutation Testing: Tests for your tests

100% coverage is great, but not enough. In this talk you will learn the basics about mutation testing, why it’s important and how Mutode can help you create better tested software. Diego will also share his experience creating Mutode, the first generic JavaScript and Node.js mutation testing tool.

Speaker:
Diego Rodríguez Baquero, Senior Software Developer, Inalambria
Location: Fisher East

2:55 PM

ES.next features that’ll make ya dance

JavaScript is evolving quickly. New versions of ECMAScript are now released on a yearly basis with new features going through a 4-stage proposal process. But with tooling like Babel, we can leverage functionality slated for future versions right now to write even clearer and more concise JavaScript code. Familiarity with modern JavaScript will help you get the most of this session where we’ll discuss new features such as class properties, null property accessing, and more. Oh, and don’t worry if you don’t understand all of those terms — you soon will after this session!

Speaker:
Ben Ilegbodu, Principal Frontend Engineer, Eventbrite
Location: Main Stage

2:55 PM

Understanding why the new V8 is so Damn Fast, One Demo at a Time

The entire V8 compiler architecture as well as large parts of the Garbage Collector where updated recently. TurboFan replaced Crankshaft, Orinoco now collects garbage in parallel whenever possible. Node.js v8 shipped with this new and improved version of V8. As a result we can finally write idiomatic and declarative JavaScript without worrying about incurring performance overhead due to JavaScript compiler shortcomings. At least this is what the V8 team tells us. In this talk we will explore if and why this is true, one demo at a time.

Speaker:
Thorsten Lorenz, Senior Software Engineer, NodeSource
Location: Fisher West

2:55 PM

Improve your visual discernment with NodeJS: BackStopJS for visual regression testing

How do we test the UI of a website or web application? Testing the UI changes of an application is still a challenge for the simple reason that CSS is easy to break but difficult to test. Bugs that occur within the UI of an application are a huge problem because they are the first thing your user will see and first impressions last. This talk will present the case for the use of BackStopJS,a node module created for visual regression testing. Join Orandi as he looks to leverage the power of Node.js for writing effective visual regression tests.

Speaker:
Orandi Harris, QA Consultant, QualityWorks Consulting Group Jamaica
Location: Fisher East

3:20 PM

Afternoon Break

Location: Level 1, Atrium

3:45 PM

Introduction to libuv: What's a Unicorn Velociraptor?

libuv is what gives Node.js its event loop and cross-platform asynchronous I/O capabilities. This talk explains what libuv is all about, and how it's used by Node.js. This talk also looks at recent development efforts in the libuv project.

Speaker:
Colin Ihrig, Product Engineer, Joyent
Location: Main Stage

3:45 PM

How Node Is Helping to Propel Angular

The Angular team is pursuing new ways of integrating Node.js to create applications that are fast by default. Learn about our vision for Angular Universal and other new technologies for serving Angular apps. We'll share some of our experience how we managed to integrate Node.js inside Google - where a lot of our infrastructure is Java/C++/Go based.

Speaker:
Vikram Subramanian, Software Engineer, Google
Location: Fisher West

3:45 PM

Optimizing your Lambda applications for supportability, size and speed

Deploying a Lambda function is easy, but making it work optimally in production requires some experience. Let me save you some time by sharing some best practices that LifeOmic has learned while deploying an almost completely serverless infrastructure using Node.js in AWS Lambda functions.

Speaker:
Matt Lavin, Software Architect, LifeOmic
Location: Fisher East

4:20 PM

It's Dangerous To Go Alone! Take This Team

What makes a team successful? Innovative? Great? As software developers, many of us spend a large amount of time working alone behind our computers, but when we come together as a team we can build truly great products for people. So how do we maximize our impact and build effective teams? In this talk, we’ll explore the concept of “safe” teams and how they enable us to build software faster and with more innovation than other teams. We’ll see how these concepts apply not just to our day jobs but also to the larger Open Source and Node communities.

Speaker:
Trent Willis, Senior UI Engineer, Netflix
Location: Main Stage

4:20 PM

The art of extensibility and composability: crafting a foundation for frameworks and applications in Node.js with TypeScript

It's super easy to start developing in Node.js, but challenges will get in the way to grow a project that involves many npm modules, collaborating components, and contributing teams. If you are building on an open framework or large-scale application, you probably have more and more `hmm` moments in deciding between Be less opinionated and Don't repeat yourself. This talk will share our experience in building a new core for the next generation of LoopBack with TypeScript and illustrate the techniques and patterns to create an extensible and composable foundation to make everybody productive and happy.

Speaker:
Taranveer Virk, Software Engineer, IBM
Location: Fisher West

4:20 PM

Deploying Node.js Applications with Confidence using Kubernetes

Deploying Node.js applications just got a lot easier using Kubernetes. To be successful with Kubernetes and Node.js, we have to make sure our applications fit into Kubernetes’s model. This talk will help you understand how you can prepare your software to be deployed and operated in Kubernetes.

Speaker:
Gergely Nemeth, Engineering Manager, nemethgergely.com
Location: Fisher East

4:50 PM

Panel Discussion: Building Node.js and JavaScript Communities

Node.js is a community centric platform. It grew with individuals and startups into something that’s used at a massive scale today. What's the current state of the community? Where is it going? And, importantly, how can you get involved?

Speakers:
Samantha Bretous, Software Engineer, Major League Soccer
Brian Holt, Senior Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
Tara Manicsic, Developer Advocate, Progress
Patricia Realini, Front End Developer
Moderator:
Tierney Cyren, Developer Advocate, NodeSource
Location: Main Stage

5:30 PM

Closing Day One

Location: Main Stage

5:35 PM

NODESOURCE NETWORKING RECEPTION

Location: Level 1, Atrium

Day 2 - Wednesday, July 25


8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

Location: Level 1, Atrium

9:00 AM

Opening Day Two

Speakers:
Tara Manicsic, Developer Advocate, Progress
Ahmad Nassri, Principal Architect, TELUS
Location: Main Stage

9:10 AM

Developers as a malware distribution vehicle

A malicious XCode injected malware into thousands of apps, stealing data of millions of users. Tokens committed to a GitHub repo exposed millions of Uber drivers and passengers. A phished developer gave the Syrian Electronic Army access to the Financial Times’ site. What do all of these have in common? They were caused by developers. Well-intentioned, smart and experienced developers. They had nothing to do with writing insecure code, and everything to do with the incredible access we’re entrusted with, ranging from code that reaches millions to direct access to these users’ data. In the name of DevOps, we’ve made developers incredibly powerful – but when does such access become unacceptable risk? Are there architectures and processes that let us move fast without exposing the keys to the kingdom? Can our culture be trusting and agile yet have a healthy appreciation of risk? Besides building a sober appreciation of this risk, this talk will help equip us to handle it. We’ll learn risk management from role models inside and outside of tech, understand cognitive biases, and build the case that good security constraints can actually help us move faster. Lastly, we’ll share a vision of where we may be headed, and how we can protect ourselves – and our users.
Speaker:
Guy Podjarny, CEO, Snyk
Location: Main Stage

9:50 AM

Panel Discussion: How to Handle Security in the Node.js Ecosystem

Speakers:
Adam Baldwin, Head of Security, npm
Guy Podjarny, CEO, Snyk
Vladimir de Turckheim, Lead Node.js Engineer, Sqreen
Moderator:
Michael Dawson, IBM Community Lead for Node.js, IBM
Location: Main Stage

10:30 AM

HTTP/2 in Node.js Core

HTTP/2 in Node.js is finally here. This talk will discuss how it works and how to use it. Included will be lessons learned, best practices, things to try, and things to avoid. Now that the code is there and we know it works, we can begin building real stuff.
Speaker:
James Snell, Open Source Architect, nearForm
Location: Main Stage

11:00 AM

Morning Break

Location: Level 1, Atrium

11:25 AM

Leaving the CDN behind: building a javascript SDK in a serverless world

Last year at PayPal, we open-sourced our suite of cross-domain javascript libraries. This year we've been upleveling our SDK from a static CDN script to a fully dynamic resource, embracing serverless principles and shipping a custom-tailored javascript bundle for each client.
Speaker:
Daniel Brain, Principal Software Engineer, PayPal
Location: Main Stage

11:25 AM

Gaining Trust: Infiltrating with Social Engineering

The majority of cyber attacks start with social engineering (SE) -- and the cost of each cyber attack is rising. This talk outlines real-world SE examples, and seemingly innocuous information that could be used to gain trust and compromise a person, company or community. Learn the methods SEs use to mine data, pick targets, choose pretexts, and exploit behavior, and how women are uniquely skilled as SEs - from a 2016 and 2017 DEFCON SE Capture the Flag winner.
Speaker:
Rachel Tobac, CEO, SocialProof Security
Location: Fisher West

11:25 AM

Take back control with modular JavaScript for front-end application development

In the last 4 years, most new npm developers have been primarily front-end developers, not back-end developers. A large and active tooling ecosystem has emerged to bring the power of hundreds of thousands of modules written in Node's standard format, CommonJS, into browsers. This has enabled richer front-end applications, but has also created barriers to new developers. This talk explains how we reached this status quo, and is a call to action for web developers to begin defining the future of modular JavaScript in the browser, the way we did for server-side JavaScript 10 years ago.
Speaker:
Laurie Voss, COO, npm
Location: Fisher East

12:00 PM

WebAssembly Demystified: What it means for Node.js

WebAssembly (aka wasm) is a new, standardized compilation target for the web. But since it's so low level it can be difficult to see how it can be used not only in browser apps, but also why it can be amazing in Node.js too! In this talk Jay will reveal what it is, how you can use it today, and the incredible opportunities it will unlock in the years to come.
Speaker:
Jay Phelps, Chief Software Architect, This Dot
Location: Main Stage

12:00 PM

Node.js applicative DoS through NoSQL injection

Applicative Denial of Service is mostly known through Regex abuse. Most people do not know that other applicative DoS can be exploited through diverse means. In this talk we will see how a malicious user can obtain a MongoDB injection and use it to prevent an application from responding.
Speaker:
Vladimir de Turckheim, Lead Node.js Engineer, Sqreen
Location: Fisher West

12:35 PM

React Native Case Study

We tried out React Native while keeping our native apps and it failed completely. The native app team was against it, the folks on the RN team got burned out, it was an utter failure. We had to change our approach on how to make it work and solve the problems we were facing - which lead to the creation of Electrode Native. It allowed us to overcome the technical problems of native and RN coming together and allowed us to change our approach of migration leading to multiple successful implementations.
Speaker:
Alex Grigoryan, Sr. Director of Software Engineering, Application Platform and Online Grocery, Walmart Labs
Location: Main Stage

12:35 PM

Finding and Preventing Bugs in JavaScript Bindings

JavaScript prevents developers from introducing entire classes of bugs that plague low-level languages (e.g., buffer overflows, use-after-frees, and memory leaks). Unfortunately, JavaScript also introduces new classes of severe, exploitable flaws that are often less obvious than low-level code bugs. These bugs lie in the runtime system itself, often in the binding layer that bridges JavaScript and C/C++, the low-level languages used to implement the runtime system. In this talk, I will describe several classes of bugs that plague the Node.js binding layer, the µchex framework used to find these bugs, and our approach to making Node.js more secure.
Speaker:
Deian Stefan, Assistant Professor and Chief Scientist, UC San Diego and Intrinsic
Location: Fisher West

12:35 PM

Follow your code: Node/V8 tracing

A large percentage of Node application misbehavior can be effectively diagnosed and root cause identified through the in-built tracing capabilities of Node/V8. There are a number of under-documented, yet very powerful tracing options which we can leverage in development, testing and production phases to validate that the application architecture and design is indeed reflected in the code or not, without ever instrumenting it.In this presentation, I will talk about the "top 10" tracing options for Node/V8, ranging from the most simple Javascript method tracing to turning off specific JIT compiler options to diagnose and resolve complex crashes or functional issues.
Speaker:
Gireesh Punathil, Software Engineer, IBM India
Location: Fisher East

1:00 PM

Lunch Break

Location: Level 1 and Level 2

2:00 PM

Electron: State of the Universe

Approximately three years ago, the first subatomic particles of what was then known as atom-shell burst forth. While it's positioned itself as the essential element of many apps in the ensuing time, it's safe to say that the Electron of 2018 bears little resemblance to its beginnings. I'll discuss the current state of Electron in terms of how we've evolved, our community, and how we plan to drive advancement of desktop runtimes in the years to come. You'll come away with a solid understanding of the role Electron has played and will continue to play in the larger JS ecosystem.
Speaker:
Shelley Vohr, Software Engineer, GitHub
Location: Main Stage

2:25 PM

Panel Discussion: Electron

Speakers:
Jackie Luo, Software Engineer, Square
Nitish Sakhawalkar, Software Engineer, Slack Technologies
Shelley Vohr, Software Engineer, GitHub
Cassidy Williams, Head of Developer Voice Programs, Amazon
Moderator:
Vanessa Yuen, Full Stack Engineer, GitHub
Location: Main Stage

3:05 PM

Realistic AI Options For Node Developers

Everyone wants to use artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), but none of us are quite sure where to start. These new technologies are exciting, but most people don't have the time to become a data scientist, and nobody really wants to learn a new language. In this session, we'll put the buzzwords aside and expose where we actually are with AI/ML today, and what Node.js developers can realistically use and expect from these emerging technologies.
Speaker:
Brian Holt, Senior Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft
Location: Main stage

3:05 PM

Property Descriptors, Getters/Setters, and Proxies, Oh My!

In this talk we'll take a look at some advanced features in the JavaScript language, specifically features which have to do with objects and their properties. First we'll cover Property Descriptors which includes such descriptors as Enumerable, Configurable, and Writable. Under this same umbrella are Getter and Setter descriptors which trigger function calls. Finally we'll look at Proxies and their Traps, which are functions that are called when an object is used in a particular way (such as For/Of loops or reading the objects keys).
Speaker:
Thomas Hunter II, Principal Software Engineer, Intrinsic
Location: Fisher West

3:05 PM

Applying Object Character Recognition and Kubernetes to Twitch

Rotisserie is an open source node.js application which runs on Kubernetes and brings the concept of the red zone in American football and applies it to the popular online battle royale game PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (with a port to Fortnite in the works). The idea is to always be viewing the most popular PUBG twitch stream with the least amount of people alive in-game, as this is the point where streamers are tense and playing at their highest levels to achieve victory.
Speaker:
Cullen Taylor, Developer Advocate, IBM
Location: Fisher East

3:35 PM

Voice First Formats

Come and hear how the BBC, a long established content maker, is embracing Voice First Formats and learn about the full-stack, serverless technology stack and testing strategy behind it.
Speaker:
Sarah Jessica Leivers, Software Engineer, BBC
Location: Main stage

3:35 PM

Cloud Native Node.js

The fundamental performance characteristics of Node.js make it ideal for building highly performant microservices for a number of workloads. Translating that into highly responsive, scalable solutions however is still far from easy. This session will not just discuss why Node.js is a natural fit for microservices, but will introduce you to the tools and best practices for creating, building, deploying, monitoring and tracing microservices that are both scalable and fault tolerant, and show through a live demo how do that with minimal effort.
Speakers:
Chris Bailey, Chief Architect, Cloud Native Runtimes, IBM
Beth Griggs, Node.js Developer, IBM
Location: Fisher West

3:35 PM

Node Regular Expressions For Everyone

If your approach to using regular expressions ranges from "avoid at all costs" to "cross your fingers and pray", this talk is for you! You'll learn the most common use cases for regex, gotchas to watch out for, and tools to make creating and testing your regular expressions easier.
Speaker:
Erin McKean, Developer Advocate, IBM
Location: Fisher East

4:05 PM

Panel Discussion: Node.js' Role and Readiness for the Cloud

Speakers:
Chris Dias, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Michael Dawson, IBM Community Lead for Node.js, IBM
Monica Ene-Pietrosanu, Software Engineering Director, Intel
Alex Grigoryan, Sr. Director of Software Engineering, Application Platform and Online Grocery, Walmart Labs
Moderator:
Dan Shaw, CEO, dshaw LLC
Location: Main Stage

4:40 PM

Node.js: What's Next

Speakers:
Tierney Cyren, Developer Advocate, NodeSource
Michael Dawson, IBM Community Lead for Node.js, IBM
Location: Main Stage

5:10 PM

Closing Remarks

Location: Main Stage

5:20 PM

IBM Networking Reception

Location: Level 2