We are proud to welcome some of the industry’s foremost thinkers and experts in the Ecosystem of Node.

Speakers

  • Muhsin Abdul-Musawwir

    Muhsin Abdul-Musawwir

    Esurance

  • Reza Akhavan

    Reza Akhavan

    Tumblr

  • Adam Baldwin

    Adam Baldwin

    ^Lift Security

  • Upeka Bee

    Upeka Bee

    Gusto

  • Charles Beeler

    Charles Beeler

    Rally Ventures

  • James Bellenger

    James Bellenger

    Twitter

  • Myles Borins

    Myles Borins

    Google

  • Arunesh Chandra

    Arunesh Chandra

    Microsoft

  • Matteo Collina

    Matteo Collina

    nearForm

  • Michael Dawson

    Michael Dawson

    IBM

  • Peter DeMartini

    Peter DeMartini

    Citrix

  • Stephanie Drescher

    Stephanie Drescher

    Microsoft

  • Stephen Fluin

    Stephen Fluin

    Google

  • Pooja Garg

    Pooja Garg

    Docusign

  • Alex Grigoryan

    Alex Grigoryan

    @WalmartLabs

  • Jacob Groundwater

    Jacob Groundwater

    GitHub

  • Jeff Harrell

    Jeff Harrell

    PayPal

  • Zoltan Herczeg

    Zoltan Herczeg

    Samsung Research HUB @ University of Szeged

  • Aaron Herres

    Aaron Herres

    Octoblu

  • Tracy Hinds

    Tracy Hinds

    Node.js Foundation

  • Mark Hinkle

    Mark Hinkle

    Node.js Foundation

  • Bryan Hughes

    Bryan Hughes

    Microsoft

  • Paul Irish

    Paul Irish

    Google

  • Lydia Kats

    Lydia Kats

    NerdWallet

  • Timothy Kempf

    Timothy Kempf

    Meadow

  • Daniel Khan

    Daniel Khan

    Dynatrace

  • Hosung Kim

    Hosung Kim

    Samsung

  • Cătălin Mariș

    Cătălin Mariș

    Microsoft

  • Wyatt Preul

    Wyatt Preul

    Joyent

  • Felix Rieseberg

    Felix Rieseberg

    Slack

  • Mikeal Rogers

    Mikeal Rogers

    Node.js Foundation

  • Emily Rose

    Emily Rose

    Salesforce

  • Gaurav Seth

    Gaurav Seth

    Microsoft

  • Dan Shaw

    Dan Shaw

    NodeSource

  • James Snell

    James Snell

    nearForm

  • Rich Trott

    Rich Trott

    University of California San Francisco

  • Al Tsang

    Al Tsang

    LunchBadger, Inc.

  • Vladimir de Turckheim

    Vladimir de Turckheim

    Sqreen

  • Raquel Velez

    Raquel Velez

    NPM

  • Rachel White

    Rachel White

    Microsoft

  • Yunong Xiao

    Yunong Xiao

    Netflix

Muhsin Abdul-Musawwir
Front End Software Engineer
Esurance

SF native, front end engineer by day, full-stack engineer by night, with a growing taste for container technologies. I enjoy reading API documentation, debugging minified code and automating processes with Node.

Reza Akhavan
Engineering
Tumblr

Reza is an open source enthusiast who has worked with companies such at Yahoo and Mozilla and recently joined Tumblr. Reza has been part of the Node community since 2012 and helped start the San Francisco chapter of NodeSchool in 2015. Reza is joining NodeSummit again this year to help host the DayZero NodeSchool event.

Adam Baldwin
Founder
^Lift Security

Adam Baldwin is the Founder & Team Lead at ^lift security where he helps developers ship secure software! He also founded the Node Security Project & talks about node security non-stop. In his free time Adam enjoys doing basically the exact same stuff he does for work, also raising chickens, and spending as much time as possible with his wife and 2 children.

Upeka Bee
Software Engineer
Gusto

Upeka is a shoeless, titleless software engineer at Gusto. She has been building cloud based software systems professionally for almost a decade. She spent 7 of those years at salesforce.com and then a B2B startup as the first engineer. She's originally from Sri Lanka, and arrived in San Francisco via Pittsburgh PA, where she attended Carnegie Mellon University. She is a crazy plant lady on the inside.

Charles Beeler
General Partner
Rally Ventures

Charles is a founding General Partner at Rally Ventures based in Menlo Park, CA and has worked with early-stage business technology companies throughout his venture capital career. After starting at Scripps Ventures in 1997, he then helped manage a technology venture fund at Piper Jaffray before joining El Dorado Ventures in 2000 as a General Partner. Charles produces the Node Summit conference series and is Chairman of the Board of the Camp Chippewa Foundation, harking back to his many summers as a camper in Minnesota’s Chippewa National Forest.

James Bellenger
Software Engineer
Twitter

James is a recovering scala abuser who has worked on the web for 20 years. He pronounces gif with a hard G and is a true believer in the One True Date Format defined in ISO 8601. He's on twitter at @jbell, tweeting mostly about rowing and books, and only rarely about high-fiber diets.

Myles Borins
Developer Advocate
Google

Myles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and inventor. He works for Google as a developer advocate serving the Node.js ecosystem. He graduated with a Master of Music Science and Technology from c.c.r.m.a. (a.k.a the center for computer research in music and acoustics).

Arunesh Chandra
Sr. Program Manager, Chakra
Microsoft

Arunesh Chandra is working on growing Node.js by extending it to use the ChakraCore engine. He is also working on supporting new ideas in the community like VM Neutrality for Node.js and bringing innovative diagnostic tooling like Time-Travel Debugging to Node developers.

Matteo Collina
Software Architect
nearForm

Matteo is a code pirate and mad scientist. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Application Platforms for the Internet of Things". Now he is a Software Architect at nearForm, where he consults for the top brands of the world. Matteo is part of the Node.js Core Technical Committee, and he helps maintaining streams. Matteo spoke at several international conferences: Web Rebels, Node.js Interactive, and NodeConf.eu to name a few.

Michael Dawson
Senior Software Developer - Node.js Community Lead
IBM

Michael Dawson is an active contributor to Node.js and a CTC/TSC member. He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, benchmarking, LTS as well as tools to help the community achieve quality with speed . Within IBM he leads the Node.js team driving IBM’s Node.js runtime deliveries and their contributions to Node.js and v8 within the Node and google communities.

Peter DeMartini
Software Engineer
Citrix

Peter is your friendly neighborhood programmer. A software engineer working at Citrix, Peter is currently building an IoT platform called Octoblu. He is passionate about the evolution and innovation of technology.

Stephanie Drescher
Program Manager
Microsoft

Stephanie is a front-end designer on the Microsoft Edge Web Platform Team where she provides design direction and front-end development support for the developer relations team. She has a passion for building digital experiences that are clear and easy for anyone to use and is interested in making the web accessible for all. Currently she's geeking out over and experimenting with CSS Grid. When not designing, she can be found blogging or taking photos.

Stephen Fluin
Developer Advocate
Google

Stephen is a Developer Advocate on the Angular Team at Google. Stephen works to solve real world problems faced by developers and businesses, and to represent the needs of the community within the Angular team.

Pooja Garg
Sr, Director Engineering, Web and Mobile
Docusign

Pooja has been working as a software engineering and an engineering manager for over a decade. For the last four years she has been leading DocuSign’s product engineering teams in building web and mobile capabilities across all of DocuSign’s products. When not drinking way to much coffee and reading twitter, Pooja can be found watching reruns of Gilmore girls with her husband and playing with her three year old daughter.

Alex Grigoryan
Sr Director of Software Engineering, Application Platform and Online Grocery
@WalmartLabs

Alexander Grigoryan leads the Application Platform team at @WalmartLabs and is responsible for the development of Electrode, an open source project that made it possible for Walmart.com to transition from Backbone/Java to React/Node.js in under a year. His focus is on reusability, performance, and security while leveraging the latest technologies and best software engineering practices. Previously, Alex led the team in charge of building the checkout experience at PayPal.

Jacob Groundwater
Electron Engineering Manager
GitHub

Engineering manager for electron at GitHub. Believes in building diverse and inclusive communities.

Jeff Harrell
Senior Director of Online Payments
PayPal

Senior Director of Online Payments at PayPal. Jeff works with web and mobile applications to enable commerce across a global set of merchants and 200+ million consumers.

Zoltan Herczeg
Senior Developer
Samsung Research HUB @ University of Szeged

He has been working on JavaScript engines since 2009 including JavaScriptCore and V8 engines. He is currently leading the JerryScript and IoT.js developer groups at Samsung Research HUB @ University of Szeged, Hungary.

Aaron Herres
Software Developer
Octoblu

Aaron is a software developer that lives in an apartment haunted by half-completed, forgotten IoT automations. Programming professionally for over half his life, Aaron currently works on the open source IoT platform Meshblu, which he hopes will bring order to the technological Rube Goldberg machine he lives in.

Tracy Hinds
Education Community Manager
Node.js Foundation

Tracy is the Node.js Foundation Education Community Manager by day, and a JavaScript Engineer scheming about the next conference she’s organizing outside of work by most other hours—she loves people as much as code. When not baking, rock climbing, or wandering the city, you can find her at one of the amazing meetups in NYC. If you’re building tech communities that are supportive to all walks of life, she’d love to speak with you!

Mark Hinkle
Executive Director
Node.js Foundation

Mark is the Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation. Previously he was the Linux Foundation’s VP of Marketing. Before joining The Linux Foundation, Mark was Senior Director, Open Source Solutions for Citrix, where he managed the company's involvement in the Apache CloudStack, Open Daylight and Xen Project. Previously he drove the strategy and execution of open source efforts for Cloud.com, acquired by Citrix. He has over 20 years experience in open source software.

Bryan Hughes
Technical Evangelist
Microsoft

Bryan Hughes is a technical evangelist at Microsoft, a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, and chairperson of the Node.js Community Committee. Bryan is also the creator of Raspi IO, a Raspberry Pi plugin for the Johnny-Five JavaScript robotics library. Outside of tech, Bryan is an amateur photographer, occasional writer, a once upon a time pianist, and a wine aficionado.

Paul Irish
Developer Advocate
Google

Paul Irish is a front-end developer who loves the web. He works on Google Chrome, its performance and DevTools.

Lydia Kats
Senior Software Engineer
NerdWallet

Lydia Kats is the co-organizer of NodeSchool SF and a Senior Software Engineer at NerdWallet. Previously, she developed the web at gdgt, AOL, and craigslist. Lydia is from the Midwestern US and currently lives in Oakland, CA with a very loud cat.

Timothy Kempf
Senior Front End Developer
Meadow

Front end developer and GIF master at Meadow. Co-organizer of NodeSchool Oakland, Co-organizer of Design & Startups, and photographer at Creative Mornings Oakland.

Daniel Khan
Technology Lead
Dynatrace

Daniel has over 15 years experience as a full stack developer, architect and technical lead in the field of web engineering proving his strong problem solving skills in hundreds of projects.
He is passionate about constant learning, using new technologies and sharing his findings with others by teaching at the local University, mentoring at boot camps and creating online courses.
As technology lead, Daniel focuses on driving support for Node.js, Chat- and VoiceOps in Dynatrace.

Hosung Kim
Developer
Samsung

Hosung is interested in JavaScript and has worked on related projects. He is currently developing IoT.js, and trying to support javascript developers to involve in IoT field more easily.

Cătălin Mariș
Program Manager
Microsoft

Cătălin is a program manager on the Microsoft Edge Ecosystem Team where, among other, he works on the Microsoft Edge Developer site, and focuses on improving the web platform and helping web developers. Previously, he worked in the high-frequency trading industry building monitoring web applications. Also, he is from, and lives in Transylvania! ?

Wyatt Preul
Product Engineer
Joyent

Wyatt is a core maintainer of hapi.js modules, a framework he helped to create. He also contributed to Seneca and related modules. More recently he is focused on helping to build out the Autopilot ecosystem for containers. He has helped author a few programming related books that include Developing a hapi.js Edge, Professional Community Server Themes, and Professional Community Server. He loves open source, application security, and archery.

Felix Rieseberg
Senior Desktop Engineer
Slack

Felix is a senior desktop engineer at Slack, a Ghost core contributor, and a Electron contributor. Previously, he wrote open source code for Microsoft and was an executive editor for Apfeltalk. He eats too much candy.

Mikeal Rogers
Community Organizer
Node.js Foundation

Creator of NodeConf, JSFest, and request. I've been heavily involved in the Node.js community since it was released in 2009.

Emily Rose
Lead Developer Evangelist
Salesforce

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 published author and 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 and charm.

Gaurav Seth
Principal PM Manager
Microsoft

Gaurav is a Principal PM Manager at Microsoft, leading the program management team of the JavaScript group and serves as a Director in the Node.js Foundation Board. Apart from the mission of making Node.js support great in Azure, he and his team are responsible for products such as Chakra, TypeScript, JavaScript/TypeScript/Node.js tools in Visual Studio.

Dan Shaw
Founder and Chief Evangelist
NodeSource

Dan Shaw (AKA "dshaw") is Founder and Chief Evangelist of NodeSource, the Node Company, where he dedicated his career to growing the Node.js Ecosystem. Dan was instrumental in the formation of the Node.js Foundation, where NodeSource is a founding member. Dan serves on the board as Director and Secretary. Dan is frequently referred to as "The Godfather of Node.js" for his tireless efforts to build community and unite the needs of developers and business leaders.

James Snell
Open Source Architect
nearForm

James M Snell has spent his career advancing open source and open standard technologies. Today he is an Open Source Architect at nearForm, is a full-time core contributor to Node.js, a member of the Node.js Core Technical Committee, and sits on the Node.js Foundation Board of Directors as the elected Technical Steering Committee representative.

Rich Trott
Director, UCSF Library Center for Knowledge Management
University of California San Francisco

Rich is a member of the Node.js Core Technical Committee. He is a prolific contributor to Node.js focusing particularly on tests. Rich also runs NodeTodo (http://nodetodo.org/) to assist others who wish to get started contributing to Node.js. Rich works in the UCSF Library and lives in San Francisco with his spouse, his daughter, two cats, a piano, a tiki bar, and a pizza stone.

Al Tsang
Founder and CEO
LunchBadger, Inc.

Al Tsang is recognized by the developer community and industry analysts, as a practitioner, thought leader and contributor in the API space. LunchBadger, Al's current venture, is a SaaS offering focused on API Empowerment - cloud native and portable, holistic, lifecycle solutions for microservices and APIs. Prior to LunchBadger, he co-founded StrongLoop (acquired by IBM, 2015) as CTO. With his team, he created and spearheaded LoopBack, the leading open source NodeJS framework for enterprise APIs.

Vladimir de Turckheim
Lead Node.js Engineer
Sqreen

Vladimir focuses on security and performances of Node.js applications. After an experience as a cyber-security consultant and an experience in a web agency, he joined Sqreen in 2016 as lead Node.js engineer. When he is not trying to make Node.js applications faster and safer, he tries to help the evangelism Node.js Working Group and to spend time working on one of his 9721345 side projects.

Raquel Velez
Engineering Manager, Services Team
NPM

Raquel Vélez is the engineering manager of the services team at npm, Inc. in Oakland, CA. She has previously worked at institutions such as Caltech, NASA JPL, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and various universities in Europe. She is a co-author of the book Make: JavaScript Robotics. In her off time, you can find her baking, co-hosting the Reactive Podcast, and speaking. Also, hanging out with her hilarious husband and two cats dressed in dog suits.

Rachel White
Technical Evangelist
Microsoft

Rachel is currently a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, but is also a self-taught programmer and occasional artist. She is currently working on multiple video game projects, a VR cat cafe, and thinking about what IoT devices she can build for her two black cats. Her other interests include glitch art, 80s horror, and indie games. Her aesthetic is fog machines, laser lights, and broken VHS tapes.

Yunong Xiao
Principal Software Engineer
Netflix

Yunong is principal software engineer at Netflix. He's currently leading the design and architecture of the Netflix API Platform. He's spent stints of his career at AWS and Joyent, where he worked on distributed systems and helped to shape and build several cloud computing products such as AWS IAM and Manta. He also maintains the open source Node.js framework restify. Yunong received a BaSc with honours in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

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