“Find an island in Ireland, take it over for four days, bring all the top Node.js people in the world, have an amazing party.”

This is the vision of nearForm CEO Cian Ó Maidín for NodeConf EU 2015. And what a party it was!

With a stunning Spiegeltent at the centre of the action, Waterford Castle was again a hub of global Node.js expertise for four days.

The nodeConf 2015 Spiegeltent

nodeConf EU 2015 in action

It wasn’t all serious, though: socialising and networking went on well into the night, every night, and a 1920s prohibition theme on the final evening rounded off the conference in style (literally).

Along with fellow conference sponsors RedHat, IBM, IDA Ireland, Atlassian, OpenTable, Groupon, Enterprise Ireland and Waterford City and County Council, nearForm is delighted with success of the 2015 conference. Huge thanks to everyone who played a role in making it all happen.

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Speaker Mícheál Ó Foghlú from nodeConf EU 2015 sponsor RedHat

More photos to come soon!

Today, we’re delighted to have a guest post from Todd Moore. Todd is Vice President of Open Technology at one of our NodeConf EU Platinum sponsors, IBM.

A glance at the calendar tells me that summer is winding down, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for the Node.js community to gather for another exciting NodeConf EU in the historic city of Waterford, Ireland! This year, IBM is pleased to be a Platinum sponsor of the conference. My team looks forward to seeing old friends, making new ones, and exchanging views about the future of Node.js.

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We are very pleased to announce that Danese Cooper will be one of our speakers  joining us at NodeConf EU this year.

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Danese describes herself on Twitter as ‘open source diva’ and it’s not hard to see why. An American programmer, computer scientist, and open source software advocate, Danese has been a leader in the tech sector for many years. She managed teams at Symantec and Apple Inc. and for six years served as Chief Open Source Evangelist for Sun Microsystems. She subsequently served as Senior Director for Open Source Strategies at Intel. She was an advisor on open source policy to the R community while at REvolution Computing (now Revolution Analytics), and served from February 2010 to July 2011 as Chief Technical Officer for the Wikimedia Foundation. She currently works for PayPal as Head of Open Source.

Danese also runs DaneseWorks, a successful consultancy to companies wishing to pursue open source strategies. DaneseWorks counts the SETI Foundation, Harris Corporation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation among its clients. She is Chairwoman of the Node.js Foundation, a Director on the board of the Drupal Association, a board advisor for Mozilla, the Open Source Hardware Association and Ushahidi, and has served since 2005 as a Member of the Apache Software Foundation. She was a board member for 10 years at Open Source Initiative.

She has also been known to knit during meetings…

At NodeConf EU 2015, Danese will address attendees on the subject of open source.

To find out more about NodeConf EU 2015, go to the conference website.

If you haven’t got your ticket yet – what’s keeping you? Get it here.

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