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.

And there is a lot to talk about! I often comment on the rapid rate of innovation in community-led open source projects, and I think that’s doubly true for Node.js this year. Just think of what’s happened in the past few months: the community came together to form a new Node.js Foundation, many individual and corporate members joined the Foundation, and more resources became available to enhance and promote Node.js. And a re-energized community is leveraging all this to build what I believe will the best Node.js yet! All this and more will be covered in panels, sessions and workshops at the conference.

One of the best things about conferences like this is the opportunity to talk to community members in a relaxed setting. Several members of the IBM Node.js team will be present, and they look forward to meeting with you during and after their talks and workshops (and over the odd pint or two!).

In particular, I’d like to introduce you to three of our people who are attending: James Snell, Michael Dawson and John Duimovich.

James is our technical leader in the Node.js community and a member of the Node.js Foundation’s technical steering committee (TSC). Michael is also on the TSC, and he’s the development lead for IBM’s SDKs for Node.js. James and Michael are both giving talks and holding workshops at NodeConf EU. They have shared their views in blogs here and here.

Distinguished Engineer John Duimovich is one of the world’s leading experts on virtual machines. He recently led IBM’s V8 development, bringing it to several new hardware platforms. John always enjoys talking about virtualization and looks forward to exchanging ideas and experience in Waterford. See you in Waterford Castle!

NodeConf EU

Todd Moore, IBM Vice President, Open Technology

By: Tammy Contreraz

Tammy Contreraz comes to Ireland by way of San Francisco, California, having worked for companies such as Heroku/Salesforce & Microsoft in Developer Marketing, Conference Management and Business Development. She spent her childhood moving around the United States and graduated high school in Okinawa, Japan as a Marine Corps dependent. Moving to the SouthEast shores of Ireland has been one of the best moves she has made towards a greater quality of life and she is excited about joining nearForm and helping it grow.