One of the speakers that we’re most excited about this year is Danese Cooper

By: Cian Ó Maidín

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.

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By: Cian Ó Maidín

Cian Ó Maidín is the co-founder and visionary CEO behind nearForm. Very early on, he saw how Node.js could help the world work in a better way. He is committed to making that happen through nearForm. He is an established entrepreneur, Node.js community leader, the creator of Node Dublin and the curator of NodeConf EU. In 2012, Cian was voted by the Sunday Business Post as one of the most influential leaders in Irish technology.