Events

Whether we’re welcoming the world to NodeConf EU, leading hands-on workshops or speaking at tech conferences, we are passionate about connecting with and contributing to the technology community around the world. You can join us at the following events or get in touch.

Recent Events

3-5Oct

NodeConf EU 2022

Node.js Conference sponsored by NearForm

Untangling GraphQL flyer

NodeConf EU has rightly earned its reputation as the leading, key Node.js event in Europe. As we celebrate NodeConf’s 10th anniversary this year, it is our aim to deliver the highest quality talks, the most relevant workshops and to continue to provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere for people to meet and share ideas. Over the 3 days, you will hear from over 30 speakers which are hand-picked based on their contribution and level of innovation within the Node.js community.

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29
Sep

Webinar: Rethinking Mobile

Hosted by NearForm and featuring Steve Tannock from Telus

Join us for this exclusive industry and technology talk as we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of moving to a cross-platform mobile architecture.

Listen to real-life stories from the frontline on projects, outcomes and learnings. Here we will explain how to get there and how to bring your team with you.

Steve Tannock
Director of Platform
Technology & Tools
Telus DIGITAL


Owen Purcell
Formerly adidas Omnichannel
Market Launch and Growth Lead
NearFrom

5May

Supply Chain Security and Reliability

Hosted by NearForm and featuring Kit Merker from Nobl9 and Priya Wadhwa from Chainguard

Software supply chain attacks are on the rise and in the news! You want your code to flow from the hands of developers to production smoothly and securely, on time, every time. But in reality, there is quite a bit of infrastructure, automation, reporting, and processes you need to ensure consistent reliable secure continuous delivery.

In this talk, Priya Wadhwa, Software Engineer at Chainguard, and Kit Merker, COO at Nobl9, will give an overview of modern software supply chain reliability and security issues, and share practical advice on how to address the most pressing concerns facing enterprises and software development organizations today.

We will be discussing the following topics:

  • how to secure your software supply chain
  • how open-source frameworks and projects like SLSA and Sigstore can help
  • how you can use automation and reporting in your supply chain to your advantage

There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Kit Merker
Chief Operating Officer
Nobl9

Kit Merker’s 20+ year career spans product management, engineering, evangelism and community-building roles at Google, Microsoft, JFrog, and the governing board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). He is currently Chief Operating Officer for Nobl9, the service level observability company, helping software teams optimize their delivery to make customers happy and business sustainable.


Priya Wadhwa
Software Engineer
Chainguard

Priya Wadhwa is a software engineer who has previously worked on open source security at Google and currently at Chainguard. She maintains a variety of open source projects including Sigstore and Tekton, and is passionate about making security easy and available for everyone.

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6-7Apr

Untangling GraphQL

Conference sponsored by NearForm

Untangling GraphQL flyer

Get ready for two days of disruptive ideas and ground-breaking insights as we bring together the leading minds in the GraphQL space.

This event will feature 6, 20-minute guest presentations on various aspects and user case examples of GraphQL on day 1, each followed by a Q&A session. Day 2 will feature a GraphQL workshop.

Talk: Demystifying GraphQL Typings Generation
Josh Goldberg, Freelance OS Maintainer

Many developers use tools such as Apollo Client to generate TypeScript types from their GraphQL schemas. Let’s go over how those tools read from standard GraphQL endpoints to introspect your APIs and generate TypeScript types for you.


Talk: Using GraphCDN
Max Stoiber, Founder @ GraphCDN

Max is the cofounder of @GraphCDN, the GraphQL CDN, as well as the co-creator of styled-components and react-boilerplate.


Talk: GraphQL on the Server with Node.js
Ebenezer Don, Developer Advocate @ Jetbrains

Why is GraphQL becoming the new standard for data-driven applications? What are queries, mutations, or resolvers, and how are they handled on the server? In this talk I’ll introduce GraphQL on the server to you and will walk you through building a GraphQL-powered API with Node.js.


Talk: Go beyond in Jamstack with React & Storyblok
Arisa Fukuzaki, DevRel Engineer @ Storyblok

Discover the future of the Jamstack and join the revolution in visual editing with GraphQL, React, and Storyblok. The powerful combination of React.js, GraphQL & Storyblok empowers your content creators & marketers to experiment with content without fear. You’ll learn how to develop a project using the real-time visual editor & component-based approach in no time. Long live Jamstack!


Talk: GraphQL Caching Demystified
Matteo Collina, Chief Software Architect @ NearForm

How would you implement a performant GraphQL cache? How can we design a good algorithm for it? Is there a good Open Source solution that is efficient, scalable and easy to deploy? How is the caching key computed? What about cache invalidations? Would it be possible to deduplicate resolver execution? This might be seen as daunting but in reality is all code and algorithms. In this talk we are going to walk through a GraphQL caching system that we have developed for Mercurius – one of the fastest GraphQL servers for Node.js.


Talk: Rewriting a GraphQL Server for 2022
Uri Goldshtein, Founder @ The Guild

In this talk Uri will announce the new GraphQL Yoga 2.0, which is a complete rewrite of the previous popular version, now supported by The Guild.

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24Mar

Transforming While Performing: Building Out Technical Teams & Knowledge in Times of Change

Panel Discussion hosted by Alex Manos, Head of Communications, NearForm

With 81% of enterprise companies poised to face some level of difficulty in attracting and retaining tech talent over the next year, companies are facing a significant challenge: how to maintain business continuity during times of digital transformation while faced with talent retention difficulties?

Today, nearly all companies recognise the importance of digital transformation for competitive advantage and enhancing customer experiences. However, without a team of specialised technical talent to build these modern, scalable solutions while modernising the internal processes needed to sustain these changes, many companies are struggling to maintain performance while transforming.

In this webinar, we will be discussing:

  • How to hire and retain tech talent?
  • Building an internal culture of innovation for technical talent
  • How working with a digital partner can help companies who are struggling to hire top tech talent
  • Top tips for companies struggling to successfully undergo digital transformations
Hélène Haughney
Delivery Services
Director
NearForm

Hélène is VP of Delivery & Engineering in Nearform; a global role delivering complex digital solutions to NearForm clients. Hélène is a results-driven business leader with a 25 year track record of delivery and over-achievement in the telecoms, IT and high-tech industries.


Bret Cunningham
Head of Strategy
& Product
NearForm

As Head of Strategy & Product at NearForm, Bret supports NearForm’s continued expansion in the Americas by building out our product and solutions expertise. Based in Austin, Texas, Bret previously served as SVP of Digital Strategy and Solutions and Commercial GM at Cognizant Softvision, where he led the Go-to-Market and market facing organisations while building out the product community to lead the software engineering client work.


Sonya Hogan
Technical Director
NearForm

Sonya has been part of the NearForm family for over 7 years now, operating as a Senior Developer, Delivery Architect and Technical Director across our projects. Sonya has been a key participant in some of NearForms’ cornerstone projects. She currently splits her time between supporting ongoing projects, coaching and leading our Delivery Architect community and supporting NearForms’ overall growth and success whilst we continue to deliver.

28Feb

Making SRE Work for Real World Reliability, People and Teams

Hosted by: Colin Houlihan, VP Consulting, NearForm
Guest Speaker: Niall Murphy, Author

Over the years, SRE has moved away from solely presenting a framework for how software engineers can best manage their time to accomplish repetitive tasks, and more towards a discipline outlining practices to be used within software engineering to streamline availability, latency, performance, monitoring, and emergency response, among others.

In this webinar, we will be discussing the following topics with Niall, a leader in the SRE space:

  • What really is SRE?
  • How does SRE differ from one organisation to another?
  • What are the key principles SREs need to focus on to ensure that systems are kept running?
  • How to best structure the organisational position of SRE in your enterprise
  • Communication best practices for seamless SRE workflows

There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Niall Murphy is an award-winning author, speaker, technologist and executive leader. He is the author of the Site Reliability Engineering book, as well as its successor volume The Site Reliability Workbook. He has devoted over twenty years of mission-critical engineering roles at Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, and has unique knowledge and experience when it comes to SRE, production engineering generally, and large-scale online cloud systems.

While Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is by no means a foreign concept to the world of software development, the industry doesn’t talk enough about how to make SRE adapt to different organisations, systems and projects.

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24

Jan

Mercurius in daily.dev: A success story in reducing latency in a high-traffic news outlet

Hosted by NearForm and daily.dev

Join Matteo Collina, Chief Software Architect at NearForm, and Ido Shamun, Co-Founder & CTO at daily.dev for a discussion about the benefits that using Mercurius has brought to daily.dev in reducing latency.

We will be looking at:

  • The challenges daily.dev was facing implementing GraphQL subscriptions
  • Why Mercurius was chosen as the right solution to enable a seamless migration
  • The benefits that Mercurius has brought the high-traffic news outlet since being implemented

There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.

Matteo Collina
Chief Software Architect, NearForm
Matteo CollinaMatteo is Chief Software Architect at NearForm, where he consults for some of the top brands in the world. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Application Platforms for the Internet of Things”. Matteo is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee focusing on streams, diagnostics and http. He is also the author of the fast logger Pino and of the Fastify web framework. Matteo is a renowned international speaker after presenting at more than 60 conferences, including Node.js Interactive, NodeConf.eu, NodeSummit, JSConf.Asia, WebRebels, and JsDay just to name a few. Modules that Matteo maintains are downloaded 60+ billion times per year, making him one of the most downloaded authors on npm. He is also co-author of the book “Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition” edited by Packt. In the summer he loves sailing the Sirocco.

Ido Shamun
Co-founder & CTO, daily.dev

Ido ShamunIdo is Co-founder & CTO at daily.dev, an open-source browser extension that helps developers stay updated with the latest programming news. Founded in the summer of 2020, daily.dev collects and ranks articles from hundreds of unique publications to help developers stay updated with the latest tech news. Prior to founding daily.dev, Ido was Chief of Algorithm & Cloud at The Elegant Monkeys, which he co-founded.

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