We are proud to announce the official launch of our R&D hub, NearForm Research, to further build on our existing commitment and contributions to the growth in Open Source Software. The move follows the company’s long-standing active involvement in the creation of advanced Open Source software and its importance to the global enterprise market and associated economic growth. CEO and co-founder Cian Ó’Maidín is an active advocate of developer contributions for open source sustainability and NearForm already sponsors many of the world’s most popular web and IOT frameworks and performance tools, investing time and resources into developing and giving back to the open source community . They are currently the largest contributor to the fastest growing open source project, Node.js. The establishment of a dedicated R&D unit further reinforces this commitment.
The starting team of 8 specialist engineers in the newly-formed hub will initially be dedicated to researching & developing major new functionality for Node.js in the areas of performance and security, along with advancements in IOT and Machine Learning. Further out they will be creating revolutionary new runtimes and tools that have the capability to power everything from the smallest devices to the largest P2P networks.
NearForm Research is supported by funding from Enterprise Ireland , in recognition of the collaborative nature of their projects, connecting technology and enterprise development and delivering on the advancement of innovation & skills in the local region. The funding has enabled NearForm to establish a dedicated team to drive forward the important work in creating a sustainable open source future for economic growth, contributing revolutionary improvements that will benefit enterprise community world-over.