The NearForm Research Team.

Building on our solid foundation in the open source community – where we have authored, contributed to and maintained many of today’s widely-used open source technologies – NearForm Research will continue to create new functionality for Node.js and JavaScript that will become industry standards and will create new revolutionary runtimes and tools that are yet to be imagined.

Conor O’Neill

Chief Product Officer

Conor started working as an embedded software developer with S3/Philips in 1992, focused on telecoms and digital TV. He lead Integral Design’s digital TV team which became part of Xilinx after its acquisition in 2000. He then transitioned to Enterprise software development in 2003 with EMC professional services.

Conor co-founded LouderVoice Customer Reviews in 2006. They launched the first Twitter reviews App (@review) in 2007, the first SMS reviews system and Ireland’s first Android App in 2009. He was Director of Product Management in FeedHenry which was acquired by Red Hat in 2014 for €63m.

  • Product Management
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • IOT
  • Business Development
  • DevOps
  • Community Development

Anna Henningsen

Research Engineer

Anna is a seasoned software developer and maintainer of Node.js Core, known for major Node.js features such as Workers, Brotli support and strong involvement in the HTTP/2 effort among many others. Apart from over a decade and a half of software development experience, she has a strong mathematical background, and is passionate about sharing what she learns in her work with the wider community through speaking at conferences and meetups.

  • Node.js
  • C/C++
  • JS Engines
  • Python
  • Multithreading
  • Linux
  • Shell Scripting
  • x86/x64 Assembly
  • Math major

Mathias Buus

Research Specialist

Mathias is an author of multiple distributed system libraries based on Node.js which is  the main focus of his technical interest. He is the key architect of the Dat protocol, and in his spare time acts as the chief of research at Beaker Browser, a Dat powered web browser.

For a number of years he has worked as an architect-level developer focused on solving scaling, distributed systems, and crypto problems for enterprises. In addition Mathias has a passion for open-source software and have published more than 650 modules to npm, the Node.js package manager, totalling 100s of millions of downloads every month.

  • Node.js
  • Web technologies
  • Open-Source
  • Hapi,js
  • AppCache
  • Community
  • Offline Progressive Enhancement
  • Service Workers
  • Web Architecture
  • JavaScript
  • Express
  • BDD Testing

Andreas Madsen

Research Specialist
Data Science

Andreas is specialised in Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning. He is on of the few outside of Google and OpenAI that have published in in Distill Research Journal, and is currently in peer-review for ICLR and NeurIPS, the two most important AI conferences. Besides academic achievements, he contributes regularly to Node.js, TensorFlow, and TensorFlow.js; have implemented several search engines for the industry, and is the mind behind the Machine Learning algorithms used in Clinic.js.

  • Node.js
  • TensorFlow.js
  • High Performance
  • PyTorch
  • Differentiable Arithmetic
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Supercomputer integration
  • Machine Translation
  • Native GPU Programming

Renée Kooi

Open Source Developer

Renée maintained the open source tooling ecosystem surrounding Browserify and Choo/Bankai and is now working on the open source performance tooling suite, Clinic.js.

  • Node.js
  • React
  • Open Source
  • JS Bundling / AST Transformations
  • Rust
  • Choo

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