December 11-12 | Montreal, Canada
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Wednesday, December 11


Happy Developers, Healthy Modules - Together We Can Do This - Michael Dawson, IBM
Everyone loves the open source module ecosystem in JavaScript, you can rapidly develop new applications using tried and tested technologies, collaborate, integrate and innovate at a pace never before known. But Twitter is awash with developers pushed to burnout, and module maintainers unable to cope with the unexpected success and long term support requirements for their gifts to the community. There are many proposed solutions to open source economics, in this talk, we will discuss the practical steps the Node.js community is already taking to support module maintainers, and how we can come together to make this ecosystem work for everyone. This will include how you can help, how you can get support, and how we can ensure our code is built on reliable and secure foundations.

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Michael Dawson

Community Lead for Node.js, IBM
Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community... Read More →

Wednesday December 11, 2019 12:20pm - 12:50pm
  • Experience Level Any
Thursday, December 12


Transform a Country through Code - Marian Villa, Pionerasdev
Pionerasdev is a non-profit that empowers women in Colombia through code. Each month we have meetup sessions to teach and learn HTML, CSS, Javascript, NodeJS and more.
Our mission: More women actively using tech skills to imagine, empower, vision, create and build a better world through updated computer programming languages. Empowerment, entrepreneurship, engagement, and the education of women in technology is our goal. In three years we have more than +1,000 active members, now we are changing the equation.

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Marian Villa

Community Director I CEO, Pionerasdev
Marian is a Designer, Educator, Creator & Tinkerer { } She holds a double major degree, one as a Graphic Designer and other as a Social Communicator & Journalist. She graduated with a Master in Marketing. She teaches about digital publications and interactive media. She is one of... Read More →

Thursday December 12, 2019 9:40am - 10:10am
  • Experience Level Any


Looking at the Future of Express: Using and Contributing to Express in 2020 - Wes Todd, Netflix
Express is one of the most influential and important projects in the Node.js ecosystem. In this talk, Wes will share his journey going from a user to a contributor and ultimately to a Technical Committee member. He will share what he learned along the way and share these lessons to help you to better understand how to get involved.

Did you know that "Express" is more than a single module? Wes will introduce the different modules which make up "Express", sharing some of the surprising ways people use these modules outside of Express itself.

Finally, he will touch on what is upcoming in Express 5 & 6, and ways you or your company can use and support the project in the upcoming year.

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Wes Todd

Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
Wes Todd has had the opportunity to work with excellent teams as an IC at Netflix, as well as the Director of Development at a video streaming startup. His Open Source work led to participating in, and ultimately joining, the Technical Committee for Express and the Node Package Maintenance... Read More →

Thursday December 12, 2019 10:20am - 10:50am


Panel: Open Source, Standards, and Economics - Jory Burson, Bocoup; James Bryce Clark, OASIS; Wendy Seltzer, W3C; Luis Villa, Tidelift
This panel will discuss the real policy and economic impact of open source and standards, with an emphasis on issues that affect developers. The panel hopes to help give the audience a more nuanced understanding of the business and policy mechanics that drive the JavaScript ecosystem, and how they can make more informed choices about their participation. We hope to help them understand common issues that often lead to FUD, such as patent vs. copyright concerns, and what they need to consider as individuals when participating in activities like crowdfunding open source development. We will also talk about how traditional models of open source and standards work are changing - where they are succeeding and where they are falling short.

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Luis Villa

Co-founder and General Counsel, Tidelift, Inc.
I'm a former developer and current lawyer, working on making open source better for everyone by paying maintainers to do the core maintenance work that enterprises need. Happy to talk about open source communities, economics, and licensing.
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Jory Burson

Community Manager, OpenJS Foundation
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James Bryce Clark

General Counsel, OASIS
@JamieXML on Twitter. Lifelong internet law hacker. Data governance. Minnesota actually is Baja Canada, except for hockey.
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Wendy Seltzer

Counsel and Strategy Lead, W3C
Wendy Seltzer is Policy Counsel and Technology & Society Domain Lead at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), where she leads work on privacy, security, and social web standards. As a visiting Fellow with Yale Law School's Information Society Project, she researches openness in intellectual... Read More →

Thursday December 12, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm


First 200 Days: The Adventures of the OpenJS Cross Project Council - Joe Sepi, IBM & Jory Burson, Bocoup
An update from the OpenJS Foundation Cross Project Council featuring: tales from the humble beginnings; the challenges of early days; that time where Joe made that dumb mistake; our successes, small and large; and the clear bright future emerging from the dust and sweat.

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Joe Sepi

Open Source Engineer, IBM
Joe Sepi is passionate about advancing the web forward through open source technologies and open communities. He has held engineering leadership positions at The New York Times, Adobe, Credit Suisse, Sears as well as a few start-ups. He joined IBM to lead developer advocacy for StrongLoop... Read More →
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Jory Burson

Community Manager, OpenJS Foundation

Thursday December 12, 2019 3:20pm - 3:50pm
  • Experience Level Any