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Hands-on workshops, engaging talks, & time to chat with Node.js community members

NodeConf remote is coming November 2-6. While the conference will be a bit different this year with everyone remote, it will continue to be a premier showcase and reunion of the Node community.

IBM is excited to return as a sponsor and to work with Red Hat as our partner in order to provide updates through speaking sessions and workshops. In this blog post, you will find a detailed list of sessions and workshops where you can learn from and interact with Node.js developers and community leaders from Red Hat and IBM.

We also look forward to talking to you at the Red Hat and IBM booths which are a great opportunity to catch up on what our Node.js team is up to as well as how Red Hat and IBM can help you succeed in your Node.js deployments.

Make sure to join our community members and leaders through these talks and workshops.

Chronicles of the Node.js ecosystem

  • Monday, 2 November | 13:00-13:30 (Dublin Time, GMT+1)
  • Bethany Griggs, Sr. Software Engineer, Red Hat

The sheer vastness of the Node.js module ecosystem poses challenges for the consumers, authors, and maintainers. How do consumers know which of the 1 million modules to rely on for their production deployments? How do module authors handle their hobby projects evolving into a widespread, critical dependency? What happens to abandoned modules? How can a module author test the impact of their changes on dependant applications? This talk will highlight these problems, and also showcase the work that the Node.js Package Maintenance team is doing to try and help solve these problems.

Real-world Node.js success stories

  • Tuesday, 3 November | 15:00-15:30 (Dublin Time, GMT+1)
  • Michael Dawson, Node.js lead for Red Hat and IBM

We all know and love to develop with Node.js but how and where it delivers real value in the business world? How can we share what we’ve learned from these deployments? Come hear about real-world success stories where Node.js is being used at both large and small scale to deliver value and get the job done and what we’re doing to capture and share some of the lessons learned

Serverless with a chance of cloud events

  • Tuesday, 3 November | 17:30-18:00 (Dublin Time, GMT+1)
  • Lucas Holmquist, Sr. Software Engineer, Red Hat

In this new world of serverless functions, events and their data are the driving factor in triggering these functions. However, Event Driven data can come from anywhere and the problem is that most platforms have their own format on how the data is structured.

The lack of a common way to describe events means that as developers, we are constantly having to re-learn how to consume these events. But all Hope is not lost. This is where CloudEvents can help.

CloudEvents is a specification from the CNCF for describing event data in a common way to help with cross service and cross platform communication. In this talk, we will see how we can use the CloudEvents Javascript SDK to receive and send properly formatted events.

Get hands on with these workshops

Building cloud-native AI-infused web apps with Node-RED

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  • Wednesday, 4 November | 12:00-13:30 (Dublin Time, GMT+1)
  • Nick O’Leary, Node-RED Project Lead
  • John Walicki, IBM Developer Advocate

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Node-RED to create a photo booth web app infused with AI through the use of TensorFlow. The workshop step through getting started with Node-RED, creating the web app and then containerising it, ready to be deployed into the cloud or onto edge devices.

Kubernetes for JavaScript developers

  • Thursday, 5 November | 14:00-15:30 (Dublin Time, GMT+1)
  • Joel Lord, OpenShift Developer Advocate

Learn to build and deploy cloud-native Node.js applications on Kubernetes through a series of hands-on lab examples. This interactive session involves using kubectl, curl, and common command-line tools to interact with Kubernetes APIs. By the end of this lab, you’ll be deploying, scaling, and automating JS-based distributed solutions using containers, Kubernetes, and other popular open source tools for distributed computing. These examples are designed to show JS developers how to maintain speed and productivity with a container-based development workflow.

Learn more

If you want to learn more about what Red Hat and IBM are up to on the Node.js front you can read more on:

It seems that every year gets better, growing along with the community. We’ve enjoyed all the past events and look forward to meeting you for the first time as well as catching up with long time friends to share our passion for Node.js.