Earlier this year, Node.js kicked off a new leg in it’s journey to become the .js framework for the Enterprise. The Node.js Foundation took form, added new members and contributors and as the very successful first year closes, it is only fitting that we cap it off with an inaugural conference, Node.js Interactive.

The Node.js Foundation continues to see growth out in the community and Node.js is rapidly becoming the most prolific framework for APIs/Microservices. With more than 2 billion monthly package downloads from 2 million unique IP addresses, Node.js proliferation and adoption is becoming a force for the enterprise to escalate their ability to bring innovation to their clients. Given all this, IBM is extremely proud to partner with the Foundation to keep the momentum going with the release of complete Node.js v4, key features in v5.

And now, here we are, at the end of the year with much to celebrate as a community, We encourage you to attend the conference if you can, but definitely check out the impressive program being presented by Foundation members, IBMers, and other enthusiastic contributors to the development of Node.js

Here is a guide of what you can expect from IBM and Strongloop while attending Node Interactive:

1. Session Preview

Beginning 1st thing Tuesday morning at 9am, James Snell, IBM Open Technology Architect and key Node.js contributor, delivers a keynote where he will discuss Evolving Node.js with Open Governance and an Open Community. He will be immediately followed by a keynote from IBM VP of Interaction Services Development, Jason Gartner. You will not want to miss either of these, so please join us for the morning General Session.

Additionally, I want to encourage you to attend as many of our seven breakout sessions as possible as they promise to cover a broad range of topics including insight into how IBM is leveraging the enterprise ready Node.js
Internet of Cats – Rachel White Tuesday 11am Pavilion East
Building and Engaging High Performance Teams in the Node Ecosystem – Chanda Dharap w/Strongloop Tuesday 2:20pm Grand Ballroom
Home Automation with Node & MQTT – Michael Dawson Tuesday 5:10pm Pavilion East
Node. js Pitfalls ; Can you spot them? – Sam Roberts w/Strongloop Wednesday 9:30am Grand Ballroom 2
Node Intl: Where Are We and Whats Next? – Steven Loomis Wednesday 10:20am Pavilion West
Offline – First Apps with PouchDB – Bradley Cooper 10:50am Pavilion West
How to Build and Deploy Open Application Monitoring Solutions – Chris Bailey 11:20am Grand Ballroom
Customer Panel moderated by Juan Carlos Soto, CEO of Strongloop (an IBM company): 2:40pm-3:30pm on Wednesday.
This panel’s topic will be ” Node.js for Enterprise APIs Panel” and will host the following clients:

    Bank of America, TD Bank, GoDaddy

2. Booth Preview

At our booth in the expo hall, we have a number of technical demos run by Node experts to illustrate the endless possibilities that Node has in application development. Come visit us, participate in a demo, grab a shirt or a sticker! Also, come to the booth and enter to win your chance for a GoPro camera! To be given out at the Evening Reception!

Getting Started with Node.js LoopBack Framework and IBM Cloudant
We will examine how to leverage IBM Cloudant as a backend data store with the LoopBack framework and Strongloop Arc tools in order to build your mobile
app solution through rapid API development

IBM Cloudant Location Tracker
Track your location in real time using this mobile app powered by Node.js! http://www.loopyoutubevideos.com/v/9DMWdIyrUHk

Do you have the ability to beat Apache Spark? Its epic battle of Human vs Spark

Venue Ready App on dwOpen
Built using Node.js and leverages IBM MobileFirst complete application development solution
dwOpen Node.js Information

Eclair JS: Node JS and Apache Spark
A solution that enables the JS developer to write applications against Spark. For example, a developer’s code can contain Spark operators and data structures which can be intermingled with regular JS constructs.

3. Evening Reception Preview

And finally, everyone is very excited about the Evening Reception at 8pm on Tuesday night. We are proud to sponsor a night at the unique Punchbowl Social where you can kick back and have some fun with this and more!

    Play some old school video games
    Show off your skills at the karaoke mic
    Bowl a perfect 300 at one of their 12 lanes

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Punchbowl Special!

So if you haven’t already, hurry and register because the event kicks off next week and is sure to be a terrific beginning to a long standing Node.js Foundation tradition!

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