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Wednesday, October 10
 

11:00am PDT

Leaving the CDN Behind: Building a JavaScript SDK in a Serverless World - Daniel Brain, PayPal
Last year at PayPal, we open-sourced our suite of cross-domain JavaScript libraries — including xcomponent, post-robot, and other tools we use to power our cross-domain web components.

This year we've been upleveling our SDK from a static CDN script to a fully dynamic resource, embracing serverless principles and shipping a custom-tailored JavaScript bundle for each client. We'll talk about:

- How we're running webpack and babel on the server to dynamically transpile and bundle our code.
- How we're using npm to deploy and activate new code, and avoiding redeploying entire pools of servers.
- How our SDK is tailored to load only the code, images, configuration, and localization each client needs, without lazy-loading slowing down our renders.
- How we're shipping our SDK with evergreen versioning while keeping it upgradeable and future-proofed.

Speakers
DB

Daniel Brain

Lead Engineer, PayPal
Daniel has been an engineer at PayPal for over 5 years, and is currently a lead engineer in the Checkout team at PayPal. He leads a team of engineers in delivering the PayPal Checkout SDK and large partner integrations.



Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
West Ballroom A

11:00am PDT

I'm Afraid Your Browser Has Been Talking to the Robots Again - A Gentle Intro to WebUSB - Suz Hinton, Microsoft
The browser’s capabilities have snuck up on us over the years, and it’s turned into a full-blown operating system! "But wait," I hear you protest, "it’s not like the browser can talk to stuff I have plugged into my USB ports!". Ah! But it can!

The new WebUSB spec has arrived and is already supported in at least one browser today. The previous hacks of connecting browsers to robots and other hardware will soon be a thing of the past. WebUSB as a first class API citizen opens up some great opportunities to create new and delightful experiences with robotics.

I’ll introduce you to the WebUSB API, its history, and compare it to the previous ’hacks’ to demonstrate why this is such a big deal for you, as a web developer. There will be real hardware shown on stage ready to inspire you to think outside of the box of what browsers are really meant to be used for.

Speakers
avatar for Suz Hinton

Suz Hinton

Software Engineer, Microsoft
Suz is a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. An established public speaker with many years experience, Suz specializes in accessibility, hardware, JavaScript, and cloud computing. She likes dreaming up fun electronic projects in her spare time and is currently trying to push the... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
West Meeting Room 118-120
  IoT

11:00am PDT

Passwords Are Dead, Long Live Passwords! - Alejandro Oviedo
Passwords have been used as the main method of authentication since the WWW was born. Their biggest flaw is that their effectiveness depends on their entropy, and humans are a bad source of entropy. Progress has been made at this time as multiple factors for authentication are now more and more common. This talk is about the Web Authentication API that is being worked on, how it fits in the current ecosystem of web apps and why it's important for users.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Oviedo

Alejandro Oviedo

Senior Platform Engineer, Beamery
Alejandro is a developer who loves learning new things. He is passionate about education, electronics, Open Source, and community-driven events.



Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
West Ballroom B
  Security

11:40am PDT

N-API: The Next Generation Node.js API is Ready! - Michael Dawson, IBM & Arunesh Chandra, Microsoft
The Native module ecosystem for Node.js is an important factor in the rapid growth of Node.js. The N-API is now a supported feature and is designed to provide ABI stability across Node.js releases. This will reduce friction in upgrading to newer Node.js versions in production deployments. In addition, it will reduce the maintenance cost that module maintainers previously had to take on due to the fast pace of changes in the v8 APIs. This talk will provide a progress update on this community project, the roadmap, and why now is the right time to get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Arunesh Chandra

Arunesh Chandra

Sr. Program Manger @ChakraCore, Microsoft
Arunesh Chandra is working on growing Node.js by extending it to use the ChakraCore engine. He is also working on supporting new ideas in the community like N-API and VM Diversity for Node.js and bringing innovative diagnostic tooling like Time-Travel Debugging to Node developers.Past... Read More →
avatar for Michael Dawson

Michael Dawson

Node.js Community Lead, 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 October 10, 2018 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
West Ballroom B
  Node.js Project

12:20pm PDT

Create an Engaging Native Mobile App with Vue and NativeScript - Jen Looper, Progress
Do you have a beautiful website built with Vue.js? Great! Now you need a mobile app to engage your users even further. Or, better yet, you need to offer different, yet complimentary functionality, while retaining shared code between your website and mobile app. Welcome to the beautiful world of Vue.js and NativeScript, which, paired together on the web and on mobile, make for a great user experience.

In this talk, you’ll learn about my experience building Elocute, a web app for language teachers with a paired mobile app that students use to perfect their spoken language skills. You’ll discover how to build for the web and mobile platforms using NativeScript and Vue, making the most of the best of both platforms - data entry on the web, and speech-to-text on mobile. Let’s learn about how Vue can be used to build for the web and for mobile apps, sharing the love.

Speakers
JL

Jen Looper

Senior Developer Advoate, Progress
Jen Looper is a Google Developer Expert and a Senior Developer Advocate at Progress with over 15 years' experience as a web and mobile developer, specializing in creating cross-platform mobile apps. She's a multilingual multiculturalist with a passion for hardware hacking, mobile... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
West Meeting Room 118-120

12:20pm PDT

HTTP/2, One Frame At A Time - Irina Shestak, MongoDB
In this fresh off the press episode of Node.js Files, I will take you to a set of Node.js' implementation of HTTP2. Its quirks, its benefits, and its workings explained and illustrated. How do we get from an established connection to TLS decryption? How does the concept of session come in to play? How does node handle memory usage when it comes to HTTP2? And what are these frame things everyone keeps talking about? This and more explained in HTTP2, one frame at a time. Coming to theatre near you from Fall 2018.

Speakers
avatar for Irina Shestak

Irina Shestak

Fullstack Engineer, MongoDB
Irina is a Berlin via London via Vancouver software developer who is, oh hey, hello, really into node.js. On the reg, she writes javascript for MongoDB's Compass team and maintains a few open source projects. Irina was fortunate to speak at conferences all over the world, including... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
West Ballroom A
  Node.js Project

12:20pm PDT

Server-Side Rendering with Docker - Owen Buckley, The Greenhouse I/O
Server-Side Rendering can be a valuable technique for delivering great user experiences quickly and for improving SEO, even for Single Page Applications. However, even with all the great tools available for implementing SSR, there are still challenges around implementing it, in particular around operational overhead and general technical complexity, all of which can be daunting.

In this presentation, we’ll take a look at how Docker can help soften some of the thornier parts of implementing SSR, while maintaining great User Experiences (UX) and just as importantly, promoting good Developer Experiences (DX).

Speakers
avatar for Owen Buckley

Owen Buckley

Founder, The Greenhouse I/O
Owen Buckley is an energetic and enthusiastic software developer and entrepreneur specializing in web application architectures, build tools, and product development. He is most passionate about helping people learn more about technology and how it can help solve their problems and... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
West Ballroom B

2:20pm PDT

Building your Own Internet of Things with JavaScript: From Constrained Device to Secure Gateway - Ziran Sun, Samsung
With huge popularity and maturity JavaScript has gone beyond the web and made its mark on the Internet of Things world. This talk will walk you through an end-to-end secure Internet of Things system built using JavaScript language. Technical challenges and our solutions from various aspects of the system will be discussed. An introduction to JerryScript, an ultra-light JavaScript engine from Samsung, will be given to address the issue of resource restriction in constrained devices. It is followed by the gateway solution based on Node.js technology working towards a decentralized secure connection with privacy and interoperability in mind. This talk is supported by code demos throughout.

Speakers
avatar for Ziran Sun

Ziran Sun

Principle Engineer, Samsung
Ziran Sun is an Open Source Engineer at Samsung Research UK. She has been involved in a few open source projects, including webinos, blink/chromium and IoTivity. Currently, Ziran is looking at 5G network related areas.



Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
West Ballroom A
  IoT

2:20pm PDT

Clean-up Your Service Mess with Service Mesh - Brian Redmond, Microsoft
Microservices and containers are powerful technologies. That said, they bring a number of challenges in distributed systems including routing & service discovery, failure handling and circuit breaking, observability & performance management, and testing complexity

Developers can solve these challenges with JavaScript in each microservice. But this takes them away from the true focus the service

The concept of Service Mesh (eg - istio, conduit, linkerd) aides microservices development by adding an infrastructure layer that handles service-to-service communication via distributed proxies. Each microservice will now have its own sidecar that handles communication and can be managed centrally

In this session, we will show how application architects and developers can use Service Mesh to easily add complex network routing, logging, TLS security, testing, & much more to their applications

Speakers
avatar for Brian Redmond

Brian Redmond

Cloud Architect, Microsoft
I am a Cloud Architect on the Azure Global Black Belt team at Microsoft. I focus on containers, microservices, and cloud native applications in the Azure cloud platform. I have been working in technology for over 20 years and have a mixed background from application development to... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
West Meeting Room 118-120

3:00pm PDT

Node.js Meets Docker - Shaun Warman, PayPal
As PayPal has journeyed to a cloud-native environment, Shaun has led the Node.js Docker effort in revamping the deployment architecture for all applications built on Node.js. Using Docker allows for immutable, composable Node.js deployments in a nice declarative fashion. In this session, we'll cover Docker image best practices, container startup, and process management, signal handling for graceful shutdowns, injecting environment variables and mounting files as well as new ways to version dependencies across environments to better Node.js build and deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Shaun Warman

Shaun Warman

Staff Software Engineer, PayPal
A Staff Software Engineer at PayPal working out of Austin, Texas on the node.js core team. Most recently working on nodejs application deployment architecture using Docker. You can find me speaking internally at PayPal and around the Austin meetup scene.



Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
West Ballroom B

3:40pm PDT

Service Workers and Their Role in PWAs - Ipsha Bhidonia, Mozilla
Progressive Web Applications have gained unparalleled momentum in the tech world and are currently one of the hottest trends in Web Development. Find out how PWA attempts to combine features offered by most modern browsers with the benefits of mobile experience and how service workers make them fast, reliable & engaging. In this session we dive into what’s in store beyond providing the offline experience, push and background sync features. This talk examines how Service Workers fill the gap between web and native, and how they give better performance and user experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Ipsha Bhidonia

Ipsha Bhidonia

Tech Speaker, Mozilla
Ipsha is a software engineer at Gemalto by profession, a Mozilla tech speaker by heart, and an advocate for a free and open web by passion. She likes traveling to new places and meeting people with different perspectives of the world. When not at work she speaks at technical conferences... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
West Ballroom C

3:40pm PDT

Automated Performance Testing With WebDriver - Christian Bromann, Sauce Labs
This talk will look into solutions to automatically capture and assert the performance as part of your functional tests using WebDriver and Chrome DevTools technologies. By looking into the workflow of a browser driver, you will learn not only how a WebDriver actually automates web pages, you will also get insights on how you need to tweak this setup to start capturing live tracing data from the browser.

Analyzing the performance of a web application is hard and can’t be done by just looking at the raw captured data. Therefore you will learn how tracing data is structured and which Node.js tools you can use to compute the important user experience metrics out of it. With this knowledge, you will be able to ensure that your PWA stays within your defined performance budget every time you run your end-to-end test in CI/CD.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Bromann

Christian Bromann

Software Engineer, Sauce Labs
Christian Bromann is a member of the Open Source Program Office at Sauce Labs and is working on various open source projects related to test automation and Node.js. He represents the company as Advisory Committee representative at the W3C and the WebdriverIO project as core contributor... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
West Ballroom B

4:40pm PDT

Bringing JavaScript Back to Life - Joyee Cheung, Igalia
Have you ever wondered how your JavaScript objects are laid out in the memory? This talk will give you a tour of llnode, a project under the Node.js Foundation that is directly based on this knowledge. It will cover the new JavaScript API of the project that allows you to bring JavaScript objects back to life from a terminated process, and how llnode restores JavaScript objects from raw process memory under the hood.

Speakers
avatar for Joyee Cheung

Joyee Cheung

Software Engineer, Igalia
Joyee currently works on the compilers team at Igalia remotely from Hangzhou, China. She is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee and regularly contributes to Node.js core.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
West Ballroom B
  Node.js Project

4:40pm PDT

A New Way to Profile Async Activity in Node.js - Mathias Buus & David Mark Clements, nearForm
Node.js works best in heavily-I/O-related contexts and often acts as a mediator between many data streams and interfaces. Due to JavaScript’s evented nature, most I/O is performed asynchronously. Especially when our Node.js process is a networked application. If we can measure asynchronous activity in a decoupled way, we can find out where an application is waiting.

This means we can diagnose I/O problems in external infrastructure! This workshop introduced an innovative visualization tool that diagnoses various infrastructural and architectural issues.

Attendees will learn the following:

* How to identify and reduce latency in your servers
* Finding and fixing significant asynchronous bottlenecks
* Using Node.js to identify problems in your server architecture
* How to debug asynchronous behavior
* When (and how) to use development profiling vs APM-based production profiling

Speakers
avatar for Mathias Buus

Mathias Buus

Chief of Research, Beaker Browser
Mathias Buus is a self taught JavaScript hacker from Copenhagen that has been working with Node.js since the 0.2 days. Mathias likes to work with P2P and distributed systems and is the author of more than 650 modules on npm. He is also the Chief of Research at Beaker leading the technical... Read More →
avatar for David Clements

David Clements

Principal Architect, NearForm


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:40pm - 5:50pm PDT
West Meeting Room 121-122

5:20pm PDT

Fail Faster: Adding Circuit Breakers to your APIs - Craig Freeman, Kenzan
Node.js is known for it’s ability to provide fast responses, which makes it a perfect candidate for an orchestration layer. API failures happen to the best of us and the trick is to be prepared for them. Circuit breakers are a way to prevent upstream dependency issues from cascading down to your other microservices by providing a mechanism for fast fault detection. When this happens, the circuit breakers will trip, causing subsequent requests to the dependencies to respond with a failure status code before another request can be made. This allows you to handle your failed requests quicker, which results in a better overall user experience until the breaker can reset. This talk covers the relationship of circuit breakers to a typical microservices ecosystem as well as demonstrates the pros and cons of this approach.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Freeman

Craig Freeman

Technical Architect, Kenzan
Craig Freeman is a front-end architect for Kenzan, a software engineering, and digital consulting firm. He's been developing for the web in various capacities since 1998. He specializes in scalable and well-tested UI development for anything from small marketing sites to enterprise... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:20pm - 5:50pm PDT
West Ballroom B
 
Thursday, October 11
 

9:00am PDT

N-API on JerryScript - Gabriel Schulhof, Intel of Canada, Ltd.
N-API is the new Node.js ABI-stable, VM-agnostic API. Its major focus is to remove the need for recompiling native add-ons when switching from an older Node.js version which supports N-API to a newer version which also supports N-API. JerryScript is a lightweight JavaScript engine with a focus on minimizing memory consumption, intended for resource-constrained devices such as IoT and fitness trackers. In this talk, I will outline the work involved in bringing N-API-based Node.js addons to JerryScript while retaining source code compatibility, and the cross-pollination this effort has caused between JerryScript and Node.js.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Schulhof

Gabriel Schulhof

Software Engineer, Intel
I have worked with JavaScript for the past seven years, first on the client side as part of the jQuery Mobile development team, and then on the server side as part of the Node.js collaborators and later the Node.js Technical Steering Committee. I am part of the API working group... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
West Meeting Room 118-120
  IoT

9:00am PDT

Scaling Webpack to Thousands of Concurrent Builds - Charlie Robbins, GoDaddy
Building JavaScript for the web is easier than it's ever been with babel, webpack & rollup doing all the heavy lifting for individual builds – but what if you need a lot of builds across multiple environments like development, test, and production? Introduced at Node.js Interactive 2016 Warehouse.ai is an open-source distributed build system supporting webpack, babel, and browserify that aims to make Serverless front-end deployments & rollback easy.

This talk will cover the challenges (and solutions) for Warehouse to scale webpack & npm install to thousands of daily builds with high bursts of concurrency during peak hours.

- Important details of the npm Registry HTTP API.
- How to scale compute bound Node.js worker systems in production with NSQ & kubernetes.
- How to handle complex user-defined webpack configs.
- How to make webpack builds reproducible over time for safe rollback.

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Robbins

Charlie Robbins

Senior Director, Engineering, Charlie Robbins
Charlie is a Senior Director of Engineering at GoDaddy where he is leading convergence around JavaScript and Node.js across several products through the UX Platform team. Charlie was previously the founder and CEO of Nodejitsu (acquired by GoDaddy in 2015). An open source enthusiast... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
West Ballroom B

9:00am PDT

Hands-on Intro to Kubernetes & OpenShift for JS Hackers - Ryan Jarvinen, Red Hat
Learn to build and deploy cloud native Node.js applications on Kubernetes and OpenShift through a series of hands-on lab examples.

Bring a laptop with the following: http://bit.ly/nodejs-on-k8s#/laptop-setup

This interactive session involves using kubectl, oc, 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 NodeJS developers how to maintain speed and productivity with a container-based development workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Jarvinen

Ryan Jarvinen

Developer Advocate, Red Hat
Ryan Jarvinen is a Developer Advocate and Open Source Evangelist, focused on app development and security in the Kubernetes community and container space. Ryan works remotely from Sacramento, California, as a part of Red Hat’s OpenShift team. Ryan is a frequent conference speaker... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 10:50am PDT
West Meeting Room 121-122

9:40am PDT

Finding Your Voice: Building Screenless Interfaces with Node.js - Nara Kasbergen, NPR
OK Google, ask Alexa to check if Siri can recommend Cortana a movie to watch with Bixby. Voice assistants are one of the biggest emerging technologies in 2018. At NPR, our interest in voice-based interfaces is obvious: they're a natural fit for our audio-first content. But given that it's still such a new field, the development process is anything but straightforward. What's a Lambda, and do you have to use it? How does the Alexa platform differ from, say, Google Home, and can you develop one app for both? In this talk, we'll run through these confusing, high-level questions, and then go over some real-world code samples for a Node.js API that powers a voice-based UI. Finally, we'll discuss the mistakes we made, the things we wish we'd done differently, and the things we wish we'd known up front as we set out on our journey to build a next-generation voice UI framework in-house at NPR.

Speakers
avatar for Nara Kasbergen

Nara Kasbergen

Software Engineer, NPR
Nara Kasbergen is a senior full-stack developer in NPR (National Public Radio)’s Digital Media group, where she's worked on a variety of projects, including the NPR Music homepage redesign and the third-party developer platform for NPR One. She is currently part of a small skunkworks... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
West Ballroom B
  IoT

10:20am PDT

The State of Node.js - James Snell, nearForm
This talk will continue a Node.js Interactive tradition of presenting the latest state of Node.js core. New features, significant initiatives, and major upcoming changes will be presented. What has the Node.js project accomplished over the last year and where is it going in the next?

Speakers
avatar for James Snell

James Snell

Head of Research, NearForm
James is Head of Research at NearForm and a contributor to Node.js core. His contributions include features such as HTTP/2, the WHATWG URL implementation, and, most recently, an implementation of the QUIC protocol.


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
West Ballroom A
  Node.js Project

10:20am PDT

Please Wait... Loading: A Tale of Two Loaders - Myles Borins, Google
Modules were first standardized in ECMAScript 6 in 2015. As of December 2017, you can now use ESModules (ESM) in 3 out of 4 of the major browsers. Node.js has traditionally shipped an implementation of Common.js (CJS), you use it in your Node.js code today via require. There are vast differences between the two module systems that make it quite difficult to utilize Common.js code in an ESModule and vice versa. Implementing modules correctly in Node.js will have a significant impact on the future of JavaScript, the wrong decisions could cause fractures in the ecosystem. This talk will dive into some of the more nefarious edge cases and the ways the Node.js project has navigated them. The talk will also look into joint efforts with the Web platform as we attempt to find a single pattern that can work on both the client and server.

Speakers
avatar for Myles Borins

Myles Borins

Developer Advocate, Google
Myles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and maker They work for Google as a developer advocate serving the Node.js ecosystem Myles cares about the open web and healthy communities


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:20am - 10:50am PDT
West Ballroom B
  Standards

11:20am PDT

From Parentheses to Perception: How Your Code Becomes Someone Else's Reality - Jenna Zeigen, Slack
We, humans, create software for other humans to use and enjoy. But how does code become neurons firing in someone else’s brain? This talk will take us on the journey this information takes, from the mind of the programmer to the mind of a web app user. We’ll follow the ideas starting as code, going through HTML, CSS, and JavaScript interpreters and compilers and becoming pixels in a browser through the browser’s rendering process. The saga continues with how a human will view these pixels, first becoming neural signals that then paint a meaningful, interactive picture in their mind that they perceive as reality.

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Zeigen

Jenna Zeigen

Senior Frontend Engineer, Slack
One morning, Jenna awoke to find that she had transformed into a programmer. She's been psyched about coding ever since. When she's not teaching pixels to party or using JavaScript to help you find the important things in Slack, Jenna enjoys climbing, coffee, cognitive science, and... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am PDT
West Ballroom B

11:20am PDT

Using Node.js and React with Drupal CMS at Edutopia - Eric Hestenes, George Lucas Educational Foundation
At the Foundation, our goal is to shine a light on what works in preK-12 education. On edutopia.org the Edutopia team recently developed a decoupled solution that combines Node.js/react with jsonapi and the Drupal CMS. Along the way we found impediments to progress, roads that needed paving, but we also learned a few tricks that may help others along this new path. Eric will share a case study with insights from work on Edutopia: data migrations; mapping and resolving routes from old content to new; faking jsonapi versioning; enabling previews using jsonapi to access the Drupal CMS from javascript; improving performance with redux state management; creating the perception of speed; and handling of files and responsive imagery outside of jsonapi.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Hestenes

Eric Hestenes

Director of Engineering, George Lucas Educational Foundation
Eric Hestenes is Director of Engineering at the George Lucas Educational Foundation and manages software development and operations for edutopia.org. He has worked with many open source CMS projects and also lead the open government project Peer to Patent that was featured on Whitehouse.gov... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am PDT
West Ballroom A

12:00pm PDT

The Winding Road Towards JS Interoperability - Dylan Schiemann, SitePen
First, there were the browser wars, then the JS library and framework wars. The JS ecosystem struggles at seamless interoperability without performance and complexity consequences. This talk looks at standards and trends moving us towards a world of easier interoperability!

We’ll explore how the combination of ES Modules, web components, and a number of other emerging patterns, standards, and tools help move us closer to a world where we do not debate which framework to use, but rather how we get to a world where we make nice things that work together more efficiently, regardless of our overall application architecture or framework of choice. And discuss what’s still missing. And we’ll quickly review how well some of today’s frameworks perform from an interoperability perspective (Hint: Not as well as they could).

Speakers
avatar for Dylan Schiemann

Dylan Schiemann

CEO, SitePen
As CEO of [SitePen](https://sitepen.com/) and co-founder of [Dojo](https://dojo.io/), Dylan Schiemann is an established presence in the JavaScript and open source communities. Under his direction, SitePen has become the definitive source for enterprise organizations that are focused... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
West Ballroom A

2:00pm PDT

Building High Performance React Applications - Joe Karlsson, Best Buy
React is built with performance in mind. But when is React slow? In this talk we’ll discuss common bottlenecks in React and when you might be making your program work harder than it should. We will discuss how Best Buy builds components that stay fast, even during the enormous stress of Black Friday traffic. You will learn practical ways to speed up your real world React applications today.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Karlsson

Joe Karlsson

Developer Advocate, MongoDB
Joe Karlsson is Minneapolis based JavaScript Engineer at Best Buy and international technology speaker and educator. He is the creator of weird software, including bechdel.io which tells you if a movie script passes the Bechdel Test or not. Joe is interested in the Digital Humanities... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
West Ballroom C

2:00pm PDT

The Cloud Provider Lift and Shift: Staying Mobile with Node.js and Kubernetes - Cabell Maddux, QxMD
We know the delicate stack decision-making dance to adhere to ‘use the right tools for the job’ (of course, w/ Node.js in the mix). Critical cloud provider decisions try to thread the performance, convenience, and pricing needle. Top availability here, great tools there, and discounts everywhere, makes those choices tough. Tight coupling early on makes ultimately the finding the right provider even more difficult.

However a Kubernetes cluster, usually only a few clicks away, makes it possible to build, test, lift, and shift providers. In this talk, we’ll discuss the importance of being mobile to take advantage of the features and pricing that fit your needs. We’ll dive deep into lifting and shifting your Node.js project from one provider to another with Kubernetes. Finally, we’ll design a lift and shift-ready Node.js app to test performance and analyze pricing on AWS, GCloud and Azure.

Speakers
avatar for Cabell Maddux

Cabell Maddux

Software Engineer, QxMD
Cabell helps build practice-changing tools for healthcare professionals at Vancouver-based QxMD. He leads up development of the QxMD Analytics platform, which leverages usage data from the QxMD community to provide insights to improve quality of care and digital academic research... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
West Ballroom A
  Performance

2:00pm PDT

Reading the Repo: A Workshop on Clear, Effective Communication Techniques - Jory Burson, Bocoup & Tracy Hinds, Samsung NEXT
Building from the topics discussed at last year's Node.js Interactive Keynote Panel on Sustaining an OSS Ecosystem and the Maintainer Group Therapy breakout session, this workshop will cover tried and true communication patterns and techniques to help Open Source developers connect deeply and empathetically with one another. We'll identify our own communication patterns, learn to identify patterns in others, and practice adapting those patterns as needed in order to have better conversational outcomes. Come prepared to talk, listen, and connect!

Speakers
avatar for Jory Burson

Jory Burson

Community Manager, OpenJS Foundation
avatar for Tracy Hinds

Tracy Hinds

Director, Community Committee, Node.js Foundation
Tracy is the Head of Platform at Samsung NEXT International, and the Node.js Community Committee director on the Node.js Foundation Board by most other hours–she loves people as much as code. She's constantly scheming about the next conference she’s organizing and talking tech... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:00pm - 3:50pm PDT
West Meeting Room 121-122

2:40pm PDT

A React Point of Vue - Divya Sasidharan, Lucro Global LLC
At a glance, React and Vue are like two peas in a pod. They are lightweight component-based libraries for building user interfaces and can be used fairly interchangeably to build scalable web applications. Though they are noticeably different in terms of syntax, their key differences lie in their respective ways of thinking. As a React developer learning Vue, adapting to the idiomatic way of writing Vue is a challenge that requires a sound understanding of the philosophy behind the framework. In this talk, we will examine the nuances between the two frameworks and cover common mistakes that React developers make when switching from React to Vue.

Speakers
DS

Divya Sasidharan

Developer Advocate, Netlify Inc
Divya is a web developer who is passionate about open source and good documentation. She most recently made the switch from React to Vue and has slowly but surely grown to enjoy the Vue. You will most likely find her in the sunniest spot in the room with a cup of tea in hand and puns... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm PDT
West Ballroom A

2:40pm PDT

Optimize Your JSON Payload Efficiency x10 times - Gireesh Punathil, IBM India
JSON has become the defacto standard for transporting data and metadata - anything from function arguments to large multimedia blobs and from query results to API data exchange media. In Cloud deployments, we foresee an exponential increase of JSON payload across distributed end-points, causing performance bottleneck in the application. In this talk, I present truly asynchronous version of standard JSON APIs that is highly scalable, fault-tolerant and highly consumable. The key functions of these APIs are to perform marshaling / un-marshaling of massive data incrementally and yielding back to the application occasionally, improving the overall concurrency of the system, improving concurrency level by 10 times above 1MB of JSON data.

Speakers
avatar for Gireesh Punathil

Gireesh Punathil

Software Engineer, IBM
Gireesh Punathil is a member of Node.js Technical Steering Committee and an Architect in IBM India Software Labs, predominantly in Node.js and Java. In 17 years of his career, he has been porting, developing and debugging web servers, virtual machines and compilers. His expertise... Read More →


json pptx

Thursday October 11, 2018 2:40pm - 3:10pm PDT
West Ballroom C
  Performance

3:20pm PDT

Performance Optimizations for Progressive Web Apps - Chris Lorenzo, Comcast
Struggling to get your website to load in less than 5 seconds on a mobile phone? Switching pages are a little sluggish? You’re not alone! Most web developers can build a responsive site, but fail to meet performance requirements for mobile. Using the latest PRPL pattern and Progressive Web API’s, you can provide a compelling alternative to native apps, as long as you focus on performance from the beginning.

This talk will cover why the performance of your site is so important and dive into the Chrome performance tools to explain exactly how a browser loads a site and what causes things to slow down. Lastly, we’ll cover how to create your own PWA with service workers and app installs.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Lorenzo

Chris Lorenzo

Distinguished Engineer, Comcast
Chris has worked at Comcast since 2007 -- currently as a Distinguished Engineer. He enjoys building/motivating teams and ramping up new projects including XFINITY Home and XFINITY xFi using the latest patterns and web primitives. Besides coding in Javascript, he loves spending time... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 3:20pm - 3:50pm PDT
West Ballroom C

3:20pm PDT

Node.js Applicative DoS Through MongoDB Injection - Vladimir de Turckheim, Sqreen
Applicative Denial of Service is mostly known through Regexp abuse. Most people do not know that other applicative DoS can be exploited through diverse means. In this talk, we will see how a malicious user can obtain a MongoDB injection and use it to prevent an application from responding.

Intro: Applicative DoS
I. From SQL injections to NoSQL injections
II. Exploiting a NoSQL injection to obtain a DoS
III. Protecting an application from MongoDB applicative DoS

When speaking about security in the Node.js world, most efforts have been in direction of the choice of packages. However, most security issues are not coming from third-party modules but from misuse of them.

This talk aims at showing how fragile an application can be and how one should protect it.

Speakers
avatar for Vladimir de Turckheim

Vladimir de Turckheim

Software Engineer, Sqreen
V. works as a software engineer at Sqreen where he builds a tool to secure web applications. He used to be a professional security auditor and a web developer in agencies.    He is one of the most active members of the Node.js Security Working Group where he handles the security... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 3:20pm - 3:50pm PDT
West Ballroom B
  Security