Shanghai, China - HuJS
Lisbon, Portugal - LXJS
I had been looking forward to LXJS for months. Not just because it was shaping up to be an awesome conference, but because it was one of those rare moments when more than five members of the Nodejitsu team were in the same room. In fact, between staff and speakers there were eight nodejitsuka at LXJS:
- Paolo Fragomeni - Thinking Distributed
- Karolina Szczur - The Pursuit of Simplicity
- Maciej Malecki - Node.js Internals
- Arnout Kazemier - Building the Real-Time Web
- Charlie Robbins - Open Source LIKE A BOSS
Not to mention that the event organizers were three of Nodejitsu's own Nuno Job, Pedro Teixeira and Ana Hevesi. They did a great job organizing the best destination conference of the year. Personally I really enjoyed the closing keynote by Mikeal Rogers, where he shared some staggering statistics about the Node.js community and how we approach infrastructure:
All of the papers that people write, and all the blog posts that are saying "this is what a clean infrastructure looks like": they're justifying the old infrastructure after the fact. They built that because they couldn't build it the way that they wanted to; and now it's gospel.
On Node.js Growth
Today there are over 15,000 packages in the npm repository. (...) Let's do a quick comparison: RubyForge has [about] 9,000 packages in it. (...) RubyGems has less than 3,000 packages. (...) So [node.js] already more than that. Python has 24,000 packages in it, but it's been around since 1989; [node.js] has been around three years so we'll close in on them by the end of next year.
It's not over yet!
- Reject.js Berlin, Germany : October 4th (Karolina Szczur, Paolo Fragomeni)
- NodeCopter.js Berlin, Germany : October 5th (Karolina Szczur, Paolo Fragomeni)
- JSConfEU Berlin, Germany : October 5th and 7th (Karolina Szczur, Paolo Fragomeni)
- NodeDublin Dublin, Ireland : October 18th and 19th (Paolo Fragomeni, Charlie McConnell, Maciej Malecki)
- EmpireJS - New York, NY : October 22nd (Charlie Robbins, Ana Hevesi, Charlie McConnell)
- RedisConf - Portland, OR : October 22nd (Arnout Kazemier)
- Keeping it Realtime - Portland, OR : October 23rd and 24th
- CascadiaJS - Seattle, WA : November 8th and 9th
- Nodejsconf.it - Brescia, Italy : November 10th (Maciej Malecki)
- Node.js Fest Japan - Tokyo, Japan : November 18th (Charlie Robbins)
- dotJS.eu - Paris, France : November 30th (Charlie Robbins)
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