One of the talks that captured Luke's imagination was "Debugging your way through a Node.js upgrade," delivered by Red Hat's Bethany Griggs. The talk was a great walkthrough of her experience upgrading a Node module through two major Node.js versions and the challenges along the way.
One of Michael's favorites was the keynote "Hedy: Creating a gradual programming language." Knowing how frustrating programming can be even when you've been doing it for years, Michael wonders whether, had this language been available when his kids were younger, he might have had more luck getting them interested in software development.
Beth particularly enjoyed the nostalgia-infused keynote from Lee Byron titled "We're gunna program like it's 1999," which reflected on past web concepts and how they still apply to the modern web frameworks we use today.
All the keynotes and talks featured at the conference can be found on the OpenJS Foundations YouTube channel, along with their accompanying slides.
This year's topics ranged from discussing the next decade of Node.js to the future of the
npm command-line interface. Check the schedule for the Collaborators Summit and the respective GitHub issues.
Red Hat involvement
- "Node.js: What's next" by Michael Dawson.
- "Debugging your way through a Node.js upgrade" by Bethany Griggs.
- "Embracing open source to beat the great reshuffle," a keynote by Joe Sepi, the program director of open tech at IBM.
Beth was also the recipient of the "Unsung Hero" award for her hard work in and around Node.js.
Where to learn more
Read more about what Red Hat is up to on the Node.js front: