OpenJS Collaborator Summit
The week kicked off with the OpenJS Collaborator summit (in parallel with many other mini-conferences). As always it was a great way to catch up in person with other Node.js collaborators and the larger OpenJS community. Our team co-led a number of sessions on the future of Node.js (Next-10 Technical Priorities, Next-10 Keeping the Project Healthy) where we got some great feedback in the brainstorming sessions. Watch for issues in the next-10 repo for next steps based on that feedback. Overall the summit covered key work in the project like releases, security, performance, diagnostics, tooling, standards and much more. It was a great way to connect and catch up on work across the Node.js project.
Open Source Summit
The Open Source Summit started each day with keynotes followed by up to 16 different tracks of parallel talks. That meant that it was often difficult to choose which talk to go to. Common themes across the tracks included:
- Security and supply chain security
- Open source communities and common issues and challenges
- Diagnostics including Open Telemetry
- Web Assembly
OpenJS World Track
The OpenJS World track was well attended and the room sized so that it felt full and vibrant for all of the talks. There were 15 talks which all delivered in terms of content and interest but was smaller in scope than the past. We are hoping that we might be able to have more parallel talks in the future or maybe even a dedicated Node.js track as I had feedback that could have made it easier for people to travel to the conference.
A couple of our favorites included “Responsible Use of Node.js & Open Source Software Utilizing Best Practices at an Enterprise Level” which shared experience from the use of Node.js within the enterprise and “Sustaining Open Source Software: Exploring Community, Financial, and Engineering Practices”.
One of the major highlights for us was that Richard Lau from our team won the “Unsung Hero” award for his hard work in keeping the Node.js build infrastructure going and so much more.
Our team’s talks
The Red Hat Node.js team along with our IBM partners were part of delivering 4 talks as part of the overall conference which included:
- Panel Discussion: How Web Developers are Changing Web Standards
- Node.js - What's Next - Catalyzing Change in the Node.js Ecosystem
- Improving the Security of a Large Open Source Project One Step at a Time
Many thanks to all of those who attended and for the great conversations afterwards. Recordings will be available soon for those who could not make the conference.
Overall the conference was a great experience and we are looking forward to the OpenJS World/Open Source Summit Europe in September and we hope to be able to connect with you there.
Where to learn more
Read more about what Red Hat is up to on the Node.js front: