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Wednesday, March 30 • 9:30am - 10:20am
The Power of Building a Foundation for the Community - James Snell, IBM

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A few years ago, Node.js had just a few committers and the maintenance overhead was overwhelming for them. The project began to decline both in terms of committers and outside contributors. The result, of course, was a slower release cycle, general stagnation to Node.js, and eventually the io.js fork.

A lot has changed since then. The Node.js Foundation was formed and, under its direction, io.js and Node.js merged. We now have a high growth rate with 400 members, 50 committers to Node.js Core and more than 100 contributors per month. 

This talk will focus on how and why we created the Node.js Foundation, including obstacles we had to overcome, and how we were able to use this non-profit to help get the project back on track.


James Snell

James has spent the majority of his career developing and promoting open and emerging technologies. Today he serves as IBM's Technical Lead for Node.js and as a member of the Node.js Core TSC.

Wednesday March 30, 2016 9:30am - 10:20am PDT
Alpine Ballroom B