February 17 - 18, 2022
Node Congress
Node Congress 2022

The biggest event on JavaScript backends

Explore the new frontier of battle-tested backends. A two-day conference on all things Node.js, gathering Back-end and Full-stack engineers across the globe in the cloud is here to help you staying up-to-date on the latest Node.js tech.

83 min
Scaling Databases For Global Serverless Applications
Workshop Free
This workshop discusses the challenges Enterprises are facing when scaling the data tier to support multi-region deployments and serverless environments. Serverless edge functions and lightweight container orchestration enables applications and business logic to be easily deployed globally, often leaving the database as the latency and scaling bottleneck.
Join us to understand how PolyScale.ai solves these scaling challenges intelligently caching database data at the edge, without sacrificing transactionality or consistency. Get hands on with PolyScale for implementation, query observability and global latency testing with edge functions.
Table of contents
        - Introduction to PolyScale.ai
        - Enterprise Data Gravity
        - Why data scaling is hard
        - Options for Scaling the data tier
        - Database Observability
        - Cache Management AI
        - Hands on with PolyScale.ai

98 min
Database Workflows & API Development with Prisma
Workshop Free
Prisma is an open-source ORM for Node.js and TypeScript. In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamental Prisma workflows to model data, perform database migrations and query the database to read and write data. You’ll also learn how Prisma fits into your application stack, building a REST API and a GraphQL API from scratch using SQLite as the database.
Table of contents:
- Setting up Prisma, data modeling
- Exploring Prisma Client to query the database
- Building REST API routes with Express
- Building a GraphQL API with Apollo Server

128 min
Back to the basics
Workshop Free
“You’ll never believe where objects come from in JavaScript.”
“These 10 languages are worse than JavaScript in asynchronous programming.”
Let’s explore some aspects of JavaScript that you might take for granted in the clickbaitest nodecongress.com workshop.
To attend this workshop you only need to be able to write and run NodeJS code on your computer. Both junior and senior developers are welcome.
Objects are from Mars, functions are from Venus
Let’s deep-dive into the ins and outs of objects and then zoom out to see modules from a different perspective. How many ways are there to create objects? Are they all that useful? When should you consider using them?
If you’re now thinking “who cares?“, then this workshop is probably for you.
Asynchronous JavaScript: the good? parts
Let’s have an honest conversation.
I mean… why, oh why, do we need to bear with all this BS? My guess is that it depends on perspective too. Let’s first assume a hard truth about it: it could be worse… then maybe we can start seeing the not-so-bad-even-great features of JavaScript regarding non-blocking programs.

39 min
How To Design A Sustainable Freelance/Contracting Career
Workshop Free
Ready to kickstart your freelance career or just getting started on your freelance journey? You’re in the right spot. Learn the tricks of the trade from the industry’s most experienced freelancers.
The independent talent movement is the future of work. If you’re considering leaving full-time employment for a career as a freelancer, now is the time to find your successful space in the independent talent workforce. More people are working freelance today than ever before, with the freelance marketplace now contributing $1.2 trillion to the US economy. Some of the most in-demand roles for freelancers right now are senior developers with professional experience in React, Python, Blockchain, QA, and Node.js.
This workshop will help you design a sustainable and profitable full-time (or part-time) freelancing/contracting career. We will give you tools, tips, best practices, and help you avoid common pitfalls.

134 min
Deploying a decoupled restaurant review site to production with Strapi and Platform.sh
Workshop Free
Node.js has become an increasingly popular language to build and deploy backend APIs. In a world of legacy CMSs adopting decoupled implementations, plenty of frameworks have sprung up to classify themselves as "headless" CMSs, designed from the start to provide an easy way to personalize content models, administer permissions and authentication, and serve a content API quickly.
Strapi, one of the leaders in this space, has recently released their v4 version of the framework, and with Platform.sh it can be deployed alongside a number of frontends within the same project, giving a drastically simplified development experience working with decoupled sites. In this workshop, we'll deploy a Strapi demo application, which has been configured to serve a restaurant review site.
Piece piece you will add database services, tests, and frontends, all within the safety of isolated development environments. At the end, each user will have a functioning decoupled site, and some greater understanding of working with decoupled sites in production.

162 min
How to Convert Crypto Currencies with Microservices in Node.js and GRPC
The workshop overviews key architecture principles, design patterns, and technologies used to build microservices in the Node.js stack. It covers the theory of the GRPC framework and protocol buffers mechanism, as well as techniques and specifics of building isolated services using the monorepo approach with lerna and yarn workspaces, TypeScript. The workshop includes a live practical assignment to create a currency converter application that follows microservices paradigms. The "Microservices in Node.js with GRPC" workshop fits the best developers who want to learn and practice GRPC microservices pattern with the Node.js platform.

155 min
Managing Authentication in Next.js
Next.js is a compelling framework that makes many tasks effortless providing many out-of-the-box solutions. But when it comes to authentication and user security, it's our mission to make it reliable, secure, and efficient. In this workshop, we'll focus on different user authentication and session management approaches, starting from a custom authentication strategy (that we will build together), and ending learning how to identify and integrate the right auth provider (Auth0, Firebase, etc.) for any app.
Table of contents:
- A brief introduction to Next.js
- Building an authentication mechanism from scratch
- Why we should avoid custom authentication
- How to identify the proper authentication mechanism and provider
- Integrating NextAuth.js, Auth0, Firebase, or any other provider

152 min
Fastify Workshop
Fastify is an HTTP framework for Node.js that focuses on providing a good developer experience without compromising on performance metrics. What makes Fastify special are not its technical details, but its community which is wide open for contributions of any kind. Part of the secret sauce is Fastify plugin architecture that enabled developers to write more than a hundred plugins. This hands-on workshop is structured around a series of exercises that covers from basics "hello world", to how to structure a project, perform database access and authentication.