16 Feb, 2021
Node Congress
Online
Node Congress 2021

It is Node rocket science

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.

Ruben Casas
Ruben Casas
American Express, UK
Talk: The Micro-Frontend Revolution at Amex
Software Engineer and Architect. Currently building Micro Frontends Frameworks At American Express. I enjoy exploring new technologies and sharing my experiences with others.
Liz Parody
Liz Parody
NodeSource, Colombia
Talk: Examining Observability in Node.js
Liz is a community-taught Software Engineer focused on JavaScript, and Head of Developer Relations at NodeSource. She organizes different community events such as JSConf Colombia, Pioneras Developers, Startup Weekend and has been a speaker at EmpireJS, MedellinJS, PionerasDev, Node+JS Interactive, NodeConf and others. She loves sharing knowledge, promoting JavaScript and Node.js ecosystem and participating in key tech events and conferences to enhance her knowledge and network.
Alejandro Oviedo
Alejandro Oviedo
X-Team, Argentina
Talk: Instrumenting Node.js Internals
Alejandro has been involved with the Node.js project and its community for some time, helping to grow its community in latam. He enjoys speaking on web security, Node.js performance and serverless.
Ryan Severns
Ryan Severns
StackHawk, USA
Talk: Lightning Talks QnA, Day 1, Node Congress
Ryan Severns is Co-Founder & COO at StackHawk where he spends his time getting application security into the hands of developers. Prior to StackHawk, he led analytics, marketing, and growth teams at VictorOps and JumpCloud. He loves end-user focused software, data, and chips & salsa.
Zoe Steinkamp
Zoe Steinkamp
InfluxData, USA
Talk: Lightning Talks QnA, Day 1, Node Congress
Zoe Steinkamp is a Software Engineer at InfluxData focusing on React and VueJS while enjoying travling during her free time. Previously she has held Frontend Engineer positions at PlanOmatic and LetGoBeSocial utilizing AngularJS, Html5, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Webpack, and Jasmine. She graduated from RocketU coding bootcamp in Computer programming. Zoe is constantly working on side projects to learn new things and to learn from experience, and believes in creating beautiful, simple, and smart code.
Antony Bello
Antony Bello
Retool, USA
Talk: Lightning Talks QnA, Day 1, Node Congress
Software engineer, frontend at Retool. Works with React, Redux, TypeScript. Loves mac and cheese, tennis, and exploring.
Austin Moninger
Austin Moninger
Retool, USA
Talk: Lightning Talks QnA, Day 1, Node Congress
Austin is on the customer engineering team at Retool, where he helps other engineers realize the value of a visual programming IDE. You'll find him playing tennis or rollerblading when he manages to get away from his computer.
Chinmay Gaikwad
Chinmay Gaikwad
Epsagon, USA
Talk: Lightning Talks QnA, Day 1, Node Congress
Chinmay is a Technical Evangelist at Epsagon with experience in data center and cloud technologies. Previously, he worked at companies such as Intel, IBM and early-stage startups. Chinmay has an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. In his free time, he loves traveling and exploring restaurants.
Talia Nassi
Talia Nassi
AWS, USA
Talk: Testing in Production
Talia Nassi is an international keynote speaker who delivers content on all things testing and quality. She is a developer advocate at Split.io where she works closely with engineering teams globally to ship software more efficiently. She is passionate about feature flagging, canary launches, CI/CD, testing in production, and A/B testing. She has spoken at countless conferences internationally, ranging from audiences of 100 to 4000!
Zoe Steinkamp
Zoe Steinkamp
InfluxData, USA
Talk: How We Created the Giraffe Libraries for Time Series Data
Zoe Steinkamp is a Software Engineer at InfluxData focusing on React and VueJS while enjoying travling during her free time. Previously she has held Frontend Engineer positions at PlanOmatic and LetGoBeSocial utilizing AngularJS, Html5, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Webpack, and Jasmine. She graduated from RocketU coding bootcamp in Computer programming. Zoe is constantly working on side projects to learn new things and to learn from experience, and believes in creating beautiful, simple, and smart code.
Antony Bello
Antony Bello
Retool, USA
Talk: How to Build Internal Tools 10x Faster on Retool
Software engineer, frontend at Retool. Works with React, Redux, TypeScript. Loves mac and cheese, tennis, and exploring.
Austin Moninger
Austin Moninger
Retool, USA
Talk: How to Build Internal Tools 10x Faster on Retool
Austin is on the customer engineering team at Retool, where he helps other engineers realize the value of a visual programming IDE. You'll find him playing tennis or rollerblading when he manages to get away from his computer.
Alejandro Oviedo
Alejandro Oviedo
X-Team, Argentina
Talk: Lightning Talks, Day 2, Node Congress
Alejandro has been involved with the Node.js project and its community for some time, helping to grow its community in latam. He enjoys speaking on web security, Node.js performance and serverless.
Shivay Lamba
Shivay Lamba
DarkHorse Analytic, India
Talk: Lightning Talks, Day 2, Node Congress
Shivay Lamba is a CTO, DarkHorse Analytic. He is specializing in DevOps, Machine Learning and Full Stack Development. He is an Open Source Enthusiast and has been part of various programs like Google Code In and Google Summer of Code as a Mentor and is currently a MLH Fellow. He has also worked at organizations like Amazon, EY, Genpact. He is a Tensorflow.JS SIG member and community lead from India.
Ryan Severns
Ryan Severns
StackHawk, USA
Talk: Security Testing for GraphQL Backed Applications
Ryan Severns is Co-Founder & COO at StackHawk where he spends his time getting application security into the hands of developers. Prior to StackHawk, he led analytics, marketing, and growth teams at VictorOps and JumpCloud. He loves end-user focused software, data, and chips & salsa.
Slobodan Stojanović
Slobodan Stojanović
Vacation Tracker, Serbia
Talk: From 1 to 101 Lambda Functions in Production: Evolving a Serverless Architecture
Slobodan Stojanović is CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio based in Montreal Canada, and CTO of Vacation Tracker, a simple Slack-based leave management system for teams. He is based in Belgrade and is the JS Belgrade meetup co-organizer. Slobodan is the AWS Serverless Hero, Claudia.js core team member, and co-author of “Serverless Applications with Node.js” book, published by Manning Publications.
Ruben Bridgewater
Ruben Bridgewater
MaibornWolff, Germany
Talk: Demystifying Memory Leaks in JavaScript
Ruben Bridgewater is member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and works as Principal IT Architect for MaibornWolff GmbH. His main emphasis is building powerful and easy-to-use APIs for scalable and fast applications. He is continuously working with the V8 team and the TC39 committee to improve the developer experience with JavaScript.
Anna Henningsen
Anna Henningsen
MongoDB, Germany
Talk: Don’t Try This at Home: Synchronous I/O in Node.js
Now part of the MongoDB Developer Tools team, Anna has been one of the most active contributors to Node.js core over the last 4 years. She is fueled by a passion for Node.js and its community.
Ali Spittel
Ali Spittel
AWS Amplify, USA
Talk: Panel Discussion: Node.js in the Cloud
Ali teaches people to code. She loves Python, JavaScript, and talking about programming. She has been writing React since before es6 classes. She is a Senior Developer Advocate on the AWS Amplify team. Ali also blogs about code, aimed mostly at a beginner audience. Her writing has gotten over a million readers in the past year. She has also spoken at over 50 events in the last few years. When Ali's not working, you can find her watching New England sports, competing on CodeWars, taking runs around the city, rock climbing, or participating in coding community events.
Eran Hammer
Eran Hammer
Sideway Inc, USA
Talk: Panel Discussion: Node.js in the Cloud
Hapi.js contributor
Ruben Casas
Ruben Casas
American Express, UK
Talk: Panel Discussion: Node.js in the Cloud
Software Engineer and Architect. Currently building Micro Frontends Frameworks At American Express. I enjoy exploring new technologies and sharing my experiences with others.
Alejandro Oviedo
Alejandro Oviedo
X-Team, Argentina
Talk: Panel Discussion: Node.js in the Cloud
Alejandro has been involved with the Node.js project and its community for some time, helping to grow its community in latam. He enjoys speaking on web security, Node.js performance and serverless.
Tejas Kumar
Tejas Kumar
Spotify, Germany
Talk: Infrastructure as Code with a Node Focus
Tejas enjoys people, code, and talking about code to people. Having begun coding at age 8, today Tejas travels around the world, encouraging, educating and empowering developers in the web development community.
Kelvin Omereshone
Kelvin Omereshone
Sailscasts, Nigeria
Talk: Web APIs with Sails
Kelvin is the CEO of the Sailscasts company where they are building Sailscasts — a platform to learn server-side JavaScript. He is also a technical writer and works as a Node.js consultant helping clients build and maintain their Node.js applications.
Slobodan Stojanović
Slobodan Stojanović
Vacation Tracker, Serbia
Talk: Building Serverless Applications on AWS with TypeScript
Slobodan Stojanović is CTO of Cloud Horizon, a software development studio based in Montreal Canada, and CTO of Vacation Tracker, a simple Slack-based leave management system for teams. He is based in Belgrade and is the JS Belgrade meetup co-organizer. Slobodan is the AWS Serverless Hero, Claudia.js core team member, and co-author of “Serverless Applications with Node.js” book, published by Manning Publications.
Matteo Collina
Matteo Collina
NearForm, Italy
Talk: Learn Fastify One Plugin at a Time
Node.js TSC member, PhD, Technical Director @ NearForm, IoT Expert, Consultant, author of Pino and Fastify. Co-author of the book "Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition" edited by Packt.
Yonatan Kra
Yonatan Kra
Vonage, Israel
Talk: Nodejs Runtime Performance Tips
Yonatan has been involved in some awesome projects in the academy and the industry - from C/C++ through Matlab to PHP and javascript. Former CTO at Webiks and Software Architect at WalkMe. Currently he is a software architect at Vonage and an egghead instructor.
Vladimir de Turckheim
Vladimir de Turckheim
Sqreen, France
Talk: Can You Change the Behavior of a Running Node.js Process From the Outside?
Web security engineer. Node.js collaborator. Customer Engineering Team lead @SqreenIO
Bethany Griggs
Bethany Griggs
Red Hat, UK
Talk: Node.js: the New and the Experimental
Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat and a Node.js Technical Steering Committee Member. Beth has been involved with the Node.js project since 2016, when she joined IBM in their Node.js Runtime Team. Now at Red Hat, she’s continuing her work around Node.js, including contributing to the Node.js project. Beth is an active member of the Node.js Release Working Group, who audit the content for and produce the Node.js releases. Her other focuses are the creation of resources and tooling to support Node.js deployments to cloud.
Gal Bashan
Gal Bashan
Epsagon, Israel
Talk: How to Troubleshoot API Errors and Reduce MTTD/R
Gal is the Director of Engineering at Epsagon. Gal has a background in cyber-security, with experience in reverse engineering, networks analysis, and was part of an army elite intelligence-unit before joining Epsagon.
Ethan Arrowood
Ethan Arrowood
Microsoft, USA
Talk: Safely Handling Dynamic Data with TypeScript
Open source maintainer for Fastify. Software Engineer at Microsoft. Loves hiking and skiing.
Colin Ihrig
Colin Ihrig
Node.js Technical Steering Committee, USA
Talk: Introduction to the AWS CDK: Infrastructure as Node
Member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee & a hapi core team member. Colin Ihrig is a software engineer working primarily with Node.js. He is the author of Pro Node.js for Developers, and co-author of Full Stack JavaScript Development with MEAN.
Thomas Hunter II
Thomas Hunter II
Lob.com, USA
Talk: Logging, Metrics, and Tracing with Nodejs
Thomas has contributed to dozens of enterprise Node.js services and has worked for a company dedicated to securing Node.js. He has spoken at several conferences on Node.js and JavaScript, is an O'Reilly published author (Distributed Systems with Node.js ), and is an organizer of NodeSchool SF.
Talia Nassi
Talia Nassi
AWS, USA
Talk: Using Feature Flags to Enable Testing in Production
Talia Nassi is an international keynote speaker who delivers content on all things testing and quality. She is a developer advocate at Split.io where she works closely with engineering teams globally to ship software more efficiently. She is passionate about feature flagging, canary launches, CI/CD, testing in production, and A/B testing. She has spoken at countless conferences internationally, ranging from audiences of 100 to 4000!
Miroslav Malecha
Miroslav Malecha
Bonitoo, Czech Republic
Talk: IoT Center Workshop by InfluxData
Miroslav Malecha is Director of Product management at Bonitoo.io. He has a background in computer science and has been focused on defining software products in data science, enterprise architectures and cloud computing. Prior to joining Bonitoo, Miroslav held product management positions at Good Data and Hewlett-Packard Software. When Mirek is not working, you can find him speeding down hills on his ebike in the forests near Prague.
Milecia McGregor
Milecia McGregor
Conducto, USA
Talk: The Security Toolbox For Node
Milecia is a senior software engineer that's worked with JavaScript, Angular, React, Node, PHP, Python, .NET, SQL, AWS, Heroku, Azure, and many other tools to build web apps. She also has a master's degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering and has published research in machine learning and robotics. She started Flipped Coding in 2017 to help people learn web development with real-world projects and she publishes articles covering all aspects of software on several publications, including freeCodeCamp. In her free time, she spends time with her husband and dogs while learning to play the harmonica and trying to create her own mad scientist lab.
Shivay Lamba
Shivay Lamba
DarkHorse Analytic, India
Talk: Machine Learning in Node.js using Tensorflow.js
Shivay Lamba is a CTO, DarkHorse Analytic. He is specializing in DevOps, Machine Learning and Full Stack Development. He is an Open Source Enthusiast and has been part of various programs like Google Code In and Google Summer of Code as a Mentor and is currently a MLH Fellow. He has also worked at organizations like Amazon, EY, Genpact. He is a Tensorflow.JS SIG member and community lead from India.
Avital Tzubeli
Avital Tzubeli
Vonage, Israel
Talk: Push Notifications: Can’t Live With Em, Can’t Live Without Em
From a young age, Avital was fascinated by the world of computers and solving problems with them. She followed a path of backend development, storytelling, and a little graphic design, before discovering the world of DevRel. Today Avital is the Regional Developer Advocate at Vonage TLV, where she gets to combine her passions for code, creative thinking, and facilitating good stories.
Scott Gerlach
Scott Gerlach
StackHawk, USA
Talk: Securing Node Applications with Automated Security Testing in CI/CD
Scott Gerlach is Co-founder and Chief Security Officer at StackHawk, a Denver-based startup focused on empowering engineers to easily identify and remediate security bugs. Scott brings over two decades of security and engineering experience to his current role, having served as CSO, CISO, and in other executive leadership functions at companies like SendGrid, Twilio, and GoDaddy. When he's not at work, you'll find Scott spending time with family, brewing beer, and playing guitar.
Liran Tal
Liran Tal
Snyk, Israel
Talk: Securing Node Applications with Automated Security Testing in CI/CD
Chinmay Gaikwad
Chinmay Gaikwad
Epsagon, USA
Talk: Comprehensive Observability via Distributed Tracing on Node.js8
Chinmay is a Technical Evangelist at Epsagon with experience in data center and cloud technologies. Previously, he worked at companies such as Intel, IBM and early-stage startups. Chinmay has an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from UC Berkeley. In his free time, he loves traveling and exploring restaurants.
Matteo Collina
Matteo Collina
NearForm, Italy
Talk: Can We Double HTTP Client Throughput?
Node.js TSC member, PhD, Technical Director @ NearForm, IoT Expert, Consultant, author of Pino and Fastify. Co-author of the book "Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition" edited by Packt.