NodeConf EU is the key Node.js event in Europe, providing a forum for the Node.js community. It takes place on an estate just outside the medieval city of Kilkenny, Ireland. Kilkenny is the neighbour of Waterford - the worlds new Node.js centre of excellence and home of nearForm.
NodeConf EU is THE networking event for Node.js developers, tech managers and CTO’s, as well as an awesome social event for everyone - including sponsors, partners and families.
nearForm’s competence in conferences has been growing since 2012, when the company organized and hosted the first ‘Node Dublin’ event. Four years later, we are proud to be established as Node.js event specialists on a global level. The hallmark of these events is their democratic atmosphere: industry giants and hackers alike become one community and collaborate in a positive learning environment.
The unflinching aim is to deliver the highest quality talks, the most relevant workshops, and the most fertile, collegial atmosphere to ensure that attendees have the best conference experience possible. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone can relax, share their stories and learn from one another.
Kim Carter is a senior technology architect and information security professional with a 15-year career to date. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and the founder of BinaryMist. Kim is also Chapter Leader of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) NZ and a Certified Scrum Master. Kim enjoys working as a facilitator, mentor and motivator of cross-functional, self-managing teams. His new book, Holistic InfoSec For Web Developers (Leanpub) is due for publication in the second half of 2016.
Feross Aboukhadijeh is a programmer, designer and teacher. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has worked at Quora, Facebook, and Intel. Recently, Feross built WebTorrent Desktop, a futuristic torrent client that supports streaming and has a strong focus on UX. Previously, he built PeerCDN, a peer-to-peer content delivery network to make sites faster and cheaper.
Julian Gruber is a full stack developer based in southern Germany. He is currently working on the Dat project, among many other open source projects. While programming is his favourite activity, what really gets him working into the night is creating products that matter - products that work in the simplest possible way and enrich people’s lives.
Franziska Hinkelmann is a software engineer at Google Germany. She works on the Chrome V8 team, focusing on everything related to Node.js. She also regularly teaches Node.js courses at the International Summer University for Women in Informatics at the University of Bremen. Franziska was previously organizer of the PHP User Group Munich.
Tomasz Janczuk leads the development of the Webtask serverless platform at Auth0, an identity management company. Previously, he worked for Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, and founded his own venture, Mobile Chapters. Tomasz is a long-time open source enthusiast, and is the creator of iisnode and Edge.js, among others.
Mathias Buus is a non-profit Node.js hacker based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He works full time on open source and is part of the Dat project, the aim of which is to build open tools to help scientists share data sets. Mathias maintains more than 400 modules on npm, including several P2P modules.
Nikhila Ravi is a full stack developer at DWYL. She learned to code at the Founders and Coders bootcamp and has since been working on a number of Node.js-based projects. She helps to run the NodeGirls workshops in London. Next year, Nikhila will spend time in the US studying computer science.
Emily Rose is a transhumanist with a passion for queer cyborg artistry, who is currently experimenting with ambient intelligence, adaptive automation, and evolving interfaces. Emily is a world-class speaker who has brought enlightenment to audiences across the globe. As an original NodeBots curator and founder of DanceJS, Emily is an unnatural force of pure, unbridled creativity.
David Mark Clements is an architecture and performance consultant with nearForm, and head of nearForm's training department. David is passionate about performance and open source. His recent efforts include 0x, the first (and only) cross-platform flamegraph generation tool for Node.js; pino, the fastest Node.js JSON logger in the ecosystem; and autopsy, a postmortem analysis tool. He's also the author of Node Cookbook, currently in its second edition, with a third on the way.
Yoshua is a freelance creative engineer who loves all things computer. He's been an active member of the Node.js community for years and specializes in building tiny tools that achieve big things.
Sunday starts with a scintillating traditional Irish BBQ. If you fancy something new, we’ve got you covered too! Frances Walsh will show us how to prepare and serve succulent vegan dishes for you to devour. Before you know it The Metalman Brewery will have arrived meaning you can sit back and savour the flavour of their best beers as they teach us about their splendid brews. We’ve got all senses covered as Basciville will be playing their soothing songs.
Celtic drummers will greet you as you saunter around the stunning Kilkenny Castle on a sensational walking tour before experiencing the breathtaking picture gallery. Experts who live and breath the castle will take time to teach you all about Kilkenny’s vibrant history. After all that you get to enjoy some post tour drinks in the Parade Tower. A short stroll across the road to the Kilkenny Design Center will take us to Anocht Restaurant for a divine three course meal paired with The Ocelots playing live!
If you need a break from the talks why not take a tour of the Highbank Orchard? The Orchard train will let you experience the beautiful orchards at the perfect time of the year, as they will be lush with growth. Then learn all about gin and cider made at Highbank. Julie will even let you indulge in a little tipple if you fancy before moving onto our Irish trad night. Traditional Irish music will play as you devour gorgeous gourmet pizza. Frances Walsh will return, this time serving up satiating salads and vegan friendly desserts that everyone will set their sights on!
Get out your glad rags for the Gala Dinner on the final night of NodeConf EU. On the night, you will be able to feast on the finest food “Nodeland” has to offer until you’re so full you can’t fit another bite! Be prepared and pack your dancing shoes for Waterford band Backroad Smokers Club, who will be jamming till the early morning! Dress to impress, or under-dress to de-stress before you go back to work. This will be a night to remember, so pack your camera!
Lyrath Estate is a multi-award winning hotel, spa and luxury wedding venue offering some of the finest accommodation, dining, and conference facilities in Ireland. Set in 170 acres of mature parkland, complete with picturesque lakes and Lady Charlotte’s historic gardens and located just 1.2 kilometres from Kilkenny City in the historic heartland of Ireland, the 139 bedroom Lyrath Estate Hotel is the most prestigious of all Kilkenny hotels.
Lyrath Estate Hotel has a wealth of both indoor and outdoor activities on offer throughout the year. Lyrath Estate is so much more than just a hotel, it is a place to relax, unwind and have some well-earned down time.
We have also negotiated the following discounted room rate at the following hotels:
Newpark hotel Kilkenny
Distance to The Lyrath: 4.3km.
(single room, per night inc breakfast)
Springhill Court Kilkenny
Distance to The Lyrath: 5.1km
(single room, per night inc breakfast)
Lyrath Estate Kilkenny
There are 139 bedrooms available at The Lyrath. The choice of guest accommodation at the five star Lyrath Estate Hotel is extensive. There is a unique sense of character and opulence in all their rooms, from the contemporary elegance of the deluxe bedrooms, to the spectacular views over the estate from the terrace in the executive rooms, to the 17th century grandeur of the rooms in the original house.
+353 56 7760088
Book your accommodation today to avoid any disappointment. Reference: NodeConf EU 2016
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