08:45 – 09:00

Welcome Note

Cian O’Maidin

09:00 – 09:30

A new thing for Node.js & Javascript

C J Silverio and Chris Dickinson

09:30 – 10:00

What’s new & exciting about the NodeConf EU Digital Badge

Gordon Williams & James Snell

10:00 – 10:30

Let it crash!

Julián Duque

10:30 – 11:00
Bar Area


11:00 – 11:30

Braille.js. Bringing together accessibility, JavaScript and IoT.

Theodore Vorillas

11:30 – 12:00

WebAssembly: what does it mean for JavaScript and Node.JS?

Mx. Kassian Perch

12:00 – 12:30

The Road to Hype: How NoSQL became Serverless

Jan Lehnardt

12:30 – 13:00

A QUIC bit of fun with Node.js

James Snell

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 17:30

WORKSHOP: Error handling: doing it right!

Ruben Bridgewater

14:00 – 15:30

WORKSHOP: Node.js in the Cloud

Bethany Griggs

14:00 – 15:30

WORKSHOP: Badge Workshop

Gordon Williams

16:00 – 17:30

WORKSHOP: Hands-On Intro to Kubernetes (and OpenShift) for JS Developers

Jan Kleinert and Ryan Jarvinen

Entertainment & Activities

Join us on Sunday evening for a Welcome Reception, kindly sponsored by Skycatch. The Reception takes place in Lyrath Estate Hotel from 6pm. There, you can sign in for the conference and pick up your badge. We will serve a selection of street food from The Grill and enjoy music from local trad group, Whiskers of Lichen.

You can also try your hand at Bodhrán (an ancient Irish drum) playing. The Drum Experience is a fully interactive event during which you learn to play the ancient Irish drum, the Bodhrán (Bow-Ron).The “Bodhrán” dates back to early Celtic pagan ceremonies and festivals. The Bodhrán grew in popularity when Irish music left the houses and dance halls and entered the pubs around the 1940’s.The pulsing sound of the Bodhrán replaced the rhythm of dancing feet. 

If you can’t make the Welcome Reception you can sign in and collect your badge on Monday morning.

On Monday evening we will host a Games Night in Lyrath Estate Hotel. This will be a fun, engaging and interactive evening with a large selection of casino games, carnival stalls, cube challenges and arcade games. Have fun and learn new skills along the way.

5km Fun Run sponsored by Enterprise Ireland.

7am, what better way to start the day than with a 5km Fun Run through the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny. Return transfers will be arranged from the Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel and Hibernian hotel. 

The start and finish point will be Kilkenny Castle entrance, The Parade, College Park in the heart of the city centre. 

You will find the route here. 

A bus transfer will be provided for guests staying in the Lyrath Estate, Hibernian and Ormonde hotels. If you are participating in the Fun Run, please remember to bring running shoes, a rain jacket, high vis gear such as a vest or arm band as it will be dark at 7am.


8:00pm – Dinner and entertainment in Billy Byrnes featuring Jerry Fish.

7:00pm Gala dinner in Yew Tree restaurant, Lyrath Estate followed by entertainment featuring Brass Tacks band.

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