NodeStack Online Conference

OCTOBER 17, 2012

On October 17, 2012 the first NodeStack Online Conference was streamed live all over the world. Thousands of people from North & South America, Europe and Asia Pacific tuned in and many of them joined the conversation on Twitter using #NodeStack.

The event explored why organizations are gravitating towards these technologies and why they work so well as a production ready software stack. Experts from the companies behind these technologies (10gen & Joyent) as well as some of the most advanced productions users (Nodejitsu, MongoLab & Clock) review this stack from the top through the foundation and discuss or debate the surrounding aspects of the stack as a whole.

The event was recorded live and is now available to view online. Once you are registered you will have access to 3 main sessions and 90 minutes of panel discussions and audience questions.

This event was so successful and well received that the partners are already planning future events. Register to ensure you are kept informed.

Event Videos

Steve Tuck, GM of the Joyent Public cloud welcomes us to the online conference and discusses NodeStack, the agenda for the event and speakers.

The Crazy-Cool Things you can do with Node.js + Use Cases for the stack

Nuno Job - CCO at Nodejitsu

Node.js is a software system designed for writing highly scalable Internet applications. In this session Nuno Job, CCO of Nodejitsu reviews Node.js from the basics to the most amazing ways that node.js can and is being used. Nuno does an excellent job (no-pun intended) of balancing between new and advanced Node.js users through examples and analogies that include movies, cooking and even flying servers! Most popular quote according to twitter: “if you love something, open source it”

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Node.js + Mongo = Love

Aaron Heckmann - Engineer at 10gen

Combining Node.js with the popular document- oriented MongoDB makes for powerful and robust application architecture. In this session, Aaron Heckmann, Engineer from 10gen, the company behind MongoDB, explores why these technologies fit so well together. Aaron walks us through the importance of Java Script to both systems and how to leverage the stack through live demos. Most popular quote according to twitter: “one language to rule them all”

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Stack Foundation = SmartOS

Bryan Cantrill - SVP Engineering at Joyent

SmartOS is an OS/hypervisor that is lean enough to run entirely in memory, powerful enough to run as much as you want to throw at it and provisions faster than any other hypervisor in the world. In this session Bryan Cantrill, Joyent's SVP of Engineering takes us on an energetic adventure through the history of software, the importance of SmartOS as the stack foundation and the inevitable debugging process of software. Most popular quote according to twitter: “the amateur thinks the bug went away, the professional knows that it is just waiting to pounce”

Expert Panel

Bryan Cantrill - SVP at Engineering; Nuno Job - CCO at Nodejitsu; Aaron Heckmann - Engineer at 10gen; Paul Serby - CTO at Clock; Ben Wen - VP of Sales at MongoLab

Each tool in the stack has various benefits that relate to revenue, cost savings and time to market. This expert panel session focuses on how the parts and the whole produce faster returns for less investment. Themes include: Scaling the parts of the stack, support, staffing, business benefits, some great technology focused rants amongst the experts and questions from the online live audience. The recordings are split into 3 parts.

Panel Part I

Panel Part II

Panel Part III


Bryan Cantrill, Joyent

Bryan is the SVP of Engineering at Joyent, where he oversees worldwide development of the SmartOS and SmartDataCenter platforms. Prior to joining Joyent, Bryan served as a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he spent over a decade working on system software, from the guts of the kernel to client-code on the browser. He co-designed and implemented DTrace, a facility for dynamic instrumentation of production systems that has won multiple awards.
Aaron Heckmann, 10gen

Aaron and engineer at 10gen. He is the maintainer of Mongoose, the MongoDB object document modeler and an active member of the Node.js community. He also authored express-mongoose, mongoose-keywords, mongoose-ttl, and others such as gm, gleak, node-ses, and has been a significant contributor to projects such as Express and the node-mongodb-native mongodb driver.
Paul Serby, Clock
Paul is CTO of Clock, a UK web agency, where he directs technology choices, architects software, manages large development projects, writes code, makes tea and preaches the virtues of good software design. Clock developed Sun Perks, one of Britian’s largest consumer facing Node.js implementations for News International. Followed shortly by another ground breaking service, the Eat Out Dining Card for The Times.
Nuno Job, Nodejitsu

Coming from the NoSQL Revolution, Nuno has helped shape a new breed of document database technology with his work on IBM Research and MarkLogic. Hacker at heart, open-source enthusiast, Nuno has performed roles ranging from Community, Training, Marketing, Pre-sales, and Engineering. In his free time Nuno is running The Node Firm, a Node.js bite-sized consulting business, and
Ben Wen, Mongolab

Ben most recently Product Manager for IBM WebSphere, focused on DataPower SOA Appliances and Messaging Security. He closed business with leading organizations in the Financial, Telco, Retail, and Government sectors and created a world-wide partnership channel with resellers in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and the US. Ben was co-founder of ThinkFish Productions, who developed and sold a non-photorealistic 3D rendering engine.


Welcome/Intros Steve Tuck - Joyent
The Crazy-Cool Things you can do with Node.js + Use Cases for the stack Nuno Job - Nodejitsu
Node.js + Mongo = Love Aaron Heckmann - 10gen
Stack Foundation = SmartOS Bryan Cantrill - Joyent
Break / Open questions First 3 speakers
Economic Benefits of the Stack Bryan Cantrill - Joyent
Nuno Job - Nodejitsu
Aaron Heckmann - 10gen
Paul Serby - Clock

Ben Wen - MongoLab
Staffing & Support
Expert Panel - Open Q/A
Thank you Steve Tuck - Joyent