By  @SimonCocking

Annual NodeConf EU @nodeconfeu ,  the key node.js event in Europe taking place in medieval city of Waterford, Ireland for third year in a row. Take @nodejsdublin  and @nodeconf, find an island in Ireland, take it over for 3 days, bring all the top node.js people in the world! Have amazing parties!



NodeConf EU will host 400 of the top influencers in Node.js in the world at a gathering in Waterford Castle from September 6th to 9th.

For the duration of the event the private island surrounding the historic Waterford Castle will be renamed ‘Nodeland’ and will host speakers from the Node Foundation for the first time since merger of Node.js and io.js under the last May. Node.js as a technology empowers teams of software programmers to build faster, more stable, more versatile business platforms for large enterprises.

Node Foundation members and community leaders such as Todd Moore, IBM Director for Open Technology and Partnerships, Danese Cooper, Head of Open Source for PayPal, Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director of Open Source Communities at Microsoft and Brian McCallister, CTO of Platform at GroupOn will be speaking at the event. Mikeal Rogers will also be present and is the originator of NodeConf in the U.S with a number of other top speakers.

The audience will be comprised of C-level executives, Node.js developers at all skill levels, tech managers with Node.js teams and technology thought-leaders and visionaries.



Great poster for 2013 event!

As in previous years NodeConf EU will be curated by nearForm, now the world’s largest Node.js consultancy, whose CEO Cian O’Maidin is the only European member of the Node Foundation.

In May they hosted nodeday, the first-ever conference in One World Trade Centre in New York. Without any external investment to date, nearForm has expanded to a staff of 60 people, with clients including Qualcomm, Intel, Universal, littleBits, DPD and Condé Nast. nearForm are based in Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city Waterford is Ireland’s oldest city, founded by Viking raiders in AD 914. It has played a pivotal role in the economic, political and cultural life of Ireland and developing into Node.js centre of excellence and has hosted NodeConf EU due to this burgeoning reputation over the last three years.

NodeConf this year will be bigger and better than ever with delegates treated to their own Node.js powered robotic bartender that will prepare a cocktail in two minutes.


Other features at the conference will be a lavish opening ceremony with a flagbearer on horseback, a Speigel tent, live music, traditional whiskey tasting, dueling singing waiters, archery and falconry.

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