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Open Open Source and making great places for Collaboration

The Node.js project is often seen as an example for Open Source projects and we’ve learned a lot over the last 5 years about how an “Open” Open source project works. The goal is to build places where both individuals and companies can come together to make impactful technical, organizational, and community contributions. Come learn about some of the core concepts and principles behind open communities and governance and how we are applying these to help grow the OpenJS Foundation. What’s more we want your help, find out how you can get involved!

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Joe Sepi

Open Source Engineer & Advocate, IBM

Joe Sepi is passionate about advancing the web forward through open source technologies and open communities. He has held engineering leadership positions at The New York Times, Adobe, Credit Suisse, Sears as well as a few start-ups. He joined IBM to lead developer advocacy for StrongLoop, was promoted to lead the North America-East (NYC and beyond) dev advocacy team, and is currently focused on his passion, Node + JS, as an open source engineer and advocate. He also plays in two punk rock bands.

Michael Dawson

Node.js lead, IBM and Red Hat

Michael Dawson is an active contributor to the Node.js project and chair of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee(TSC). He contributes to a broad range of community efforts including platform support, build infrastructure, N-API, Release, as well as tools to help the community achieve quality with speed (ex: ci jobs, benchmarking and code coverage reporting). As the Node.js lead for Red Hat and IBM , he works with Red Hat’s and IBM’s internal teams to plan and facilitate their contributions to Node.js and v8 within the Node and Google communities.Past experience includes building IBM’s Java runtime, building and operating client facing e-commerce applications, building PKI and symmetric based crypto solutions as well as a number of varied consulting engagements. In his spare time, he uses Node.js to automate his home and life for fun.

Beth Griggs

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat

Bethany is a Software Engineer working in IBM Runtime Technologies on a variety of projects all with a focus on Node.js. Her work spans from contributing to, building, and releasing the open-source Node.js runtime, to focusing on development and deployment methods for cloud-native Node.js applications.