Track: JavaScript: Powering the Modern Web

Location: Churchill, G flr.

Day of week: Wednesday

Explore the frameworks that make JavaScript so popular, and learn how JavaScript-based languages are evolutionising frontend (and backend) development.

Track Host: Richard Rodger

Richard Rodger is the founder and CEO @voxgig

Richard Rodger is the founder and CEO of voxgig.com, a professional networking and tool suite for the technology conferences and events industry.

Richard was previously a co-founder and COO of nearForm.com, the world's largest specialist Node.js consultancy delivering next-generation enterprise software, with a focus on Node.js and microservices. Before that, Richard was the CTO of FeedHenry, a mobile application platform provider that was acquired by RedHat in 2014. 

Richard is the author of The Tao of Microservices, a new book from Manning focused on the design and management of microservice architectures. Richard is the host of the Dublin Microservices Meetup, and the maintainer of the open source senecajs.org microservice framework. His first book Mobile Application Development in the Cloud (Wiley, 2010) is one of the first major works on the intersection of Node.js, Cloud, and Mobile. 

Richard is curator of the voxgig Newsletter for tech conference speakers, and host of the "fireside with voxgig" Podcast. Richard holds degrees in Mathematics, Philosophy, and Computer Science.

A New Way to Profile Node.js

It’s been weeks and the organization you work for seems to be slowly turning against you. At least that’s what it feels like. User experience is poor because of slow API’s, sales are being missed, performance-linked SEO heuristics are causing a drop in page ranking. Mobile users have all but given up. Operations have reported that a critical Node.js service owned by your team is spinning at 70-100% CPU, and all parts of the application dependent on the service are experiencing intermittent slowdowns or in some cases, complete unavailability. What are you going to do now? 

In this talk we’ll present a new and straightforward way to identify bottlenecks in Node.js and beyond.

Matteo Collina, Principal Architect @NearForm

State Management for React Using Context and Hooks

Redux is one of the most popular approchaes to state management in React applications. However, it comes with a decent amount of boilerplate plus it often ends up being used everywhere, no matter the context or app size. This talk explores a barebones alternative approach to state management that is suitable for small/medium apps as well as define the pros and cons when compared to Redux. We will live code relying on the latest versions of context and hooks React APIs. Don’t miss if you want to see how much simpler managing state can become.

Vlad Zelinschi, CTO @strongbytesro & Google Developer Expert on Web Technologies

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