The Node Conference of 2012 is taking place in Dublin this October

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Felix Geisendörfer, Co-founder, Transloadit
Node.js core developer, Founder of Transloadit, Author of Node-mysql, Street Unicyclist, Obsessed by Squirrels
Rickard Falkvinge, Founder, Pirate Party
Founder of the first Pirate Party. Political evangelist on sensible information policy, speaking worldwide.
SubStack, Unx philosopher
Co-Founder of Browserling Testling beep boop
Isaac Z. Schlueter, Creator of NPM
I spend my days hacking on Node.js, bicycling around Oakland, playing with cats, and eating delicious things.I wrote npm, have feelings about JavaScript, and am opposed to time zones
Mikeal Rogers, Founder, Gather
Founder of, Node.js contributor, creator of NodeConf, TacoConf and Request
Ben Noordhuis, Company, CLoud9
Building Libuv to make the core of Node run better
Richard Rodger, Founder at nearForm
I am a Philosopher, Pragmatist, Oh... and a Node Book Writer!
Owen Barnes, Real time web! Socket Streams
Real time web!! Socket Streams, All round good guy
Daniel Shaw, NodeJs Engineer @ voxer
Co-founder and partner @thenodefirm
Romain Huet, Co-Founder & CTO of Jolicloud
Co-Founder & CTO of Jolicloud. JavaScript, Node.js, HTML5 & Open Web Advocate
Dominic Tarr, Computer Software professional
javascript meta-haxx, cyberpunking, Wizzaaaarrrrd
Max Ogden, Open Web Developer
The Alice Waters of data, hacking on
Michael Starzinger, software developer, open-source hacker
Worrying about virtual machines @ Google V8 Team, so you don't have to
To be announced
James Whelton,Founder Coder Dojo
Sanitize your inputs and stay in school
To be announced
Charlie McConnell, Dr. DevOps.
Head of Dev Ops for Nodejitsu
Joe McCann, Founder subPrint, 
Partner at The Node Firm
Mobile Architect at Bazaarvoice Uses node to build actual products
Maciej Malecki, Open Source advocate
Node.js programmer, engineer @nodejitsu
Max Bruning, Engineer - Training Director, Joyent Technologies
The Smart OS Guy
Matt Podwysocki, Microsoft
Just a guy in DC working for Microsoft
Jan lehnardt, Awesome JS Community hero
Dissatisfied with the status-quo @couchdb. @jsconfeu. @couchbase.
 Paolo Fragomeni, Open Source/Open Web advocate.
Full stack developer, co-founder and CTO of @nodejitsu
Mark Mayo, Mozilla
Helped make node.js and SmartOS happen. Proud to be a Mozillian. I've still got the vmunix blues.
Tom Hall, thattommyhall
OmniGeek, Theater fan, occasional mountaineer, thoroughly nice chap
Sara J Chipps, CTO @levoleague
Just a girl, standing in front of a compiler, asking it to love her. @girldevelopit @perfect_basics
Matt Podwysocki, Microsoft
Say it can't be done and it shall be done regardless oriented
Vidhya Gholkar, Hot on M2M
New technology at Vodafone. Hot on Machine Learning.
 Emily Rose, Future Cyborg
Making magic happen with node.js, riak, arduino & omap devices. 


We would proudly like to announce... The First Ever NodeDublin

NodeDublin is a first for Ireland, in fact we're pretty sure that it's a first for Europe!

The idea started back in May 2012 when Cian Ó Maidín (CEO nearForm) established Ireland's first Node.js user group ( The first meetup was a huge success, it was held at EngineYard in Dublin, the first full capcaity meetup ever held in Engine Yard! Lots of people in the Irish development community were interested in Node.js. The interesting thing about the meetup was that most of the attendees even though interested were not using Node yet. Cian and the core user group members decided that it would be the right thing to do to help people to learn Node and to help to promote Node.js in the Irish development community. Having heard about the legendary NodeConf held in Portland Oregan USA in 2011 Cian and co started searching for a conference all about Node in Europe... At the time there wasn't anything like NodeConf planned in Europe for 2012 and the Irish development community were not all going to be able to travel to the USA! It became apparent then what had to be done! Over the space of 2 days it was decided that a Node Conference should be held in Dublin,.. "it just seemed like the right thing to do, it's is a long way to the Portland from Ireland after all!".
Node Dublin 2012 is being held and hosted in arguably the most iconic brewery in the world:- The Guinness Storehouse in the heart of Dublin City.

Node Dublin is a full 2+ day conf event where the brightest lights of our generation will be talking and hanging out in Dublin. As organisers we take the hospitality we extend to speakers and guests seriously. We hope that each and every person has a quality experience which will inspire them to do great things.

Node Dublin is an event which is inspired by the ethos of JSConf:

  • We believe that speakers and attendees are equal
  • We expect that the attendees this year will be the speakers next
  • We believe in mutual respect and understanding
  • This event is not-for-profit, if any proceeds remain after the event they will be used to support the open source community

NodeDublin2012 will take place in the Guinness Storehouse

The conference is being held in the exquisite Arrol Suite in the Guinness Storehouse.

This historical building is central to Dublin's and Ireland's heritage, and has been continually updated to create a blend of fascinating industrial tradition with a contemporary edge. The seven floors bring to life the rich heritage of GUINNESS®, telling the story from its origins here at St. James's Gate in Dublin to its growth as a global brand, known all around the world.

Kinlay Hostel

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Central Hotel

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Mechantile Hotel

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€69 per night 17th & 18th Oct and
€99 on 19th Oct
+ 353 1 6707100

Arlington Hotel Temple Bar

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€69 per night 17th & 18th Oct and
€99 on 19th Oct
+353 1 670 8777

Radisson Blu Hotel

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€140 per night (if you stay 3 nights)
Advanced Booking
+353 1 898 2900

Flying to Ireland

If you physically can't fly, our little green island is accessible by plane (and ferry from the UK and France). Flights are available to Dublin direct from most major cities Europe and the US, through New York, London or Dubai, and almost any other city in the world. In office we all use Skyscanner – it's great for finding the best routes at the best prices. Hipmunk also some fantastic options for finding great flights. Aer Lingus is the national airline, and can often have the best options available.

Getting from the Airport

Most attendees will land in Dublin airport. The airport is located in the north of the city, with taxis and buses to the city centre. A taxi should take 25 minutes to the city centre at a cost of between €20 and €30 depending on the time of day. The cheapest bus is the 16A and costs €2.50, but be warned it stops, a lot. Alternatively, you can get a direct blue bus called the AirCoach for €7 which stops in the city centre and thereafter close to all major business hotels. The AirCoach tends to be used by most business people. The AirCoach bus leaves every fifteen minutes from outside the arrivals hall at Dublin Airport and will drop passengers to the doors of all our recommended hotels outlined in the where to stay section.









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19:30Pre-Conference Node.js meetup

THURSDAY 18TH OCTOBERclick to view

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and Breakfast 09:00 - 10:00 Keynotes Speakers: Mikeal Rogers, A tour of the world of node..
Isaac. Z Schlueter, Post Structuralism
10:15 - 11:30 Real Time Speakers: Matthew Podwysocki, Intro to Streams Programming Patterns
Owen Barnes, Building non-trivial web apps which use websockets as the primary means of communication
Daniel Shaw, and Realtime at scale
12:00-13:30 Distributed Speakers: Paolo Fragomeni, Distributed Systems with Node.js
Dominic Tarr, Colouring with crayons and playing with Duplo blocks
SubStack, How to not write big apps!
13:30 - 14:15 Lunch 14:15 - 15:45 Full Stack Node Speakers: Max Ogden, Hand Crafted Artisanal JavaScript: How to start a company and use JS for everything
Joe McCann, How to build Products in Node
Romain Huet, Building a desktop for the cloud using Node.js
16:00 - 17:15 Optimization, Productivity, Scale Speakers: Felix Geisendörfer, Writing fast streaming binary parsers in node.js
Richard Rodger, How to write big apps
Maciej Małecki, Strapping Turtles to Rockets is Harder Than You Think
17:15 - 17:30 Sponsor Pitch Slot - LogEntries 20:00 - Later Trad Party • Traditional Irish Uilleann Piping Recital with Jimmy O'Brien Moran • Seanchaí Story Telling • Trad Session

FRIDAY 19TH OCTOBERclick to view

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast 09:00 - 10:15 Core Node Speakers: Ben Noordhuis, About Libuv Optimizations, Node.js Goals, Roadmap
Michael Starzinger, V8 Performance Cost
Max Bruning, Dtrace Talk with Node.js example
10:45 - 11:45 Production at Scale Speakers: Mark Mayo, Browser ID
Charlie McConnell, Dr. Devops, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Just Use More Node.js
Darrach Ennis, Comparative Node and Erlang (CEP, Streaming)
12:15 - 13:30 Cool Stuff Speakers: Sara J.Chipps, Hackathon Strategies using Node.js
Chris Sanz, and doing cool stuff with Node.js
Tom Hall, Machine Learining using Node.js
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch 14:30 - 15:20 Arduino Speakers: Emily Rose, Something Cool
Vidhya Gholkar, The Machines are Talking
15:35 - 15:50 Sponsor Pitch Slot - Microsoft 15:50 - 17:20 Closing Talks Speakers: Jan Lehnardt, Community and Open Source, and the Node Community
James Whelton, Teaching Kids to do node.js
Rick Falkvinge, Decentralized Web a vision for the future
21:30 - Later Closing Party • After Party with Music From Plaid, Joe McCann, Jon Hussey





Conference Ticket Price is€475

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This conference is being organised by Cian Ó Maidín, CEO of nearForm ltd. 
For any questions relating to the conference please contact either Cian, or one of the worthy people that are giving up their own free time to volunteer and help out.

Cian Ó Maidín, Accounts, Sponsorship, Tickets
You can contact Cian on
Phone: +353-1 5143545

Ben Chapman, Speaker Collection and Travel Arrangements
You can contact Ben on
Phone: +353-1 5143545

Josmas Flores, Academic and UG Liason
You can contact Josmas on
Phone: +353-1 5143545

Leo Moore, Sponsorship Queries
You can contact Leo on
Phone: +353-1 5143545