Sails.js: Rags to...Open Source
Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM
110 E 2nd St
How did a small, completely self-funded team build a web framework that became more popular than comparable tools with million-dollar budgets? By welcoming the outsiders. Mike will recount how Sails.js grew from an internal tool to one of the most popular frameworks for Node.js, without forgetting its roots.
In this talk, Mike will reflect on the experiences he and his team have had building and managing an open-source Node.js framework, Sails.js. He'll discuss the success they've had attracting interlingual developers to Sails, and share some lessons and difficulties they've encountered migrating a new generation of developers from PHP, Java, .NET and Rails to Node.js.
There will be discussion of examples from both sides of the spectrum addressing community-related and technical issues with a highlight about overcoming the "maintaining interest" challenge.
Founder & CTO
In 2011, while building a realtime social app, Mike became infatuated with Node. He quit his job as a Grails/PHP developer and started Balderdash to focus on developing enterprise-grade Node apps. Mike bet his future and his livelihood on the technology's success. Lucky for him, Node went on to become a serious contender as a best practice for enterprise web development, and is becoming more and more popular every day.
To date, over 300,000 people around the world have visited the Sails.js website, and popularity of Sails is climbing with an average of 1000 npm downloads per day.
Mike travels 'round the world speaking and facilitating workshops to spread the allure of the web framework of your dreams.Hide the rest