DeveloperWeek Global 2020 DeveloperWeek Global 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

- PDT
OPENING KEYNOTE:OpenJS Foundation -- The First 25 Years of Javascript and Decade of Node.Js
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Beth Griggs
Beth Griggs
IBM, Open-source Engineer and Node.js TSC Member

The present and the future of the web is in JavaScript. 1.7 billion websites, 95% of all sites, depend on JavaScript. How did this unlikely Number One programming language end up embedded in server-side web servers and databases, and in runtime environments for building mobile and desktop applications?


An open and neutral place where individual contributors, projects, and companies can collaborate is a critical component for the next 25 years. Transparency builds understanding and trust. At the same time, the OpenJS governance model drives a clear focus on OpenJS projects, building a foundation for next-generation technology development.

We’ll follow the Node.js projects history and how it led to the creation of the Node.js Foundation. And how the OpenJS Foundation, which united the JavaScript Foundation and Node.js Foundation, has allowed us to develop a community with neutral and open governance at its core.