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OPENING KEYNOTE:OpenJS Foundation -- The First 25 Years of Javascript and Decade of Node.Js

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Beth Griggs
IBM, Open-source Engineer and Node.js TSC Member

Beth is an open-source Engineer at IBM. Her responsibilities include contributing to the open-source Node.js runtime, including being an active member of the Node.js Release Working Group and the Node.js Technical Steering Comittee. Her other focuses include writing tools and blogs to support the creation and deployment of cloud-native Node.js applications on IBM Cloud.

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.