OpenJS World

OpenJS World

June 6-10

JW Marriott Austin
Austin, Texas


OpenJS Foundation’s annual event brings together the JavaScript and web ecosystem

Learn and engage with leaders building modern applications at a massive scale. There will be something for everyone who loves JavaScript, including content around development, security, performance, automation & testing, and community building. 


  • Brian Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.

  • Rachel Lee Nabors lives in Seattle where they currently lead developer education at Amazon’s AWS Amplify. They have been building the web forward for over a decade, from web animations with MDN, Firefox and the W3C, to the Edge browser at Microsoft, to React at Meta. Their life’s mission is to “teach the world to code,” which they’ve done by leading educational programs like launching

    Rachel Lee loves to meet people from different places and has spoken about and taught JavaScript and UI animation all over the world. Before getting into tech, Rachel Lee was an award winning cartoonist, making web comics for a global audience of teenage girls!

  • Keynote Talk Title: Everybody is Responsible for Performance

    Matteo is Chief Software Architect at NearForm, where he consults for some of the top brands in the world. In 2014, he defended his Ph.D. thesis titled “Application Platforms for the Internet of Things”. Matteo is a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee focusing on streams, diagnostics and http. He is also the author of the fast logger Pino and of the Fastify web framework. Matteo is a renowned international speaker after presenting at more than 60 conferences, including Node.js Interactive,, NodeSummit, JSConf.Asia, WebRebels, and JsDay just to name a few. Modules that Matteo maintains are downloaded 60+ billion times per year, making him one of the most downloaded authors on npm. He is also co-author of the book “Node.js Cookbook, Third Edition” edited by Packt. In the summer he loves sailing the Sirocco.

  • Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist. His latest book is ATTACK SURFACE, a standalone adult sequel to LITTLE BROTHER. He is also the author HOW TO DESTROY SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM, nonfiction about conspiracies and monopolies; and of RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY, science fiction for adults, a YA graphic novel called IN REAL LIFE; and young adult novels like HOMELAND, PIRATE CINEMA and LITTLE BROTHER. His first picture book was POESY THE MONSTER SLAYER (Aug 2020). His next nonfiction book is CHOKEPOINT CAPITALISM, with Rebecca Giblin, about monopoly and fairness in the creative arts labor market, (Beacon Press, 2022). In 2023, Tor Books will publish two more science fiction novels for adults: RED TEAM BLUES and THE LOST CAUSE. He maintains a daily blog at He works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University, a Visiting Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles. In 2020, he was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

  • Michaela Laurencin currently works as a core engineer on the Electron team at Microsoft. After joining the team nearly 2 years ago, she entered into the world of open source triaging issues and interacting with the community. Michaela’s responsibilities now additionally include feature creation and cross-team collaboration both within and outside of Microsoft. Based out of Seattle, she also enjoys crafting dice, audio editing, and studying various aspects of natural and constructed languages.

  • Felienne Hermans Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science
  • Reginé Gilbert is a user experience designer, educator, and author with over 10 years of experience working in the technology arena. She has a strong belief in making the world a more accessible place—one that starts and ends with the user. 

    Regine’s areas of research focus are digital accessibility, inclusive design and immersive experiences.

    In 2019, Regine’s first book, Inclusive Design for a Digital World: Designing with Accessibility in Mind was released through Apress publishing.

  • Feross is the founder and CEO of Socket, where he’s working on a new approach to open source supply chain security. Feross is the author and maintainer of WebTorrent, StandardJS, and 100s of other open source projects which are downloaded 500+ million times per month. Feross is a lecturer at Stanford University where he teaches CS 253 Web Security. Socket, the company Feross started, is auditing every package on npm to detect suspicious changes and block software supply chain attacks. Hundreds of companies use Socket to protect their software applications and critical services from malware and security threats originating in open source code. 

  • Myles Borins is a developer, musician, artist, and maker Myles works at GitHub as an Open Source Product Manager Myles is a Node.js TSC members, TC39 delegate, and former OpenJS board member. Myles cares about the open web and healthy communities

  • Joe Sepi is passionate about advancing the web forward through open source technologies and open communities. He has held engineering leadership positions at The New York Times, Adobe, Credit Suisse, Sears as well as a few start-ups. He joined IBM to lead developer advocacy for StrongLoop, lead the North America-East (NYC and beyond) dev advocacy team, and is currently focused on his passion, Node + JS, as an open source engineer. He was also recently promoted to be Program Director of Open Tech at IBM. At night, he plays in a couple punk rock bands. 

  • Jeff is  the CEO of Nrwl, the company behind Nx. Before co-founding Nrwl with Victor Savkin, Jeff (and Victor) used to work on the Angular team at Google, where he led the mobile and performance efforts for Angular. Now he spends his work days helping software dev teams collaborate more effectively with monorepos, and in his free time, he plays in the mud with his 5 pet Kunekune pigs and 3 little humans.

  • Melissa’s career as a developer and software engineer spans over 20 years, and her experience spans a slew of technologies and tools used in the development and operation of enterprise products and services. Given her passion for Java and DevOps, she chose to pursue a developer advocacy role and is currently a Developer Advocate with the JFrog Developer Relations team. She is a mom, Java Champion, Docker Captain, and co-author of the upcoming book DevOps Tools for Java Developers. Melissa is active in the developer community and currently sits on the Continuous Delivery Foundation board. She has spoken at numerous software conferences including Kubecon and DockerCon and is part of the JCrete and JAlba UNconference teams. Her community mindedness extends to organizations like Devoxx4Kids. She is involved in the Devoxx4Kids program in Denver, Colorado, and has volunteered her time for other events like JavaOne4Kids and JCrete4Kids.

  • Robin Bender Ginn is the Executive Director of the OpenJS Foundation, the open and neutral home to grow and sustain the JavaScript and web ecosystem.


Please note: All session times are in Central Daylight Time (CDT), UTC -5.

Monday, June 6
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Day 0 Training Sessions:
How to Node.js
Tuesday, June 7
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Sponsor Showcase
Booth Crawl
Wednesday, June 8
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
Sponsor Showcase
Live Band Karaoke
Thursday, June 9
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Project + Collab Summits
Friday, June 10
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Project + Collab Summits

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