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New Faces on Our OpenJS Board

By Announcement, Blog, Uncategorized

As of October 2021, we have three new faces on the OpenJS Foundation Board of Directors. They are filling positions on the Platinum level, Gold level, and Community level. We welcome their collective experience and energy!

The Board sets technical policy, including “mission and vision statements, describing the overarching scope of foundation initiatives, technical vision, and direction.”

From our bylaws:

Each Platinum member is entitled to appoint one Director to the board, and the Platinum Directors are eligible to serve as chairperson and vice-chairperson. Gold and Silver members vote among themselves to select their representatives. The board also includes community representation, with up to 3 Community Director positions nominated by the CPC and its chartered committees.

Shayne Boyer

PLATINUM DIRECTOR, MICROSOFT

Shayne is currently a Principal Program Manager, leading the Developer Experiences team focused on cloud developer experiences for VS Code, Visual Studio and Azure. He has been leading teams in developer advocacy, enterprise, open source, web and the cloud for more than 10 years.




Daniel Cousineau

GOLD DIRECTOR, GODADDY

Daniel is a Senior Engineering Manager for GoDaddy’s UX Platform team, helping to deliver Javascript-powered tools and technologies to dozens of product teams ensuring a cohesive design and experience for nearly 19 million customers. He is also a passionate community advocate, helping organize community conferences like EmpireJS and meet-ups like QueensJS. He believes in the value that a healthy, accessible community can bring not only to future developers and leaders, but to the ecosystem as a whole.


Alex Liu

END-USER DIRECTOR, NETFLIX

Alex is the Engineering Manager for the Node.js Platform team at Netflix responsible for curating the Node.js development experience for hundreds of engineers across the company. His team builds on the shoulders of the incredible open source communities that have found a home in the OpenJS Foundation, and advocates for the continued support and sustainability of the vibrant communities that have made today’s ecosystem possible.

Node.js Mentorship New Mentee Opening

By Blog, Node.js, Uncategorized

This post was written by the Node.js Mentorship Initiative and was first published on Node.js Medium Account.

The Node.js Mentorship Initiative is excited to announce a new opening. We are looking to add a new mentee to our initiative. We, therefore, invite developers who are passionate about the Node.js ecosystem and are willing to learn and contribute towards its growth and development to apply to this opportunity.

The Mentorship initiative prides itself in identifying specific needs of Working Groups and Initiatives within Node.js and posts applications for available opportunities.

Over the past year, we have helped the Examples Initiative and the N-API working group to recruit new mentees, which is in line with our objective of helping to bring more and more contributors into the Node.js ecosystem, and eventually the broader OpenJS ecosystem.

We’re looking for someone with a decent knowledge of GitHub, good technical and communication skills, as the responsibilities of a mentee will include routine repo maintenance, communication with other initiatives to gather feedback, and the design of technical challenges to be completed by applicants.

This is a great opportunity to make a meaningful impact on Node.js while learning from industry leaders and world-class software engineers. Please apply here by May 13th, 2021. We look forward to receiving your application.

Writing and submitting your OpenJS World 2021 talk

By Blog, Uncategorized

We are thrilled with how OpenJS World 2021 is coming together! The global event is happening virtually on June 9, 2021 and the call for speaking sessions is OPEN! You can submit your OpenJS World talk here: https://cfp.openjsworld.com/

Quality content is a keystone priority for the OpenJS World program committee and we want to help people get a leg up in submitting thoughtful and relevant content. 

While it’s never our intention to provide strict directives on how to prepare your speaking submission, we do have some general guidelines serves to help you prepare the best submission possible. 

As you get started, here are three things that you should consider before submitting your proposal:

  • What are you hoping to get from your presentation?
  • What do you expect the audience to gain from your presentation?
  • How will your presentation help better the ecosystem?

There are plenty of ways to give a presentation about projects and technologies without focusing on company-specific efforts. Remember the things to consider that we mentioned above when writing your proposal and think of ways to make it interesting for attendees while still letting you share your experiences, educate the community about an issue, or generate interest in a project.

First Time Submitting? Welcome!

OpenJS World is a way to get to know the community and share your ideas and the work that you are doing and we strongly encourage first-time speakers to submit talks. In the instance that you aren’t sure about your abstract, please check out the #cfp-mentorship channel in the OpenJS Foundation Slack Channel.

You can join the slack channel here: https://communityinviter.com/apps/js-foundation/join-openjs-foundation-on-slack

OpenJS AMA for Talk Submissions

In addition to the Slack channel, we are hosting an OpenJS AMA all around submitting great talks to OpenJS World. You can submit your questions here: https://forms.gle/fAjVWYEiNveo6BqS7 

Additionally, tune in live on Feb 3 at 9 am PT: https://youtube.com/channel/UCjxM1d3fv_mSEBsyp5MTFrg/live

Ready to submit? Follow this link: https://cfp.openjsworld.com/