• All the conference talks are free to attend. You need to register to attend these talks, registration includes access to any talk on the 2nd and 3rd November. Free registration does not include any workshops.
  • 6 hour workshop

    Time: 3pm - 9pm (Irish Time)

    Increase your confidence in deploying Node.js-based backends:

    Backends hold so much of our application's business logic that is often used to support multiple clients (web, mobile, and other native platforms). This logic is critical to get right and deploying a breaking change to this can be devastating to your company's goals (not to mention the bottom-line). Increasing your "deployment confidence" is crucial and automated testing is the best way to do that.

    As Node.js continues to grow in usage around the world, learning how to test this mission-critical code in a way that increases developer velocity as well as confidence becomes increasingly important. In this workshop we use an Express.js example and focus on the patterns and practices that you need to learn so you can apply what you learn to test your code written in any Node.js web framework.

    - Write unit tests for pure functions
    - Write unit tests for "Controller" modules
    - Write unit tests for Express.js middleware
    - Write integration for API routes
    - Mocking third party dependencies
    - Testing authenticated code
  • 1.5 hour workshop

    Time: 4pm - 5.30pm (Irish Time)

    Are your team members struggling with accessibility or not sure how to implement it? While a lot of web accessibility guidelines are focused on coding, there are other accessibility components that all team members need to consider in order to improve the overall product or service from the beginning of any project.

    This interactive workshop will help developers and their team members better understand why accessibility is not just about coding and why it’s not to be treated as an afterthought. Some ideas maybe new to some and sound like common sense to others, but sadly many common accessibility issues still persist. Sveta will share her personal experience as a deaf person, give you an overview of accessibility and needs of disabled people, show you some practical examples, and offer you recommendations on actionable steps to improve accessibility.
  • 3 hour workshop

    9am - 12.00pm (Irish Time)

    Hyperbee ( is a new P2P database for indexing large, live-updating datasets. Queries are sparse and local-first, meaning they download and cache only the portions of the index they need to complete. Imagine a system when you can discover the ten highest-rated movies from a massive movie dataset, whilst only needing to download a few kilobytes from dozens of peers around the world.

    In this workshop we'll introduce you to the concept of building your databases on top of Hyperbee and general database and indexing techniques.

    We'll do a series of iterative excercises each building on each other. It will take you from small script spinning up a little P2P network to building a live querying app that can query a public IMDB data set shared on the network in realtime.
    free , On sale 12pm IST, 1st October
  • 1.5 hour workshop

    4pm - 5.30pm (Irish Time)

    Diagnostics tools is not something you should build yourself in an hour... Unless you want to learn about some great APIs available in Node.js

    In this workshop we'll use async_hooks and perf_hooks for, yes you guessed it, fun and profit.
    free , On sale 12pm IST, 1st October
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