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Friday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sails.js: Rags to...Open Source

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How did a small, completely self-funded team build a web framework that became more popular than comparable tools with million-dollar budgets? By welcoming the outsiders. Mike will recount how Sails.js grew from an internal tool to one of the most popular frameworks for Node.js, without forgetting its roots.
In this talk, Mike will reflect on the experiences he and his team have had building and managing an open-source Node.js framework, Sails.js. He'll discuss the success they've had attracting interlingual developers to Sails, and share some lessons and difficulties they've encountered migrating a new generation of developers from PHP, Java, .NET and Rails to Node.js.
There will be discussion of examples from both sides of the spectrum addressing community-related and technical issues with a highlight about overcoming the "maintaining interest" challenge.

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Mike McNeil

Founder & CTO, Balderdash
Mike McNeil is the CTO of Balderdash, an Austin-based mobile and web studio providing intuitive experiences and clever javascripts for startups, SMBs, and the Fortune 500. He is also the creator of Sails.js, listed as one of GitHub's top web application frameworks.

Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
JW Marriott Salon B

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