A conference like no other

Nordic.js is a single track conference with talks by internationally renowned speakers and rising stars in the JavaScript community. You’ll hear about fun experiments, learn about the latest in JavaScript, and connect with other passionate developers. 


Vitaly Friedman
Creative lead of Smashing Magazine

Vitaly loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. Born in Minsk, Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany. While writing algebra proofs and preparing for software engineering at nights in the kitchen, at the same time he discovered passion for typography, interface design and writing. 

After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine back in 2006, a leading online magazine for designers and developers. His curiosity drove him from interface design to front-end to performance optimization to accessibility and back to user experience over all the years. 

Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books (https://www.smashingmagazine.com/books), and a curator of all Smashing Conferences (https://www.smashingconf.com). He currently works as creative lead of Smashing Magazine (www.smashingmagazine.com) and front-end/UX consultant in Europe and abroad, working with European Parliament, Haufe-Lexware, Axel-Springer and a few other companies.

Emma Bostian
Software Engineer at Spotify and co-host of the Ladybug Podcast

Emma is a software engineer at Spotify and an American living in Sweden. She is a cohost of the Ladybug Podcast and author of Decoding The Technical Interview Process. Emma is also an instructor at LinkedIn Learning and Frontend Masters.

Ujjwal Sharma
Compilers Hacker at Igalia serving as a co-chair of TC39

Ujjwal is a Compilers Hacker at Igalia serving as a co-chair of TC39 and co-editor of ECMA-402, a Node.js Core Collaborator, a TC39 Delegate and an International Speaker. He loves to talk about open source software, decentralization, cryptography, JavaScript and web standards.

Jessy Jordan
Staff Software Engineer at Meroxa

Jessy is a Staff Software Engineer at Meroxa. They have contributed to open-source throughout their career, including the EmberJS ecosystem. She has organized JavaScript community events and workshops in her hometown Berlin for many years and is a CSS, comic and coffee enthusiast.

Feross Aboukhadijeh
Founder and CEO of Socket

Feross is the founder and CEO of Socket, where he's working on a new approach to supply chain security by auditing every package on npm to detect suspicious changes and block supply chain attacks without slowing the development process. Feross is the author and maintainer of WebTorrent, StandardJS, and 100s of other open source projects. His software is downloaded 500+ million times per month. He was a lecturer at Stanford where he created the course CS 253 Web Security.

Sara Vieira
International agent of JS Bullshit & Founding Engineer at axo.dev

Sara is a Frontend Developer from Portugal 🇵🇹 living in Berlin 🇩🇪. She work at Remote and make a lot of random projects because she believes that the web needs some dumb shit  (we love all your dumb shit /Nordic.js team). She also wrote a book called The Opinionated Guide to React.

Piérre Reimertz
Creative Generalist and Leading engineering at HIFI Labs

Piérre is leading engineering at HIFI Labs where they basically merge tech and music sprinkled with web3. He is both a coder and designer and he love creating things.

Carly Litchfield
Engineering Manager at Galileo Health

Carly is an Engineering Manager at Galileo Health where she supports the patient-facing team in delivering a higher quality, more reliable healthcare experience to a broad range of patients. She loves React, Typescript, and automation of all sorts. Outside of work, you can find her skiing, solving the NYT crossword, or at the local dive bar.

Christophe Porteneuve
Professional web dev since 1995 and founder of Delicious Insights

Christophe has been a professional web dev since 1995 (with side tracks in Delphi and Java lands), was a Core team member for Prototype.js and script.aculo.us back in the day, spoke at numerous conferences worldwide and now focuses on crafting top-notch training on all things Git and JS, with a focus on Node, React and PWA-related stuff through his company, Delicious Insights, that also ran NodeSchool Paris. He lives near Paris with his wife Élodie and sons Maxence and Elliott.

Yuraima Estevez & Lo Kim
Development Manager & Senior Developer on the Polaris Design System team at Shopify

Yuraima Estevez is Development Manager on the Polaris Design System team at Shopify. She cares deeply about building open source tools, teaches developers how to create inclusive apps, and loves solving systems level problems. Her superpower is saying hello to every dog she sees, and her current obsession is her Stardew Valley farm.

Lo Kim is a senior developer on the Polaris design system at Shopify. In her spare time, she enjoys film photography and exploring the architecture throughout New York, where she lives.

Emma Twersky
Developer Relations Engineer at Google

Emma is a Developer Relations Engineer at Google, currently hacking on the open source and Angular teams. She cares deeply about making the world more accessible, usable and beautiful through technology!

Tadeu Zagallo
Principal engineer at Klarna

Tadeu Zagallo is a Principal engineer at Klarna. Tadeu has long been interest in programming languages, type theory, and compilers. He has been in software engineering for 12 years and worked in the JavaScript VM for nearly 4 years prior to moving to Stockholm.

Christian Landgren
CEO Iteam and Co-founder of Öppna skolplattformen

JavaScript guru since 1997, loves open source, CEO Iteam, co-founder of Öppna skolplattformen. I want to save the world with JavaScript.

Colin Ihrig
Engineer at Deno Land, member of Node.js Technical Steering Committee and TC39 delegate

Colin Ihrig is an engineer at Deno Land, a member of the Node.js Technical Steering Committee, a libuv maintainer, a hapi.js core team member, a TC39 delegate, an author, and an international conference speaker.

Jenn Creighton
Senior software engineer at Netflix on the NodeJS Platform Team

Jenn Creighton is a senior software engineer at Netflix on the NodeJS Platform Team. In her free time, she produces and hosts Single-Threaded, a podcast for software developers. She can be bribed with croissants. Find her online @gurlcode.

Charlie Gerard
Senior developer advocate at Stripe

Charlie is a senior developer advocate at Stripe, a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies and the author of a book about TensorFlow.js. In her spare time, she explores the field of human-computer interaction and builds side projects using machine learning, AR/VR, hardware and creative coding. When she’s not coding, you’ll find her on a hiking trail or at the pub.

Debbie O'Brien
Senior Program Manager at Microsoft

Senior Program Manager at Microsoft. Over 10 years experience in Frontend development. Google Developer Expert in web technologies, GitHub Star and Cloudinary Media Developer Expert, an Auth0 Ambassador and Nuxt Ambassador and previous Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies. International Speaker. Teacher at Vue School and Jamstack Explorers. Writer for Ultimate Courses.

Matthias Le Brun
Co-lead Front-End Developer at swan.io & Co-organizer of Paris.JS

Co-lead Front-End Developer @ swan.io Co-creator and podcast host @ putaindecode.io Co-organizer @ Paris.JS

Tobias Ahlin
Principal Design Engineer at GitHub

Tobias Ahlin comes from Gothenburg, Sweden, where he grew up eating mostly pancakes, Nutella, and polarbröd. In 2010 he made up 50% of Spotify’s design team and was responsible for Spotify’s UI design. He’s since worked with various startups, spoken at design and developer conferences in 18 countries, worked as the Experience Design Director for the Minecraft franchise, and been a frequent lecturer and Industry Leader at Hyper Island. Today he’s a Principal Design Engineer at GitHub where he gets to nerd out on design and development on a daily basis.

Liran Tal
GitHub Star, Dev Relations at Snyk and O'Reilly Media author

Liran Tal is a software developer, and a GitHub Star, world-recognized for his activism in open source communities and advancing web and Node.js security. He engages in security research through his work in the OpenJS Foundation and the Node.js ecosystem security working group, and further promotes open source supply chain security as an OWASP project lead. Liran is also a published author of Essential Node.js Security and O'Reilly's Serverless Security. At Snyk, he is leading the developer advocacy team and on a mission to empower developers with better dev-first security.

Unn Swanström & Olga Stern

Unn Swanström is a Senior UX Designer at Mojang Studios. That right, she works on the world's largest game, Minecraft. Unn has a YouTube channel where she teaches design and prototyping in a fun and friendly way.

Does her name sound familiar? Maybe because she has hosted Nordic.js (four times!), Women in Tech (four times!), Brilliant Minds, and the Polhem Award. Oh, did we mention that she once won the IT Woman of the Year award? Yeah, that happened.

Olga Stern is the CTO and co-founder of Tangy Market, the online marketplace where anyone can invest in music royalties. She has 15 years of experience in designing and building modern, stable and scalable software with a user-centric approach. Olga has been named one of Sweden's most talented developers according to IDG, and won the Changemaker award at the Gothenburg Book Fair for the tool Genews that boosted female exposure in media, frequently used by some of the largest news outlets in Sweden. She is the author of “The hidden life of One’s and Zero’s” - a book about the history of programming and frequently gives talks about programming at various events.

When she’s not doing tech stuff you will either find her on a pair of skis or on a squash court - currently ranked as 21:st best female player in Sweden, she will probably kick your ass.

Attending Nordic.js this year felt like experiencing the first Conference 2.0. Everything was a perfect amount of awesomeness, wackyness and fun. I’ll definitely be there next year.

Piérre Reimertz - Nordic.js 2019

⚖️ Diversity Ticket ⚖️

To give more people, especially those who couldn’t afford a ticket of their own, a chance to join the conference, we are now releasing our Diversity Tickets. The Diversity Ticket are actually two tickets, one that you buy for yourself and one that you give to someone from an underrepresented group in tech. This person is someone who could also benefit from the knowledge, experience and connections that Nordic.js offers, but for different reasons might not otherwise have been able to attend. The idea is inspired by JSConf.EU and our aim is to contribute to making tech and Nordic.js a more diverse place. Everyone who buys a Diversity Ticket will be publicly thanked and will be put up on the site as a Diversity Sponsor.

Who gets a ticket?

Anyone from an underrepresented group in tech is invited to apply. You can apply for a Diversity Ticket here.

Nordic.js is so good I stole one of the posters just to prove people I spoke there 😂

Sara Viera - Nordic.js 2019