Judges are industry insiders: founders, CEOs, CTOs, VCs, journalists, open source hackers, etc. If you know a good judge candidate, please nominate her or him.
Co-Founder/CTO at Ratchet.io
I write open source at Fractal and have 80 npm packages.
CTO and cofounder of SF-based education startup LearnBoost, author of socket.io, co-maintainer of mongoose, MooTools core developer, blogger and overall open source lover.
Founder of Coderwall, YC Alumni
Past: software engineer. Current: attorney. Specializes in intellectual property litigation and counseling. Aspires to be an athlete and indoor gardener.
I make things with computers.
I look forward to reviewing all of the excellent entries.
Web developer, movie buff and pretty much the best guy you know.
Jason is the hosting leader at Iris Couch, which provides cloud CouchDB service. He spends all day, every day working on CouchDB with Node.
Isaac has been a node regular since the 0.0.x days. He wrote npm, prefers coffee to tea, and lives in Oakland. He hopes to live long enough to live forever, or at least to see the total domination of Node.js as the universal high-level programming platform of Earth.
VP of Product at Joyent, Video Game Nerd, Web Tech Fan
Lover of all things good in life, including Family, Friends, Food, and Functional Programs. Nodejs hacker and teacher.
I like mashing old ideas into new and useful things. I started the node-inspector debugger project for Node.js. My favorite meal is breakfast, for dinner.
Chrome DevRel @Google • @yeoman • Author • Creator of TodoMVC, Aura • Passionate about pushing the web forward & making development fun again
Built a company on top of Node.js before scuttling it. Competed in both of the previous Node Knockouts, winning Eran Hammer-Lahav's unofficial award for "Most Geek-a-licious" app in 2011.
Node contributor and fan.
CTO at Trifacta.
Rosa is a product manager at Erly. Prior to graduating from Stanford GSB in June, she was a product manager at Google through the Postini acquisition.
Jason is author of several popular books, including the bestselling "Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fourth Edition", and "Easy PHP Websites with the Zend Framework". He's cofounder of the popular CodeMash conference, a contributing editor to Developer.com and PHPBuilder.com, and a project editor for Wrox/Wiley Publishing. Jason regularly consults for a wide variety of clientele across the United States.
Mobile web services manager at Walmart, leading its node.js development. Most recently the lead author and editor of the OAuth specifications. An avid farmer, and the owner of three emus all named Kevin.
ceo & co-founder - @gklst - Serial entrepreneur x6, I am a duck, seed investor, mentor & dad. Sometimes I write things. http://rekatz.tumblr.com/
Visnu mistakenly formatted his first harddrive when he was 11 and regretably got into war dialing the year caller id was introduced. He’s been a CEO before and had the wrong idea that organizing node.js knockout wouldn’t be that hard. His favorite number is e.
Hyperactive hacker, co-founder of @lizibot. Competed in the first Node Knockout (2010) to build http://Scrabb.ly (won Popularity prize).
sequoia capital, google, morgan stanley, princeton. currently supporting inkling, dropbox, hearsay social, tunein, mindsnacks, qualtrics, agilone in their effort to make a difference.
Developer at Microsoft, working on Yammer. Creator of Geddy Web framework, Jake build tool, TimezoneJS, and the Model ORM. Japanese language, drums and 80s hair-metal.
Dissatisfied with the status-quo.
@couchdb. @jsconfeu. @couchbase.
Duct tape artist.
Kickass web developer/designer/author; hacker on various projects.
Creator of NKO 2010 innovation category runner-up: MapRejuice.
Developer Evangelist with the AT&T Developer Program. I love startupweekend.org, mobile app development & am an adrenaline junkie ☁——– ✈
I love building software and I'm a big fan of Node. We chose Node for Nomic's JSON api. When I started coding, things like UML took up a lot of time and "hackathon" was not in the vernacular. Much has changed for the better! Hackity, hack, hack, cheers!
Mary designs and develops tools for Sequoia Capital.
JS developer at Google. Craft beer enthusiast. Developer for Open Beer Database. Louisiana native.
Ericsson evangelist driving next generation telco cloud and communications. Also hacking/posting on #node, #webrtc, #html5, #js. Rethink or die...
Founder of dial.io - a disruptive enterprise telephony & call center suite in the cloud built with nodejs technologies. Over 5 billion interactions handled to date worldwide. General availability of the platform is coming soon.
I'm based out of Barcelona where I enjoy the great weather and food.
Amir works on Tapjoy's backend. He personally handles every request that hits Tapjoy's API.
Amir lives in San Francisco and enjoys Ruby on Rails and giving high-fives.
Entrepreneur turned "intrapreneur", currently working on product strategy at Visa, focused on new and emerging methods of payment (mobile, local, online). Previously, co-founder of October Three. Before that, joined consumer products startup Joby as an early employee and ended up running online strategy & marketing as well as numerous operational initiatives. Prior to that, helped start a financial services SaaS platform that was acquired by JP Morgan.
Community Manager at Voxer.
Cyril Ebersweiler is an entrepreneur and globe-trotter investor in SOSventures International, an early stage venture capital firm. He has been hanging out in Asia for the last ten years, and founded the first mentorship-driven seed funding program in China, Chinaccelerator.
Founder & CEO, Nodetime
SoCal to SF - Building a great team at @Square, Cat Lady, Wine Drinker, Lakers, Nap enthusiast, Runner, and lover of all things pink.
Samantha is a self-taught developer, career growth hacker, and startup founder. She was previously on the product management team at Google and led online growth initiatives for social media data startup Gnip. Now she's founder and CEO of Copywriter Central, a startup that helps businesses discover and hire freelance writers.
J Chris Anderson is a coufohnder of Couchbase and an Apache CouchDB committer and co-author of the O'Reilly CouchDB book. He's all about the future, hacking node.js apps, and making databases fast.
After selling his first startup built on the Node/Express/MongoDB stack in 2010, Aaron joined LearnBoost where he became deeply involved in Mongoose, the MongoDB ODM. These days he works at 10gen (the MongoDB company) maintaining Mongoose and continues to author and contribute to a wide array of other Nodejs modules. Oh yeah, and he loves hummus.
pho challenge, boot drinking, buffsets
Co-founder and CEO of Clay.io - a hub for HTML5 games. Developer of four HTML5 games.
I spend my days setting up events and giving away prizes as the Community Manager for GitHub.
growth @ twitter by profession / kiter by addiction / nerd & entrepreneur by passion / casablanca native by origination (العراقي)
Support Engineer @ Nodejitsu. He spends his free time making beer, coding, gaming, and tinkering with open-source hardware in Seattle.
Freelance web designer, former node knockout competitor, current judge. gl hf
Rob is a technology lawyer who works with Silicon Valley companies on high stakes IP litigation. Before law school, Rob worked in the industry for four years, coding network and database applications. Rob has a JD from Harvard Law School and a BA in Computer Science from Kalamazoo College. His ultimate goal is to start a brewery, where he will tweet the progress of every batch.
Designer + Hacker + Malcontent.
J?Ruby and node.js developer with a passion for big data, natural language processing and highly available/scalable systems. Maintainer of the "natural" general-purpose natural language library for node.
Founding Joyeur: working everyday to make sure the best technology wins
Coding node in the Rockies @ 9000ft off the grid (sometimes). Worked with nodejs at 3 of companies listed here
Co-founder/CEO at Ratchet.io. Personal blog: http://brianrue.wordpress.com
And where the offence is let the great axe fall
Patrick is the founder of webpagetest.org and is part of the team at Google responsible for making the web faster.
Deep Vs, baby. That’s what’s up.
Founder Fortnight Labs; Co-Creator: Node Knockout; Triathlete
Founded apiary.io—a 100% node-based REST API tools company (and NodeKO 2010 Winner for Most Useful product)
Computer Nerd; VP Marketing and Sales at MongoLab.
Divshot / Intridea
Fellow at @intridea, co-founder of @divshot, creator of @quptv, purveyor of fine open source software for the web.
Joe Hitchens and his company Sleepless Software Inc., have been providing custom software development, consulting and analysis for over 20 years for all common software platforms and languages, including mobile and social. A true veteran, he can not seem to find a problem that he can't solve. Nevertheless, he presses on tirelessly in hopes of one day finding an actual challenge.
Joe and his motley crew of guerilla, trench-coding, mercenary, node-warriors are currently working on all sorts of cool, custom software for various wonderful clients across the country.
Supreme Allied Commander, backlift.com
Cofounder/CTO of Geeklist (@gklst). On a quest to build the world's largest community for Geeks #programmer #dad #chileno
Tim works with mobile, cloud and software companies. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2009, Tim worked at Google where he managed European marketing and product launch strategy. While at Google, he also conceived the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. Earlier, Tim worked at McKinsey & Company in London and at microprocessor IP company, ARM, in Cambridge UK. Tim has a Masters in Electrical and Information Engineering from Cambridge University, and an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
SendGrid / Hacker League
Meet Swift, developer evangelist at-large for SendGrid in New York and one of the founders of Hacker League. Swift spends his day helping developers make awesome stuff and hacks on node.js projects in his spare time.
Canadian, baker, and API geek. Platform Product Manager at Dropbox.
Drew has been a Rails developer for 7 years and a Node developer for 2. He's always working to bring the fashionable hotness like Mongo, Riak, Chef, & node into the everyday lexicon at large corporations, helping them keep up with the ever changing web development landscape.
Rails developer / Blogger @ Taiwan. specialized in developing websites using cutting-edge technologies.
Grand Prize winner of Facebook World Hack 2012.
Support head for Nodejitsu. Hacks on Lil' Flatty, jitsu and more! Likes science, math, computers, and the frigid northern wastes of Alaska.
CXO at Betable. Design enthusiast. Startup advisor. Metalhead. Husband. Previously at Threadless, Digg, and SimpleGeo. List maker.
I'm a senior developer at @bocoup, creator of @gruntjs, and frequent contributor to @jquery. I also coined the term IIFE and play a mean funk bass.
Retired actor, retired bartender, retired rock musician, part-time mad scientist, and the man in charge of keeping Nodejitsu's public cloud running.
Nikolai has been developing web applications since 1997 and since then he has been continuously involved with open source projects such as the Dojo Toolkit.
Startup product and markets guy - started MkII Ventures & Prism, also helped start GC/Google Voice, OpenDNS, Scout Labs, Swivel and others. building new stuff.
Designer specializing in data visualization and information interfaces.
Chris Matthieu was the founder of Nodester, the opensource Node.JS Platform-as-a-Service offering which was acquired by AppFog in 2012. He is also the co-founder of NodeAZ, Arizona's Node.JS user group. Chris is working on a new startup called Twelephone which is positioned to add realtime communications to Twitter.
Tumblr (formerly of Yahoo!/LinkedIn)
Greg is a technologist with many years of experience at Silicon Valley startups.
He was most recently CTO of Blurb.com and has held executive technology positions at such companies as Unicru, Guru and adam.com
General Manager, Joyent Cloud
Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC
Former software engineer turned lawyer practicing patent, trademark, copyright, and technology law in New Orleans.
Dmitry Dimov has worked on enterprise software, consumer web and the service cloud, and – for something completely different – rooftop solar energy. He's now at Sling Media.
Nomad war-roomer. Traveling code slinger extraordinaire. Maintainer of GeddyJS. I work at the best company in the world: http://yammer.com/jobs
Big Bad Games
Big Bad consists of 3 developers. An artist (Brian) a designer (Will) and a programmer (Dan). We are good friends and veterans of the video game industry.
Currently the Director of Product at electric imp, a company trying to bring wifi to every device, and previously a product marketeer @ Google and Mozilla.
Entrepreneur-in-residence, Sequoia Capital
Alex Russell is a software engineer at Google working on Chrome, Chrome Frame, and the web platform. He serves as one of Google's representatives to ECMA TC39 and contributes to web standards development in many areas. He's (still) fighting IE 6 so you don't have to.
Chad manages the technology systems and tools used internally at Sequoia Capital.
Internet observer. Media Studies student. Marketer. Writer. News junkie.
Currently rocking out at OpenSky, I build products and mustaches with equal abandon.
think bad, do good http://samy.pl
Founder and CEO of Mobilisafe, acquired by Rapid7. Now VP/GM for Mobile at Rapid7. Entrepreneur, technologist, husband and avid reader. Stanford and Carnegie Mellon alum with engineering, architecture and management experiences at 4thpass (Motorola), Lockheed Martin, Panasonic and T-Mobile.
Esri's Portland R&D Center
Just this guy, you know?
I'm a blogger, open source junkie and maintainer of a number of open source projects at Microsoft.
Independent publisher of PeepCode Screencasts
Currently doing js consulting, but formerly a front end eng. at yammer, and created node-opencv
Venture investor at RRE Ventures in NYC. Formerly Marketing at Drobo.
Ben is an entrepreneur living in San Francisco. He's worked as a Front-end Engineer at Twitter and Slide, and has done Node.js and iOS programming for his own startup. He also blogs at Adequately Good.
Chris Sharkey has been involved in software development for over 12 years and has developed some of the most successful online businesses in Australia. Chris developed holiday accomodation website Stayz, Australia's most popular holiday website, which he sold in 2006 to Fairfax Digital. He is featured in the book, “50 Great E-Businesses and the Minds Behind Them”. Chris currently runs many online businesses and is the CTO of Bislr.com.