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.
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.
Co-Founder/CTO at Ratchet.io
Web developer, movie buff and pretty much the best guy you know.
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.
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.
Carver, Darden, Koretzky, Tessier, Finn, Blossman & Areaux, LLC
Former software engineer turned lawyer practicing patent, trademark, copyright, and technology law in New Orleans.
Entrepreneur-in-residence, Sequoia Capital
Jason is the hosting leader at Iris Couch, which provides cloud CouchDB service. He spends all day, every day working on CouchDB with Node.
Patrick is the founder of webpagetest.org and is part of the team at Google responsible for making the web faster.
Divshot / Intridea
Fellow at @intridea, co-founder of @divshot, creator of @quptv, purveyor of fine open source software for the web.
Founder Fortnight Labs; Co-Creator: Node Knockout; Triathlete
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
Founding Joyeur: working everyday to make sure the best technology wins
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.
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.
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.
Community Manager at Voxer.
And where the offence is let the great axe fall
Tumblr (formerly of Yahoo!/LinkedIn)
Lover of all things good in life, including Family, Friends, Food, and Functional Programs. Nodejs hacker and teacher.
pho challenge, boot drinking, buffsets
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.
Co-founder/CEO at Ratchet.io. Personal blog: http://brianrue.wordpress.com
Independent publisher of PeepCode Screencasts
VP of Product at Joyent, Video Game Nerd, Web Tech Fan
Founder of Coderwall, YC Alumni
Startup product and markets guy - started MkII Ventures & Prism, also helped start GC/Google Voice, OpenDNS, Scout Labs, Swivel and others. building new stuff.
Currently rocking out at OpenSky, I build products and mustaches with equal abandon.
Retired actor, retired bartender, retired rock musician, part-time mad scientist, and the man in charge of keeping Nodejitsu's public cloud running.
I spend my days setting up events and giving away prizes as the Community Manager for GitHub.
think bad, do good http://samy.pl
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.
sequoia capital, google, morgan stanley, princeton. currently supporting inkling, dropbox, hearsay social, tunein, mindsnacks, qualtrics, agilone in their effort to make a difference.
Deep Vs, baby. That’s what’s up.
I write open source at Fractal and have 80 npm packages.
I'm based out of Barcelona where I enjoy the great weather and food.
I make things with computers.
growth @ twitter by profession / kiter by addiction / nerd & entrepreneur by passion / casablanca native by origination (العراقي)
Cofounder/CTO of Geeklist (@gklst). On a quest to build the world's largest community for Geeks #programmer #dad #chileno
SoCal to SF - Building a great team at @Square, Cat Lady, Wine Drinker, Lakers, Nap enthusiast, Runner, and lover of all things pink.
Past: software engineer. Current: attorney. Specializes in intellectual property litigation and counseling. Aspires to be an athlete and indoor gardener.
General Manager, Joyent Cloud
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ericsson evangelist driving next generation telco cloud and communications. Also hacking/posting on #node, #webrtc, #html5, #js. Rethink or die...
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.
Currently doing js consulting, but formerly a front end eng. at yammer, and created node-opencv
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.
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.
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.
I look forward to reviewing all of the excellent entries.
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.
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.
ceo & co-founder - @gklst - Serial entrepreneur x6, I am a duck, seed investor, mentor & dad. Sometimes I write things. http://rekatz.tumblr.com/
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.
Coding node in the Rockies @ 9000ft off the grid (sometimes). Worked with nodejs at 3 of companies listed here
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.
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.
Canadian, baker, and API geek. Platform Product Manager at Dropbox.
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.
Support head for Nodejitsu. Hacks on Lil' Flatty, jitsu and more! Likes science, math, computers, and the frigid northern wastes of Alaska.
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.
Computer Nerd; VP Marketing and Sales at MongoLab.
I'm a blogger, open source junkie and maintainer of a number of open source projects at Microsoft.
Founder & CEO, Nodetime
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.
Nomad war-roomer. Traveling code slinger extraordinaire. Maintainer of GeddyJS. I work at the best company in the world: http://yammer.com/jobs
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.
Hyperactive hacker, co-founder of @lizibot. Competed in the first Node Knockout (2010) to build http://Scrabb.ly (won Popularity prize).
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.
CTO at Trifacta.
Founded apiary.io—a 100% node-based REST API tools company (and NodeKO 2010 Winner for Most Useful product)
Chad manages the technology systems and tools used internally at Sequoia Capital.
Freelance web designer, former node knockout competitor, current judge. gl hf
Kickass web developer/designer/author; hacker on various projects.
Creator of NKO 2010 innovation category runner-up: MapRejuice.
Rails developer / Blogger @ Taiwan. specialized in developing websites using cutting-edge technologies.
Grand Prize winner of Facebook World Hack 2012.
CXO at Betable. Design enthusiast. Startup advisor. Metalhead. Husband. Previously at Threadless, Digg, and SimpleGeo. List maker.
Developer Evangelist with the AT&T Developer Program. I love startupweekend.org, mobile app development & am an adrenaline junkie ☁——– ✈
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.
Dissatisfied with the status-quo.
@couchdb. @jsconfeu. @couchbase.
Duct tape artist.
Designer specializing in data visualization and information interfaces.
Designer + Hacker + Malcontent.
Venture investor at RRE Ventures in NYC. Formerly Marketing at Drobo.
JS developer at Google. Craft beer enthusiast. Developer for Open Beer Database. Louisiana native.
Node contributor and fan.
Co-founder and CEO of Clay.io - a hub for HTML5 games. Developer of four HTML5 games.
Supreme Allied Commander, backlift.com
Mary designs and develops tools for Sequoia Capital.
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.
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.
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.
Support Engineer @ Nodejitsu. He spends his free time making beer, coding, gaming, and tinkering with open-source hardware in Seattle.
Esri's Portland R&D Center
Just this guy, you know?
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.
Internet observer. Media Studies student. Marketer. Writer. News junkie.
Chrome DevRel @Google • @yeoman • Author • Creator of TodoMVC, Aura • Passionate about pushing the web forward & making development fun again
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!
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.