Mikeal Rogers: Node.js Will Overtake Java Within a Year

Mikeal Rogers has been with the Node.js Foundation since day one. His job as community manager for the foundation involved hands-on oversight of operations, from communications and marketing to conference planning, to running board meetings. Rogers’ main contribution, though, is organization and coordination within the Node.js open source community — particularly in scaling governance and processes as the project has accelerated from a dozen early contributors to many hundreds.

Rogers spoke with The New Stack to talk about his experience getting started in the open source world, working at the Node.js Foundation and becoming an open source governance principals guru.

First things first: you’re not going to be with the Node.js Foundation for much longer?

That’s right — in a few weeks, I’ll be packing up my desk. I’ve been here since the beginning, and things have really taken good shape. I’m ready to move on to something new, though I haven’t decided yet exactly what or where that will be.

Read more at The New Stack

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