I was happy to be invited to speak at Confoo Vancouver 2016. I have spoken at Confoo Montreal in the past (2011, 2012), and it is always a very informative and well run conference.
You Don’t Know Node.js
Node.js can be a powerful platform used in the right situations, but it also has more footguns than PHP does for new developers. Asynchronous programming style, concurrency issues, error handling, the event loop, and no default timeouts for HTTP requests or network calls will give new developers more than their fair share of troubles. This talk gives a thorough introduction to node.js and the event loop model, and covers common pitfalls to avoid.