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Milwaukee, WI /

Distributed JS Services with Embedded v8 Context

Rokkincat 229 East Wisconsin Avenue Suite #1200, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (map)

Global applications present a unique set of development problems. In this talk we'll share why we built, a global JavaScript application runtime, to solve these issues. Think CDN that runs your code. We'll talk about our globally distributed cache, how we handle SSL before passing the HTTP connection off to v8 contexts, and how we push users' JavaScript out to all those servers.


Kurt Mackey is the cofounder at, a globally distributed JavaScript application runtime based in Chicago. He ran tech for Ars Technica for 8 years, then left to build (YC S11), which was acquired by IBM in 2015.


Thank you to our Sponsors!!!

Thank you to Rokkin Cat ( for hosting us!

Thank you to Northwestern Mutual ( for providing food.

Thank you to MacGregor Partners ( for their support.

Thank you Frontend Masters ( for supplying awesome giveaways.


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