I’m in Denver this week for JS.geo, a small two-day conference all about using JavaScript in geo applications. I’m really looking forward to hearing how other people are using JavaScript to power geo tools and some of the strengths and weaknesses they’re seeing around that.

I’ll be sharing why we use node.js at MapBox to power many of our tools, including why we chose it and what we’ve learned in the last year and a half of using it. I’m hoping to motivate developers who use JavaScript on the client side to dive in and use node on the server for their geo projects, ultimately contributing to the node.js community on the geo side of things. Tomorrow I’ll also give a workshop on MapBox, where I’ll walk through how to build a simple app with TileMill, MapBox.com, and MapBox.js.

If you’re in Denver, find me to say hi. I’ll also be Tweeting from the event at @willwhitedc.

Photo by Cody Hanson.