In this episode of OpenHive.JS, our guest Danielle Adams discusses her work as a Node.js releaser, her responsibility for the Node.js Buildpack at Heroku and lots more.

“You run a Heroku Dyno — it uses Buildpacks, which are just a set of scripts that you can run that is specific to a language or a framework or a library that will set it up for you. It’s a standardised set of scripts that everyone can use, so it’s composable.”

Danielle is the Node.js Language Owner at Heroku, leading the Node platform for JavaScript and TypeScript developers. She is also a graduate student at New York University focusing on cybersecurity, a network director for Women Who Code in NYC, and an international public speaker. She is passionate about JavaScript and the well-being of the internet — as this discussion clearly demonstrates. 

Welcome back to OpenHive.JS.

Listen to the full conversation now on AppleSpotify or Google podcasts — or go to the OpenHive.JS page on to find links to other podcast players. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’re sure to catch every episode.

Listen to OpenHive.JS on Apple Podcasts
Listen to OpenHive.js on spotify
Listen to OpenHive.JS on Google Podcasts
Listen to OpenHive.JS on


The podcast for all things JavaScript, OpenHive.JS presents conversations with key contributors and open source leaders around new developments, challenges and perspectives in JS technology.

Hosted by James Snell and Matteo Collina, OpenHive.JS publishes new episodes monthly and is produced and distributed by NearForm.

Share Me

Related Reading


Don’t miss a beat

Get all the latest NearForm news, from technology to design. Sign up for our newsletter.

Follow us for more information on this and other topics.