A workshop introduction to Node.js, ran by @Benjie - a Southampton Makerspace trustee.
The workshop aims to cover the following topics:
Installing Node.js / Introduction
Hello World! / REPL
npm - Node packages
It'll be a code-along workshop where attendees can follow along with the examples on screen, but are also welcome to try alternative methods and experiment. All are welcome to ask for help at any time during the workshop.
Requirements: a Linux, OS X or Windows* laptop with spare hard drive space. If you already have Node.js installed please ensure it is version[masked] or higher and that npm works. You need not install Node.js before the event, but you may get more out of the event if it's already set up. If you intend to build from source then you should definitely do so before the even, Node can take quite a while to compile!
You can download the relevant node binary for your platform from http://nodejs.org/download/ - you're advised to do so before the event as bandwidth may be limited.
THINGS OF IMPORTANCE -
2. Please make sure you have installed Node.JS before coming :) You can see some instructions here