This week we are going to learn the basics of node.js (http://nodejs.org/). Instead of having someone talk for an hour, you are going write code and get hands on with node.js. http://nodeschool.io/ has choose your own adventure style lessons. We will be doing the "Learn You The Node" lesson. This lesson will give the basics of node, async i/o, and http.
You will need a laptop with a recent version of node.js (http://nodejs.org/) (0.10.xx,[masked] preferred) and your favorite JS editor. It is important that node.js is installed before coming as we would like to spend as much time coding as possible. I will have the packages and docs needed to complete this lesson on USB thumb drive(s). However, if you wanted to follow the directions at http://nodeschool.io/#learn-you-node to download the packages before hand it would speed up the event.
A big thanks once again goes out to Corvisa Services (http://www.corvisa.com) which will be hosting the meetup and providing us with Food and Drinks.