Intro to node.js is all about getting your first node.js project running. It will cover basics about the node.js runtime environment and module system as well as how to write and use your own modules. Some of the more interesting and useful node.js modules will be covered to help get you started. Everyone is encouraged to bring a laptop and play along.
Roman Shtylman has been using node.js for over a year. He has contributed to a number of node.js modules, maintains a number of his own modules, and has contributed to node.js core. Currently he runs two websites in production using a full node.js stack and has worked on a number of smaller sites and projects using node.js.