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What we’re about

NodeSchool San Francisco is a monthly meetup dedicated to helping people learn JavaScript. We help people of all skill levels–from beginners to experts–discover what's possible with JavaScript. Bring yourself, your computer, and the desire to learn to our next event!

Follow us on Twitter at @nodeschoolsf.
Visit our website at

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do I need to bring?

Bring a laptop, a desire to learn, and all your friendship!

What actually happens at a NodeSchool SF event?

NodeSchool SF events are an opportunity to hang out with other learners and mentors in a low stress, encouraging environment. Instead of the usual follow-along, presentation-driven workshops, learners can either work on self-paced workshoppers or hack on their own side projects. There isn't a structured “curriculum” which must be followed.

A typical event follows this schedule:

• 1:00 - Doors open
• 1:15 - Introduction and opening announcements
• 1:30-5:00 - Learning/mentoring
• 3:00ish - Pizza!
• 5:00 - Event ends

What is a Focused Session?

Focused Sessions happen during our NodeSchool events. While our general event is free-form and self-directed, our Focused Sessions are more of a lecture-style format led by a mentor on special topics. We don't always have Focused Sessions, so keep an eye on our website and Twitter for announcements!

How much does it cost to attend?

NodeSchool SF is free! And open source!

How do I become a mentor?

We're always looking for people to volunteer to be mentors! We ask that prospective mentors:

• Have already completed the core NodeSchool workshoppers before the event.
• Having also completed some elective workshoppers is a great bonus.
• Review the Mentor Best Practices wiki page.
• Arrive 30 minutes early (12:30p) so we can get setup and have our mentor meeting.
• Sign up on the event's GitHub issue!

More questions?

File an issue at our GitHub repo and we'll answer as soon as possible.

Code of Conduct

NodeSchool SF is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organisers.