Last month, NodeSchool chapters around the world celebrated NodeSchool International Day. We had NodeSchoolers of all ages and experience levels at our special Dallas meetup at the Addison TreeHouse, and we all had a great time learning together. Here were some of our activities:
Node in the News
As usual, we kicked off the event with Node in the News. We talked about potential problems with threads in Node, Atom Shell becoming Electron, and Node/ARM love. And because it was International Day, we had some exciting news to share: Node.js and io.js are finally merging back together under the Node Foundation. Open governance and faster iteration for the win!
Node in the Wild
Next up, we had our first official Node in the Wild segment, where people using Node in production shared their project and Node experience. We had two people discuss their experiences for the first Node in the Wild, and we hope to have more in the future. If you are using Node in production and want to share at a future meetup, comment on our Node in the Wild volunteer issue on GitHub.
After Node in the Wild, the workshop section of the meetup began. Some people finished up past workshoppers, others moved on to workshoppers of their choosing, and the rest worked on the special NodeSchool Dallas International Day project of building a new workshopper. Comder is a new workshopper that will teach NodeSchoolers all about the complete solution for building Node command-line interfaces, Commander. We still have a lot of work to go though, so let us know if you want to help out.
After the Event