Nodeschool International Day 2015

What is Nodeschool?

Node.js is a Javascript framework for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Nodeschool is a series of challenges that help people learn Node.js and general Javascript skills.

When is it?

May 23, 2015

Morning Session: Intro to Node

Join us for the morning session from 9:30am-12:30pm to learn about what node.js is, when to use it, what it's good for, and differences people coming from other programming languages should be aware of.

Afternoon Session: Streams & Promises

The afternoon session from 1:30pm to 4:00pm will focus on asynchronous flow control using Streams and Promises. This workshop will benefit intermediate javascript programmers with some node.js experience.


Join the waiting list (Please put "AM" or "PM" with your name to indicate the session you'd like to join)

Additional Information

Eat and Network

The free registration for both the morning and afternoon workshop includes lunch. During this time you'll have a chance to talk with other attendees from both the morning and afternoon workshops.

A FREE workshop and a FREE lunch? Yes, you heard that correctly. Be sure to say thanks to our generous sponsors!

Continue Afterward

NodeSchool is a self-paced, open source, series of challenges. You can continue to work on them after the workshop is over. And we will continue to answer your questions through the Western Mass NodeSchool github repository.

Who are “the trainers”?

Sequoia McDowell | @_sequoia

Sequoia is a software engineer, educator, and javascript expert. He has given talks and workshops at technology conferences in New York and Boston, as well as closer to home in Amherst and Northampton as an NERDs Educator. He’s organized and facilitated two Nodeschool workshops in this area, and is a co-founder and core organizer (emeritus) of Hack for Western Mass as well as co-founder of Noho Webdive, a social meetup group for web workers. Most recently, he gave a talk about building command line tools in Javascript at EmpireJS, NYC's flagship javascript conference.

Andrew Pasquale | @apasquale

Andrew has over 15 years of experience programming the internet with many different technologies including javascript. He is an organizer in the regional technology community including Holyoke Codes, Hack for Western Mass, and NERD Summit. He is an enthusiastic educator and teaches courses on a broad range of topics.

Mark Henderson

Mark is a full-stack developer who cut his teeth on Craigslist in 2004. Moving through HTML/CSS to PHP and Javascript, he crested into Scala and the functional/reactive world before returning to Node.js. He is the lead engineer at, a firm that focuses on helping people realize an execute their most hare-brained out-of-the-box ideas.

Sponsored by

Mass Mutual


banner image by Joe Mabel CC BY-SA 2.0

A NERD Event.