Honolulu Chapter of NodeSchool Meets Tuesday

Nodeschool Honolulu

I’ve mentioned my halting, floundering attempts to learn how to program before. It’s much more helpful to learn with others, in person. If you’re in a hurry and have some cash, Dev League is a great way to become a programmer quickly. But if not, there’s NodeSchool.

NodeSchool is built around Node.js, a JavaScript platform for building apps that’s asynchronous, scalable, and event-driven. And NodeSchool is a global group of volunteers teaching programming with an open-source curriculum. There are over 100 chapters around the world, including here.

The Honolulu chapter of NodeSchool was founded by George Lee (@keokilee) with the help of many local collaborators from the HICapacity makerspace. Lee is a senior software architect at Ikayzo and recently became a Dev League instructor (an experience he writes about here), and already runs the Ohana.js JavaScript user group.

He wasn’t sure there would be interest in a Honolulu chapter of NodeSchool.

“I was unsure of how well it’d be received given that you can do the workshops in the comfort of your own home — I think learning with others is great, but I also think it’s a hard sell on others,”Lee wrote last year. “But the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive… clearly, my fears of Nodeschool events not working were unfounded.”

This week’s NodeSchool event is the seventh monthly workshop. The agenda will focus on ES6, the upcoming next version of JavaScript. It will be held in the presentation room of the Manoa Innovation Center (2800 Woodlawn Drive) on Tuesday, April 28 starting at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook. To keep up with the NodeSchool Honolulu chapter, join the Ohana.js Facebook group, or track the NodeSchool Honolulu project on GitHub.


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