Bloomberg is hosting a gathering of developers, students, and others from around the Node.js community to spend a weekend learning how to work on Node.js and other projects in the Node ecosystem. This event is intended to help new community members get started learning how to contribute, how to work on the code, and get their first patches written and submitted.
The event will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 2016, in both London (UK) and New York City (US). Bloomberg is providing the space, food, beverages, travel/lodging for mentors, and the organization of the event, so attendees only need to bring their laptops (with power adapters!) and a willingness to learn and contribute. At both locations there will be experienced mentors on hand to provide guidance.
Attendees at this event, and anyone who wants to chat with them, should use channel #bbgweekend on Freenode.
If you talk about this event on Twitter, please tag Tech At Bloomberg (@techatbloomberg) in your tweets.
We’ll use a Trello board to track projects and activities throughout the weekend, so if you’re not already familiar with Trello, spend a few minutes to learn it (it’s easy!).
Venue and Catering
The event will be held at Civic Hall which is located at the intersection of 20th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. You’ll enter through the main entrance on Fifth Avenue, then take either the stairs (on your left) or the elevator bank (labeled East Elevators) on your right, to the second floor. If you have any questions or need assistance, the security guard just inside the lobby will be happy to help you.
When you arrive at the second floor, there will be a check-in desk, so please stop there to ensure that we know you’ve arrived. You’ll then be directed to the hacking space, where you can find a place to setup your laptop, and then head over to the kitchen to grab breakfast, coffee, juice, etc.
Note: If you arrive after 11AM, the check-in desk will no longer be present, so just enter through the main door to Civic Hall from the second floor landing, and check in at the main Civic Hall reception counter.
On both days, breakfast and lunch will be provided; on Saturday, dinner will also be provided. We’ll provide omnivore and vegetarian friendly options, but if you have other requirements, be prepared to make alternate arrangements for meals. There are a large number of places to obtain food (from delis to sandwich shops to sit-down restaurants) in the area around Civic Hall, so you should be able to find something compatible.
Code of Conduct
Participation in this event is subject to Bloomberg’s Event Code of Conduct.
To contact the event organizers, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.