The First Node DC Meetup
Last night we hosted the first Node meetup in DC. Paul took great video and photos of the whole event, and I’d declare it a success: there are, after all, some really cool tech people in Washington. It takes a while to scroll our Flickr back to the good old days of Drupal meetups at Stetsons, but this feels like a different ballgame - the few people who are using node.js for real are working on really cool stuff, and those just dropping in learn quickly that this isn’t buzzword-driven yet.
It’ll be a little while until node has the same kind of momentum as Drupal - few people call themselves ‘node shops’ whereas DC has at least 3 ‘Drupal shops’ even after our departure.