Announcing the first Node hackathon in Redmond, November 7-8

The MS Open Tech team has been working with the Node.js community for more than two years to deliver a great experience on Windows and Windows Azure for Node developers. It’s been an exciting and rewarding experience, and we’re looking forward to taking it to the next level as we continue the journey together.

To that end, we’re happy to announce the first Node/Windows Hackathon, sponsored by Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. This event will take place in Redmond on November 7-8, 2013, at the new “Garage” facility currently under construction in building 27 of the Microsoft campus. The event is open to everyone. We’ll be sharing more details in the next few days, but we’re announcing the dates now so that you can reserve the date and make plans to participate.

This will be a great opportunity for the Node community to get to know the many Microsoft developers who love to work with Node.js as much as they do, and we’ll work together to test new scenarios, explore new features, and make the Node experience even better for Windows and Windows Azure developers. There will be plenty of pizza and beverages, lots of time for hacking as well as socializing, and we’re planning a surprise announcement at the event that we think will make Node developers on Windows very happy.

Please sign up at the EventBrite registration page and get involved if you’d like to participate, or have suggestions for projects and scenarios to explore.  We’d love to see you in Redmond for the event, but if you can’t be there in person we’ll also have opportunities for online attendance. (Details for online participation will be posted soon.)

See you in November!

Claudio Caldato, Scott Blomquist, Doug Mahugh
Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc.