Workshopper is the name used for the open source lesson modules associated with NodeSchool. All are self guided (you don't need to attend a workshop to do one) and most work offline.

npm install -g learnyounode learnyounode

Get Going —

You’ll need Node.js on your computer to get started with each of these. Then use npm (it comes with Node) to install each module with the command below it. Once installed, simply type the workshopper’s name to launch.

You will also need a Text Editor, if you don't have one already, you may want one for editing code. A few options: Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets.

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These workshoppers focus on essential skills for working with Node.js.

Stuck? Ask a question in the discussion.


Learn the basics of JavaScript. No previous programming experience required.

npm install -g javascripting


Learn Git and GitHub basics.

Download the latest desktop app release.

Elementary Electron

Make a desktop application using Node and Chromium with Electron

npm install -g elementary-electron


Learn the basics of node: asynchronous i/o, http.

npm install -g learnyounode

How to npm

Learn how to use and create npm modules.

npm install -g how-to-npm


Learn to compose streaming interfaces with .pipe().

npm install -g stream-adventure


Learn how to start using Markdown — a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax.

npm install -g how-to-markdown


Learn how to create your first web page.

npm install -g learnyouhtml


Workshoppers on popular libraries or styles of writing Node.js.

Stuck? Ask a question in the discussion.

Functional Javascript

Learn fundamental functional programming features of JavaScript in vanilla ES5.

npm install -g functional-javascript-workshop

Level Me Up Scotty!

Learn to use leveldb, a simple key/value store with a vibrant package.

npm install -g levelmeup


Learn the basics of the Express.js framework.

npm install -g expressworks

Make Me Hapi

Learn all about hapi through a series of challenges.

npm install -g makemehapi

Promise It Won't Hurt

Learn to use promises in JavaScript to handle async operations.

npm install -g promise-it-wont-hurt

Async You

Learn to use the async package.

npm install -g async-you

NodeBot Workshop

Make robots with the johnny-five api.

npm install -g nodebot-workshop

Going Native

An exploration of Node.js from the underside: native C++ add-ons.

npm install -g goingnative

Planet Proto

Understanding JavaScript Prototypes

npm install -g planetproto

WebGL Workshop

Learn the basics of WebGL in small, manageable chunks.

npm install -g webgl-workshop

ESNext Generation

Intro to ES6 Iterators, their use, and how they relate to Generators.

npm install -g esnext-generation

Tower of babel

Show you through a series of exercises that introduce you to ES6 features.

npm install -g tower-of-babel


Getting started with MongoDB and Node.js

npm install -g learnyoumongo


Parse text with regular expressions

npm install -g regex-adventure


Learn the basics of SASS

npm install -g learn-sass

Pattern Lab Workshop

Learn the basics of Pattern Lab.

npm install -g pattern-lab-workshop


Learn you how to use the terminal and write your first Bash script.

npm install -g learnyoubash

Currying in JavaScript

Learn currying concept and creating a currying function in JavaScript.

npm install -g currying-workshopper


Learn concepts of Functional and Reactive Programming using the Bacon.js library.

npm install -g bacon-love


Learn about InnerSource software development.

npm install -g innersourceadventure

Shader School

Learn the fundamentals of graphics programming using GLSL shaders.

npm install -g shader-school


Learn how to manipulate binary data in node.js and HTML5 browsers.

npm install -g bytewiser

Bug Clinic

Learn some new tools and techniques as you improve your debugging skills.

npm install -g bug-clinic

Browserify Adventure

Use npm modules and node-style require() in the browser with browserify.

npm install -g browserify-adventure

Intro to WebGL

Get started with three.js and WebGL.

npm install -g introtowebgl

Count to 6

Learn how to use some features from ES6, the next version of JavaScript.

npm install -g count-to-6

Kick off Koa

Getting started with Koa, the next generation web framework for Node.js.

npm install -g kick-off-koa


Learn Lo-Dash (fork of underscore) to handle your arrays and objects simple!

npm install -g lololodash


Learn about CouchDB - the database that completely embraces the web

npm install -g learnyoucouchdb


Learn uv for fun and profit, a self guided workshop to the library that powers Node.js.

npm install -g learnuv

Learn Generators

An Intro to JavaScript ES6 Generators.

npm install -g learn-generators


Let's learn React.js and server side rendering!

npm install -g learnyoureact


Find your way through the web performance optimization maze!

npm install -g perfschool

Web Audio School

Learn the Web Audio API by completing a series of interactive lessons with a focus on music.

npm install -g web-audio-school


A set of lessons to show you how to create a simple p2p bittorrent network

npm install -g torrential

Thinking in React

Learn React's philosophy by building a UI from scratch.

npm install -g thinking-in-react

Post-mortem debugging

Learn how to use post-mortem debugging on SmartOS to efficiently debug Node.js applications in production.

npm install -g node-debug-school

Seneca in practice

Learn how to leverage SenecaJs microservice toolkit.

npm install -g seneca-in-practice

LESS is more

Learn the fundamentals of the LESS CSS preprocessor.

npm install -g less-is-more

JavaScript best practices

Learn the best practices of writing clean JavaScript code.

npm install -g js-best-practices

Scope Chains & Closures

Learn the details of Scope, Scope Chains, Closures, and Garbage Collection.

npm i @workshoppers/scope-chains-closures -g