These are the slides from the sold out Philly Tech Week Introduction to NodeJS workshop run by Ross Kukulinski, a product manager at NodeSource. In this tutorial, we will provide a brief overview of NodeJS, including its strengths and weaknesses, best practices, and package management. After the introduction, attendees will have the remainder of the tutorial to learn NodeJS through hands-on NodeSchool.io exercises with assistance from a team of mentors. NodeSchool.io is a series of choose-your-own-adventure style workshops that teach people how to use NodeJS, NPM, and other related tools by writing code to solve realistic problems. NodeSchool is entirely community driven and is 100% open source, which means you can take the exercises home and continue to learn!