Description: Been thinking of trying out Node.js but not sure where to start? This fast-paced session hits all the highlights; the key concepts and skills you\'ll need to easily and quickly build scalable Web apps. Unlike some introductions that spend time explaining event loops and web sockets, this session starts with a typical \"Hello, Node\" demo and quickly moves to short, fully-functional apps that show how to deal with static files, POST forms, mashups from other servers, file manipulation, data-handling, and even supporting HTTP Authentication. If you need to get up-to-speed on Node.js really fast, or just want to get a great introduction to coding this powerful Web server, this talk is for you. Slides and source code from this presentation will be made available after the session.