Node.js + Pong!
Node.js gives creative developers the ability to quickly prototype and create real-time multi-user experiences.
In this workshop we’ll build a basic Node.js server on our laptops and use WebSockets to build a simple realtime multiuser graphical environment in a web browser. However we won’t stop there, we’ll show you how to hook up sensors and electronics to create physical controls for multiplayer Pong!
In order to allow us more time to code, we kindly ask that you arrive with Node.js installed on your laptop (you’ll need to be running a local server). You can find installers for your operating system here, http://nodejs.org/#download
Prerequisites: This workshop assumes you have basic familiarity with at least one programming language.