The talk gave an overview of some of the cool things you can do with node.js that are not related to websites. To do this, I cobbled together an actionhero project that would take input form HTTP, WebSockets, Telnet, and twitter which allowed us to turn a desk lamp on and off. I taught a room about the DMX lighting protocol and how to build an actionhero server in 20 minutes!
- Slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jijGOARfeMDSqZnl52uv3N9zL8K4Eiu4g6wGTtUIll4
- Github Project: https://github.com/evantahler/nodefornot_http
- Video: http://strongloop.com/node-js/videos/#An-Introduction-to-Non-HTTP-Clients-for-Node.js