The meetup was held at Condé Nast. I clearly remember the moment when, entering the room where the meetup was organised, Gautam Arora, smiling, is warmly welcoming me. (I had no idea who he was then…). The session starts and it’s about coding in Node: the basics. I was amazed to see this amazing group of people, from community experts gently mentoring the participants and answering to questions, random developers who wanted to learn a new technology, some traders who where curios about coding, and probably some others who where there just for the pleasure of making new friends. And all this group is coding, eating pizza and drinking beers in perfect harmony. The event started around 7PM and ended around 10PM.
Before leaving, I wanted to thank Gautam for the event. We chit chat a bit and then I realise that, in real life, he’s Engineering Manager at Condé Nast and is in charge of one of the biggest website in the US! I have a shock.
Now, when I’m looking back to that meeting, I still think we lost our minds.