Meteor is to node.js what Django is to Python, what Symfony/Cake is to PHP, what Rails is to Ruby. But why again yet another framework? Again all the maturing process to a stable production environment? And once more a steep learning curve to manage another technology which will be obsolete in only years?
I cannot vouch for Meteor being the new hot web framework for the coming years. What I but can show with Meteor is a glimpse into what the web will become.
After we get some insights into the technologies Meteor is based on, we will dive directly into some hands-on tests. So, if you would like to participate bring a keyboard with a console connected to a linux-ish system. To wrap up, we'll have a look at a real life use case.