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Hi there!

This is an amusing demo that shows some of the stuff Meteor lets you get away with, with minimal effort. It's not meant to be an exhaustive overview of everything Meteor offers, but it's a pretty good starting point. It's running live at

If you have any questions, ASK!

Topics Covered

  • WTH is Meteor?
  • Client vs Server
  • Templates
  • Reactivity
  • Events
  • Collections
  • Cursors
  • Session
  • Mongo
  • Publish/Subscribe
  • Startup
  • Autorun
  • & Meteor.methods
  • Project Structure
  • Meteorite & Atmosphere
  • Some Random JS and d3.


You're going to want to have Chrome. Firefox has performance issues with rendering svg's through d3 and the technique we're using. It should work with IE9+. Safari, Opera, Konquerer? No idea.

We're going to add some packages from the atmosphere repository. It has a ton of packages that aren't Meteor defaults and is super useful. To do this, we'll need meteorite, which requires npm. So...

Download and install npm. It's also on brew and aptitude (Ubuntu).

Use npm to install meteorite: sudo npm install -g meteorite

If you're on Windows, try this.

You should be able to run mrt -v if everything is OK. If you get command not found, try adding /usr/local/share/npm/bin to your PATH.

You'll need git. Now you can clone this repository: git clone git://

You should be able to set everything up and run the demo with mrt run. Cheers!