A few days ago, I switched to fnm as my version manager for Node.js. Before, I installed the default nodejs package that came with Arch Linux. But sometimes I would update my operating system, and thus getting a new Node.js version, and my system would break. With fnm, I have fine-grained control over which version of Node.js I'm running. Now, let's talk about package managers. Node.js ships with npm as the default package manager.
I've attended several local meetups this year. Being new to tech can be daunting because you don't know anyone, and you might feel that you don't fit in. As a woman, it can also be intimidating because you might be the only woman present. I'm pretty extrovert in such situations, so it was never a problem for me. But I can understand if others might feel uncomfortable. (I never experienced prejudices or sexism at meetups, though, I was always on equal footing with other attendees.