# Your first workflow
Building your first workflow is the best way to understand how Pipedream works. Best of all, running workflows is free!
We recommend starting with this 5 minute tutorial to learn how to:
- Trigger a workflow on HTTP requests
- Retrieve data from an API using Node.js and npm
- Deploy and test your changes.
Once you're done with the tutorial, start building workflows to solve your own problems. Get creative and share them with others!
As you build, review the rest of the docs to understand how you can use the platform for more advanced use cases:
If you've got any questions at all, reach out. We're happy to help!