Not yet, but I will.
I installed UbuntuServer on Virtualbox of MacOSX and logged in via SSH (and tmux)
redis-server can be installed via apt-get, and node.js is also straightforward in some way (obviously bunch of info available on the net).
Currently, I studies email functionality of nodeBB.
I probably use Amazon SES, but it seems that there is no nodebb-plugin for that yet.
So, that is the major problem for now, and wonder how other guys manage that.
Perhaps, I end up with developing the plug-in by my own.