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ChicagoRuby: Downtown - A History of Programming & Other Such Ridiculous Things

  • Jul 1, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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A History of Programming and Other Such Ridiculous Things
Alan Turing, Ada Lovelace, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Wozniak. These are all people who’ve never been in my kitchen. I’ve never had even a passing head nod with whilst coming out of the bathroom. What size shoes do they wear? What’s their favorite color? Do they know all the lyrics to Katy Perry’s Roar? I don’t know. But perhaps by taking a look at our collective past we can find these answers, and maybe learn a little bit about our future. Or at the very least we’ll get to see pictures of really big computers from the olden days!

About the Speaker
Mark Bates has been developing Ruby applications since 2005 and before that he spent many a year in the dark recesses of Java. Mark is the author of three books: Programming in CoffeeScript, Distributed Programming in Ruby, and Conquering the Command Line. Mark travels around the world speaking at conferences such as RubyConf, RailsConf, Aloha Ruby Conf, ConFoo, and more. Mark is also a co-organizer of BostonRB, one of the largest Ruby user groups in the United States.

After most downtown meetings
we head over to Elephant & Castle (185 N. Wabash) for refreshments & fellowship. Join us for a few minutes if you have time.

WindyCityRails happens on Sept 4-5, 2014. 

Please use your real name when you RSVP for downtown ChicagoRuby meetings. Reason: We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If the name on your ID doesn't the match the name on the RSVP list, then Aon security will not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but these are the rules of the Aon Building.



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