ChicagoRuby: Elmhurst - How Do I... ?

  • September 15, 2012 · 10:30 AM
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Jack Christensen will do a 10-20 minute demo / presentation of a tool Sublime Text or TextMate users could find useful -- and of the Ruby code behind it (in particular using Sinatra, daemonization, and command line argument parsing).

 

The "How Do I...?" format is somewhere between a hack night and a presentation.

The key question: "How do I do [X] in Ruby or Rails?"We might talk about the best shopping cart or calendar or whatever for Rails.We might talk about the best way to do database maintenance with Ruby, or the best tools for organizing Ruby or Rails development.

Every ChicagoRuby member is invited to drive! Let the group know what you want to do, what you've tried, and what would be interesting to you.

Yes... the whole thing might descend into chaos! At that point, Chuck Palahniuk (author of Fight Club) might say: “What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized yet.”

Let's put our heads together and create!

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  • Stuart G.

    http://folding.stanford.edu­: here is the link to Folding@home. Any questions I can be reached at the first three letters of my name at rubyprogrammer.net.

    September 15, 2012

  • Bill P.

    Jack Christensen's tunnel_text gem looks like it solves a very common issue for me.

    September 15, 2012

  • Justin L.

    September 15, 2012

  • Stuart G.

    I have a short <=10 min talk ready for tomorrow. I can go after Jack.

    September 14, 2012

    • Tracie P.

      Nice!

      September 14, 2012

    • Stuart G.

      one caveat. My laptops memory finally took a dump. I guess OCing laptops for the lulz != good =). I'll need to use someone else's computer with access to either firefox or chromium browser.

      September 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi: Does this meetup start at 10:30 or 8:30 a.m. It shows 10:30 on this page but when I got the confirmation email, in the upper left corner it shows "8:30 - 11:30 a.m.."

    September 9, 2012

    • Dean P.

      Oops -- Ursula's location is listed as Santa Monica, CA. 10:30 Central time is 8:30 Pacific, and I'll bet that's the source of the confusion.

      September 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for clearing that up. Didn't notice the PDT next to the time, and didn't realize that it wasn't autoupdating per my location. :-)

      September 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am still pretty new to Ruby on Rails. Do most of these events welcome newbies?

    September 8, 2012

    • Stuart G.

      Hi Jesse ~ I have met a handful of people who are altruistic at these meetups; YMMV though. If you have a specific question I may be able to help or direct you to someone who could.

      September 8, 2012

    • Dean P.

      Goodness Gracious, yes! Nobody makes it to oldbie without passing through newbie, and nobody doesn't have something to add.

      September 8, 2012

  • Jack C.

    @Jesse - newbies are most certainly welcome. There's usually a whole spectrum of skill levels from people just thinking about trying Ruby to experts who've been practicing for years.

    September 8, 2012

  • Tracie P.

    @Jack - That sounds great Jack! Looking forward to it.

    September 8, 2012

  • Stuart G.

    @Jack ~ go for it.

    September 8, 2012

  • Jack C.

    Any interest in a 10-20 minute or so demo / presentation of a tool Sublime Text or TextMate users could find useful -- and of the Ruby code behind it (in particular using Sinatra, daemonization, and command line argument parsing)?

    September 6, 2012

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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