ChicagoRuby: Elmhurst - How Do I Build...?

  • October 20, 2012 · 10:30 AM
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We will start the meeting with a discussion on git / github and our new Chicago Ruby Elmhurst repository.

Then Jonathan Allured will present on how to start a new Rails app the "right way".

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

The key question: "How do I build [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.

Let's put our heads together and create!

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  • Patrick B.

    Very informative discussions, very knowledgeable members, inviting group of people. will definitely be heading out to Elmhurst again once I get some coding experience under my belt.

    October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meeting you all! Thanks for the hospitality and great presentations! Look forward to future meet ups and participating n the project!

    October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an adapter and should be there in time

    October 20, 2012

  • Darren

    Jon, i have mini to hdmi. not sure if the projector will take it but I'm bringing it anyway.

    October 20, 2012

  • Jonathan A.

    I can't seem to find my mini display port to vga adapter, will anyone have a spare I can use today?

    October 20, 2012

  • Stuart G.

    I won't have my rvm talk ready this month. I'll find the time to put together something about the shell. It may fill the initial gap on talking about rvm at the meetup after this one. For the most part It may be presentation style with (hopefully) a quick interactive tutorial after. None the less for those coming from a pure M$ background this will for the most part be an eye opener... For the others it will give some insight into the more exotic shells as well as the syntax dichotomy of the standard. I will be covering all available F/OSS shells.

    I plan on at least two rvm talks. Both will be purely interactive. So the first one will be to simply deal with installation; common issues which may arise from platform to platform; and of course it's `killer feature` /gemsets/. The second presentation will cover `power usage` and also cover scripting against it for long-term automata.

    All three of these presentations I plan to keep down to 15-20 minutes. If I missed something PM me =)

    October 12, 2012

    • Dean P.

      Stu - It's fine -- maybe even better -- if you'd like to wait until next month. We are planning to talk a little bit about git, then Jonathon had some ideas on getting started with a Rails 3 app. RVM might fit in very logically betwen those two topics, but --- It also fits in logically right after, especially since I expect git to be an ongoing topic that deserves more attention than we can give it in one meeting. So...I could see this: About 30 minutes on git, just enough to make sure everybody has enough understanding to get started with it -- especially WRT to the new elmhurst git project, then a bit on how to start out a new rails app, then next month -- you can do rvm and we can even do some more advanced git, or have some time to talk about the experiences we've had working with the group's github probject

      October 13, 2012

    • Stuart G.

      Hey Stu- From what I've observed, you already know enough to present RVM to the "How Do I Build...?" group in Elmhurst. Why do I think this way? Because... One of the concerns raised about RVM is the way it over-rides the cd command. I personally don't know Unix internals well enough to understand what that means, but you know 'nix internals intimately. I'll bet you could cover 15-20 minutes on this question alone with zero additional prep because you already know this area. Dude... ~Ray -- Okay I have something put together. =) Thank you for the positive reinforcement.

      October 20, 2012

  • Al

    Hello,

    Just joined your group, starting out fresh in RoR, and looking to meet local RoR developers, my background is in web design and front-end development, and was wondering if for the upcoming meetup on Oct 20th, if it's alright for a newbie to come in, or is this for more of experienced RoR developers?

    Thank you,

    Al

    October 18, 2012

    • Stuart G.

      Al ~ My presentation is geared towards beginners. I'm going to be talking about shell basics which will lay the foundation for the other two talks on version control and Jon' talk on the first step to beginning a rails application. It's always for the noobs =)

      October 18, 2012

    • Al

      Great! Can't wait to attend, meet all of you and start getting more into RoR :)

      October 18, 2012

  • Jonathan A.

    Heyo! I had a couple things I was interested in talking about: mobile optimization and/or how to start a new Rails app.

    I've been messing around with a mobile optimized version of a toy app and I've got some stuff to share (15 minutes?).

    Then, I've got a blog post brewin' that's my take on how to start a new Rails app the "right way." I'd love to talk through it with the group. (More like 30 minutes)

    Any interest?

    1 · October 9, 2012

    • Jonathan A.

      @Darren: yeah, that was vague. I guess what I was trying to get at is that I'm trying to take lessons I've learned in working on an app for a while and bring them back to the process of creating an app from scratch. Like "what would I do differently at the start of this app now that I'm a few months into working on it?" That sorta stuff.

      October 16, 2012

    • Dean P.

      Sounds like exactly the kind of thing we should be doing in this nice friendly and cozy meetup. I don't suppose you used Bootstrap in your app? I'm getting into that now, but have a looong way to go!

      October 16, 2012

  • Dean P.

    Who: Trey Keifer, President and CEO of WireHarbor Security, Inc.

    What: Application Security
    When: Friday, September 28 from 10:30 - 11:30am.
    Where: ETC Training Room

    Application Security has become one of the primary concerns with modern organizations. With more and more corporate data becoming accessible through public websites, companies are increasingly seeing losses from data breaches as unauthorized individuals take advantage of weaknesses in these systems. This presentation will introduce the viewer to the concept of an application security assessment, how it differs from traditional network assessments and dive into the tools and techniques auditors use when searching for security issues on web applications.

    September 27, 2012

    • Dean P.

      The ETC is located on the second floor of the Elgin Tower in downtown Elgin

      September 27, 2012

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