ChicagoRuby: Downtown (Braintree) - Meteor

  • Feb 5, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Note the venue change: Braintree Payment Solutions. Details are available to members.

Please arrive early because working through security will take some time.

Many web developers came to Ruby through Rails. Ever since Rails came out, the watch has been on for the "Rails of X".  Meteor may be the Rails of Javascript, and it's not unreasonable to expect some ideas coming full circle back to Ruby on Rails in the future.

Meteor is the first open-source full stack platform for developing and deploying end-to-end JavaScript applications. With observable server side models, live DOM updates, hot code pushes, latency compensation and smart synchronization baked in, it's a leap forward in making real time collaborative web applications.

We will take a quick look at Meteor - where it came from, what it is capable of today, and where it seems to be headed. We'll also have abrief code walkthrough and demonstration of a project implemented in Backbone and Meteor.

Presented by Pallavi Anderson @pkaushik

The WindyCityRails call for proposals is open! Visit for details.

Bar After the Meeting
As always, we will head to a local bar after the meeting for refreshments & fellowship. The location will be announced at the meeting. Join us for a few minutes if you have time.

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 building security will not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the rules of the Building.

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  • Kai A.

    Working on a couple of apps & looking for someone to help. I will pay your for your time. Please contact me if you're interested

    February 18, 2013

  • Pallavi A.

    February 5, 2013

  • Zeljko D.

    Hi, what is the deal with this meetup, why is rsvp closed? Are we supposed to just show up, or there is other way?

    January 28, 2013

    • Javad K.

      i was on the waiting list, and just got rsvpd a few min ago... is security going to have my name?

      February 5, 2013

    • Javad K.

      also, zeljko, there seems to be some open spots right now

      February 5, 2013

  • Pallavi A.

    Jade Wang (@qiqing) has set up on Trello to quantify the level of interest in Meteor meetups across different geographies. If you're interested in adding Chicago to, sign in on Trello, click the card for Chicago, then click "More..." and choose "vote"

    January 9, 2013

    • Ray H.

      Done. Looking forward to your presentation in February!

      January 9, 2013

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