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ChicagoRuby: Downtown - Spree

  • Jun 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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About the presentation - Spree: If you develop web applications long enough, you will probably come across the need to implement an e-commerce site. What starts out as a simple money for a product transaction quickly turns into the need to process returns, apply various regional taxes, differentiate shipping costs, track inventory and much more. Fortunately, the open source Ruby community has given you a starting point with Spree. Kyle Crum will walk through how Spree works as well as present some of the downsides and pitfalls associated with it.

About the presenter: Kyle Crum is a freelance Ruby/Rails/iOS developer who remembers starting an app when Rails hit 1.0. He's worked for various Chicago outfits, and more recently, with people on either coast. He recently became acquainted with Spree during a furious 3-week re-write from a custom e-commerce solution to a solution built on top of Spree. He likes beer.

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.

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 those are the rules of the Aon Building.

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  • David L.

    I was unable to leave the IRCE Conference for this meetup - are there any online links to any meeting notes?

    June 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sick and can't make it.

    June 4, 2013

  • Joni

    Plus 1 guest Robyn kunst

    June 4, 2013

  • Aaron F.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone!

    June 4, 2013

  • Joni

    last name : Zhang

    June 3, 2013

  • Kyle C.

    David, I'm the presenter and you can reach me on Twitter at @kylecrum .

    May 30, 2013

  • David L.

    I sure do wish this meeting was a day earlier, it conflicts with the IRCE conference at McCormick. I was expecting to see the Spree folks at this big eCommerce event and it seems they don't have a booth. The 4th is the Magento Party!
    Anyway we are developing a Spree project and I very much want to attend this if I can break away. If not please contact me with the notes from the discussion and how to reach the presenters!

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
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    Peter Romba

    May 30, 2013

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    My name is Mike, and I work for Samsung Developers.

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    May 29, 2013

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    What would the world be like if there was only PHP and .NET ?

    May 3, 2013

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