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ChicagoRuby: Downtown - Rails vs. Java in the Fortune 500

  • Jul 2, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Ruby and Rails are home to a lot of very smart people who create wonderful things. Some of us work in a different world.

Our presenter, Dean Pannell, has spent most of the last few years working on applications written by somebody else for Fortune 500 companies that don't do Rails. The first hint of how different that world is this: He can't tell you who they are. He can, however, tell you a few of his experiences, and tell you of some things he has learned along the way.

Projects to be discussed:
a. Website for a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 corporation selling assorted food products. Situation: keep it up and going while it was being killed off.
b. Backend service for a Fortune 500 manufacturer selling products known all of the world. Originally slated for Java, the developers proposed Rails when it became clear that a Java solution could not be delivered in time.

WindyCityRails happens September 12-13, 2013. Check out the amazing presenters, and register before August 7th to save $100.

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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  • Eric T.

    Speaker did not not speak on topic.

    July 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Could not agree more..frustrating.

      July 3, 2013

  • Yannick D.

    Interesting presentation, will definitely attend more!

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Came off the waiting list too late to make it tonight... Enjoy!

    July 2, 2013

  • Sumi

    Sumi Thaiveettil

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
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    Cameron Garrett

    June 22, 2013

  • E

    1st meet up here.

    June 13, 2013

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