Sinatra. A Whirlwind Tour!

  • February 15, 2011 · 7:00 PM
  • Wozniak Lounge

Headliner: Karmen Blake

6:30 - 7:00: Open mic

7:00 - 8:15: Featured presentation

8:15 - 8:30: Jobs Offered / wanted / door prizes

Presentation Abstract
Put on your seatbelt and get ready for a ride with Sinatra! Sinatra is a sweet Ruby DSL to create web applications. You will be introduced to Sinatra and what it is capable of. More importantly, you will be enlightened to know that you can a get a web application running quicker than you think. We will look at a Sinatra app and its code to help solidify your understanding.

Bio:
Karmen Blake is a software developer for Wildfireapp, focused on creating apps to better help companies integrate branded interactive campaigns with viral features of the social web. Karmen has almost 10 years of experience in software development and 7 years of teaching web and software development at the college level. Karmen speaks at Ruby user groups and meetups on topics as RVM, Rails 3, BDD, and Erlang. He has contributed courseware to Rails Tutor and is active as a Rails Mentor.

Pre-meetup nosh:
We usually meet at the Biryani House (Shattuck @ University) around 5:00pm for snacks and tech talk. Either Rich or Jon will be there... or someone else from the group. Join us if you can and enjoy the food and the discussion.

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  • Steven W.

    It seemed a little vague. I really didn't care about his background. Once he got into the material, the pedagogical style did not work for me. What would have worked for me was a "real live demo" of him creating the "toy" application, explaining the necessary steps as we encountered them.

    Though, may view is colored by the fact that I don't know Rudy at all; which I am not sure is relevant to what he taught or not. (just putting it out there).

    February 17, 2011

  • JohnB

    The presenter talked more about himself than Sinatra, but it was somewhat useful anyways.

    February 16, 2011

  • Gabriel G.

    Great meetup! The level of interesting and helpful participation from the audience was especially good this time.

    February 16, 2011

  • Rene

    February 16, 2011

  • Sascha "Faun" W.

    Awesome talk. A little too self-indulgent in the introduction, but very informative, with live code demos and clear, focused presentation.

    February 16, 2011

  • Jon S.

    And no -- no recording.

    February 15, 2011

  • Jon S.

    Sorry to hear that, Nicholas. Yes, we regularly meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Hopefully, you classes will end soon and you can join us!

    February 15, 2011

  • Nicholas F.

    Is there any chance that this will be recorded and uploaded to the web for those of us who cannot attend? All of these events seem to be held on Tuesdays, which is unfortunately the same day that Ruby class is held at Noisebridge :(

    February 14, 2011

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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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