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New Meetup: What is jRuby and why would I use it?

Jon S.
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Group Organizer
Oakland, CA
Announcing a new Meetup for The East Bay Ruby Meetup Group!

What: What is jRuby and why would I use it?

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:30 PM

Where: Wozniak Lounge
Soda Hall, UC Berkeley Corner of Hearst & LeRoy
Berkeley, CA 94701

Headliner: Adam Kalsey / Voxeo

6:30 - 7:00: Open mic: get help; strut your stuff

7:00 - 8:15: Featured presentation

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

Presentation Abstract
jRuby allows a developer to run Ruby applications in a Java Virtual Machine. Adam Kalsey from Tropo will explain why you'd want to do that, what jRuby can do for you, and show how Tropo used jRuby in building a real-time communications cloud service. We'll talk about how to deploy apps on jRuby, and some of the pitfalls to watch out for.

Bio:
Adam Kalsey has been an internet entrepreneur since 1995. He's the Product Manager for Voxeo's Tropo and evangelist talking about Voxeo to developers and startups. He was a co-founder of IMified, where he created the leading platform for Instant Messaging applications, and joined Voxeo through the acquisition of IMified in June 2009.
Previously, he was founder and CTO of Pheedo, a pioneer in RSS advertising and had served as VP of Product for cloud computing and advertising companies. Adam's passion for startups led to his co-founding SacStarts, a Sacramento entrepreneur community. Adam blogs about technology, user experience, and baseball at Kalsey.com and can be found on most social services as akalsey.

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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