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Eastside/Westside Monthly Bash September

  • Sep 19, 2013 · 6:30 PM

September Monthly Meetup - Ruby Style 

Thursday, September 19th 6:30 - 10pm 

362 East 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Little Tokyo)

Please RSVP 
A flier for you to print and post.

Growing a Programmer from Scratch

The Eastside and Westside Ruby Study Groups meet-up again, this time at OPODZ in Little Tokyo. The fabulous people of OPODZ have benevolently lent us their space and time and will host the event in their coworking location for the evening. 

We generally have a theme for our monthly meetups. This month it is "growing a programmer from scratch." We are so proud to have the talented Giles Bowkett gracing us with a presentation. Giles is a ruby zen master responsible for loads of influential ruby code and he's a good musician to boot.

Intro to Ruby with Giles Bowkett 
How to get started as a programmer. How to get from "I
just started" to "I can get stuff done with this." Giles Bowkett will do a to Ruby presentation which is a must see. Giles is an amazing presenter and sets the bar high. If you feel like you've made it past the beginner stages than this is your lucky day. If you are a beginner you will be inspired and learn the path to success.

Presentations by Machiko Yasuda, Theresa Luu, Emilia Kubo Kirschenbaum & Shana Weitzen from General Assembly - Some members from our group who attended General Assembly this summer are going to present the projects that they have been working on. They will describe their personal growth as programmers and present the projects they have been working on.

Schedule of Events:

6:30 - 7:00     Networking 

6:45 - 7:00     OPODZ Introduction & Announcements

7:00 - 8:00     Presentations by Machiko Yasuda & Theresa Luu

8:00 - 9:00     Growing a Programmer from Scratch by Giles Bowkett

9:00 - 10:00   Hands on Action with Ruby 

10:00             After Party 

We will have food, fun and you will learn something new. 
Bring your computer, business cards and your smile.

All are welcome! Women and beginners are especially encouraged to attend.

Hosted by Anna Mendoza, Jen Diamond, OPODZ

This is a Meetup Group based on the weekly Ruby Study Group that takes place every Thursday on the East & West sides of Los Angeles. Once a month we all meet in one location to learn, catch up with each other and meet new people.

Anna Mendoza: [masked]

Jen Diamond: [masked]

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  • Jacob K.

    September 26, 2013

  • Anna M.

    Thanks everyone for coming! Lookout for the next one coming up in October very shortly here. Meanwhile we meet every Thursday East and West side.

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Raymond D.

    Throughly enjoyed this! Can we have a copy of Giles Bowkett's presentation?

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Jacob K.

    Great Speaker this month!

    2 · September 19, 2013

    • Anastasiya S.

      I think I'll be getting a LISP book!

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Andre K.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to escape the office in time to get there from Santa Monica. Have a good meetup everyone!

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey is anyone heading back after the the meetup to Burbank or even North Hollywood? I would need a ride home since getting their by bus is not a problem getting home would be. I would gladly give you money for gas.

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Jen,
    I might be late for this one on the 19th. Coming from the west side. Have to be at a meeting early next day. Hope I won't be interrupting the talks.

    September 13, 2013

    • jendiamond

      Get here when you get here. Just come. :)

      September 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going to unRSVP since I'm not sure if I'll be able to get down there in time. But I might show up if it all works out w/ traffic. If anyone's planning to record it, that would be awesome.

      September 18, 2013

  • Bruce

    Ah, I won't be able to make this, hopefully you guys are recording this (fingers crossed) ;) This sounds like a great event!

    September 17, 2013

  • Kay L.

    FYI: I am RSVP'd for my friend, and I will be her date. :)

    1 · September 13, 2013

  • Andre K.

    Ruby white belt who's written a few small scraping apps, looking to Rails-ifying my code.

    1 · September 12, 2013

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