ATTENTION: PLEASE NOTE LAST-MINUTE VENUE AND TIME CHANGE!
This will be the first meeting of the group "7 Languages in 7 Months NYC." We'll discuss chapter 2 of the book "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks." This chapter is about Ruby, and particularly about metaprogramming. After this first one, the languages quickly take a turn for the more esoteric: Io, Prolog, etc.
(By the way, if you don't know how to program in at least one language already, you're totally welcome and encouraged to come, but please read the comment below that starts "A NOTE FOR BEGINNERS.")
OK, now that that's out of the way -- this meetup will be more on the informal, hands-on, discussion-y side than the lengthy lecture side, but to provide some structure, we will have someone give a brief talk and guide the discussion. His name is Aidan Feldman; he's a full-stack developer at Jux.com, an instructor at NYU, a modern dancer, and the organizer of the Meetup group Hacker Hours; and we have it on good authority that he knows a thing or two about Ruby.
Bring a laptop if you want to -- you may very well get an opportunity to use it.
Hope to see you there.
And oh yes, there will be free beer and pizza courtesy of Meetup.com, bless their souls.