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Lean Startups With Ruby and Rails

The Lean Startup was an awesome manifesto, but how does it work in practice? How do you implement cohort analytics and A/B splits? How much testing is "enough"?  How can Metrics Driven Development help you to prioritize features? What about feature toggles, canary testing and and an application immune system? In this session we'll look at practical approaches to implementing lean startups using Ruby and Rails.

Peter Bell is CTO of Skinnio - a lean startup in NYC based out of DogPatch labs. He's been living the lean startup life full time since June and has consulted for hundreds of startups since 2002. He teaches regularly at General Assembly - a startup hub in NYC and is writing a book for Addison Wesley on agile software development. He's been published in IEEE Software, Dr. Dobbs, IBM developerWorks and Information Week and has rebuilt skinnio from the ground up four times in the last seven months.

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  • Laura Yue B.

    Peter Bell was fantastic!

    April 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good. Having just read the book, I found a fair amount of the presentation to simply be a recap, but there was some good discussion about specific methods applicable to Ruby on Rails. Presentation style was excellent. Q & A was the best part.

    April 12, 2012

  • Richard

    Great talk... loved the content, appreciated the follow-up discussion after the presentation... appreciated the valuable insight.

    April 11, 2012

  • Wyatt G.

    Peter gave a great presentation. Corey Haines would be proud!

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    An informative and insightful presentation by Peter to an extremely well attended meetup.

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Peter Bell gave a fantastic presentation. Great speaker in addition to great technologist.

    April 11, 2012

  • David H.

    My only complaint is that my business partners didn't show up

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Peter was a really eloquent and engaging speaker. A sign of a good talk (to me) is when I leave with a notebook full of resources to follow up on, which definitely was the case here.

    April 11, 2012

  • Roman Fichman E.

    Lean+RR = :)

    April 11, 2012

  • Tom H.

    Terrific.

    April 11, 2012

  • Jon B.

    Good informative talk, well presented

    April 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great speaker, great atmosphere

    April 11, 2012

  • Michael H.

    Great talk!

    April 11, 2012

  • Peter B.

    I'd *love* to be at Philly ETE - awesome lineup, but was doing too many conferences already this year (around 20). But yep, I'll upload slides after the presentation. As always, the deck doesn't replace the presentation as it's backdrop - not content, but I'll certainly upload them.

    April 10, 2012

  • Francesco B.

    Agreed! Any slides? I'll be traveling... :(

    April 10, 2012

  • Luke M.

    I'll be at Philly ETE. Sorry to miss it!

    April 4, 2012

  • Bogdan K.

    It would be awesome to take a look at some presentation slides if there will be any. Unfortunately I have no chance to be there at such amazing meet-up :-(

    March 31, 2012

  • romy

    \o\ |o| /o/ yay, Peter!!!!

    March 18, 2012

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