Ruby Tuesday - Monthly Meetup

  • July 23, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Mario Visic (twitter | blog) and Keith Pitt (twitter | blog) from will be giving us a talk titled "Keith and Mario's Guide to Fast Websites".

Also, David Underwood (twitter | blog) of Shopify will be giving us a talk on Rails 4 Streaming.

Xander Miller (twitter) has a community Ruby/Javascript project idea that he'd pitch to the group.

It'll be fun! :)


Time and Place

  • Date: July 23rd, 2013
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Place: Shopify Annex. See this map link for door location.
  • Bring: Yourselves


1. Talk by Mario and Keith

Mario Visic and Keith Pitt will be giving us a talk titled "Keith and Mario's Guide To Fast Websites."

Here's the abstract:

---- Snip ----

When you talk to most people about Rails performance the conversation usually turns to concurrency. How can my Rails app handle 60 simultaneous requests per second? How do I webscale?
Although the topic of concurrency is important, we won't be focusing on that during this talk. We want to focus on end user speed.

For every extra second your application takes to load your conversion rates will drop by an average of 7%. While most people start tweaking their backends to squeeze every extra ms in response time, more often than not (80-90%) of the actual time spent loading your application is on the front end and the network stack. This is where you should start.

We will cover a range of techniques and provide benchmarks along the way to show how much performance you can expect from each step along the way. We'll also cover some backend performance tuning as well.

---- End Snip ----


Sounds like a great talk! Be sure not to miss it!

2. Food and Mingling

We'll take a quick break to get some food in our bellies.


3. David Underwood on Rails 4 Streaming

David Underwood will be giving us a talk on Rails 4 Streaming.

So, if you want to learn how to update data/content in your user's browser in real-time, be sure to come out.


While you're waiting for Ruby Tuesday, here are some Resources


We hope to see you there!

The Ottawa Ruby Team


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  • Anton S.

    Xander, thanks for proposing the project! I hope to contribute and learn something from it. Can I find a description somewhere? I tried to watch the video, but couldn't get the idea.

    July 27, 2013

  • Greg W.

    The presentations were interesting despite initial tech probe. A live around-the-world demo of a fast web would have been really cool :-)

    July 25, 2013

  • Xander M.

    All the presentations were good. I even think mine wasn't #Horribad.

    July 24, 2013

  • Dave I.

    There were entertaining, fascinating, and very useful presentations, which were all well thought out and planned by the speakers. Encore encore!

    July 24, 2013

  • Alexis

    I can't find the place

    July 23, 2013

    • Xander M.

      It can be hard to find. To get to the lounge you have too go through the parking lot enterane away from the street. Go into the parking lot and look up for a big Shopify sign.

      July 23, 2013

  • Xander M.

    Join the Basecamp for Project Night: Meta

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Alexis

    I'm in the building at 126 York street

    July 23, 2013

  • Yves do R.

    First Time here!!!

    2 · July 22, 2013

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