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6:30pm Gather, meet, chat, and eat food provided by Obtiva
Learning Ruby for the Web
presented by Ryan Briones Building web applications has become the status quo when learning to program, and Ruby is evermore prevalent due to the popularity of Rails. Even though Rails transformed the way we build web applications, I'm here to tell you: If you're trying to learn Ruby by learning Rails, you're doing it all wrong. In this talk I'll show you how to take simple Ruby objects and turn them into working Ruby web applications. Then we'll build on our app by tapping into the thriving ecosystem of Ruby tools which allow us to take our ideas to the next level and simplify our process. In the end, we'll have a suite of applications that truly embody modular design.
Monthly Site Critique
led by Steven Walker As usual, we plan to wrap up the event with a site critique. This is a highly interactive, rapid-fire segment led by different web professional each month. The leader will choose the site in question and prepare a few notes ahead of time in order to guide the group. This month's leader, Steven Walker, is the lead UI designer at Groupon. It should be a great analytical segue to more conversation and drinks after the meetup, so stick around!
8:30pm Head over to Dylan's for continued conversation and drinks