Melbourne Ruby

An evening of talks on Ruby and related topics, plus socialising, food and drinks.

Our ever-wonderful speakers and topics are:

• John Barton  - Comparing the Go scene to Ruby

• Jared Shay   - Learning Rails in the deep end

• Daniel Heath - Postgres full text-search

The food is sponsored by EnvatoLookahead Search and Redbubble, and the drinks by Zendesk.

Rock up from 6pm for some early chatter, we'll kick the proceedings off properly around 6:30, hear from our presenters, and then socialise further when dinner arrives.

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  • John B.

    Slides from my talk are at

    Includes links to the Matz, DHH, and Rob Pike pages with the quotes - well worth reading the original source material

    1 · August 28

  • Marky M.

    Great talks. Jared's "zero to hero in 2 years" was very inspiring for R00bs like me. Daniel's had me busy comparing Postgres with Oracle (the de facto in other business areas; heresy!)

    August 28

  • Tomas

    Best talk's I've seen on Ruby nights so far. Especially John's Go vs. Ruby talk

    August 28

  • Pat A.

    Thanks everyone for coming along tonight - it was a great evening :) The notes from the event are here:

    2 · August 27

  • Joseph

    Sorry last minute pullout due to life

    August 27

    • Michael W.

      Oh life oh liiiiiife doo do do do

      1 · August 27

  • Chris A.

    Sadly I think my cold has beaten me this time, and I'll be staying home. Catch y'all at the next one!

    August 27

  • nigel f.

    Looking forward to my first Ruby meet up - look out for the english guy - thats me.

    1 · August 27

    • Nick B.

      Another Englishman here. Nice to meet you all!

      August 27

    • Chris J.

      I say we all drink tea and talk about the weather.

      August 27

  • Dale G.

    Sorry guys, last minute pullout... way too much on for this luxury :(

    August 27

  • Chris

    Flying down from Byron Bay for this one! Dedication! Looking forward to my first Melbourne meetup. I'll be the bearded, lost looking one.

    2 · August 25

    • Pat A.

      Dedication indeed! If you need a place to chill/hack before the meet, feel free to rock up to Inspire9 whenever you like.

      August 25

    • Marky M.

      My first too, so you won't be the only lost-looking one. No beard though :-)

      August 26

  • Nick B.

    Looking forward to this month's meetup. It will be my second. I'd hoped to have a chat with some of those that were hiring last time, but couldn't locate any in the post talk hubbub. Can we devise a system of flags or something?

    August 22

    • Nick B.

      Love it

      August 22

    • Pat A.

      Currently unsure how much we want to formalise this - but certainly, if you're looking for someone on the night and can't spot them, grab me and I'll help (uh, provided you can find me).

      1 · August 23

  • Melissa K.

    Can't make it tonight, see you next month :(

    August 22

  • Ben

    Very grumpy that I can't make it - those look like three interesting talks !

    August 21

  • Dale G.

    New to Ruby and not too sure about the relevancy of Rails to what I do :-|

    August 15

    • Pat A.

      There's certainly more to Ruby than just Rails and web development - hopefully there'll be something in amongst our talks that appeals! (And we'll get the list of speakers and topics up soon).

      2 · August 15

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