Since the snow forced us to cancel last month's meetup, this month we're going to go with last month's plan and hack on the Ruby Koans. This is a great way to learn Ruby in a test-driven way. The Ruby Koans start at the absolute basics of Ruby and work their way to the more advanced features, all by presenting failing tests to the user and having the user make them pass. It's a great way to learn Ruby, and a fun way to backfill some of things you may have forgotten if you already know the language somewhat. This meetup will be great for beginners and advanced users alike.
Please try to bring a laptop with Ruby installed. Jumpstart Lab has a pretty good tutorial on setting up a Ruby development environment on OS X, Linux, and Windows. And if you can't get it up and running before the meetup, you actually have a few options. For one, the Ruby Koans are actually available 100% online, so you don't even really have to have Ruby installed locally. The other option is just to pair with someone who already has it installed; pair programming can be a great way to level up even faster than going alone. And as always, if you have any questions bring them to the meetup and we'll get it worked out.
The Ruby Koans nights area always a lot of fun, so come prepared to learn and have a good time, no matter what level you're currently at.
A huge thanks to Corvisa, who have graciously volunteered to host our Meetup going forward. They will also be sponsoring pizza and beverages, so if anyone has dietary restrictions please let us know so we can make sure everyone is happy. Cheers!