7:00 Intros/Sharing of Tips and Tools
• Talk 1: Caching and HTTP Acceleration with Varnish (Hotel Tonight)
• Talk 2: Introduction to Docker + Tips on using Docker in Rails Applications
• Tech Talk: GitHub repo discovery via Sourcegraph (Quinn Slack/Yin Wang)
• Raffle: 3 free tickets and 10 discount tickets to Hackfit SF
Talk 1: Caching and HTTP Acceleration with Varnish
(The best traffic is traffic that never hits your servers)
Harlow Ward from Hotel Tonight will be talking about Varnish, an HTTP accelerator, and how to use it effectively within a Rails application. The talk will address how to configure HTTP headers and use cache invalidation as well as touch on writing VCL (Varnish Configuration Language). Harlow will also talk about setting up a free developer account with Fastly (a hosted Varnish service) and provide a look at using Surrogate-Keys for advanced cache invalidation.
About the Speaker
Harlow Ward is a developer at Hotel Tonight. Prior to that, he was at thoughtbot (creators of Paperclip, Factory Girl, Shoulda, Airbrake, and more). He's co-author of "Ruby Science," and enjoys writing technical articles focused on sharing development techniques throughout the community. (@futuresanta)
Talk 2: Introduction to Docker + Tips on using Docker in Rails Applications
Docker is a new open-source tool that makes it easy to use Linux Containers. Brian Morearty will give a basic introduction to Docker and do a whirlwind walk-through of creating a Docker container with a Dockerfile.
He will also provide a number of Ruby- and Rails-specific tips on how to get the most out of Docker when using it to deploy Rails applications.
About the Speaker
Brian Morearty is co-founder of Hands on with Docker, Docker's only official training partner, as well as a software consultant and an entrepreneur. He was a Staff Software Engineer at Intuit for 12 years, was the Tech Lead for the QuickBooks team, and created and taught classes on Ruby on Rails, Flex, and more.
Despite his name, he is not Sherlock Holmes’ evil arch-enemy. He is a frequent contributor to the #docker IRC channel and the docker-user mailing list, helping people with questions on all things Docker.
Quinn Slack and Yin Wang from Sourcegraph will show off a tool for finding Rails (and Ruby) documentation and usage examples, and demonstrate how you can use it to stay on top of new Rails features and best practices
About the Speakers
Quinn Slack is co-founder of Sourcegraph, an open source code search and community site. Prior to Sourcegraph, he worked at Palantir and was first engineer at Bleacher Report. He has contributed to many open source projects including go-github, cURL, tcpcrypt, Avro, and TLS-SRP implementations in Chrome and Firefox.
Hackfit has given us 3 free tickets to give away! We'll be raffling them off but you must be at the meetup to win!
About the Sponsors and Hosts
Blurb is a company and a community that believes passionately in the joy of books – reading them, making them, sharing them, and selling them. (@BlurbBooks)
HotelTonight is the leading last-minute hotel booking app, currently available in over 250 destinations across the globe. For consumers, HotelTonight offers incredible convenience and amazing value at quality hotels. For hotels, HotelTonight is a marketplace to fill last-‐minute rooms that would otherwise remain empty.
Download the app for free for iPhone, iPad, and Android at www.hoteltonight.com/now.