SFRails Meetup - Metrics in Rails | Stephen Nguyen | Javascript App Deployment


6:30 Food/Beer/Networking 
7:00 Intros/Sharing of Tips and Tools 

7:15  Talks 
•  Talk 1:  Collecting & Alerting on Business Metrics - Dylan Clendenin
•  Lightning Talk:  Stephen Nguyen
•  Talk 2: Framework agnostic, zero-downtime Javascript app deployment - Fei Wang

8:30 End

Talk 1: Collecting & Alerting on Business Metrics

About the Speaker

Dylan Clendenin is a software engineer focused on helping early-stage technology startups until they either blow up or glow up. He is part of the Teespring gang focused on the vision of creating workflows to transform digital data into physical objects (presently custom apparel).

Lightning Talk: Stephen Nguyen

About the Speaker

Talk 2: Framework agnostic, zero-downtime Javascript app deployment

Deploying your Ember app can be tricky and slow if it is tied into your back end (Rails, etc). Learn how to independently deploy your front end (using tools like Ember-CLI and Grunt) directly into a CDN in seconds without downtime. Fei will talk about how this approach can be used for any back end and front end frameworks.

About the Speaker

Fei works as an engineer at Neo ( He builds both prototype and production applications mostly using Rails and Ember.js.

About the Host 

Teespring, an innovative web-based crowd funding platform and tech start-up, seeking Software Engineers for it’s new San Francisco office. We're an ecommerce platform that's growing like crazy, and just getting started. A graduate of the Winter 2013 class Y-Combinator, Teespring launched in 2011 and in our first 2.5 years, we've shipped millions of products, provided a living for hundreds of amazing users, and have even had the privilege of watching a few of those users become millionaires through our platform.

About the Sponsor

Telmate is one of the fastest growing inmate communications systems providers in the United States. A leader in cutting-edge technologies that include: video visitation, secure messages & photo sharing, facility investigator tools. Our communication systems are deployed in over 250 facilities throughout the US and two Canadian provinces. We create secure technology that leads inmates away from the cycle of recidivism. We also connect loved ones to inmates, protect our community with powerful verification and investigative tools, and serve our community by increasing the physical safety and improving the effectiveness of the correctional facilities. Our systems also provide online academic education, legal & medical as well as social and spiritual resources for inmates. And, we demonstrate financial responsibility by ensuring that no cost is passed on to the general public for our systems and services. 

Other Sponsors is the maker of IronMQ, a scalable cloud-based message queue, and IronWorker, an elastic task queue/worker service.'s services are designed for doing things asynchronously and operating at scale. (@getiron)

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  • Don St. D.

    My thanks go out to the excellent presenters, organizers and sponsors for an excellent Meetup.

    Telmate is looking for Developers, from Junior on, drop me a line if you are looking too.

    September 22

  • Fei W.

    Hi all,

    Thank you guys for coming! My slides are here:


    September 18

  • Luke P.

    Anyone know the identity of the guy who stood up to talk about that part time opportunity with the non-profit? I didn't catch the name of the organization.

    September 18

    • Paul M.

      Hey, that's me. I had to leave early to head to the Nine Fold event. Shoot me an email Paul [at] CleverPoint [dot] co and we'll chat about the paid part-time non-profit opportunity.

      September 18

  • Samer M.

    Dylan brought a necessary topic. While we are all building software we need to keep the end user in mind. We need to be part engineer and part behavioral scientist. User metric tracking is key to this. Companies that scale and maintain have huge data warehouses of information giving them insight customer behaviors and trends. You many not always be able to interact with your customer but you can start to understand their behaviors and habits. AWS Redshift or Vertica are two ways to go about it with visualization tools such as Tableau.

    1 · September 18

  • Anthony S.

    Hello SFRails Community!

    Do you have a feature that you'd like to implement, but don't have the resources? Or maybe there's some code that needs refactoring, but no one on your team wants to do it?

    I'm one of the many recent bootcamp graduates looking for that first job. When applying to employers, I've found that many of them are looking for experience with production code. I'm willing to volunteer my time to get this experience. YES, I will work for FREE! If you're a senior rails developer who can mentor a few hours a week, please feel free to contact me :)

    All the best,
    Anthony Sallows

    3 · August 29

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