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SFRails: Leveling up Rails Developers + X-Messages

Agenda:

7:00 - Pizza/Beer/Networking
7:30 - Intros/Host/Every Day Carry
7:40 - Talk 1: Creative and Alternative Uses for HTTP Response Headers (X-Messages)
8:15 - Talk 2: A Working Proposal for Rapidly Leveling Up Rails Developers + Strong Discussion
9:00 - End

Talk 1: Creative and Alternative Uses for HTTP Response Headers

Learn how to get creative with your response headers by taking advantage of the flexibility of HTTP. Together we'll create a drop in alternative to those boring flash notices you've been rendering in your views by using JavaScript and our own HTTP response headers.

In our example, X-Messages will help you clean up both your views and controllers. Lastly, we'll talk about how we can use response headers to aid in communication between any of your applications.

About the Speaker

Joseph Silvashy is a software engineer and systems architect with 6+ years of experience building highly-available systems and web apps. Most recently as CTO of Motionloft, he designed and built a distributed network of sensors connected via a cellular grid.

Talk 2: A Working Proposal for Rapidly Leveling Up Rails Developers + Strong Discussion

In this talk, Jeff Dickey will present his framework for getting developers up to speed quickly and having them committing to production from day 1 and proficient by day 5. He'll also open it up to solicit input from others in the audience on approaches for even greater leveling up. We'll have several other top SF Ruby firms on hand to offer their insights and best practices. Bring questions or share strong opinions on how to build a better developer (yourself or someone else).

About the Speaker

Jeff Dickey is an engineer at Tapjoy, a monetization and distribution platform that may be one of the largest Rails platforms in the world with over 10,000 server requests per second. He's worked on Idle Worship and pokemon.com and is a co-author of the mailboxer gem. Jeff grew up on a cattle ranch and is very proud of it. Life in the big city is a lot of fun, but sometimes he misses throwing bales around on the farm. You can read more on him at www.dickey.xxx.

Hosts/Sponsors

Launch Code Technologies is a venture studio for consumer web startups. They house, fund and/or build teams that want to launch consumer-facing web ideas on the fastest, most sophisticated traffic analytics platform around. Launch Code is affiliated with RAA Ventures and schedules the launch of a new web property every 4-6 weeks.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Are the slides of the talks posted online by any chance? Thank you :)

    January 30, 2013

    • Daniel J.

      The basis of my talk was covered on my blog recently: http://amoe.ba/blog/2...­

      January 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for the write ups!

      January 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What I thought was the best point of my talk: http://dickey.xxx/storytelling

    January 30, 2013

  • David H.

    You just gave me the motivation to buy a Sennheiser Presentation Microphone. It should arrive before the meetup. Cross your fingers and I'll try to get it recorded. Does anyone have a camera stand? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0021F1LDC/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

    1 · January 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I haven't seen any recordings during the meetup. Have you recorded it?

      January 29, 2013

    • David H.

      Sorry Eric. Wasn't able to

      January 29, 2013

  • Matt B.

    As someone who's breaking into Web Development, I thought it was super informative and helpful. It was also my first introduction to the the Ruby Community and they seem like a passionate, respectful, and thoughtful bunch.

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also really enjoyed speaking. Thanks to Launch Code, Chad and Ken for organizing and Daniel for giving the spur of the moment talk. I heard some great discussions later as well. I love talking about this stuff, so find me on twitter @dickeyxxx or use http://letsgrababeer.com/ and we can meet up!

    I'll be writing up a blog article about some of the more direct points of my talk soon.

    January 25, 2013

  • Daniel J.

    Hey everyone. Super fun giving a talk (even on such short notice). If you would like to read more about the topic I spoke on, feel free to check out my last blog post at: http://amoe.ba/blog/2013/01/mentorship-how-to-build-a-learning-culture/ and you can follow me on twitter @bitgangsta . Hope to see you all at a future meetup!

    January 25, 2013

  • Tom T.

    I rated it 5 stars. Good information, thoughtful issues.

    January 24, 2013

  • Marin U.

    Anybody coming from Mountain View?

    January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you are looking for a great book, I really liked Rails 3 in Action. It's a great book that teaches step by step how to use RoR. My favorite part was that it explained testing & TDD up front in chapter 3 and follows the method all along the book allowing new comer to learn good practices from the start.

    http://www.manning.com/katz/

    January 18, 2013

  • Magee M.

    If you are an experienced developer this one is good: http://pragprog.com/book/rails4/agile-web-development-with-rails

    January 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hartl's tutorial comes closest to real-world development, in my opinion. The pramatic book hews closely to the rails company line; Hartll includes commonly included tools like bootstrap, r=spec etc.

      1 · January 17, 2013

  • Greg

    Can anyone recommend any beginner's guide books for Ruby on rails?
    I've found the following three so far:

    1. Ruby on Rails Tutorial: Learn Web Development with Rails (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)
    2. The Ruby Programming Language by David Flanagan and Yukihiro Matsumoto
    3. Beginning Ruby: From Novice to Professional (Expert's Voice in Open Source) by Peter Cooper

    January 17, 2013

  • Sasha O.

    What did I miss?

    January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are the talks being recorded? Thank you!

    January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    man, that is exactly what I was looking for. pretty amazing...

    January 2, 2013

  • Sasha O.

    Nice

    December 9, 2012

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