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Special Event: Ruby on Rails Educational and Networking Meetup

  • Aug 4, 2010 · 6:30 PM
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Hello Seattle Ruby on Rails Meetup Group! I'm excited to announce our 4th Ruby on Rails Educational/Networking Meetup Event! When: Wednesday, August 4th,[masked]:30 PM.

Where: has generously offered us use of their very nice meeting space in their Rainier Tower offices.

Rainier Tower, Floor 12 [masked]th Avenue, Seattle, WA

Building Entrance and Parking:
People should enter on 5th avenue across the street from the 5th avenue theater. It's the entrance by "Rock Bottom." The building will close at 6, so this will be the only entrance into the building.

We'll have signs up with cell phone #'s to call in case we have very late arrivals.

As for parking, there are lots in downtown but they will be pricy. If you *must* park downtown it's usually best to walk 3-5 blocks from either Pacific Place or the Convention Center due to the lower prices and ease of access/safety. It will be after hours so street parking might be available also.

For public transportation, the closest bus tunnel entrance is University Street and most of the major bus routes have stops by our building on 4th and 5th aves respectively.

You may have heard how wonderfully successful our last networking and educational meetup events were—don't miss this one! This event is totally free and is a great way to meet and mingle with the best and brightest Ruby devs, Rails devs, and Ruby centric companies in the northwest—be sure to RSVP and let us know you'll be there!

Our presenter for this event will be:

Wes Maldonado Senior Software Engineer and all around cool guy

He'll be talking on Erector: http://erector.rubyfo...

From Wes:
In this talk I'll cover how and why you should give code in your views
the respect it deserves though inheritance, modular decomposition and
encapsulation using Erector.

Erector is a Builder-like view framework, inspired by Markaby but
overcoming some of its flaws. In Erector all views are objects, not
template files, which allows the full power of object-oriented
programming (inheritance, modular decomposition, encapsulation) in

We're actually down one speaker for this event. If you're interested in presenting to the group this Wednesday, please let me know asap.

If I can't find another presenter, I was thinking we could do a "get to know the group" meet-and-greet where 3-4 members of the group get up and tell us about themselves, what they do, and what they're currently working on.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    First Seattle RoR meeting for me... was good! I enjoyed it, met some interesting people doing cool stuff and learned a few things.

    August 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of people and I had a great time. A little something for everyone in terms of networking, although there's a possibility these events may be overrun by recruiters and/or consultants if the Railers don't do our own recruiting amongst our peers.

    Speaker was admittedly ill-prepared. Good overview, but nothing that wasn't on the Erector website. Would have been great to walk through some code together where he got Erector setup and refactored some Erb with it showing how much the world was a better place.

    August 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wound up being tied up with another business meeting but my guest went. That night when he got home he raved for 30 mins on the phone - SO impressed with the people, the entrepreneurial conversations and LOVED the people! LOL As a startuper of 4 companies myself, I told him, NO CORPORATE STUFFSHIRTS - only real people making business and sharing ideas! Yeah I think he's gonna be hooked and may need to find a role in startup world doing business development for a dev team Nice...:)

    August 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good meeting with plenty of time to talk with other attendees after the presentation.

    August 5, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it, I hope there are more events like this.

    August 5, 2010

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