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GeekFest at Groupon: Extending RubyMotion With Gems and Pods by Ray Hightower

Every Tuesday Groupon hosts a "lunch and learn" event called Geekfest. They've explicitly reached out to CWDevs and invited us to participate, speak, and network with others in the tech space during Geekfest! Even if you aren't into the topic, it's a great down to earth event with a supportive community. Definitely worth checking out.

_________This week's topic_______

RubyMotion enables developers to write native iOS apps using the Ruby language. Developers can amplify the power of RubyMotion by using of some of the available libraries, packaged as Gems and Pods. This talk will demonstrate some of the more popular libraries, while highlighting some of the "gotchas".

The first eight minutes will introduce RubyMotion for those who are unfamiliar with it. The remainder of the talk will feature demos of the libraries in action, live coding, and a generous helping of TDD. To get the most out of the talk, the audience member should have some experience programming iOS, Ruby, or both.

This talk is the sequel to the talk Hightower delivered at AlohaRuby in October 2012. Video:

Bio: Ray Hightower is a software developer, perpetual student, founder of WisdomGroup, and organizer of ChicagoRuby & WindyCityRails. He is currently exploring RubyMotion & iOS.

*Make sure to let us know if you need building access! Answer the "RSVP Question", or email us at [masked].


Geekfest is currently looking for speakers! Email us at [masked], if you would be interested in giving a talk.

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