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Ruby Tuesdays - Engine Yard

This is a study group and you are welcome to work on anything you would like in our friendly and helpful environment. The Organizers and Core team members of the Ruby Study group Will be present to help you with any Ruby related questions. We currently have several levels in the group -Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Rubyists 

 6:30 - 6:45 Arrive

6:45 - 7:00 Introductions

7:00 - 7:03 Company Intro

7:05 - 7:10 lightning talk by Liz

7:15 Code! || week 3/3 of the Unix sprint


Unix Sprint: Georgia will cover a selection of topics from Practical Unix, a student-developed course from Stanford. All levels welcome! (Windows users, you will need access to a unix command line, the easiest way is create a free account.)

• Week 1: Basic everyday commands, aliases, basic vim

Week 2: Piping, grep, and less used commands

Week 3: cURL, customizing your shell, scripting, and other tidbits

Beginner tutorials: ,,


Can work through tutorials like

 Learn to Program,


Let's work on the TicTacToe sprint! You'll be filling in the skeleton version of the app. Working directly with Rspec, Pry, MVC and gaining of deeper understanding of object orientation. Get it here and find the documentation for it here. Try forking before showing up!


For attendees who would like to install Ruby on their machines, there will be a monthly Install Night on the last Tuesday of each month. We recommend that you follow the RailsBridge Installfest guide. During Install Night, the organizers will be available to help if you get stuck in your installation process. 

For those who do not yet have Ruby installed on their machines, but would like to participate in our Tuesday study nights and try Ruby, we recommend

This event is intended to be exclusively open to people who identify as female and is queer and trans friendly. 

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  • Katharine



    I'm looking for programmers to pair program with this weekend. I'm building in some additional functionality into my website and would love the support and camaraderie of coding with others, especially those who are more experienced than I am but all are welcome. Please email me at [masked] if you are interested. I'll be getting food for everyone and it should be fun way to get to know each other. Also I expect this will lead to a hire at some point if that is of interest to you.

    Lastly, even if you can't join this weekend please email me. I'm hoping to do it more that once and possibly weekday evenings too.

    Thanks and hope you can join!

    March 21, 2014

  • Liz

    Hey! Here's my presentation from last night. SlideShare is having some trouble with the images in my PDF though, so stay tuned for those... I tweeted at them, so hopefully they get back.

    If you have any questions, find me on Twitter @lizhubertz!

    March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It would have been nice to have everyone in the room take 10-20 seconds to introduce themselves, their level of Ruby and a very brief summary of what they're working on. I think it was a missed opportunity to have all those awesome women in one room without allowing us the opportunity to hear from others who was attending. Maybe next time.

    March 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Alicia, The beginning 6:30-6:50 session is intended for meet and greet and i did notice most people were already socializing at that point. Yes but in the future I will make sure we have separate rooms when coding sprints are happening so people who want to attend the sprint will go to one room and others can mingle.

      March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Richa. Our meetup doesnot do webinars. It is intended for people who attend the event. Thanks Hope to see you in the future meetups

    March 18, 2014

  • Laura

    The drop pin looks like it is in the wrong location. Can someone please verify?

    March 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      HI Laura, In the past we had issues with maps linking to the address and hence we advise the attendees to use their own google directions to the written address listed above. Thanks, sowju

      March 14, 2014

    • Laura

      Ok great, I wasn't sure if the image, the address or I was mistaken. Thank you for clarifying.

      March 14, 2014

  • Parminder

    I would like to attend this session on Practical Unix but I might not be able to make it on 18th March. Is there any way I could attend this online? Or if a recording of the session could be made available?

    March 10, 2014

    • Georgia A.

      We'll have to look into options for recording/putting this online, but at the very least I'll post my slides. And I write a lot in the notes.

      1 · March 10, 2014

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