The Atlanta Ruby Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • May 9, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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The Atlanta Ruby Meetup is our monthly main event.


6:30-7:00 Food / Networking
7:15 til ~9:00: Presentations

We are meeting at the Centergy Building (Hodges Room, 3rd floor) in Tech Square, next to GA Tech (map).

This month Frank Rietta will present on git_time_extractor, James Logsdon will present on acts_as_approvable, and then we'll do some lightning talks! On top of that, after this month's meeting, we'll be able to walk down to Publik for the GitHub Drinkup.

Interested in Speaking? Want to show off your Ruby project or Ruby-related technology? Want to suggest a topic? Let us know!

Parking on the street is limited. If you are willing to walk a few blocks you can likely find a spot.
There is $1.5/hour parking in a surface lot across the street near Barnes and Noble. Credit cards accepted. The once collapsed parking deck connected to the building is back in service! Cheapest parking is the surface lot across from The Cheetah, I believe they are $4/day cash only.

The Midtown Marta station is a few blocks away, the Tech Trolley (free) runs from it to the door of the Centergy Building.

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  • Frank R.

    It was a blast. Thanks for having me give a talk this week.

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent meeting. Great speakers
    Mike did a great job.

    May 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member


    May 10, 2012

  • Loren N.

    Excellent talks and the return of lightning talks was a huge hit! Excited to see where the group goes under new leadership.

    May 10, 2012

  • Mike B.

    Hey Unfortunately it's not looking likely that i will be able to make tonight's meetup. Have a very bad tooth ache, even had to leave from work early. Hope you all have fun, see you on Saturday.

    May 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member


    You can sit with me and we can be lost together :)
    Actually this is a great group of guys and I learn a lot every time I go and I am less than an newbie.

    May 8, 2012

  • Mike B.

    Thanks for the quick response. Really appreciate you guys. Brandon a special thanks for the sub-group link you provided, that was helpful and I signed up for Saturdays event as well. Looking forward to meeting you all on tomorrow and hearing Franks short talk.

    Thanks Again,

    1 · May 8, 2012

  • Frank R.

    Mike! No, please come. Beginners are welcome. The ATLRug group is incredibly social bunch. Good place to meet some other developers and have a good time. I am going to give a short talk about the new RubyGem I published open source recently. If you know what GIT is and can copy and paste then you are good to go ;-)

    I look forward to meeting you tomorrow!


    May 8, 2012

  • Brandon B.

    Definitely come out tomorrow if you can - and - check out the sub-group which is specific to newcomers as well:

    May 8, 2012

  • Andy L.

    The talks vary widely in assumptions about experience level, but all in all, the group is very friendly to newcomers.

    May 8, 2012

  • Mike B.

    What if I'm a beginner in Ruby? Am I to far behind in this group for it to be helpful or for me to understand what's going on?

    May 8, 2012

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