March Meeting

Beginner's Track - 6pm - Jeffrey Matthias

The meeting will kick off with the optional Beginner's Track with Github Style guide and Writing methods. For more information check out http://rubynewby.com/

Food and beverages will be on hand by 6:30 where you have a chance to grab something to eat and drink while chatting with your fellow Rubyists.

We get the remainder of the meeting started around 7:15 where we start with announcements.

We will have two presentations:

Raman Sinha will be presenting about extracting gems from your Rails application:

We will discuss how to extract and package reusable units of code from your existing Rails app into a new Ruby gem. Then I will show you how to package, publish, promote, and maintain your gem on sites like RubyToolbox.org, RubyGems.org, and GitHub.

Intended audience is an intermediate Rubyist that has created at least 1 rails app and sees the value of removing well-tested, reusable chunks of business logic from their main Rails/Ruby app. 

John Unruh will be presenting on working with "massive" teams:

Development projects come in many sizes and shapes. As programs grow and age, the work methods, issues, and the "feel" of the development changes. While large teams can be cumbersome, they can also produce a lot of code, and when well managed, they can do it consistently. This talk will share some lessons learned working a massive development project.


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  • Raman S.

    I had a great time giving my talk on Extracting a Ruby Gems to a great audience!

    March 19

  • Anna

    Thanks to our hosts and organizers at Pivotal and to our speakers. A fun evening!

    March 19

  • Stephan H.

    Thanks for another great Ruby group!

    As announced yesterday, we are going to do lightning talks in April. If you have a topic, better start preparing! As talk length, we are going to target 5 minutes.

    March 19

  • Elaine

    I'm sorry I'm going to miss this! I really wanted to announce to the group Go Code Colorado. Definitely check it out -- statewide apps challenge with tons of public data cleaned up and ready to use:

    gocode.co­lorado.gov

    March 18

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