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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software March Meetup

From: Gary
Sent on: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 10:29 AM
I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:

When: March 19,[masked]:00 PM

Where: East Library Community Room
5550 North Union Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80908

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Maybe" as well as "Yes".)

You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup:

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE I could not get the Community Room for 3/26.

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking
6:30 - 6:40 PM - Announcements
6:40 - 7:10 PM - Basic Concepts
7:10 - 7:20 PM - Break
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings

Intro to Rails

During the previous meetup, we learned about the Ruby language. In this talk, we are going to take Ruby to the next level and learn about the Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails is a web framework built on top of Ruby that focuses on convention over configuration to get things done quickly. It was originally developed by David Heinemeier Hansson at 37signals for the Basecamp application. Eventually, the framework was extracted from Basecamp, open sourced, and is now known as Ruby on Rails.

You will learn how to install Rails; build models, views, and controllers; connect to a local database, and quickly get an app up and running. Code will also be provided so that you can play with Rails on your own.

Brooke Kuhlmann

Brooke Kuhlmann has spent the last decade as a software engineer, originally as a Java developer but recently reborn as a CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, and Ruby on Rails developer. He currently runs his own Ruby on Rails consulting company: Berserk Technologies.. Ever connected, he writes on his Aeonscope site, is active on Twitter, in addition to being a member of the Colorado Springs Open Source and Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs groups and a founding member of the first local Ruby group: Not Just Ruby.

Getting started with Android development

Many of us have small powerful computers, disguised as cell phones, that we carry with us all the time. These devices have been opened up, to a varying degree, to allow us to run our own applications creating whole new opportunities that did not exist previously. In this talk we will examine the similarities and differences of two interesting and important systems: The iPhone and Android. We will also talk about how to get started programming and developing for the Android.

Julio Barros

Julio Barros has been developing iPhone software since the SDK was released in 2008 and has been involved with a variety of projects for the iPhone. Prior to focusing on the iPhone, Julio worked on commercial software projects mainly and Java and C/C++ for almost 20 years in Colorado, New York, and Washington DC. He is a consultant, freelance programmer and trainer.

Website Sponsor:
Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor:
Food provided by TEKSystems
Door Prize Sponsors:
Jetbrains Software license (Several products to choose from)
SourceBeat Publishing PDF technical book
Atlassian Technical books or other Techno Prizes
OReilly Publishing technical book or two
TEKSystems Additional door prizes

Our Sponsors

  • HSC Careers

    HSC Careers pays for our web page on

  • TEKSystems

    TEKSystems is one of our quarterly food sponsors.

  • Apex Systems

    Apex Systems is sponsoring food and drinks once a quarter for the group.

  • Blackstone Technology Group

    Blackstone Technology group is a quarterly food sponsor for the group.

  • OReilly

    OReilly provides discounts and book door prizes for our monthly meetings

  • Atlassian

    Atlassian provides free software licenses for Open Source projects.

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains supplies a free license for a door prize for our group monthly

  • Pearson Education (Books)

    35% off books USERGROUP 40% off 2 Products IUG240 45% off Digital IUGD45

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