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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software March Meetup

From: Gary
Sent on: Thursday, March 11, 2010 1:28 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group!

What: The Colorado Springs Open Source Software March Meetup

When: Thursday, March 25,[masked]:00 PM

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

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

Dynamic Programming with Grails Plugins

Grails is a very dynamic framework in itself and is steeped in great supporting frameworks such as Hibernate and Spring. Combine that with the dynamic and high performance nature of Groovy it makes a for a very flexible development environment. The plugin framework lets you extend the base framework and thus your application with ease and in a non-obstrusive way. We will explore the value the plugin architecture brings a development team. We will also look at a real life application of the multi-tenant plugin to build a SAAS production application.


  • Quick Grails Overview
  • Grails Plugin Architecture
  • Plugin Types
  • Developing a plugin
  • Applying the Multi-tenant Plugin
  • Questions

Scott Ryan

Scott Ryan is an open source developer who specializes in assisting organizations build development capability as well as assisting development teams adopt new technologies. He is an active participant in many Open Source projects and has been deploying production Grails applications around the world for 3 years. Scott is based in Denver and is the CTO of Soaring Eagle LLC and in his free time enjoys skiing , riding his Harley and flying.

Building Static Web Sites with Webgen, Haml and SASS

The Ruby language community has been active in creating methods for the rapid deployment of static web sites. We'll look at Webgen, and Ruby-based Domain Specific Languages to create clean looking HTML tags using Haml and style sheets using SASS.

Chris Lehman

Chris Lehman has been a semiconductor industry IT Manager and Software Developer for over twenty years at companies such as IBM, Cypress Semiconductor and Ford Microelectronics. He has watched the industry grow from DEC mainframes to Sun SPARC platforms to Open Source Linux on desktops, with a lot of Microsoft products in between. His current professional interests include Agile and Scrum project management, LAN/WAN infrastructure security, virtualization technologies, cloud computing and creating web sites with Ruby on Rails.

Chris holds a Doctor of Computer Science degree from Colorado Technical University (Colorado Springs,
Colorado) and a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts)

Website Sponsor:
Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor:
Door Prize Sponsors:
Jetbrains Software license (Several products to choose from)
JavaRebel Software license
Atlassian Technical books or Food
OReilly Publishing Technical books
Sun Microsystems Additional door prizes

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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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