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May DCRUG: Metaprogramming Sass + Building Command-Line Tools in Ruby

  • May 8, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Our meetings are open to all experience levels, from total novices to expert Rubyists.

Current agenda:

  • "Metaprogramming Sass" by Ken Collins

    With the release of Sass v3.3, we can now author CSS using new levels of sophisticated programming techniques. Join me in an academic dive into some new ways to meta program using pure Sass script. We will explore how existing frameworks solve hard problems and expose critical next level building blocks for your new projects.

    This talk will start from the ground up, so fear not! Even if you are new to Sass or programming in general, we will make sure to explain it all as we go. Be prepared to walk away with valuable techniques to make your CSS lean, performant and easy to work with.

  • "Building Command-Line Tools in Ruby" by Daniel Marvin

    An overview of using Ruby for OS scripts and basic tools with a focus on building command-line interfaces (CLIs) to engage them. In this talk we will discuss command-line IO including handling user input and flags, and routing all of that input to actions. We will also chat a bit about background processes versus daemons.

We now meet monthly at Logik's new headquaters, now located at 1400 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005. The closest Metro stop is McPherson Square. If you're downstairs and need someone to let you into the building or the elevator, please give me a call at[masked] or tweet me at @naffis.

We always need presenters, so if you have a topic or project on which you'd like to do a 30-minute presentation on anything Ruby-related, Rails-related or possibly of interest to Ruby developers, please contact our organizers [masked] and we'll schedule you to speak. If you have presented before, you are welcome to give a presentation on a new topic. This is a great chance for some of you guys and gals lingering in the back of the room to share some of the cool things you are working on. Don't be shy -- you're among fellow geeks. :)

As always, we'll have an ample supply of free pizza and soda for all attendees, so don't worry about eating dinner beforehand.

And we'll be heading to a nearby bar after the meeting, to unwind and socialize with fellow techies.


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  • Ryan B. H.

    Unfortunately I had to work late and missed it. Are there slides, code files, or video I can look at?

    May 8, 2014

    • David N.

      Both speakers agreed to post the slide decks over the next few days.

      May 8, 2014

    • Ryan B. H.

      Awesomeness. Thanks!

      May 9, 2014

  • Sean M.

    Can someone let us up

    May 8, 2014

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