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October DCRUG: The Art of Refactoring + Ruby Gotchas

  • Oct 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Our meetings are open to all experience levels, from total novices to expert Rubyists.

Current agenda:

• "The Art of Refactoring" by Daniel Marvin


• "Ruby Gotchas" by Dave Aronson

We <3 .rb  # => true
But - still .rb < perfect  # => true

Though Ruby was allegedly "engineered to maximize programmer happiness", in part by adhering to the "principle of least surprise", Ruby still has some surprising and annoying gotchas.  Come see Dave Aronson present an Array, er, a bunch of them, from programming-newbie gotchas to ones that still "get" grizzled veteran Rubyists.  This talk, approximately 45 minutes, may save you many hours of frustrated head-scratching (and bashing against the desk) later!

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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  • Mikhail

    Awesome under-the-hood discussions :)

    October 9, 2014

  • Ryan B. H.

    Still stuck at work, so it looks like I won't make it. Sorry! If there are slides, I'd love to see them afterward.

    October 9, 2014

  • Justin W.

    Could someone let us in? Were in the lobby

    October 9, 2014

  • Brandon R.

    People are downstairs if someone can come let us in!

    October 9, 2014

  • Will S.

    Is there anyone who can come down and help us operate the elevator? Thanks!

    October 9, 2014

  • David N.

    For those who want to get a drink beforehand, a few of us are meeting up at Stan's around 5:30. Feel free to join us.

    October 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where will you be at Stan's? I might come by early.

      October 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait, first time going to the DCRUG :-D

    October 9, 2014

  • Devin

    Hey guys sorry to cancel I am dead broke until the 10th thanks for hosting this.

    October 7, 2014

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