May 9, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Our meetings are open to all experience levels, from total novices to expert Rubyists.
- "The State of Security in Ruby and Rails" by Matt Glover
As Ruby and Rails gain more visibility they also bring in more public scrutiny. Increasingly vulnerabilities are discovered in Ruby, major gems like Rails, and the supporting infrastructure. As motivated Rubyists how do we cope with these problems?
This talk will cover recent vulnerabilities publicly disclosed in the Ruby world, tools and processes we can use to mitigate these issues and secure our own applications, and what we can do as a Ruby community to improve the state of security across the board.
- "Introducing the new Spree 2.0" by Sean Schofield
Spree is one of the most popular Ruby based open source projects in the world. It is one of the most forked projects on Github and has over 350 different contributors. While Spree is used for e-commerce its also an excellent example of a large community-driven Ruby project that utilizes a lot of the cutting edge features in Rails. Sean is the creator of Spree and CEO of Spree Commerce Inc. located in Bethesda, MD. Come hear sean talk about the Spree project as he highlights some of the cool new features in the Spree 2.0 release.
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.