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The September Meeting: Changes

From: Miles Z. S.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 9:52 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen -

September's Indy Ruby Brigade meetup is going to be a bit different.
TL;DR version: Fishbowl conversation at The Speak Easy in Broad
Ripple.

If you haven't heard of a Fishbowl conversation, as I hadn't until
Matt Swanson mentioned it, it's this: a four person panel that is
given a topic, and begins discussing it. We're going to use the "open"
format, in which one of those four chairs starts off empty. If an
"audience member" has something they wish to say on the topic, they
grab the chair, and one of the other three vacate theirs
(voluntarily). (So, it's more of a three person panel in this format.)

I would appreciate topic ideas. To kick things off, I'd like to
suggest "Server- & Client-side, Sitting in a Tree: What goes best with
Rails? (Backbone, Knockout, pjax, etc)". David Heinemeier Hansson has
a strong opinion, if you can believe it, that full client-side
frameworks are unnecessary, and one should just use pjax with Rails.
I'm looking forward to hearing discussion on this.

Any other ideas?

Oh, the other change: We will be meeting in the conference room at The
Speak Easy in Broad Ripple! I think this will be a refreshing change
of venue for this month, at least. I am hoping some of you who don't
always want to drive up to the north side for a meeting drop in on
this one. Also, as a bonus, I think I we will have beer on tap for our
meeting. There won't be a need to drive to a bar afterward. That said,
Twenty Tap, Moe & Johnny's, and The Jazz Kitchen are all within a few
blocks, if you feel the urge to pay for your beer.

I welcome any and all feedback on these changes. They are not
permanent, but they're not not permanent, either. ... Right.

MilesZS

PS - The Indy UX Salon is meeting at The Speak Easy at the same time
we are, but in the main room instead of the conference room. You'll
probably be able to tell the difference, but try to remember we're in
the conference room. That said, check out Indy UX Salon if it sounds
like your kinda thing! We might work out a joint meetup night with
them soon.

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