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KC Ruby: the great comet edition


12,000 lines of RubyMotion

A Dark Room, a minimalist web based game went viral and got front page of Hacker News in June of 2013. Amir contacted Michael Townsend (the creator of the game) and asked if he could port the game to iOS. Bad news, Michael said yes. 5 months and 12,000 lines of RubyMotion later, the game was released to the App Store (as of April 10th, it's the #4 app in the App Store). Amir will talk about the pros and cons of building an app in RubyMotion. He’ll dive into the differences in syntax and semantics between Objective C and Ruby, what the testing story looks like, and how deploying to the App Store works (along with trials and tribulations associated with indie game (software) development).

Speaker: Amir Rajan

Amir Rajan is a pretty decent dev and is constantly trying to improve in his craft. He’s a jack of all trades, being comfortable with a number of platforms and languages. He strives to better the community through open source contributions, mentoring, and blogging.



Twitter: @amirrajan

MySQL, Rails, and UTF8 

Speaker: James Prior

Cerner Innovation Campus directions -

Use the West Entrance of Marion Park Drive. Security at gate will direct you to park in the back parking lot. See map.

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  • Kevin S.

    Thanks for everyone coming out last night. I mentioned this at the meetup last night, but I'm organizing, a new developer conference here in KC this summer. Anyone interested can check out the details at

    2 · May 14, 2014

  • Patrick

    Dang, super bummed I'm going to miss this, it looks awesome!

    April 28, 2014

  • Mike H.

    Skype would make it easier for me, too. Ever since I moved south, a couple of years ago, making these meetings, has gotten a lot harder. (Are we meeting in Lenexa again, soon?)

    April 28, 2014

    • Craig S. C.

      @Mike: Contact me via Skype (CraigCottingham), and any time I'm at the meeting and you're not, I'll happily Skype you in.

      May 5, 2014

    • Eric H.

      @Darren, don't be sorry.

      1 · May 5, 2014

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