April's meetup will be held at Jobspring Partners in Westwood.
7:00 – 7:15 Open
7:15 – 7:30 Introductions
7:30 – 9:30 Presentations
9:30 – 10:00 Open
Intro to jQuery Mobile by John Bender
An introduction to the short history, ideas, and implementation behind jQuery Mobile.
John Bender is an oss fan/polyglot, Director of Engineering at Originate Labs, a Vagrant team member, and a jQuery Mobile team member.
Intro to Async with Ruby's Goliath by Andrew Cholakian
Async IO and reactors for high concurrency are all the rage these days for with various reactor implementations such as EventMachine and Node.js gaining in popularity. Goliath is a new EventMachine library, by one of ruby's most prolific authors, Ilya Grigorik. In this talk Andrew will walk you through the pluses and minuses of async programming in ruby, and provide a brief intro to using the Goliath framework.
Andrew Cholakian has been a rubyist for the last 5 years and is the author of two eventmachine gems, em-zeromq, and dripdrop. Andrew is currently the CTO of Vokle.com, a Santa Monica based startup. For more info about Andrew you can read his blog at http://blog.andrewvc.com.
Rapid Prototyping FTW!!!: Serve, Pow, Guard & Heroku by Emmanuel Mwangi
How you can use Serve (https://github.com/jlong/serve) with Pow (http://pow.cx) and Guard (https://github.com/guard/guard) to rapidly sketch layouts, brainstorm ideas and get clickable mockups without writing throwaway code or getting caught up writing models and controllers.
As a bonus, you can use this stack as a secret weapon in collaboration with designers and empower them to give you front-end files for your Rails app without recoding.
Emmanuel Mwangi is a Ruby on Rails developer specializing in Front-End Development and Mobile Design. He has worked with The Hybrid Group, Biola University and others. He is currently a freelance developer and is passionate about teaching others how to code and growing the Ruby and Web Development communities.
Shell-Scripting The Webbernets by Giles Bowkett
Giles Bowkett rides the wild plains a-rustlin his sombrero. He is a loud-voiced ruffian and a hooker with a heart of gold. Programming Ruby since 2005, speaker at many many conferences, you can scope out his nifty projects at http://minimal-github.gilesb.com/gilesbowkett, which was built with Node.js and the GitHub API.