LA Ruby / Ruby on Rails Monthly Meetup

  • July 10, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This month's meetup will be held at YP in Glendale. YP will also be sponsoring food.


7:00 – 7:15 Open
7:15 – 7:30 Introductions
7:30 – 9:00 Presentations
9:00 – 10:00 Open / Networking


Each meetup features 3-4 presentations of 30 minutes each, and should pertain to Ruby / Ruby on Rails, or be of general interest to the Ruby community. Please contact Alf Mikula if you are interested in presenting at a future meetup. Include a title, brief summary of your proposed presentation, and a brief bio about yourself.

Cron Jobs in Rails by Alex Pan

I will discuss creating custom rake tasks, cron expression, and exporting the crontab to your production server. 

Alex Pan is a recent graduate of Dev Bootcamp NYC. He also co-founded with a couple of his fellow students. Shogogo is a service that lets you track artists and it will alert you via text when they are in town along with a link to purchase the tickets at the best available prices. Our mantra is "No show left behind!".

Continuous Deployment using (swappable) Capistrano and (swappable) Jenkins by Ashok Modi

Sometimes, using Heroku is not an option. And we have to work as a team building and maintaining a site together while still remaining sane. In this session,we will talk about Jenkins, a continuous integration tool that is very useful for testing your software and also for deploying it / managing it. I'll talk about using Jenkins with Capistrano to manage continued development of our application.

Ashok is currently a Computer Systems Analyst for the Cherry Hill Company. His primary duties involve around working with clients and their online presence and intimately working with various technologies to bring their goals to fruition. Outside Cherry Hill, he dedicates his time contributing back to various open source communities.

NPM crash course for Ruby developers by Oren Golan

Wait, what? isn't NPM (Node Package Manager) for server side stuff and for Node.js lovers? We are Ruby developers, what do you want from us? The answer is no. NPM started as a server side repository for Node but it evolve into a place to find reusable modules for the server and the client. In this quick session we will look at ways to organize your JavaScript client-side code using NPM. It only requires basic Javascript knowledge.

When not collecting Hello Kitty accessories, Oren likes to create things and break them apart. He hacks on Node.js at and eats Javascript for breakfast.


Park in guest parking for 611 N. Brand Bl. Parking validation will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

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  • Nazir 'Omar' A.

    Awesome location and great hosts! My new fav Ruby meet up and can't wait to be back!!!

    3 · July 11

    • Rico Rodriquez C.

      Thanks Nazir. You guys are the best guests! Hope to see you again soon.

      1 · July 11

  • Dave L.

    In case anyone's interested in helping out with our nascent coding program at Kid City, here's their site:

    I'm happy to field any questions about this.

    1 · July 11

  • Charlie W.

    I'd be interested in hearing about deployment solutions that aren't capistrano.

    2 · July 7

    • Charlie W.

      Not that cap is bad, just curious about other people's experiences with competing tech.

      July 9

    • Ashok M.

      Since my demo-cast is already set up with Capistrano, I can't really change that part of it. However, I'd happy to just talk about other deployment solutions before/after the meetup and during the QA period.

      July 10

  • Oscar T.

    Sorry won't be able to make it

    July 8

  • Alf M.

    Is there a topic you're interested in hearing about? Post it here!

    July 7

  • Jill

    Meeting on 6/12 in building K was great - the presentations are awesome and informative. Thanks to Claudio and his colleagues for sponsoring it.

    June 15

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