LA Ruby / Ruby on Rails August Meetup

  • August 9, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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This month's meetup will be held at Technicolor in Burbank. Technicolor will also be sponsoring food this month.

 

Schedule

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


Presentations

We need presentations for this meetup! 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. Include a title, brief summary of your proposed presentation, and a brief bio about yourself. Please see past meetups for examples.

5 Keys to running a Virtual Business - What Works for us by Gary Benton

After closing their office a year ago, K3 tried working from home and got hooked. Find out what they've learned about running a RoR development firm virtually.

Gary Benton codes well enough to cause major problems. Armed with a laptop and headset, he does project coordination, marketing, and a hundred other tasks so the developers can do what they do best. Gary currently works with K3 Integrations.

How I learned to stop worrying and love the Node by Oren Golan

5 minutes: Ignite style presentation - 20 auto-advance slides of 15 seconds each.
15 minutes: Live code session to show node.js basics.

Topics:
- where does node fit into your existing architecture?
- event loop, callbacks, CommonJS, control flow, streams, pipes, socket.io

Oren is a software engineer for Yellow Pages. When not collecting hello kitty accessories you will find him preaching his node propaganda to his java and ruby friends.

 

Two mini talks: Using jQuery, HAML and Twitter Bootstrap in Rails + Ruby with Hadoop Streaming by Ron Dollette

Twitter Bootstrap is a good way to get an application up and running quickly. Ron will share his experience writing an internal Rails app at Technicolor.

Hadoop Streaming allows you to run map reduce jobs across a Hadoop cluster using the language of your choice. Ron will do a quick demo showing how to use Hadoop Streaming with Ruby.

Ron Dollette works as a Senior Software Engineer for Technicolor.


Parking

If you can't find street parking, the nearest public parking can be found at Angeleno and Third. See this map of downtown Burbank for reference: http://downtown-burbank.org/maps.php

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  • Edwin N.

    Enjoyed the talks. They were short/to the point, interesting and informative

    August 10, 2012

  • Larry D.

    wonderful. very friendly group. extremely knowledgeable. grateful for the experience.

    August 10, 2012

  • David H.

    I'll be at the Dallas meetup on Tuesday, albuquerque on Wednesday, should I rush and be here on Thursday... Unfortunately I think I'm going to enjoy a few national parks. Why don't you delay the meetup for a week.

    1 · July 19, 2012

    • Alf M.

      Let me know if/when you do make it into town. Would love to meet with you for lunch || coffee || drinks!

      August 1, 2012

    • David H.

      I should be in LA early next week. Lets try to meet. I'll give you an email.

      August 7, 2012

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