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10 things Every Ruby Newbie Should Know

Brandon Keepers from GitHub will be presenting on some of Ruby's most unique aspects. The talk will highlight assumptions that Ruby makes, drawing comparisons to other languages and highlighting features that may be confusing.

At this meetup, we will also discuss ideas for the future of this group.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, thanks Brandon! And thanks to everyone for coming out. I'll post some suggested meetups based on the list we generated last night.

    January 3, 2012

  • John H.

    Great job on the presentation Brandon! It was a pleasure to meet and catchup with everyone as well.

    January 3, 2012

  • Matt M.

    More important than the topic itself (although I did pick up a couple new ideas) was the networking with other local people with varying levels of ruby experience. I really like the concept of going through this learning journey with other local people.

    January 3, 2012

  • Frederick P.

    The first meet up of the year was very well received and i enjoyed how knowledgeable everyone was. It will take time to build up passion and interest in the group.

    January 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group. Can't wait to go back next month.

    January 3, 2012

  • Brandon K.

    I have updated the title and description for this next meetup. I have a list of 10 things that I think Ruby newbies should know, but I want to hear from you: what aspects of Ruby are confusing for you? Let me know what languages you are familiar with so I can draw comparisons.

    1 · December 29, 2011

  • Coda B.

    I don't know if we need 'experts' just yet. Even just intermediate ruby will have a lot to teach to the new developers to keep them learning for months.

    December 28, 2011

  • Jason S.

    I see a lot of Ruby/Rails noobs here, a category which includes myself. Perhaps a good use of the first meeting would be to make a list of what we're most curious about, then either seek out an expert presenter on each topic or assign some noobs to bone up and report back. I don't know if we're truly deficient on Ruby/Rails experts or not, but if we are, that's my suggestion for plowing ahead.

    December 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a total newb, but I would like to learn.

    December 28, 2011

  • Steve

    I've been hoping this group would get active again. I would love to attend but will only be around from 12/24 thru 1/1 and a TBD date in Feb until I return from the contract job I'm on in CT.

    December 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would consider myself new to Ruby/Rails but have no problem attending meetings on advanced topics. I'm currently using Ruby/Rails for hobby projects but hope to change this in the future. Points of interest for me are performance tuning, TDD/BDD, and Rails deployment techniques.

    December 12, 2011

  • Coda B.

    This seems cool. I work in Ruby and Rails all the time for various startups. I'd love to help, and I'm sure I could learn things as well.

    December 10, 2011

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Monday, January 02, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    December 8, 2011

  • Ross H.

    The main goal of the first meetup should probably be just to meet each other and decide on the basic format of the meetup group. I think a logical presentation to start would be the history of Ruby, Rails and it's basic tenets (everything is an object etc.). We will also discover who is actually going to show up in person.

    December 8, 2011

  • Jason S.

    I've been using Ruby/Rails for about a year. I'm comfortable with the daily ins and outs of Rails but I still have plenty to learn. Presentations topics that would interest me include benchmarking/profiling, unit testing, and how to properly manage database constraints.

    December 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    So it looks like we have enough initial interest to get this thing started! I'm going to move forward with planning an event, to take place in January, likely hosted at the Factory. I guess the next step is determining everyone's familiarity with Ruby/Rails/etc and what they would like to see presented at the meetup. If we're mostly beginners, then we can target the presentations to that audience, if we're a mixture, we can plan presentations of varying complexity.

    December 8, 2011

  • Brandon K.

    I've been thinking about this group lately and hoping it would get going again. I'd be happy to present if you need someone.

    1 · December 7, 2011

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