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OCRuby hackfest

  • Jan 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Informal get togethers on thursday nights that are not the monthly OCRuby meeting. We may have running themes, but are open to adhoc suggestions

Get together to learn, exchange and code.

Right now we are working w/ SproutCore to develop our new OC Ruby web site to:


  • Learn to build fuller applications in the browser using SproutCore
  • Develop skills in working w/ an open-source program.
  • Learn agility and grace in interacting with an open-source community
  • Develop a kick-ass site.
  • Acquire HTML5 skills as we're going.

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  • Brendon

    Here's some references that came up in the meetup tonight:


    sinatra: http://www.sinatrarb.com/

    peepcode sinatra video: https://peepcode.com/products/sinatra

    sinatra up and running book: http://www.amazon.com/Sinatra-Up-Running-Alan-Harris/dp/1449304230

    almost sinatra, in 6 dense lines: https://github.com/rkh/almost-sinatra

    rack middleware: http://coderack.org/

    warden, notable rack authentication middleware: https://github.com/hassox/warden

    example rack apps: https://github.com/bemurphy/rack-ocrb-examples

    Twilio phone/sms provider: http://www.twilio.com/


    It was good to see you all there!

    January 11, 2013

    • Chan L.

      Hey Brendon, thank you again for taking the time to show us Sinatra, it's definitely something I will check it out and hope that it will help me get a jump start into programming. As the first thing I heard you mentioning was CoffeeScript, I came across this site that helps you convert your JS file to CoffeeScript, I thought I share it incase it could be useful to anyone: http://js2coffee.org/­

      January 11, 2013

  • michael b.

    Hi Guys,

    I know nothing about Ruby or programming. I do, however, have a startup tech company and I am trying to learn more about programming so that I can better speak the language. I also need to hire or partner with a small development team in the next month or so and am trying to network with as many people as possible. Is it okay to just show up to an event or do you have a recommendation for how to get involved with the group? Thanks!
    Michael

    January 6, 2013

    • Scott S.

      Hi Michael, come on down. We've just restarted after the holidays, so there should be developers around. It will be interesting to see what your startup is up to. Hint: pay attention to the meeting details for location as we are playing with some new venues.

      January 6, 2013

  • Chan L.

    Hello, I'm new here and is very interested in learning more Ruby. Does this meeting welcome newcomer like myself or only those who are a little more experience? If I am welcome, is there a charge, and if so how much? Thanks in advance for your time.

    January 4, 2013

    • Brendon

      Hi Pisei, please feel welcome to come on out. I think in the coming weeks, we are going to do some informal group learning on sinatra, cuba, and rack (these are related to ruby web frameworks) and gear the time towards a more intro to mid level. The plan is to individually play with each framework in a group setting, so you can get questions that pop up answered. I hope you can learn some more Ruby! No charge, btw. If you can ensure you have a working ruby installation (1.9.3 preferred, but 1.8.7 would likely be ok) in advance that would help out.

      January 4, 2013

    • Chan L.

      Hi Brendon, I am ecstatic to try this out! Thank you very much for your reply. I look forward to it.

      January 4, 2013

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