Ruby Tech Talks (Downtown): HTTP Caching, Clojure, & Objective-Ruby

  • September 10, 2013 · 7:00 PM

Join us for our next Downtown Tech Talks night taking place on September 10th, 2013. The event is being sponsored by our friends at theScore, who will be graciously providing food and their amazing offices as our venue.

Here is the lineup:

How to Unlock the Full Potential of HTTP Caching - Thuva Tharma

HTTP offers a very elegant and powerful mechanism for caching, which is underused or not used at all. Even those who use it don't usually leverage its full potential.

In this talk, Thuva will show you how to take full advantage of HTTP caching to significantly improve the performance of both client and server.

Hallway Track: After the first talk, we will take a 30 minute break to socialize and eat some pizza.

Clojure through Ruby-coloured glasses - Nate Smith

Clojure is odd, but how does it compare to something familiar? We'll look at three features Ruby and Clojure share. Ruby's Enumerables will be contrasted with Clojure's sequences. Monkey-patching will duke it out against Clojure Protocols. We'll also look at how meta-programming is done in both languages. By exploring powerful Clojure features and Ruby's equivalents, this weird programming language can be more approachable.

Objective-Ruby - Nick Quaranto

Nick Quaranto will be visiting us from Buffalo to give a 15 minute talk titled Objective-Ruby. For those of you who don't know him, Nick works for 37signals, maintains, and is a co-organizer of Nickel City Ruby taking place in Buffalo from September 20th to 21st.

Call for Signups - Future Lightening Talks

For our next tech talks event, we are looking to host a night of lightening talks. Lightening talks are short 5 minute talks that can be done with or without slides. They can be anything from coverage of a gem you find really cool, to a story about starting out with Ruby/Rails, or just a rant.

Remember, these talks can be for a variety of skill levels. It doesn't matter if you haven't even written a line of Ruby yet. These talks will also be a great launching point for those wanting to get into giving full talks in the future at our events or even conferences.

We are looking for at least 10 talks for the next event, if you are interested, please contact Kevin at [masked] to signup.

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  • Nate S.

    Hey guys, here's a link to my slides:

    Thanks for coming out!

    2 · September 11, 2013

  • Thuva T.

    Slides for my HTTP Caching talk:

    1 · September 10, 2013

  • Andrew S.

    Excellent speakers

    September 10, 2013

  • Christopher

    Fantastic! Every talk was a blend of funny and informative :)

    September 10, 2013

  • Ronald V.

    How do we get into the building? All the doors to the score are locked.

    September 10, 2013

  • David M.

    I know all of you waiting list people will be upset about this...I have to bail tonight.

    September 10, 2013

  • James H.

    Something came up so I have to miss this meetup.

    September 10, 2013

  • rob

    Venturing into Ruby on Rails from a .Net background, loving what I've seen so far

    September 7, 2013

  • Derek B.

    Wait listed for this event but eager to attend. If I show up and wander the halls will they bounce me to the curb like Jazzy Jeff from Fresh Prince? Look forward to seeing everyone at the next event.

    September 5, 2013

    • Kevin F.

      People usually drop off a couple of days before the event, making room for people in the waiting list. The venue is already at capacity, so we ask people on the waiting list to wait until a spot opens up for them.

      September 5, 2013

    • Derek B.

      Sounds good Kevin, thanks for the update.

      September 5, 2013

  • Benedict

    New to the group. Looking forward to meet new people. Please say hi if you see me on Tuesday ;)

    1 · August 31, 2013

    • Kevin F.

      Welcome to TorontoRB Benedict. See you Tuesday.

      September 3, 2013

    • Benedict

      See you!

      September 3, 2013

  • Marius B.

    If I'm not away for BaRuCO by then, I'm in.

    August 22, 2013

  • erick p

    damn! wish i was in Toronto for this!

    August 20, 2013

    • Kevin F.

      Maybe next time :)

      1 · August 21, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • theScore

    theScore is providing us a venue and food for our Hack nights

  • Lighthouse Labs

    Lighthouse Labs hosts our monthly Tech Talk nights

  • Remarkable Labs

    Remarkable Labs is providing the brigade financial assistance

  • Ryatta Group

    David Andrews is providing the workshop series at our Hack nights

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