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 Rubygems.org, 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.