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Ruby Lightning Talks & Social drinks

We are excited to announce another Ruby Meetup. This meetup will feature 2-5 minute lightning talks from a number of different speakers. Essentially, this will be an opportunity to plug in your laptop and share something interesting with the community. We will also have some free beer and then after we will head to the Irish Heather for additional drinks, join us there if you can’t make it to the meetup.

If you are interested in talking at the meetup please email the organizers with a subject and we will fit you in.

Current talks so far


Ian MacKinnon - Rails as a backend for an iPhone application

Kalv Sandhu - Quick overview of Postgres HStore / Rails4 serializers

Kirk Chen - Rich Snippets, ways for search engines to pick up "structured data" in your website.

Matt Smith - Backbone.js & Rails

Maybe somebody to give a quick overview on helper gems for Backbone.JS or EmberJS?

- Anyone else can jump up on the evening, it's going to be pretty informal, so join in and share something that you've found fun with Ruby / Rails / Web. Comment on the meetup if you want and we'll amend this list.

Where & When
Launch Academy has very kindly offered up there space to be used for the meetup for March 28th. Launch Academy is collaborative space for startups to get shit done.

We'll get started shortly after 6:30pm. To get in simply buzz 300.

Sponsor

PayrollHero has been very gracious to sponsor the beers and provide some swag to give away at the event. Check them out here: http://www.payrollhero.com/



IRC Channel.
As a reminder, we hang out in #vanruby on freenode, pop in and say 'Hi' - we're nice!"

We look forward to seeing you all.

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  • Michael

    Are the slides for the html data snippets presentation available somewhere?

    March 30, 2013

  • Mitch C.

    Here is the repo with my "slides" from my lightning talk. https://github.com/mcrowe/speedy-specs-talk

    1 · March 29, 2013

    • Ib

      Missed the talk but this is really awesome!

      March 30, 2013

    • Mitch C.

      Glad to hear it!

      March 30, 2013

  • Matthew

    If anyone is interested in the RESS gem I spoke about, here is a link to my blog post: http://matthewrobertson.org/blog/2013/02/15/introducing-ress/

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of great info, and fast! I appreciated meeting the community.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, I’m Adrian and love using Ruby for data analysis.

    March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Dang, missed it, thanks! Been great meeting you today!

      March 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Don't worry I am sure they'll have more!

      March 29, 2013

  • Godfrey C.

    A bit last minute, but I'll be giving a talk on debugging Rails!

    1 · March 28, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Something came up last minute, making room for someone else to attend.

    March 28, 2013

  • Brandon J M.

    It's really hard to get a spot in these things. I can never find out they're happening till they're full.

    March 25, 2013

    • Matt S.

      Hey Brandon, we're working hard to get a bigger space for events. We gonna need some more sponsorship to make that happen though.

      March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sicker than sick

    March 27, 2013

  • Mitch C.

    I'd like to do a lightning talk entitled "Speedy Specs (the pragmatic way)", on how I got Unbounce.com's painfully slow spec suite (17+ minutes) down to something tolerable (1.5 minutes) without changing the code. Maybe I should call the talk "Tolerably Fast Specs (the lazy way)".

    3 · March 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Should I love gold, diamonds, or ruby gems?!

    March 12, 2013

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