What we're about

ChicagoRuby is a group of Ruby on Rails enthusiasts with events in Chicago and in the surrounding suburbs. WindyCityRails (http://windycityrails.com) is Chicago's annual Ruby on Rails conference. Watch the latest WindyCityRails videos (https://www.windycityrails.com/videos/). If you're curious about the Internet of Things in Chicago (http://windycitythings.com), check out WindyCityThings (http://windycitythings.com). ChicagoRuby also collaborates with LinuxBarbados (http://linuxbarbados.org) in the beautiful Caribbean nation of Barbados.

Did you miss a monthly meeting? ChicagoRuby's collection of Ruby on Rails videos (http://chicagoruby.org/videos/) may prove helpful.

The ChicagoRuby (http://chicagoruby.org) motto: When smart people challenge each other to grow, great things happen!

Upcoming events (5+)

ChicagoPolyglot Winter Mingle @ Sully's House

-Sully's House-

The ChicagoPolyglot Mingle is an opportunity to hang out and network with friends and colleagues across Chicago's expansive tech community. It's all going down at Sully's House (near the North and Clyborne red line stop). Food will be provided and each attendee will also receive two drink tickets. This event is free! Several tickets have been set aside for ChicagoRuby members. To reserve your spot, head over to the Eventbrite page and claim your ticket using the "ChicagoRuby Early Bird" ticket category: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-polyglotmingle-2019-hosted-by-cjug-chipy-and-chicagoruby-tickets-49215328372 NOTE: RSVP to this event on meetup.com does not reserve your spot. You must sign up on the Eventbrite page. SECOND NOTE: The date and location is current: Wednesday 1/30 at Sully's House (https://www.sullyshouse.com/). The ChicagoPolyglot Mingle is an joint effort between ChicagoRuby, Chicago Java Users Group (CJUG), and ChiPy (Chicago's Python User Group). We look forward to seeing you there!

ChicagoRuby: North Shore

Northbrook Public Library

This North Shore branch of ChicagoRuby meets on the 1st Saturday of each month. Come on out!

ChicagoRuby: Downtown - Ruby in the Serverless Ecosystem

Welcome to another edition of ChicagoRuby Downtown! This month we invite Jack Thorne back to the ChicagoRuby stage with his colleague, Mike Sandler. They will be talking about Ruby in the serverless ecosystem. SUMMARY: The talk will cover briefly serverless as a concept, Ruby in Lambda, some of the ecosystem and a demo project. AGENDA: 6:00 to 6:15 - Food & Mingling 6:15 to 7:45 - Presentation after - Post meetup mingling @ Elephant & Castle SPEAKERS: Jack Thorne is a programmer in Chicago with a variety of experience in large and small companies and codebases, currently focusing on performance and Ruby's underlying technologies. Mike Sandler is a developer turned CIO who's helped build several Chicago based startups.  Mike is a polyglot but has considered Ruby his favorite language since falling in love with it 14 years ago. --- FOOD AND BEVERAGES will be provided by our host, 8thlight (https://www.8thlight.com/). THIS EVENT WILL BE STREAMED via ZOOM. The presentation will start at 6:15. Join the meeting at https://zoom.us/j/3541015445. A recording will be made available after the event. CODE OF CONDUCT: ChicagoRuby is dedicated to providing a harassment-free space for everyone, regardless, including but not limited to, ancestry, race, age, gender, religion, marital status, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected class. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected class. Harassment becomes unlawful where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or 2) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive. Anyone who is found to be in violation of these terms will be asked to leave the meetup and will be disallowed from participating in future ChicagoRuby activities. Please respect our hosts, speakers, and other members of the group at all times. --- Call Nicole (804)[masked] if you need help finding the space.

ChicagoRuby Hack Night

Avant HQ

**If the reservations are closed, send a message to Nicole to get you on the list. Security requires an attendee list before the event, but we can individually submit names after that time** **When you RSVP, PLEASE USE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME - this helps us get you past building security. Thanks!** --- Come on out and hack! We'll get together to work on a small Ruby project in pairs or small groups. All are welcome, including beginners. Bring your laptop with Ruby installed. --- DISCUSS THE CHALLENGE live with your neighbors in the #cr-hack-night channel of chicago-tech.slack.com Want to know HOW TO GET STARTED WRITING TESTS? Check out this gist (https://gist.github.com/NicoleCarpenter/c360213ddbddf47cc5e8e0c4d38198b9)! --- FOOD AND BEVERAGES will be provided by our host, Avant (https://www.avant.com/) CODE OF CONDUCT: ChicagoRuby is dedicated to providing a harassment-free space for everyone, regardless, including but not limited to, ancestry, race, age, gender, religion, marital status, national origin, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected class. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Harassment is unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected class. Harassment becomes unlawful where 1) enduring the offensive conduct becomes a condition of continued employment, or 2) the conduct is severe or pervasive enough to create an environment that a reasonable person would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive. Anyone who is found to be in violation of these terms will be asked to leave the meetup and will be disallowed from participating in future ChicagoRuby activities. Please respect our hosts, speakers, and other members of the group at all times. --- If you can't get in, call Nicole (804)[masked]

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