Come on out and hack!
Let's try HTML 5 Web Sockets using the Pusher service.
All levels of Ruby and web dev experience are welcome. We'll pair beginners with more experienced people. All you need to bring is a laptop with Ruby installed, but it will save time if you also get these steps done in advance:
Pusher is in public beta now. Sign up for a free account at http://pusherapp.com/... (http://pusherapp.com/)
Install the Ruby gem with
gem install pusher
sudo gem install pusher
Make sure you have a browser compatible with HTML 5, either Safari 5 or Chrome 4 or 5.
You'll need a web framework, too, if you don't already have one installed. The simplest one for beginners is Sinatra. install it with
gem install sinatra
sudo gem install sinatra
WindyCityRails: Third Year!
WindyCityRails 2010 will take place Saturday, September 11, 2010 at The Westin Chicago River North. We’re offering a “pre-launch” registration special. Register today and save $130 off the standard ticket price. Our speaker lineup will be announced in mid-July. http://windycityrails... (http://windycityrails.org)