Chicago Ruby Hack Night

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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 (

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

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