ChicagoRuby: Downtown - Marshalling Transit Data to/from Ruby

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About the Presentation
transit ( is a data format and a set of libraries for conveying values between applications written in different languages. transit-ruby ( provides support for reading and writing transit data from Ruby. David will review the rationale, trade-offs, basic use and customization.

About the Presenter
David Chelimsky ( writes Clojure and Ruby at Cognitect.

Joshua Davey ( is a software consultant at Hashrocket in Chicago.

After most downtown meetings we head over to Elephant & Castle (185 N. Wabash) for refreshments & fellowship. Join us for a few minutes if you have time.

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