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ChicagoRuby: North Shore

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

February's speaker: Noel Rappin
Topic: What We Talk About When We Talk About Testing

Noel is a Senior Developer and Agile Coach at Table XI. Before that, Noel was in charge of internal training at Groupon. Before joining Groupon, Noel was a Senior Consultant at Obtiva, where he led teams on a variety of web development projects for clients.  A seasoned and well-recognized web developer, Noel has authored five technical books including Rails 4 Test Prescriptions and Master Space and Time With JavaScript. Noel is also the author or co-author of Professional Ruby on Rails, wxPython in Action, and Jython Essentials.   Follow Noel on Twitter @noelrap, and online at 

Darren Holland's talk will be postponed till next month due to a conflict about the ChiRB::NS format.

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  • Stu G

    I found a rubyist's blog (actually Tom Stuart (orly auth)) which touches on TDD and star wars. I like the pretty pictures personally (all blogs should look like Jeff altwood's horrific coding). I haven't read it though. I may later and do a tl;dr.

    February 3, 2015

  • Sterling H.

    I'd like to do a short talk on database queries on Feb. 7th.

    January 22, 2015

    • Sterling H.

      Stu, I forgot that Noel was going to speak. Maybe I'll wait for the March Meetup or the Elmhurst Meetup.

      January 22, 2015

    • Stu G

      If (and only if) it's a lightning talk we shouldn't run into time issues. I've enjoyed earlier talks you've done and wouldn't want to delay something you've put together for the group. If you need more time email me stu <lulz> and I'll schedule proper.

      January 22, 2015

  • Tom W.

    Sorry, can't attend (again). Coaching a kids' Science Olympiad event that day. 1-timer.

    January 9, 2015

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