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ChicagoRuby: Elmhurst - How Do I Build...?

  • Nov 17, 2012 · 10:30 AM
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The "How Do I Build...?" format is somewhere between a hack night and a presentation.

The key question: "How do I build [X] in Ruby or Rails?"We might talk about the best shopping cart or calendar or whatever for Rails.We might talk about the best way to do database maintenance with Ruby, or the best tools for organizing Ruby or Rails development.

Every ChicagoRuby member is invited to drive! Let the group know what you want to do, what you've tried, and what would be interesting to you.

Let's put our heads together and create!

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  • Steve R.

    Apologies, will not make it... Next time!

    November 17, 2012

  • Mike R.

    Last minute but my starter league group decided to meet today so I won't be able to make it. I'll definitely come to these when demo day is over in a month

    November 17, 2012

  • Stu G

    I have been toying with ruby 2.0 a bit. I could give a quick 2 minute demo on one of the newer features.

    November 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    November 17, 2012

  • Sterling H.

    I thought this was posted earlier, but let me try again... A really early version of the "Requested Topics" app is hosted at http://shanktest.herokuapp.com/

    November 3, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Was a github repo made yet for this?

      November 11, 2012

    • Sterling H.

      Jesse, The "Requested Topics" app is not in the ChicagoRuby repository yet, but I'll post it to my repo by Friday Nov. 16th. Sterling

      November 13, 2012

  • Charles B.

    He's got a repo on GH already so we can just fork it and contrib. just need a medium to facilitate what to do. I suggest google groups or basecamp. Alternately the owner of the Chicago ruby github could create a new repo for us under that account and we do it there

    November 4, 2012

    • Ray H.

      Here's an excellent video overview of Git: http://vimeo.com/4601...­. I've watched this multiple times, and each time I learn something new about Git's inner workings.

      If you run into any obstacles while working with the ChicagoRuby Git repos, please let me know. Let us destroy all obstacles! Thx, Ray

      November 5, 2012

    • Darren

      Awesome. I sent a pull request to the sandbox. We can talk about it -> https://github.com/chi...­

      November 6, 2012

  • Stu G

    From: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/elmhurst-ruby/X9AO2B9laBg -- Grouper... like the fish. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grouper

    Grouper is a project aimed at helping newbies get up to speed on developing and understanding
    Ruby, web applications and the tools used to create them.

    If you're a person just starting out learning web-design and web-development it can be a daunting task to
    decide what to learn first... should you start with ruby, rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, VIM, CoffeeScript,
    Git, Backbone, PostgreSQL, Sinatra, Rake, Cucumber, jQuery, ActiveRecord, HAML, ..... OK... you get the
    point right?

    Grouper is intended to group experienced users and newbies together for a more pleasing learning experience.

    Small groups will work together to create useful apps.

    Now you may ask yourself, "Am I an expert or a newbie?"... well you could be BOTH! You could be a VIM Virtuoso,

    November 5, 2012

    • Stu G

      but a Node.js novice... an SQL Super-star, but an RSpec...( OK, no witty phrase here! )

      So join one project as a mentor, and another as a novice!

      The pilot app, which is simply called "voter", is a really simple web-app that allows members of
      the Elmhurst Ruby Meetup Group to vote on upcoming meeting topics.

      Is it complete? NO! Is it flashy? NO! Is it something that a beginner can wrap her head around and suggest
      improvements and tackle making those improvements with a bit of hand holding? YES!

      Take a look at "voter" located at http://shanktest.hero...­ If you're amazed at how it works and would
      like some explanations let's talk about it! If you think it crappy because it needs ( fill-in-the-blanks ),
      let's talk about that too!


      Again... a big thanks to C. Bedrosian for creating this group, and Darren, Ray, Stu and others for their help and input.

      November 5, 2012

  • Sterling H.

    Hello All,

    Charles has created a Google Group that we can use to trade ideas about what I've decided to call "Grouper"... like the fish. The group is located at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/elmhurst-ruby

    November 5, 2012

    • Stu G

      Awesome!

      November 5, 2012

    • Dean P.

      Hard to argue with Stu on that!

      November 5, 2012

  • Dean P.

    A shout-out to S.G -- Do you do python? I've heard from an ISP in western burbs looking for somebody to write reports for their network monitoring tool (I thought it was nagios, but not so sure now).

    November 4, 2012

    • Dean P.

      Stu -- I don't think so. These guys need some reports written.

      November 4, 2012

    • Stu G

      When you find out the specifics feel free to contact me.

      November 4, 2012

  • Sterling H.

    Calling all newbies! I'd like to invite Ruby newbies to help contribute to a project I'm working on. It is an application where Ruby Elmhurst members can make suggestions about topics they'd like to learn about. Then the more experienced members can choose which of the topics they'd like to give presentations on!

    November 3, 2012

    • Darren

      November 3, 2012

    • Darren

      Then you will want to go to github.com and create an account.

      November 3, 2012

  • Mike R.

    I'm pretty new to rails, currently learning at the starter league, ok if I come by?

    October 31, 2012

    • Tracie P.

      Of Course, we would love to meet you! Dean and I won't be there this month due to the Holiday, but Ray Hightower will be there to greet you.

      October 31, 2012

    • Al

      I was at 1871 last night...awesome place!

      November 3, 2012

  • Al

    Me too

    November 3, 2012

  • Charles B.

    Sterling, add me to the list pls

    November 3, 2012

  • Darren

    A tell all about SL sounds interesting.

    November 1, 2012

  • Mike R.

    Al I'd be glad to tell you all about SL

    October 31, 2012

  • Al

    I'm also a newbie to rails, heard about starter league and would like to meet and talk to you about it if possible

    October 31, 2012

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