DigitalOcean & Nairuby Present: Deploying Ruby on Rails on DigitalOcean

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Nairobi: help kick off your first local DigitalOcean Community Meetup! Come share ideas and set the tone for the most valuable — and the funnest! — meetup you'll want to attend over and over again this year. Big thanks to iHub and Nairuby for partnering with us for our first meetup.

Join fellow developers to share resources, learn, and form discussions around the latest cloud hosting and devops topics. Food and drinks will be served.

New to DigitalOcean? Give it a try for free! Get US$10 credit using the code DOmeetup10NBO.


17:00–17:15: Introductions

17:15–17:35: "Rails Capistrano Deployment" by Eric Caleb

17:35–17:55: A demo by iHub consultant Mboya Berry

17:55–18:15: "Deploying a Go Rest API on DigitalOcean" by David Mwangi

18:15–18:35: "Utilising DigitalOcean for SMEs — What's It Like for Developers" by Felix Ongati

18:35–18:55: Q&A

18:55–19:20: Food, drinks, networking

19:20–19:55: Demos Exhibition

19:55–20:30: Open house discussion + networking

About the speakers:

Eric Caleb (@mboyaberry ( is a full-stack devops engineer, Co-Founder of Verby, and lead consultant for iHub startups including Esvendo and more. Software development is his passion and he believes a lot can accomplished using code, technology, and of course, good scripts! He likes Rails, Python with Django, and Java. For deployment, server configuration, and management of applications, he uses Capistrano and Chef. Eric is an active member of the Nairuby and Atlassian Communities in Kenya.

David Mwangi (@daviddexter ( is the Co-founder and lead developer of BlackSpace Kenya, a vibrant startup focused on building enterprise softwares. He is passionate about the African narrative and building one software at a time is his way of changing the African tech atmosphere. In his spare time (not the often), he deejays at Club 64.

Felix Ongati is an experienced software developer and works at the University of Nairobi as a health informatics consultant. He is the co-founder and immediate former Google Developer Group lead at the University of Nairobi. Felix has more than three years' experience in systems automation and helping SMEs move to the DigitalOcean cloud. He is passionate about technology and teaching, loves skating, swimming, playing chess; and fears UFOs. He doesn’t mind a hot triple cappuccino :)

A special welcome from David Mwangi, your new DigitalOcean Nairobi Meetup Co-Organiser:

We’d love your feedback on how we can make this meetup more valuable! Tell us what talks, demos, foods, drinks, etc. you’d like to see at upcoming meetups — share your ideas in the Suggestion Box ( Anyone interested in giving a talk is welcome to submit a talk proposal ( And if you’d like to help me co-organise/host future meetups, apply here (

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