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Headliner: Karmen Blake
6:30 - 7:00: Open mic
7:00 - 8:15: Featured presentation
8:15 - 8:30: Jobs Offered / wanted / door prizes
Put on your seatbelt and get ready for a ride with Sinatra! Sinatra is a sweet Ruby DSL to create web applications. You will be introduced to Sinatra and what it is capable of. More importantly, you will be enlightened to know that you can a get a web application running quicker than you think. We will look at a Sinatra app and its code to help solidify your understanding.
Karmen Blake is a software developer for Wildfireapp (http://wildfireapp.com), focused on creating apps to better help companies integrate branded interactive campaigns with viral features of the social web. Karmen has almost 10 years of experience in software development and 7 years of teaching web and software development at the college level. Karmen speaks at Ruby user groups and meetups on topics as RVM, Rails 3, BDD, and Erlang. He has contributed courseware to Rails Tutor (http://railstutor.org) and is active as a Rails Mentor (http://www.railsmentors.org).
We usually meet at the Biryani House (Shattuck @ University) around 5:00pm for snacks and tech talk. Either Rich or Jon will be there... or someone else from the group. Join us if you can and enjoy the food and the discussion.