Past Meetup

Learn about Rails 5.2 and meet new MadRailers organizers!

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Vintage Brewery

674 Whitney Way · Madison, WI

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We'll be in the back room; just ask at the host stand when you arrive!

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MadRailers has some new organizers joining the team: Brian Samson and Hilary Stohs-Krause from Ten Forward Consulting! (

To celebrate, we're hosting June's MadRailers event at Vintage Brewing on the west side. Brian will be giving a talk all about Rails 5.2, released in April, and Ten Forward is sponsoring *free drinks and apps*.


We've reserved the back room; just ask at the host stand, and they'll direct you. Vintage has ample parking, and is across the street from the West Transfer Point bus stop.

We'll have socializing and networking from 5:30pm to 6pm, with Brian's talk starting at 6pm. Feel free to stick around after the talk to continue chatting with folks! #RubyFriends


"Rails 5.2 was released in April of 2018, most notably including a new, first-class file upload library called ActiveStorage. It also finally tackled the problem of encrypted secrets, as well as improved caching, better security & performance and of course MOAR JAVASCRIPT.

I'll highlight these features and talk through our migration of a complex Rails app to 5.2, including our experience adopting and running ActiveStorage and Credentials in production for the past 2 months."


Brian Samson is a long-time Rails-er and founder / president of Ten Forward Consulting, a growing Rails and mobile shop here in Madison. He also heads Madworks Coworking over at University Research Park, and is on the organizing committee for Madison Startup Weekend. He tweets kids, tech and entrepreneurship at Ask him about his favorite Star Trek characters.


Hilary Stohs-Krause is a full-stack Rails software developer at Ten Forward. She's a frequent conference and meetup speaker (including RailsConf and SXSW) and helps organize all the things (Madison Women in Tech, Forward Technology Conference, Madison Startup Weekend, and now MadRailers!). She tweets tech, puns and intersectional feminism at Ask her about her favorite fantasy books.