- How to work with Kafka in Ruby
Learn You Some Kafka: Interactive tutorials that teach you how to work with Kafka in Ruby Learn You Some Kafka is a FLOSS project within Funding Circle because we have a bunch of Rubyists and we are gradually shifting many of our systems to use Kafka as their primary datastore and/or for data integration. Avi Flax
- learn how machines learn
An introduction to mxnet.rb (https://github.com/mrkn/mxnet.rb), Ruby bindings for MXNet (https://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/), a full-featured framework for machine-learning. The talk will focus on my implementation of the Gluon interface (a high-level library of neural network building blocks) that is being integrated into mxnet.rb, with demonstrations on how it can be used to implement the examples in the excellent MXNet tutorial, The Straight Dope. - Todd Sundsted
- Bcrypt and an Intro to Multithreading
Excited to kick off the new year with two great talks! BCrypt in rails: With the onslaught of security breaches left and right it is very important to keep sensitive user data hashed so that attackers do not have access to everything if they succeed in penetrating the database. This talk is about basic user sign up and login using BCrypt in rails to hash passwords. - Ibteda Sabur How to make your code faster with Multithreading: An introductory talk that covers the basics and fundamentals of threads, multithreading, and concurrency - Sun-Li Beatteay
- GraphQL and Chaos
Please join us for two great talks, as usual pizza and beer will be provided! Ruby and GraphQL - A selection of practical tips for implementing a GraphQL API in ruby, including authentication, authorization, and performance by Brendan Kemp. Chaos Engineering - An overview of chaos engineering and how it could’ve stopped these three big outages by Brian Macdonald.
- Writing a Command Line Utility in Ruby
"Writing a Command Line Utility in Ruby - Automation is Not Just For Your Users" -- Keith Bennett How many times have we dutifully repeated the same mouse and keyboard actions, missing the irony that we spend our lives automating things for others, but so often neglect to do so for ourselves? This talk will walk you through the design and implementation of a wifi command line utility for the Mac – one that you could use as a model for automating your own manual process. Schedule 6-7PM Arrive and mingle 7-7:10PM Job announcements from the audience 7:10-8PM "Writing a Command Line Utility in Ruby - Automation is Not Just For Your Users" -- Keith Bennett
- Hot Swapping Our Rails Front End In Secret - A Rebrand Story
6-6:45 - Arrive, Pizza, Chat and meet people 6:45-7 - Short talk, Job Board 7:00 - "Hot Swapping Our Rails Front End In Secret - A Rebrand Story" by Chris LoPresto “Everything looks like this, but we want it to look like that.” This is the story of how the team at Betterment replaced our front end code base to launch our new brand. Across all our apps. In secret. And make everything responsive. In 8 weeks. Rails conventions come in handy when a wholesale UI transformation is called for. Learn how we launched a design system, dark deployed an all-new view layer, and unveiled our new brand identity right on schedule. We shipped a lot of code extremely quickly yet managed to elevate code quality and capabilities in the process. Constraint breeds creativity.