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Ruby on Rails Meetup

  • Aug 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Join us for our Ruby on Rails Meetup on Wednesday, August 21 with George Ogata, Sr. Developer at HowAboutWe.

George is a backend engineer on HowAboutWe's dating platform, and has led several performance optimization efforts over the past year. Previously, he worked at Patch, helping to scale out their local news platform from a handful of towns to a truly national news network. He's been developing Rails apps professionally for over 7 years, and using Ruby for 11.

What will we discuss?

George's talk will cover how Ruby's (specifically MRI's) garbage collector works internally, what the various settings do, and some techniques we used for deducing good settings for our own application. 


7:00 pm - Mingling, food, and drinks 
7:30 pm - Intro from Melanie (GA Alumni Engagement Manager) and Kristin (WDI Producer)
7:35 pm - Lightening Talk - Tim Blonski, WDI Student  
7:45 pm - Lightening Talk - Alice Mottola, WDI Student
7:55 pm - Lightening Talk - David Fisher, WDI Instructor
8:05 pm - Keynote Speaker - George Ogata (Sr. Developer, HowAboutWe) on "Tuning Ruby's GC" 
8:15 pm - Q&A
8:25 pm - Relax + Hangout

Anything you want to learn at next few meetups? Do you want to give a speed talk? Email [masked] if so! 

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  • Ryan L.

    Last minute deadline... Sorry that I won't be able to make it tonight.

    August 21, 2013

  • Melanie

    Hey everyone! Just a reminder, we'll begin our presentations at 7:30 pm. See ya later!

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    App Academy instructor

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Recently moved from SF to NYC, and currently teaching the back-end web development w/ Rails course @ GA.

    August 18, 2013

  • Matt C.

    Rubyist in training. #yolo

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait!

    August 15, 2013

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