IMPORTANT NEW LOCATION
Bring you laptops, and together we’ll finish working through the recent Ruby Source tutorial Just Do It: Learn Sinatra, Part One, Two, Three, and Four. It will provide you with a basic introduction to building web apps with Ruby using the lightweight web framework Sinatra. You’ll also get a taste of the Slim templating language, the DataMapper ORM framework, and maybe even a bit of Sass if we get far enough.
To maximize your time the most, have Ruby setup when you arrive. Mac people, good news a suitable ruby is already installed, but you might consider a more thorough setup with the likes of Homebrew, or install one ginormous stack with Cinderella. Ubuntu people take a look at Peter Coopers Rails 3 on Ubuntu 10.10 guide. Windows people, take a look at Rails Installer. Other Distro or OS people, with a little keyword magic in Google, I am sure you can find a sufficient tutorial.
For the uninitiated, we’ll help you get things setup if you’d just feel better having someone help you through it.
This month pizza is being sponsored by Red Point Technologies.
This month Red Point Technologies is also sponsoring a new meet up location at the Hudson Business Lounge. The Hudson Business Lounge is located in the heart of the Third Ward at 310 N Broadway. If you have any issues finding us, ping @rubymke on twitter.
After the Meeting
Since we will be a little further north we’ll take a pole as to weather to still head down to Transfer Pizza (101 W Mitchell St, or stick around the Third Ward after the meetup for refreshments & conversation. Everyone is welcome, and encouraged, to join us.