Past Meetup

SFRails: Leveling up Rails Developers + X-Messages

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Details

Agenda:

7:00 - Pizza/Beer/Networking
7:30 - Intros/Host/Every Day Carry
7:40 - Talk 1: Creative and Alternative Uses for HTTP Response Headers (X-Messages)
8:15 - Talk 2: A Working Proposal for Rapidly Leveling Up Rails Developers + Strong Discussion
9:00 - End
Talk 1: Creative and Alternative Uses for HTTP Response Headers
Learn how to get creative with your response headers by taking advantage of the flexibility of HTTP. Together we'll create a drop in alternative to those boring flash notices you've been rendering in your views by using JavaScript and our own HTTP response headers.
In our example, X-Messages (http://jpsilvashy.com/posts/x-messages/) will help you clean up both your views and controllers. Lastly, we'll talk about how we can use response headers to aid in communication between any of your applications.
About the Speaker
Joseph Silvashy (https://twitter.com/jpsilvashy) is a software engineer and systems architect with 6+ years of experience building highly-available systems and web apps. Most recently as CTO of Motionloft (http://motionloft.com), he designed and built a distributed network of sensors connected via a cellular grid.
Talk 2: A Working Proposal for Rapidly Leveling Up Rails Developers + Strong Discussion
In this talk, Jeff Dickey will present his framework for getting developers up to speed quickly and having them committing to production from day 1 and proficient by day 5. He'll also open it up to solicit input from others in the audience on approaches for even greater leveling up. We'll have several other top SF Ruby firms on hand to offer their insights and best practices. Bring questions or share strong opinions on how to build a better developer (yourself or someone else).
About the Speaker
Jeff Dickey is an engineer at Tapjoy (http://tapjoy.com), a monetization and distribution platform that may be one of the largest Rails platforms in the world with over 10,000 server requests per second. He's worked on Idle Worship (http://www.idle-games.com/) and http://pokemon.com and is a co-author of the mailboxer (https://www.ruby-toolbox.com/projects/mailboxer) gem. Jeff grew up on a cattle ranch and is very proud of it. Life in the big city is a lot of fun, but sometimes he misses throwing bales around on the farm. You can read more on him at www.dickey.xxx.
Hosts/Sponsors
Launch Code Technologies (http://seedblocks.com/) is a venture studio for consumer web startups. They house, fund and/or build teams that want to launch consumer-facing web ideas on the fastest, most sophisticated traffic analytics platform around. Launch Code is affiliated with RAA Ventures and schedules the launch of a new web property every 4-6 weeks.