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SFRails Meetup next week Thursday (8/1)

From: Ken F.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:00 PM

 

Some great talks coming up next week (Thurs, 8/1).

Agenda
7:00 Food/Beer/Networking  
7:30 Intros/Sharing of Tips and Tools  
7:45 Talk 1: Data Analysis in Rails Apps  
8:10 Tech Talk: Craig Muth, Xiki
8:20 Talk 2: Top 6 Ways Developers Mess Up on User Experience 
9:00 End


Talk 1: Data Analysis in Rails Apps
Serena Wales from Textizen will talk about data analysis in Rails apps. Topics will include:
• Solutions for different data sizes 
• Libraries and strategies you can use 
• How to make the process performant

 

Talk 2: Top 6 Ways Developers Mess Up on User Experience (and how to avoid them.)
Everyone knows that every product needs a great user experience...so how come so many products suck? In this talk, Kate Rutter from Luxr will cover 6 common traps that get in the way of developing a great UX/UI...and how to avoid them.
Along the way, you'll learn:
• What makes for great UX 
• Those 5 most pesky UI questions 
• Maintaining consistent design in a team 
• The One True Design process

 

Tech Talk: Craig Muth on Xiki
Craig Muth from Xiki (and also the person who organizes and runs the protonight/pair programming sessions for the group) will give a short tech talk. 

Note on RSVPs

Also wanted to say one note on RSVP protocol. We use the RSVPs to get a clear idea of the numbers for each meetup. We've been getting lots of RSVPs but unfortunately lots of no-shows. Last meetup (Google Glass) had over 300 RSVPs but <100 in attendance. This puts a burden on our sponsors in preparing for the right number (food, seating, beer, etc). Please be considerate if you've RSVP'd but find yourself unable to attend (by coming back and marking it NO). That's all.

 

Thanks

Ken

 

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