The Atlanta Ruby Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

Atlanta Ruby Meetup Group
Atlanta Ruby Meetup Group
Public group

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

Atlanta Tech Village

3423 Piedmont Rd NE · Atlanta, GA

How to find us

We'll be in the community room right in the front lobby across from the Octane coffee shop. Parking will be validated on exit for up to 2 hours!

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The Atlanta Ruby Meetup is our monthly main event.

NOTE: We have a new venue and food sponsor. We'll be at the Atlanta Tech Village community room courtesy of Atlanta Tech Village. Our food and drinks are now sponsored by Rigor. Additionally, parking will be validated for 2 hours courtesy of Rigor!


6:30pm - 7:00pm: Free Food / Free Beer/ Conversing with Humans
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Announcements / Presentations
8:00pm - 8:30pm: More Conversing with Humans

Title: Rails and Webpacker: A Case Study

Webpacker has been available in new Rails apps for a while now, and any day now with the release of Rails 6 it will be the default compiler for JavaScript. But why do we need another JavaScript compiler? What does Webpacker bring to the table? And what does it look like on a real project?

To explore these questions, I (Josh) would like to share a project we just released built with Rails and Webpacker. It’s a CMS application that uses normal Rails server-rendered pages and jQuery for most pages, but Webpacker and React for a few extra-interactive pages. We’ll talk about how to set up Webpacker, options for JavaScript libraries that work with Webpacker, how Webpacker differs from other frontend JavaScript development, look at the final result in the app, and end with resources you can use to learn more.

Interested in Speaking? Want to show off your Ruby project or Ruby-related technology? Want to suggest a topic? Let us know!