The beginner's track will start at 6:00pm, which is primarily for newer developers but everyone is welcome. Jake Myers will give an intro to Nokogiri and how it can be useful for web scripts.
Food and beverages will be available at 6:30pm. At 7:15, we will start presentations.
We have three presentations for May. Prakash Murthy will kick things off with his 'Hey, I just took ownership of your rails app and wish you had really done this!'. Prakash will cover dos and don'ts for a healthy rails app.
Afterward, Ryan McGeary will present 'Cloud Services You Should Be Using To Build Your Startup'. He'll walk through several online services that not only have excellent Ruby support, but also can help accelerate your MVP and/or product launch.
Finally, Andrew Morton of Recurly will close out the meeting with 'Repainting the Plane at 30,000'. He will share of of his team's recent experiences using a rails-engine to manage a new set of views for a site redesign. He’ll examine the benefits and draw backs of this approach.