Monthly Presentation Night

Boulder Ruby Group
Boulder Ruby Group
Public group

1050 Walnut St

1050 Walnut St · Boulder, Co

How to find us

Suite 115 - Recurly Offices

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Join us at our monthly gathering where we present topics of interest to Rubyists and aspiring programmers.

Doors open at 6:00pm, where you can hangout and socialize with other Boulder Ruby members. We have food and beverages available to add to the enjoyment.

At 7:15, we do announcements before getting to our presentations.

Title: Performance Profiling for Fun and Profit by Josh Thompson

Talk Description: Rails isn't "web scale", they say. They'd be wrong. If your app isn't scaling and seems to be bloated and heavy, don't blame the framework and do a re-write in some other language. First do some performance profiling on your own app, see how it's actually performing, where bottlenecks might be, and then go about fixing those.

Josh Thompson will explain how he's set up performance profiling on his team's application, and lessons learned along the way.

Bio: Josh is a software developer at Proofpoint. He's part of a small team that owns a Rails app that runs simulated phishing attacks against Proofpoint customers.


Title: Set Theory and Cleaner Code by Ricky Ng

Ricky is a developer with horrible attention issues, but luckily he wandered into the land of Ruby once upon a time and considers it his primary language. He currently works for Slalom Consulting where he applies his technical skills to bridge the gap between business idea and delivery.

With the amazing power of arrays and hashes, we are spoiled by all the built-in functionality that they provide. One such functionality that can help us write cleaner code are set-like functions and behaviors. In this talk, we’ll go over the simple concept of set theory and what that can mean for cleaner, more readable code.


If you would like to present at this meeting, or at upcoming events, reach out to the organizers on this meetup or ping us at @boulderruby ( on Twitter.