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January DCRUG: Intro to DevOps + Rack-AMQP

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Our meetings are open to all experience levels, from total novices to expert Rubyists.

Current agenda:

"An Introduction to DevOps" by Sean Marcia

DevOps is the practice of integrating Developers with Operations practices. The movement has produced exciting new technology like Puppet and Chef. Sean will guide us through the wooly world of DevOps and show us some aweseome stuff he's doing in that world right now.

Sean is a Ruby developer at George Mason University and a coorganizer of the Arlington Ruby Meetup (
"Rack-AMQP" by Josh Szmajda

Rack is the protocol Ruby web applications have agreed to standardize on for awhile now. AMQP is an open protocol for message queueing. We've all served web applications over HTTP, but what about over AMQP? Come see how AMQP can lead to extremely high performance infrastructure especially when deployed as part of a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).

Josh is CTO at Optoro (, a coorganizer of DCRUG, and the host of The Ruby Hangout ( We now meet monthly at Logik's new headquaters, now located at 1400 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005. The closest Metro stop is McPherson Square. If you're downstairs and need someone to let you into the building or the elevator, please give me a call at[masked] or tweet me at @naffis.

We always need presenters, so if you have a topic or project on which you'd like to do a 30-minute presentation on anything Ruby-related, Rails-related or possibly of interest to Ruby developers, please contact our organizers [masked] and we'll schedule you to speak. If you have presented before, you are welcome to give a presentation on a new topic. This is a great chance for some of you guys and gals lingering in the back of the room to share some of the cool things you are working on. Don't be shy -- you're among fellow geeks. :)

As always, we'll have an ample supply of free pizza and soda for all attendees, so don't worry about eating dinner beforehand.

And we'll be heading to a nearby bar after the meeting, to unwind and socialize with fellow techies.