Past Meetup

August DCRUG: ETL All The Things with Ruby and Lightning Talks

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

Current agenda:

• "ETL All The Things with Ruby" by Brandon Rice

ETL (Extract-Transform-Load) is the process of moving data from point A to point B while performing some kind of operation in the middle. This is a technique commonly used in data warehousing. There are several ETL solutions available in the wild, but very few are open source, and even fewer use Ruby. This talk begins with an overview of the ETL process. I then attempt to condense the lessons learned in pursuit of a solution to a particular ETL problem, and explain how I eventually settled on a pure Ruby implementation. Others are invited to learn from my mistakes, and to join me in improving and hacking on the platform upon which I built my own solution.

• Lightning talks, by you!

Lightning talks are short, 5-minute talks about anything you'd like. We'll have a sign-up sheet at the meetup as well as in the comments on this event. Feel free to share anything, we'd love to hear it!

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.