September DCRUG: The Joy of Cooking + Mixing Ruby and Clojure

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

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"The Joy of Cooking: Whip up a Rails Environment with Chef" by Nathen Harvey - You've heard of Chef, Puppet, and other frameworks that can help you build out your infrastructure. You've been meaning to play around with one or more of them for some time now. Now's your chance; Start cooking up on your own servers! In this talk, we'll provide an introduction to Chef with a focus on what you'll need to know to get a Rails application up and running. "Mixing Ruby and Clojure" by Jason Gilman - Clojure is a functional programming language with Lisp syntax. It has functional characteristics that makes it easy to test and easy to write fast thread-safe concurrent code. In this talk Jason will show how you can tightly integrate Ruby and Clojure in the same application using JRuby and the jrclj gem. 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.

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 Dave Naffis and Jim Gay at [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.