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Ruby Retrocession (un)Conference - Ruby Friends, As a community we are more than the sum of our parts, and Sean M. Jan 11, 2017 5:21 PM
Meetup Cancelled and Call for Speakers - Hey folks! I'm sorry to say we've had to cancel this Thursday's meetup, we never got our act together to put someone on the calendar. That said, we're looking for speakers! We're wide open on all upcoming months right now. If you're interested Joshua S. Dec 6, 2016 4:50 PM
Habitat Hack Night - Hello! Have you heard about Habitat?  It's a new open source framework for application automation from Chef that allows you to build, deploy, and manage your applications.  We are hosting a Hack Night whe Nathen H. Nov 23, 2016 1:27 PM
Slides from last week's GA presentation - Hi DCRUGers, I got a couple requests for the slides from the presentation and realized I hadn't posted them. I've put a list on the meetup event page here: Geoff H. Nov 13, 2016 10:16 AM
Next Tuesday: Expose UX - Richard B. Nov 4, 2016 9:39 PM
Coffee and Entrepreneurship: RoasterTools seeks their first employee - I met Danielle Davis Ewalt from RoasterTools while attending WDS2016.   It sounds like a really great company focused on production tooling for Coffee Roasters and solving real problems that Roasters have to create from Francis Luong (. Aug 19, 2016 8:37 AM
Developer Position - Hey everyone, My company is looking for a developer to work on an interesting security product. We're a small company that's been around 10 years and currently building a security product to perform network exfilt Michael M. Aug 18, 2016 3:52 PM
Feedback wanted: Docker for Rails Developers book - rob Jul 21, 2016 7:37 AM
[DC Ruby] Ruby Elections Project - Hi All- I hope you are having a nice 4th of July.  My name is Drew Morrison. I run an organization called Elm City Analytics. Back in 2013 we developed an innovative approach to get-out-the-vote Drew M. Jul 4, 2016 12:21 PM
Super Meetup 2016 - Hey folks, just wanted to share with you that there's a big event some folks are planning in August. We're not directly involved but they asked that we share the link and it looks like it might be fun so here you go :) Joshua S. Jun 10, 2016 1:31 PM
RubyNation Schedule is up - Hello Everyone! We've just posted the RubyNation schedule. This year's RubyNation will be awesome! http://www.rubynation.org/prog­ram We have lots o Gray H. May 24, 2016 8:51 AM
Speaking Opportunity Tomorrow Night - Hey folks,  Unfortunately one of our speakers had to cancel (learn Rails in 17 days), so we have an opening if anyone would like to talk. Please let me know and I'll get you on the schedule. Thanks Joshua S. May 11, 2016 8:53 PM
Re: [dcrug] Looking for a replacement talk for April 14th - body{font-family:Helvetica,Arial;­font-size:13px} Geoff H. Apr 6, 2016 2:39 PM
Re: [dcrug] Looking for a replacement talk for April 14th - body{font-family:Helvetica,Arial;­font-size:13px} Nathan H. Apr 6, 2016 2:09 PM
Re: [dcrug] Looking for a replacement talk for April 14th - body{font-family:Helvetica,Arial;­font-size:13px} Nathan H. Apr 6, 2016 1:44 PM
Looking for a replacement talk for April 14th - Hello DCRUG, I have an urgent family issue that's going to prevent me from attending DCRUG on April 14th (next week), and also from delivering my talk about maintaining JavaScript in a Rails app. Does someone have a talk they've been wo Geoff H. Apr 6, 2016 11:02 AM
DCFemTech Female Programmer Awards- Nominate someone today! - Allison Mar 14, 2016 2:55 PM
Retrocession Ruby Conf Reminder - Rubyists, Sean M. Feb 15, 2016 7:24 PM
RE: [dcrug] Call for speakers - My apologies, I'm not familiar with how meetup as a service/site works. I had no intentions of hijacking anyone's thread, I thought this would send out a separate e-mail to the group with my job opportunity. It really is a great opportunity with a giant c David M. Feb 12, 2016 4:03 PM
Re: [dcrug] Call for speakers - On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 3:07 PM, David Mortham wrote: > Immediate Opportunity – Ruby Developer Thank you for letting me know what staffing firm NEVER TO WORK WITH. http://www.urbandictionary.com­/define.php?term=Th Dave A. Feb 12, 2016 3:33 PM
RE: [dcrug] Call for speakers - David M. Feb 12, 2016 3:06 PM
Re: [dcrug] Call for speakers - I might be up for doing one.  Though I'd have to settle on a topic.   I use ruby primarily for infrastructure automation to deploy/provision network devices so it would be a departure from Rails topics.  That might Francis Luong (. Feb 12, 2016 11:11 AM
Re: [dcrug] Call for speakers - I really like the coder night format, but it is a good deal of work from both the organizers and attendees. The upside to that is you get very high quality conversation with a smaller group of people. Arlington Ruby Christopher S. Feb 12, 2016 9:59 AM
Re: [dcrug] Call for speakers - Definitely fun! ARUG has done Coder Night before, that was pretty cool (everyone works on a problem ahead of time and shares their solutions, gets feedback at the meetup). Also the Polyglot Meetup has done a Randori, which is sort of like a Joshua S. Feb 12, 2016 9:12 AM
Re: [dcrug] Call for speakers - Is anyone interested in trying out a different format?  I've been doing a weekly in-house Ruby clinic at my employer's and it's worked well.  We tried it at Arlington Ruby a few weeks ago alson, and I think people liked it (an Keith B. Feb 10, 2016 11:13 PM
Call for speakers - Hey folks! I'm looking forward to our meetup tomorrow , Michael O'Brien's talk looks interesting! I'm writing because we Joshua S. Feb 10, 2016 3:17 PM
Re: [dcrug] Ruby Retrocession Conference - Ah I meant volunteering for the Ruby Unconference !  On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 12:11 AM, Jasdev < jasdevism@gmai Jasdev S. Feb 5, 2016 12:12 AM
Re: [dcrug] Ruby Retrocession Conference - Hi Sean, I am currently unemployed but I'd like to give something back to the community by volunteering.  Jas On Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 1:08 PM, Sean Marc Jasdev S. Feb 5, 2016 12:11 AM
DCRUG Code Of Conduct - Hey all, I hope you're enjoying the great melting now that Snowzilla is over! :) I wanted to write to the list to let you know that after many years of not writing this stuff down, we've decided to make clear what Joshua S. Feb 1, 2016 10:11 AM
Ruby Retrocession Conference - Ruby Friends, Sean M. Jan 4, 2016 1:06 PM
Re: [dcrug] Free auditing to 5-day Ruby on Rails Codecamp next week (Nov. 16,17,18,19,20) - Typo on the registration page. Should be Auditing is free. Not Audiring… > On Nov 13, 2015, at 2:45 PM, Sang Shin wrote: > > > Folks, > > I am conducting 5-day Ruby on Rails online codecamp next week (Nov. 16-20) Scott E. Nov 14, 2015 6:57 AM
Free auditing to 5-day Ruby on Rails Codecamp next week (Nov. 16,17,18,19,20) - Folks, I am conducting 5-day Ruby on Rails online codecamp next week (Nov. 16-20). And auditing is free. Please register via https://attendee.gotowebinar.c­om/register/690063869262237696­1 The topics we will cover are as following: Sang S. Nov 13, 2015 2:42 PM
Rails Tutorial/project in Vienna &/or online on Mon. evenings - I intend to host an online Rails tutorial/project on Monday evenings at 7:00pm. The kickoff event, Nov. 16, is posted here http://www.meetup.com/railsgir­lsdc/events/225927082/ Anyone who is interested may join, although the tutorial assumes some pri LisaSchaefer PhD C. Nov 13, 2015 11:54 AM
Re: [dcrug] Cancelling tonight - Where are you guys? Bar? On Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 7:50 PM Jarett DeAngelis < [address removed] > wrote: Jarett D. Oct 8, 2015 8:34 PM
Re: [dcrug] Cancelling tonight - OTW! On Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 7:43 PM Dave Aronson < [address removed] > wrote: Jarett D. Oct 8, 2015 7:48 PM
Re: [dcrug] Cancelling tonight - We're at Cuba Libre if anyone else wants to join us.... -- Sent from Gmail Mobile; please excuse top posting, typos, etc. :-( Dave A. Oct 8, 2015 7:41 PM
Re: [dcrug] Cancelling tonight - +1. When I heard it was canceled I ended up taking care of some things here at work. I could be somewhere around 8. On Thu, Oct 8, 2015, 7:17 PM JohnL < Jarett D. Oct 8, 2015 7:26 PM
Re: [dcrug] Cancelling tonight - I'm up for dinner, but am running late and won't be there until 7.30. Mind letting me know where you end up? --John On Oct 8, JohnL Oct 8, 2015 7:13 PM
Re: [dcrug] Cancelling tonight - I'm here, sitting on the utility box out front, with Russell.  If nobody else replies or shows up in ten minutes, we're moving on. On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Dave Aronson < meetup.2.trex@cod Dave A. Oct 8, 2015 7:06 PM
Re: [dcrug] Cancelling tonight - Well crap!  I'm almost there.  I'll keep going; anybody up for dinner? On Thursday, October 8, 2015, Joshua Szmajda < [address removed] > wrote: Dave A. Oct 8, 2015 6:56 PM
Informal Hack'n'Beer/Food/Wha­tever tonight? - Since our meetup got canceled, was wondering if anyone wanted to get together for this. I’m camping out somewhere with my Ruby book either way. :) Jarett Jarett D. Oct 8, 2015 6:21 PM
Cancelling tonight - Hey folks, sorry but our speaker cancelled last minute and we don't have a backup plan so we're going to cancel tonight's meetup. Apologies for the late notice! Joshua S. Oct 8, 2015 5:53 PM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - I'm currently getting up to speed on the conceptual structure of IPFS ,  Will H. Oct 8, 2015 7:49 AM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - Anybody working on open source? Sent from my iPhone On Oct 6, 2015, at 8:29 PM, LisaSchaefer PhD CrowdPublish.TV < Benjamin S. Oct 6, 2015 8:56 PM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - These are great suggestions! I've already sent a list of these books to a few people. And now I have enough reading to keep me busy for a year. LisaSchaefer PhD C. Oct 6, 2015 8:29 PM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - It's true xUnit Test Patterns is a thick book that could pull a muscle, but that's why we have tablets now! Besides, we all can stand to work out more. But seriously, I think that book has to be the first place yo Neil C Oct 5, 2015 5:12 PM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - I second the Steven's recommendation of " Camille B. Oct 5, 2015 4:26 PM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - I learned a lot about testing and Rspec from “ Brett Oct 5, 2015 7:57 AM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - Josh Steiner from thoughtbot (maintaineers Geoff H. Oct 5, 2015 6:49 AM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - For something more rails-specific, "Rails 4 Test Prescriptions" is very good:  https://pragprog.com/book/nrte­st2/rails-4-test-prescriptions­ Tim M. Oct 5, 2015 12:10 AM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - Pretty old, but I still feel a valid starting point: The Rspec Book (and the cuke companion).  If anyone has better references I'd love to know about them.  -Steven On Sunday, October 4 Steven H. Oct 4, 2015 11:13 PM
Re: [dcrug] _good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - When I recommend references on testing, my first choice is xUnit Test Patterns , which is language-agnostic but teaches a lot of key lessons on mocks, stu Neil C Oct 4, 2015 8:41 PM
_good_ tutorials, books, other references for minitest &/or Rspec - Whenever anyone asks where they should go to learn Rails, I give rave reviews for the Hartl tutorial. When someone asks about guides for learning testing, I apologetically show them a few sites, a chapter of a book, and wish them luck. What do YOU r LisaSchaefer PhD C. Oct 4, 2015 7:02 PM
RE: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Preview not available Juan Ignacio D. Oct 4, 2015 10:33 AM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Matt, Camille B. Oct 1, 2015 3:31 PM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Like Evan said, I'm sure there are some local companies that'd be glad to put you up. You're certainly welcome to swing by the Iron Yard and hang out if you're around Dupont Circle. Feel free to hop James D. Sep 30, 2015 5:51 PM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Matt, I have a client on K street that had space. Email or call me and I will get you in touch with client. Lauren Burke [masked] On Sep 30,[masked]:29 PM, "Matth Lauren Allison B. Sep 30, 2015 2:58 PM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - UberOffices is good too. On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 1:50 PM, Laura J. White < [address removed] Matthew S. Sep 30, 2015 2:28 PM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Hi Matt, Cove coworking rocks, plus they have 9 locations and really awesome people in them all. My company is hosting a 2 week coding bootcamp in partnership with them and we've been real Laura J. W. Sep 30, 2015 1:50 PM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Here are almost ten locations all walk able from Lafayette Square. On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 1 Danish Sep 30, 2015 12:53 PM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Hi Mathew, I use Regus Worldwide business lounge services 8 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri, Free WiFi and FREE TEA/COFEE for just $29.00 per month. There are around 50 locations most of them close to and accessible to Public tran Danish Sep 30, 2015 12:48 PM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Matt, if you make it up to Boston you can work out of the FirehoseProject offices and maybe we can grab a beer with all the other code mentors in the NorthEast :) Have an epic trip! Marco M. Sep 30, 2015 12:35 PM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Thanks everyone, thats a lot of great suggestions! I’ll check them all out before I get there. Matt Matthew H. Sep 30, 2015 11:36 AM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - hey Mat, Hit me up when u get here, Will be more happy to assist you with any help while you here. You can  call me @[masked], if you need a ride from the airport and after I will show you some col places where you prudence C. Sep 30, 2015 11:29 AM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Hi Matt,  In addition to WeWork, which has at least 3 different co-working spaces in downtown D.C. and Canvas, theres is also Cove ( http://cove.is/ ), which has 6 different locations in D.C.  (2 in Norther Isatu C. Sep 30, 2015 10:55 AM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Hi Matt! I think WeWork Chinatown  has the best food options and is the most convenient - that's the one I chose when I moved here recently :). They might pro- Casey W. Sep 30, 2015 10:52 AM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Matthew, A lot of the local companies are glad to put up visiting developers as well. Optoro, who hosts DCRUG, often does that–though they're awfully tight on office space right now! Welcome Evan L. Sep 30, 2015 10:51 AM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - I've worked out of WeWork Chinatown and UberOffices Dupont. UberOffices is in an excellent lunch location. On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM Geoff Harcourt < Valerie W. Sep 30, 2015 10:45 AM
Re: [dcrug] Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - I'm not sure which places do short-term drop-ins, but these are my favorites in DC: WeWork ( http://wework.com ) - Dupont, Shaw, and Chinatown Canvas ( ht Geoff H. Sep 30, 2015 10:41 AM
Can anyone recommend a good DC co-working space? - Hi all, I'm visiting DC and I thought I'd drop into the Hack Night meet up on the 27th. I'm a long-time Ruby developer, based in the UK (London) and i'll be in Washington for 2 weeks in October (mostly to work remotely). I was going to ask if a Matthew H. Sep 30, 2015 10:32 AM
Tech Talent South's 2-week Code Bootcamp - Hi DC Ruby users, Hope you're having a Laura J. W. Sep 18, 2015 4:45 PM
Two More Days! - Hooray! You have an extra TWO days to buy your Ruby for Good tickets!  Sean M. Jul 15, 2015 1:13 AM
Re: [dcrug] Email format validation gem recommendations - You would think that ISPs would have this problem defined and solved. In 2009 I started getting another individuals mail as t Brian T. Jul 9, 2015 8:52 PM
Re: [dcrug] Email format validation gem recommendations - This a great article for an alternate solution for this problem.  http://davidcel.is/posts/stop-­validating-email-addresses-wit­h-regex/ Sal H. Jul 7, 2015 11:39 PM
Re: [dcrug] Email format validation gem recommendations - Do everything async and this will only be a "problem" if you're already offline. Sent from my iPhone On Jul 7, 2015, at 9:27 P Chris Jul 7, 2015 9:47 PM
Re: [dcrug] Email format validation gem recommendations - To validate the domain name, just do a DNS MX request on the hostname (the part after the @). If you get a valid response, the hostname is valid.  That's going to be much more "future proof" than anything using a fix list of Patrick N. Jul 7, 2015 9:27 PM
Re: [dcrug] Email format validation gem recommendations - Depending on volume of requests, your best bet may be to try to connect to the us Tony P. Jul 7, 2015 6:06 PM
Re: [dcrug] Email format validation gem recommendations - DB Jul 7, 2015 3:54 PM
Re: [dcrug] Email format validation gem recommendations - Camille, I have not had a chance to dive into this suggestion, but is it possible that the html 5 email validation may work for international emails? If so, you would have client sid Vell Jul 7, 2015 3:43 PM
Re: [dcrug] Email format validation gem recommendations - DB Jul 7, 2015 3:42 PM
Email format validation gem recommendations - I'm looking for a email validater needs t Camille B. Jul 7, 2015 3:00 PM
Re: [dcrug] Responsive Web Design Meetup - Correction: The meetup is tomorrow night, not tonight.  On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 10:12 AM, David Naffis < da David N. Jun 23, 2015 10:48 AM
Responsive Web Design Meetup - Thought folks might be interested in a new meetup that's being held tonight:  Responsive Web Design  http://www.meetup.com/DCRespon­siveWeb/ David N. Jun 23, 2015 10:11 AM
Ruby for Good - Sean M. Jun 15, 2015 11:27 PM
dCAST member has an internship open! - Jennifer G. May 19, 2015 10:29 PM
RubyNation is next month! - Hi DC Rubyists, RubyNation is coming up next month, June 12-13th! This year, we will feature lots of great presentations from over 20 expert ruby developers, at the awesome Silver Spring Civic Building, a great venue for the speakers and attendees. Gray H. May 5, 2015 5:32 PM
RailsGirls DC Workshop is coming June 10-11th, 2015!! - Hey Everyone! It's about that time of year again for our June RailsGirls Workshop hosted by RubyNation . Please visit Jam! May 4, 2015 1:34 PM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Can you add: [address removed] ? Alexander Joseph N. Apr 25, 2015 4:51 PM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Can you add? [address removed] [address removed] user 2. Apr 24, 2015 3:01 PM
DC award reception for local devs - hi all, Allison Apr 21, 2015 1:02 PM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Please add [address removed] . Nathan C. Apr 21, 2015 11:09 AM
DCTech ... IRC? - Greetings DCRUGers! If you get tired or slack or they go out of business or you are feeling hipster or something, feel free to join the real IRC, we have a nice #arlingtonruby channel on freenode for regional ruby alwa Brock Wilcox (. Apr 20, 2015 9:07 PM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Can you add my colleague at 18F (in DC),  [address removed] ? On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 12:02 PM, PJ Taei < Alan d. Apr 20, 2015 12:24 PM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Hi Josh,  Thank you for setting this up. Please add [address removed] .  Thanks! Christine Christine M. Apr 20, 2015 12:13 PM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Please add me as well [address removed] PJ T. Apr 20, 2015 11:58 AM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Dang. Sorry for the "reply all." On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Marc A. Garrett < marc.garrett Marc A. G. Apr 20, 2015 11:55 AM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Hi Joshua, Please add me too: [address removed] . Thanks. On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 11:24 AM, Joshua Szmajda Marc A. G. Apr 20, 2015 11:44 AM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - I, too, would love to join: [address removed] . On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 11:24 AM, Joshua Szmajda < Alan d. Apr 20, 2015 11:29 AM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Hey all, please be sure to reply to me directly instead of to the whole list. Thanks! On Mon, Apr 20, 2015 at 8:21 AM, Joshua Szmajda < Joshua S. Apr 20, 2015 11:23 AM
Re: [dcrug] DCTech Slack - Hi Josh - can you add me as well? My email is [address removed] Thanks. Sent from Grant Apr 20, 2015 9:55 AM

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