Past Meetup

Tech Talks: ES6 and Ruby Version Management!

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Join us for our monthly gathering, hosted by Braintree (! We are doing a slightly different schedule this time and will feature one lightning talk and one longer-than-usual long talk (about JavaScript but shhh!) Bike parking is available at the venue—please bring your bikes with you in the elevator.

We are dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone. All attendees are expected to abide by the Fog City Ruby Code of Conduct (

We'll ask you to write your pronoun on your name tag. Want to learn more about why we do this? Read this guide from Bryn Mawr (

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Speakers of all programming and speaking experience levels are welcome to submit talks, and we're especially excited to host speakers who come from populations that are underrepresented in tech.


6:30pm — Doors open, food, networking

7:00pm — Kamille Delgardo: Ruby Version Management Tools

Do you want to try out the features of newer versions of Ruby without fear of losing your current development environment? In this talk I’ll be covering the features, pitfalls, and inner workings of three of the most popular Ruby version management tools and how they can make it easy to use different Rubies on the same machine.

7:15pm — Ben Ilegbodu: Sweet ES6

ECMAScript 6 is the new version of JavaScript and is already available in the engines of our modern browsers and servers. Many of its features are just a little syntactic sugar to help make our JavaScript code clearer and more concise. Experience with JavaScript will help you get the most out of this session, but you don’t have to have a JavaScript black belt to leave feeling confident in ES6.

Learn how to write cleaner code using arrow functions, destructuring, rest parameters, and other sweet ES6 features. Oh, and don’t worry if you didn’t understand any of those terms — you soon will after this session.

8:00-9:00pm — More hanging out and talking to nice people


Kamille Delgardo is a recent graduate of the Classics Department at UC Berkeley where she studied Latin. Since college, she has completed a Rails bootcamp amid fighting cancer and is now employed building an application for the Cardiovascular Medicine Department at the Stanford School of Medicine. She also enjoys volunteering in the digital humanities and co-organizing Ruby Women Who Code meetups.

Ben Ilegbodu is a Christian, a husband and a father of two with 10+ years of experience developing user interfaces for the Web. He currently leads and manages Eventbrite’s Frontend Platform team. On the side, Ben also enjoys playing basketball, DIY, watching movies, and blogging ( ( / tweeting (@benmvp ( about his experiences with new web technologies.


Thanks to Braintree ( for sponsoring Fog City Ruby!