Past Meetup

Eastside/Westside Monthly Bash August Ruby Style

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August Monthly Meetup - Ruby Style
Thursday, August 22nd 6:30 - 10pm

Pivotal Labs LA
631 Wilshire Bl Suite 2c, Santa Monica, CA

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The Eastside and Westside Ruby Study Groups meet-up again, this time at Pivotal Labs in Santa Monica. The fabulous people of Pivotal have benevolently lent us their space and time and will host the event for the evening.

Pivotal Labs - A representative from Pivotal Labs will give an short talk about what they do and what they are up to. Later in the evening they will answer your questions about Pivotal Labs ( and Pivotal Tracker (

Gem Overview - Anna Mendoza will discuss the history of gems, what a gem is and several gems of interest.

Pulling a Gem out of your App - Joanna Zeta & Vyki Englert are working with Rails Girls Summer of Code on the open source project Discourse ( They are pulling a feature out of the Discourse app and creating a gem out of it. They will discuss their process and their trials and errors.

Create a Gem - Make it a CLI Executable - Add an Rspec Test
Jen Diamond will demo this hands-on workshop where we will create a simple lorem ipsum gem, turn it into a terminal command and then run a test on it. This will clearly demonstrate the structure of a gem and the structure of a test.

Schedule of Events:

6:30-7:00 Networking & Announcements

7:00 - 7:15 Pivotal Labs Introduction

7:15 - 7:30 Gem Overview - Anna Mendoza

7:30 - 8:00 Pulling a Gem out of your App - Joanna Zeta & Vyki Englert

8:00 - 9:30 Gem Building, Make it a CLI & Test it - Jen Diamond

9:30 - 10:00 Q & A with the Pivotal Team

10:00 After Party - Shangri-La Hotel ( Rooftop Lounge

We will have food, fun and you will learn something new.
Bring your computer, business cards and your smile.

All are welcome!

Hosted by Anna Mendoza, Jen Diamond, Pivotal Labs

This is a Meetup Group based on the weekly Ruby Study Group that takes place every Thursday on the East & West sides of Los Angeles. Once a month we all meet in one location to learn, catch up with each other and meet new people.

Anna Mendoza:[masked]

Jen Diamond:[masked]