Past Meetup

LA Ruby / Ruby on Rails Monthly Meetup

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Every 2nd Thursday of the month

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This month's meetup will be held at Pivotal Labs,[masked]nd Street, 2nd floor, Santa Monica, CA.

7:00 – 7:15 Open
7:15 – 7:30 Introductions
7:30 – 9:00 Presentations
9:00 – 10:00 Open / Networking

Presentations

1) Make Money and Enjoy Freedom Creating a Software Business

I'm by no means the best programmer (Most people probably wouldn't even consider me an expert) but I've managed to build and run a few successful software businesses. I created juicer.io, a social media aggregator, and I've attended YCombinator for another business.

My talk will be about the history of Juicer: why I started it, how I got there, and how I grew it. I'll also focus on the benefits of business ownership as opposed to traditional software engineering jobs. Finally I'll give my advice that I've learned through brute force and trial and error about idea generation, building, and most importantly growing a software based business.

2) Pay Now! Save Big!

When you build a Rails project, how much ahead do you think? Are you better off optimizing for what you need now or for what you might need in the future?

3) Hacking Pokémon Go

How to be the very best that no one ever was… with code!