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Lightning Talks, Hacking, and Q&A

Current Presentation Roster:

  • Ben: Testing Toolbox
  • Diego: "if you don't know yourself just ask! ... and other small things"
  • Jeff: Geospatial Tools
  • Jonathan: DSLs or Introducing CrunchPipe
  • Joel: Domain Object Extraction
  • Jordan: RMU and/or Mission of Mercy
  • Justin: Ruby and Mongodb
  • Tyler: Sinatra

RubyConf was a blast; it was great to meet other Rubyists as well as see others from New Haven. Miss it? Here are some things to look at:

As Rubyists, we have an awesome community, both internationally and locally... so let's get together! There's been a lot of people interested in presenting and getting together on a weekend, so I'm thinking we can combine the two.

The plan:

  • Sunday (for people who can't attend during the week, as well as our Jewish friends)
  • Hacking and Q&A
    • Bring an idea or something you're working on.
    • Budding Rubyist? Bring questions. We love to help you.
    • Don't worry about dumb questions or whether you know Ruby well enough. You're new, so come say "hi"!
  • Lightning talks
    • Anyone is welcome to give a presentation, the more the merrier!
    • Don't be afraid that you're not an expert. (This includes newbies.)
    • All topics are welcome. Tell your Ruby community anything you think we'd be interested in.
    • No, really: Is exercising making you a better person/coder? That's great! Tell us about it!
    • 5-10 minute time limit (depending on how many people are interested)
    • It can be shorter than that if you want.

Not familiar with the format? Check out this one: Why and How to Give an Ignite Talk

If you'd like to present, please make sure we have your topic.  We need an accurate idea of how many people are interested in presenting.

Also, please RSVP either way. We hope to see you there!

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  • Andy B.

    Great presentations!

    October 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    great Talks, Beer & company

    October 17, 2011

  • Benjamin O.

    It was great to see everyone. I was really happy with how many people showed up and also the number who presented (7).

    October 17, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup everybody. Thanks Ben & Jonathan for organizing this.

    October 16, 2011

  • Joel N.

    Attendees: You may need to have a security guard let you into the building. I parked my blue Acura outside the entrance with the security desk. Text me if you have trouble getting in,[masked]

    October 16, 2011

  • Joel N.

    I'm at the office, if anyone wants to come early to hack or hangout.

    October 16, 2011

  • Benjamin O.

    Preparing for your talk? We're going to use a timer (probably this one http://lightningtimer.net/#600), so you can use it when practicing. Please do keep the time constraints in mind -- we're not going to be too stingy, but there are 8 people presenting. I'm really looking forward to tomorrow. See you then!

    October 15, 2011

  • Benjamin O.

    Hi all,

    I've updated our list of presenters. Please let us know if your name isn't in this list and you were planning to present: Ben, Diego, Jeff, Jonathan, Joel, Jordan, Justin, and Tyler. Again, HTML5 or PDF format please.

    Also, if anyone has a video camera or willing to help us record these, please let us know!

    Thanks!

    Ben

    October 13, 2011

  • Jonathan E. M.

    Hey all! We ask all presenters to ensure that they submit their presentations in PDF or HTML5 format prior to 2pm on Sunday! A URL to a file is fine, emailing the file is fine, whatever. If it will show up in Chrome, it'll do just fine! Please see this mailinglist post for more details and thanks to all who are giving talks!

    http://groups.google.com/group/newhavenrb/browse_thread/thread/48b5d2640c5a4f72

    October 12, 2011

  • Benjamin O.

    Jonathan and I discussed. We're keeping the date of the 16th. These are the speakers we have lined up:

    Ben: Testing Toolbox
    Jeff: Geospatial Tools
    Jonathan: DSLs or Introducing CrunchPipe
    Joel: Domain Object Extraction
    Jordan: RMU and/or Mission of Mercy
    Tyler: Sinatra

    Anyone else? Please let us know as soon as you can (please no later than Friday). With this amount of talks, I think planning 10-ish minutes per speaker (presentation + questions) makes sense.

    October 10, 2011

  • Jonathan E. M.

    Sinatra would be rad. Less so for MongoDB.

    October 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    too late Joel! I discovered that's the comicon weekend.

    October 9, 2011

  • Joel N.

    The 23rd is no good for me

    October 9, 2011

  • Jonathan E. M.

    Make it 1pm or earlier on the 23rd and I'm down.

    October 9, 2011

  • Benjamin O.

    Hi all,

    Something has come up and I won't be able to do the 16th, but the 23rd would work. I've heard from a couple other people with similar conflicts. Does anyone have problems changing the date? If that won't work, we can move ahead using the 16th, but I won't be able to take part.

    Ben

    October 9, 2011

  • Benjamin O.

    True, but I wasn't coming up with many good examples of lightning talks. Plus, that one is meta-er (if that's a word).

    October 4, 2011

  • Jordan B.

    Just to be clear: Ignite != Lightning. Similar, but definitely not the same :)

    October 4, 2011

  • Benjamin O.

    I'm planning to talk about what tools we use to test at Hedgeye.

    October 3, 2011

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