POSTPONED: Due to the approaching storm, it is probably best that we postpone this one for a week or two. We'll set up a new meetup event when we figure out the date.
The next meetup of the NovaRUG will be devoted to getting beginners up to speed. We will have a Code Clinic to get new developers set up with Ruby and Rails.
Code Clinic: The rest of this meeting will be a Code Clinic / Newbie Help. Bring your problems (Ruby-related :-) and machines. No guarantees, but we'll try to help people get setup and resolve their issues. Even if you don't have any issues, please come; maybe you can help somebody else, even if you don't feel qualified. And whether you're helping, being helped, or just listening, I'm sure there will be plenty of opportunities to learn.
(This part is now cancelled. Dave is now unavailable that week) Ruby Gotchas: There are numerous little gotchas in any language, even Ruby. I've got a little list, some of which will "get" newbie programmers... and some of which are more likely to "get" experienced programmers coming from other languages! Presenter Dave Aronson will cover as many as I can squeeze in, including what it is, who it's likely to get, and, if feasible, ways to work around it. Your suggestions (for gotchas and solutions) are welcome.