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"Embarrassment of Riches" - SF Ruby June Meetup

  • Jun 12, 2006 · 6:00 PM
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Woohoo, we'll be at CNET (1st floor conference room, a.k.a. "Magma")! But because of a scheduling conflict, Ruby Tuesday will be Ruby Monday (June 12) this month. We'll return to regular Ruby Tuesdays next month.

- Derek Haynes will be giving a non-standard intro to Ruby-on-Rails. Founder of San Mateo-based Highgroove Studios, Derek will cover what you won't find online. Is test-driven development necessary? What makes the perfect Rails development team? How difficult is it for Java or PHP developers to understand Rails? Is development really faster? When should Rails not be used? How does Rails change the development process? [1]

- Graham Glass will dissect his Global Education repository implemented on Ruby-on-Rails: "the presentation will cover the creation of a Web 2.0-ish education system built using Ruby on Rails. The project aims to provide free community education to the home and school, and involves the use of many technologies including internationalization, wiki-style data evolution, WYSIWYG editing, and AJAX. I will spend about half the time discussing the architecture and technologies, and the other half talking about the evolution of the product itself. The presentation will appeal to both technologists and entrepreneurs."

- Andre Lewis will give us an informal heads-up about SF Wireless. [2]

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[1] Looking at getting started on a major Ruby on Rails project or running into some early roadblocks with the popular web application framework?

Learn how a local development firm has used the framework to launch 8 production Rails applications with no more than 3 people/project. From integrating Rails applications with phone systems to database synchronization between multiple Rails applications, see how they are using Rails with great success on vastly different projects.

Derek Haynes, Founder of San Mateo-based Highgroove Studios, will cover what you won't find online. Is test-driven development necessary? What makes the perfect Rails development team? How difficult is it for Java or PHP developers to understand Rails? Is development really faster? When should Rails not be used? How does Rails change the development process?

[2] SF Wireless is a community-driven listing of cafes with wireless internet access in San Francisco. It's written completely in RoR, and does some cool stuff with ratings, Google Maps integration, etc. The in-depth look at SF Wireless will take place at the July Meetup (7/11).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    change to Monday caused schedule conflict...totally bummed :-(

    June 13, 2006

  • M. David G.

    Amazing attendance, and an interesting crowd.

    June 13, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Pretty well organized!

    June 13, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    great speakers, would have liked to see more ruby on rails code instead of just demos

    June 13, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    The presentations were great. It was especially good to have so much variety. Overall, I like the trend, we're getting an interesting mix of people.

    June 13, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very helpful and informative. I especially enjoyed the high level talk Derek gave - it really gave me insight into how to build a good team and how to build the site.

    June 13, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event! Graham's presentation was the best hands-on description of the web application design experience that I've ever seen, Andre gave a great teaser for next month's presentation, and Derek convinced us all of his enthusiasm for Rails (even without bringing his pom-poms).

    June 12, 2006

  • seaofclouds

    as a newbie, i found both presenters helpful. last month it was slightly too technical, and i felt a bit out of place.

    June 12, 2006

  • Konstantin G.

    Please put job announcements at the end.. They take too long and most people aren't looking.... It's a great service, but is best left to the very end of the sessions.

    June 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    The split between looking at things from a bird's eye level of abstraction (a company's overview of a dozen projects) and looking at things from knee deep into the trenches of building a single project was brilliant, whether intentional or no. My only regret is that in two hours there wasn't a single line of code. I don't know if there are interested presenters, but it would be nice to have a presentation, long or short, on something like a single library or open source project with a sample usage or walkthrough of the code with each meetup

    June 12, 2006

  • Charles

    Great event. I wish the presenters had spent more time covering the purely technical/Ruby side of things instead of talking about their companies or doing a pure demo of their product. As it was, there wasn't enough at the meeting that was Ruby-specific.

    June 12, 2006

  • A former member
    A former member

    couldn't get there in time, 6pm too early

    June 12, 2006

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