Happy new year Ladies and Gentleman. Our first meetup of 2013 is upon us. Two great speakers have offered their time to give talks and you will have a chance again for a lightning talk if you missed out last time.
Greg Bell (http://github.com/gregbell) - Object Oriented Rails
One of the many things Greg has worked on, he made a little thing called 'active_admin' (http://activeadmin.info/), which I'm sure we've all used at some point in our Rails apps. I am super excited to hear him speak. Greg will be talking to us about OO Rails, methods on how we all can make sure our Rails application stay clean, lean and mean. (This is our bio and intro, we will amend and update when Greg sends us more details)
Linton Ye (http://www.jimulabs.com/) - Ruby DSLs
Linton Ye is a software designer, entrepreneur and UBC alumnus. His startup, jimu Labs, has designed a DSL (Domain Specific Language) for rapidly creating Android apps. In this talk, Linton will share their first-hand experience and lessons learned in designing and implementing DSLs in Ruby.
Time for Lightning talks.
Like what we introduced in our last December meetup, there will be time for any of you to plug up your laptop (or not) and let the community know something. Perhaps you've learned something new in Ruby, a new gem you used, or other topics related to working as a Ruby developer. For example, Adam Cooper will be speaking about his experiences working as a Rails developer remotely from both Nicaragua and Costa Rica for periods of several months at a time during this past year.
Where & When
A local company have very kindly sponsored the space this month (thanks Owen Ou for sorting this out)! We'll be huddling together at:
ACL, 1550 Alberni St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1A5. We'll have people at the entrance to let you in to the office from 6:00pm until 6:40pm.
Aftwards we'll move on to a nearby pub for refreshments, so if you don't make the talks do come along and say hi. We look forward to seeing you there.
As a reminder, we hang out in #vanruby on freenode, pop in and say Hi we're nice.