Ruby Lightning Talks & Social drinks


We are excited to announce another Ruby Meetup. This meetup will feature 2-5 minute lightning talks from a number of different speakers. Essentially, this will be an opportunity to plug in your laptop and share something interesting with the community. We will also have some free beer and then after we will head to the Irish Heather for additional drinks, join us there if you can’t make it to the meetup.

If you are interested in talking at the meetup please email the organizers with a subject and we will fit you in.

Current talks so far

Ian MacKinnon - Rails as a backend for an iPhone application

Kalv Sandhu - Quick overview of Postgres HStore / Rails4 serializers

Kirk Chen - Rich Snippets, ways for search engines to pick up "structured data" in your website.

Matt Smith - Backbone.js & Rails

Maybe somebody to give a quick overview on helper gems for Backbone.JS or EmberJS?

- Anyone else can jump up on the evening, it's going to be pretty informal, so join in and share something that you've found fun with Ruby / Rails / Web. Comment on the meetup if you want and we'll amend this list.

Where & When
Launch Academy has very kindly offered up there space to be used for the meetup for March 28th. Launch Academy is collaborative space for startups to get shit done.

We'll get started shortly after 6:30pm. To get in simply buzz 300.


PayrollHero has been very gracious to sponsor the beers and provide some swag to give away at the event. Check them out here:

IRC Channel.
As a reminder, we hang out in #vanruby on freenode, pop in and say 'Hi' - we're nice!"

We look forward to seeing you all.