Aaron Patterson at Vancouver Ruby Meetup


We super excited to be having Aaron Patterson (@tenderlove), a member of the rails core team and frequent on many things Rails and Ruby related come share his knowledge with us.

Beyond an excellent talk by Aaron, this is going to be a night of ruby, free beers, free pizza and socializing hosted at Hootsuite.

Who is this Aaron Patterson?

Aaron was born and raised on the mean streets of Salt Lake City. His only hope for survival was to join the local gang of undercover street ballet performers known as the Tender Tights. As a Tender Tights member, Aaron learned to perfect the technique of self-defense pirouettes so that nobody, not even the Parkour Posse could catch him. Between vicious street dance-offs, Aaron taught himself to program. He learned to combine the art of street ballet with the craft of software engineering. Using these unique skills, he was able to leave his life on the streets and become a professional software engineer. He is currently Pirouetting through Processes, and Couruing through code for AT&T. Sometimes he thinks back fondly on his life in the Tender Tights, but then he remembers that it is better to have Tender Loved and Lost than to never have Tender Taught at all.

You can find him on twitter (http://twitter.com/tenderlove), read his blog (http://tenderlovemaking.com/), or check out some of his previous talks (http://lanyrd.com/profile/tenderlove/).


These are the folks that have helped pay for all things needed to make this happen.

The amazing people at LX Ventures are sponsoring food, drinks and much more. LX Ventures is a publicly traded incubator that launches, acquires, and integrates early stage high growth technology companies.

Intercom.io are sponsoring the meetup, they make it easy to communicate personally with every single customer.

Our Host:

We'll be at the lovely new Hootsuite offices. It'll start from 6:30 and we'll get the talk underway after then.

We're very thankful for Hootsuite to put up their space for us, it gives us the extra capacity for our wonderful speaker this month.