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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, read his blog, or check out some of his previous talks.


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. 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.


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  • Eoin H.

    A few folks have asked, so for those interested, the VANRUBY promo code for still stands and will get you 3 months for free.

    August 7, 2013

  • Philippe C.

    I learned quite a lot about cat behaviour!

    July 26, 2013

  • Weston T.

    Funny, Aaron demonstrated his spelunking with C, MRI, and how to get concurrency within MRI for IO operations.

    July 25, 2013

  • Luke C.

    Aaron is a very entertaining speaker and he covered a broad, but related set of subjects.

    July 25, 2013

  • Ibrahim

    There are two of us who are late, can someone open the door for us.

    July 25, 2013

  • Joseph T.

    Conflict with another last-minute appt

    July 24, 2013

  • Corey C.

    Last-minute conflict, bummer

    July 23, 2013

  • Richard W.

    So, just because I'm such a keener, I made sure I was extra punctual, took the ferry and arrived at HootSuite HQ.. only just a couple hours ago. It's always a good practice to be at least a week early just to make sure the building exists (insert sarcasm here). Now I'm on the ferry back to the sunshine coast.

    Good times,

    See you all next week.

    2 · July 18, 2013

    • Miles F.

      Ugh :( Well, at least you know how to get there :)

      July 18, 2013

    • Kalvir S.

      Good effort. See you next week.

      July 18, 2013

  • Richard W.

    First time coming out to a ruby related meetup. Hope my lack of skill isn't too noticeable!

    July 13, 2013

  • Desmond Z.

    great first meeting!

    July 11, 2013

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