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Ruby / Rails Lightning Talks

  • Jun 30, 2011 · 7:00 PM
  • Orbs.com

We all have something interesting to share. Whether it's an application we are working on, a Ruby Gem we released, a library we implemented or some best practices we follow. You might not want to talk for an entire meetup session but what about 5 minutes? That's the plan for the next ruby meetup.

We will run 6 lightning talks: 5 minutes of talk + 5 minutes for questions.

Want to speak? Just add a comment to this meetup with a Title + Short description of your talk.

Looking for a few more 5-minute lightning talks! Help the Ruby community and feel awesome!

Current Talks:

  • Tatsuhiro Ujihisa: Ruby completion plugins of Vim: neocomplcache, RSense, and neco-rake.
  • Adam Cooper: Talk about ActiveLayer which provides a simple way to apply a set of validations, attribute filtering to your models.
  • Sudipta Ghose: Implementing a Ruby service bus using Goliath.
  • Ian MacKinnon: Talk on transitioning an app from ActiveRecord to MongoMapper if that sparkles.
  • Mark Latham: VoterMedia: Political reform for democracies and corporations. VoterMedia is a non-profit project to improve accountability and reduce corruption in democracies and corporations. Our website lets citizens of democracies and shareowners of corporations vote funding to competing independent bloggers who monitor elected leaders.
  • Roland Tanglao: Better Support Living Through Software: Ruby, MongoDB, GetSatisfaction API.

Special Thanks to Philippe Creux for suggesting the topic and helping with the planning

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool meetup, some topics required a little more time than 5 minutes. Maybe next time the time time limit could be bumped to 7 or 10 minutes.

    July 14, 2011

  • Sunny H.

    A wide mix of presentations made for an interesting night of 5 minute talks.

    July 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm gonna learn ruby, don't know anything yet, so i didn't follow too much, but it was great to see that there's a ruby community. that's really gonna help me.

    July 3, 2011

  • adam

    I've tried to contact Sunny via e-mail today but haven't heard back. Unfortunately I won't be able to make it tonight as I'm stuck at work dealing with some last minute production issues. I apologize everyone but I would have liked to present.

    June 30, 2011

  • Sunny H.

    Hi Roland, FYI, it's at Harbour Centre, not the Network Hub.

    June 28, 2011

  • Sunny H.

    Hi Roland, Yes, we needed one more lightning talk so that would be perfect. Looking forward to seeing you there. Please arrive around 20 minutes early if you can.

    June 28, 2011

  • Sunny H.

    Hi Mark,

    Would love to have you do the presentation. I'll add you to the list.

    June 27, 2011

  • Mark L.

    VoterMedia continued:

    We are now testing the Rails 3 version -- you can try it out at votermed.railsplayground.net. It will soon replace the Rails 2 version on our publicly deployed website votermedia.org. Code is open source at www.assembla.com/code/gvmp/git/nodes?rev=rails3.

    I think the most interesting aspect is the political reform project, rather than the Ruby/Rails tools. If you want I could also talk about the gems we use, including cancan, devise, fb_graph, feedzirra, omniauth.

    June 27, 2011

  • Mark L.

    Are you still looking for more lightning talks for June 30? I'd be happy to present our Rails 3 application:

    Title -- VoterMedia: Political reform for democracies and corporations

    Description -- VoterMedia is a non-profit project to improve accountability and reduce corruption in democracies and corporations. Our website lets citizens of democracies and shareowners of corporations vote funding to competing independent bloggers who monitor elected leaders.

    June 27, 2011

  • Sudipta G.

    I will talk about implementing a Ruby service bus using Goliath.

    June 24, 2011

  • Philippe C.

    Greg & I won't be available on June 30th. No lightning talk on ActiveAdmin nor "5 open source tools crazy awesome" then...

    June 23, 2011

  • uj

    I would like to talk about Ruby completion plugins of Vim: neocomplcache, RSense, and neco-rake. Some of them are also available on Emacs as well.

    Title: "Ruby and Vim"

    June 20, 2011

  • adam

    I would like to talk about ActiveLayer which provides a simple way to apply a set of validations, attribute filtering to your models.

    https://github.com/adamcooper/active_layer

    June 20, 2011

  • Greg B.

    I'm going to give a quick tour of Active Admin - "The missing administration framework for business critical Ruby on Rails applications" (activeadmin.info)

    June 20, 2011

  • Philippe C.

    I will talk about "5 open source tools we created to increase our productivity... and happiness". Gitmine: Speed-up git workflow.
    Mothership: Deploy in one click.
    Viewcumber: QA by browsing your cucumber features.
    Alfred: Da Redmine/Jenkins/Git dashboard.
    JenkinsGithubAutobranch: Because feature branches should be ran on our CI server.

    June 20, 2011

  • Sunny H.

    Would love to have that be part of the lightning talks! Thanks for deciding to contribute to our meetup and to the Ruby community.

    June 8, 2011

  • Owen O.

    I may talk about the gem that I released earlier this year if anyone is interested in a new way of creating slides Title: Cook up presentations with jekyll_and_hyde
    Description: JekyllAndHyde is a HTML presentation generator that combines the simplicity of website generation via Jekyll with jQuery's Slippy presentation library. Together they create a super-simple, GitHub Pages-compatible slideshow platform in Ruby.
    Project Link: http://bit.ly/l14Icu
    Screencast: http://bit.ly/j5dG6K

    June 8, 2011

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