Continuous Integration with Robot Sweatshop and Dropping down to The Metal™

Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group
Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group
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It has been over a year since the last round of VanRuby keynote talks. On July 14th at CodeCore we have not one but TWO talks lined up for you. It's going to be crazy! Doors open at 6PM.

Justin Scott - Continuous Integration with Robot Sweatshop

Why and how to use Robot Sweatshop for self-hosted, lightweight, and non-opinionated continuous integration. At some point you have to just stop accepting bad software and start replacing Jenkins.

Justin Scott is a polyglot developer who is orchestrating the automation of testing for TELUS Digital, an organization of 100+ people. He's a member of a forward-thinking DevOps team and a practicing Scrum Master.

Godfrey Chan - Dropping down to The Metal™

As much as we love Ruby, when you need to be really close to the metal, you have no choice but to use JavaScript. This is why I developed the javascript gem to help you harness the raw power of your machines.

In this talk, we will examine the Ruby tricks and black magic hidden behind this ludicrous invention. Along the way, we will learn about how Ruby internally deal with variable lookups, method calls, scoping and bindings. Together, we will push the limits of the Ruby language, taking it to places Matz never ever envisioned!

Godfrey Chan is a open-source enthusiast from Vancouver, Canada. He is a co-founder at Brewhouse Software and a member of the Ruby on Rails core team. In his previous life, he was also an award-winning WordPress™ plugin author.

Food + Drinks?

We will be offering free pizza and beer at the event provided by our sponsors Clio ( and SocialChorus (


This event will take place at 142 W Hastings St. We would like to offer a warm thank you to our venue host CodeCore ( for providing the space!