The Vancouver Ruby/Rails August Meetup

Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group
Vancouver Ruby Meetup Group
Public group

Needs a location


The meetup will be 2-parts (a 15 minute presentation by Gerald Bauer, then some 5 minute "Ignite Seattle"-style presentations [5 minutes, 20 slides, 15 sec/slide]), then beer afterward.


1. A 15 minute presentation by Gerald Bauer:

Title: Tagging & Tag Clouds Made Easy

Summary: The 15-minute talk covers how you can add tags, that is, simple non-hierarchical keywords to your photos, boomarks and more to create a self-organizing system (folksonomies) made popular by services such as Flickr or

Speaker: Gerald Bauer is a Rails & Internet Professional in Vancouver B.C blogging @ https://geraldbauer.wo... ( Gerald has recently designed and developed a Rails app in beta that lets you share, tag & discover tech & media companies in & around Vancouver.

2. An open projector for "Ignite Seattle" style presentations. 20 slides in 5 minutes. Your slides auto-advance every 15 seconds! It's entertaining and very low pressure (it's impossible to do something very well or very poorly in 5 minutes), so just bring your laptop and something to say.

Note: if someone else wants to do a 15 minute presentation, let me know the topic and a blurb about yourself (like Gerald's above). Having two 15 minute presentations and then the "ignite" format would be a good balance too.

I expect that we'll do about 3 - 6 of the 5-minute presentations and then head out for beer.