The Vancouver Ruby/Rails November Meetup

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This is being changed to November 6 to accommodate the speaker's schedule. Also, the location is The Network Hub.

We have a great and very timely talk this month:

Title: Facebook on Rails

Speaker: Matthew Chiu

"I would like to offer a quick talk on the Facebook platform and the challenges of
using rails to develop Facebook apps. I have been working on an app which is Facebook Native rather than an IFrame app, and based on my experiences. I will discuss the pros and cons of using a proprietary markup language vs. web standards like HTML and javascript.

My talk will also focus on the RFacebook library and some of its shortcomings. I will give examples of how RFacebook could be extended to meet developer's needs and also talk about bugs in RFacebook, which haven't been patched in the main release."

Bio of Matthew Chiu:
"I am a software developer and entreprenuer who is currently focused on doing social networking apps. Previously I have held software development positions with Oracle, Samsung and a number of startups. I hold degrees in computer science from Cornell and Stanford."

I also have some free books from O'Reilly to give away, so if you needed another reason to come, now you have one...

I apologize for the extremely late notice of the date change. Note also that we are going back to The Network Hub: Thanks very much to Minna at The Network Hub for agreeing to host us. After the talk many of us will be heading to Steamworks, so if you are really late and we have already left The Network Hub, we'll be there...