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Meetup details changed: Eric Ries (!!!) - The Lean Startup: a Disciplined Approach...

From: Peter A.
Sent on: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:36 AM
We are incredibly lucky to have an amazing talk this month!

Talk: The Lean Startup: a Disciplined Approach to Imagining, Designing, and Building New Products

Speaker: Eric Ries

Talk Description:
Eric Ries is in town for Agile Vancouver, and he has agreed to do a "slightly-more-technical version of the lean startup talk, with plenty of time for Q&A and discussion." The talk he's referring to is his Lean Startup talk from the recent Web 2.0 expo in San Francisco. For a full description of that talk, see the page at O'Reilly's site (

Speaker Bio:
Eric Ries is the author of the blog Lessons Learned ( He was the co-founder and served as Chief Technology Officer of IMVU, his third startup. He is the co-author of several books including The Black Art of Java Game Programming (Waite Group Press, 1996). In 2007, BusinessWeek named Ries one of the Best Young Entrepreneurs of Tech. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups including pbWiki, Smule, 750i and KaChing.

Talk Time: 7:05 - ?

Thanks very much to Owen Rogers from Agile Vancouver for setting this up!

We're also going to have a "5 minutes & 5 slides" opening talk from meetup member Howard Yeh.

Opening Talk: Rubish with Howard Yeh

Talk Description: This 5-minute, 5-slide talk gives a quick introduction to Rubish, an experimental shell written in Ruby. Rubish is object oriented from the ground up, and has no metasyntax of its own. Rubish is designed to interface Unix commands with Ruby, with emphasis on Ruby. And Rubish is designed for ad hoc extensibility and metaprogrammatic access. If you pine for Ruby in the darkest moments of Bashing, Rubish may be of interest.

Speaker Bio: Howard Yeh is a growing hacker with interests in programming languages and scalability. He needs more experience (i.e. work). He wants to create software that makes people happy.

Talk Time: 7:00 - 7:05

For more details, see the full listing:

When: April 20,[masked]:00 PM

Where: WorkSpace
21 Water Street, Vancouver BC
Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7

RSVP limit: 80 "Yes" and "Maybe" RSVPs

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Maybe" as well as "Yes".)

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