Thanks for coming out last week everyone!
Here’s the summary of the meetup, along with a few upcoming events.
1. John Duff on How Shopify Scales Rails.
John Duff gave us an excellent talk on How Shopify Scales Rails. Lot’s of great info here. Slides will given out after RailsConf.
2. Greg Clarke’s Lightning Chat
Greg Clarke gave us a Lightning Chat on Ruby 2.0, and opened the floor for discussion on the new version of Ruby.
Has anyone started playing around with Ruby 2 / Rails 4 (aka Rails 24 :)? Thoughts?
3. Tristan Hume’s Lightning Talk
Tristan Hume gave us an impromptu Lightning Talk on How To Find a Topic for a Lightning Talk.
Very helpful, and hopefully got some people thinking about what topic to present.
Speaking of which, we’re looking for Lightning Talk speakers! :) If you’re up for it, either hit reply and let us know, or get in touch with one of the organizers. We’d love to hear your talk.
4. Whenbot came up. :)
Ah, yes, Whenbot. Sorry it’s been so long on this everyone, it’s totally my fault.
This will still be great project to do, so let’s go for it! (Maybe we can do it in Ruby 2 w/ Rails 4? :)
I’ll start a separate thread on this though. Basically just need to figure out what people need to get started. Lots of emails today however, so maybe not today?
1. Project Night - Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30pm
Get your hack on with a room full of Web Developers in this month’s Project Night!
This may also be a good place to find a team to work on your ambitious project. We’ll put you up on stage if you’d like to make a request for collaboration.
Other than that, come on out for a good time!
More details and RSVP here.
2. CodeSchool Workshop - Learn Something New
Coming up this Sunday, March 10th, you’ll have free access to all of CodeSchool’s courses for the day.
CodeSchool has a great approach to teaching: short, engaging video tutorials paired with in-browser coding challenges to solidify what you just learned.
They have fun courses on Ruby, Rails, JQuery, CSS, Sass, Backbone JS, Node JS, Coffeescript, Git, iOS and R.
You’ll be like a kid in candyland. :)
You can either choose your own adventure and work on your own, or follow along with the main group on the big screen.
Pretty much, you’re guaranteed to learn something new. So, you come out! :)
Limited spaces available. You can learn more and RSVP here (you must RSVP to attend).
3. March Ruby Tuesday
This month, Matt Buck will be giving us a talk on Front-End Web Development with Ruby.
Even if you prefer to stick with models, learning a little something about the Front-End can be helpful. It’s not as scary as you may think.
You can RSVP to join us here.
Phew, I think that’s it! Lot’s going on!
The Ottawa Ruby Team