Thanks for coming out last week everyone, and thank you very much to our speakers! We had three great talks, and quite a number of people show up.
[Special thanks to Kurtis Funai (Twitter) for the pic!]
Our speakers were kind enough to let us record their talks. So if you’d like to watch them again, take a look below for links.
The slides are also included for two of the three talks.
1. Pizza and Chit-Chat
2. David Underwood’s Talk: Gems You Shouldn’t Leave Development Without
Here’s the abstract from David’s talk, in case you haven’t seen it:
Gems You Should Never Leave Development Without
A whistle-stop tour of some of the pieces of functionality you should put in place before deploying your new project to production for the first time, and the gems that provide them.
3. Xander Miller’s Lightning Talk: Roll-Call of Rails Relationships
Here’s the abstract:
Roll-Call of Rails Relationships
Modelling in Rails is all about relationships. Rails has a large roster of relationships available to build the model you need for your app solution. In this talk we will quickly roll through all the relationships and in what situation you might need them, from the simple has_many to the complicated polymorphic. So that the next time you are modelling, you’ll have a better idea of what to look for in the docs.
You can watch Xander’s talk here, and you can learn more about Rails Relationships on the Rails Guides site here.
4. Ryan Brink’s Lightning Talk: Technologies In Use At LiveInsight
To wrap things up, Ryan Brink (Twitter) gave us a great talk on some of the tech they’re using over at LiveInsight.
What’s up next?
August 5th - Web Project Night
The next Web Project Night is next Tuesday, on August 5th, at 6:30pm.
Please Note that I mistakenly said that Web Project Night was on Tuesday, July 29th — it’s not. It’s next week, on August 5th. My humble apologies.
It’s open to anyone working on the web, so feel free to invite your friends!
Of course, it’s totally beginner friendly.
You can learn more and RSVP here.
July 26th - Ruby Tuesday
Ahmed Omran will be giving us a talk on Creating a RESTful JSON API.
See the details and RSVP here.
Of course, we’d love to hear more local people give talks. If you have something you’d like to talk about, please do let us know via this short form.
The Ottawa Ruby Team