What happened this month?
This month, we had:
- Pizza, sponsored by Shopify
- Susan St. Maurice’s talk on CANARIE’s DAIR
- David Underwood’s talk on Capistrano
- Xander Miller’s talk on Dynamic Links
We didn’t record any talks this month as we were at a new venue (1125@Carleton — big thanks again to Quayce for setting that up). We figured it would be best to just focus on the talks this time. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Details and links below.
1. Pizza and Chit-Chat
We started off the evening with some pizza and mingling.
The space was kindly sponsored by 1125@Carleton. It was a nice room.
2. Susan St. Maurice on CANARIE’s DAIR Program
Susan St. Maurice, from CANARIE, gave us a talk on their Digital Accelerator for Innovation and Research (DAIR) Cloud Program.
I would like to present the DAIR Cloud program which provides ‘One year of Free cloud service’ for prototypes, development and Entrepreneurs. CANARIE is a non-for-profit Canadian organization that provides an ultra high speed network for R&D and SMEs. CANARIE has several programs including DAIR to assist with Canadian R&D, innovation and to support Entrepreneurs. Developers can try out new solutions and use the DAIR cloud in a few minutes.
3. David Underwood on Capistrano
Deploying Rails Apps (with Capistrano)
Deploying your code can be a daunting and repetitive task. In this talk I’ll go over the various tasks involved, and then explain how to automate them using Capistrano.
- Slides: here
4. Xander Miller on Dynamic Links in Rails
Building Dynamic Site Navigation into your Rails Layout
Beginner level Rails tutorial: Building site navigation on a static website that shows you your current location is straight forward. But how do you do make your navigation change when it is part of a layout that is shared by all pages? This tutorial provides a quick, flexible solution, with tests!
- Slides: here
What’s up next?
October 7th - Web Project Night
The next Web Project Night is on October 7th, at 6:30pm.
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.
October 28th - Ruby Tuesday
So far, we have one Lightning Talk schedulded: Xander Miller will be doing the first part of his series on building Timber: A dating site for Lumberjacks and Lumberjanes. He’ll be using this series to teach the various relationships found in Rails.
We’re currently looking for a full-length talk, and another Lightning Talk.
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