Ruby developers tend to be a lonely bunch. Slumped over a Mac in a dimly lit corner of a warehouse turned open-workspace. Unable to approach new people and introduce yourself. Unable to have a conversation that doesn't devolve into an opinionated debate. Social skills are limited to what you learned from Manga. Unfortunately, you can't use those in real life. Yet, one day, someone shows up and asks if you can build 'em a "social site" - you know, friends, activity feeds, jealousy. And privacy settings. "Me?", you think. "You want ME to build you a SOCIAL site?" Go ahead. Reach for that bottle of Neo4J. Its time to celebrate!
About the Presenter
Prasanna Pendse was rescued from the mines deep in the belly of ClearCase, CMM, Digital Six Sigma and Waterfall five years ago. His newfound freedom at ThoughtWorks took him to such far flung places as China, Japan, India, Hong Kong and Malvern, PA. His travels brought him many points and upgrades, but the one thing that brings him most joy is Ruby! One day, Prasanna was slumped over his Mac in a dimly lit corner of a warehouse turned open-workspace when someone approached him and asked "can we make this social?"
After most downtown meetings we head over to Elephant & Castle (185 N. Wabash) for refreshments & fellowship. Join us for a few minutes if you have time.
Please use your real name when you RSVP for downtown ChicagoRuby meetings. Reason: We are required to give a list of all attendees to the security desk prior to the meeting. If the name on your ID doesn't the match the name on the RSVP list, then Aon security will not let you in the building. Sorry for the inconvenience, but those are the rules of the Aon Building.
WindyCityGo is Chicago's mobile developer conference. Pre-launch ends on Tuesday, 2/14/2012. Save $200 until then. Learn more at http://windycitygo.org or on Twitter:@WindyCityGo.