Our meetings are open to all experience levels, from total novices to expert Rubyists.
- "Extracting gems from Rails applications using DCI" by Patrick Robertson - The /lib directory of Rails apps can turn into a dumping ground of ad-hoc code for interfacing with third party APIs. In this talk, Patrick goes over simple patterns and strategies that help you avoid this mess in the first place, tame code that is already wild, and then extract your work into reusable (and shareable!) gems.
- "Millions of Apps Deployed: What We've Learned" by Richard Schneeman - Heroku has deployed over a million web apps. When you've run that many applications, it's hard not to notice when frameworks and developers do things wrong, and when they do them right. We've taken a look at the most common patterns and boiled down the best of our advice in to 12 simple factors that can help you build your next app to be stable, successful, and scalable. After this talk you'll walk away with in depth knowledge of web framework design patterns and practical examples of how to improve your application code.
We now meet monthly at Logik's new headquaters, now located at 1400 I (Eye) Street NW, Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005. The closest Metro stop is McPherson Square (Blue and orange lines).
We always need presenters, so if you have a topic or project on which you'd like to do a 30-minute presentation on anything Ruby-related, Rails-related or possibly of interest to Ruby developers, please contact our organizers Dave Naffis and Jim Gay at email@example.com and we'll schedule you to speak. If you have presented before, you are welcome to give a presentation on a new topic. This is a great chance for some of you guys and gals lingering in the back of the room to share some of the cool things you are working on. Don't be shy -- you're among fellow geeks. :)
As always, we'll have an ample supply of free pizza and soda for all attendees, so don't worry about eating dinner beforehand.
And we'll be heading to a nearby bar after the meeting, to unwind and socialize with fellow techies.