June DCRUG: Unicode in Ruby + Customizing Views without Changing your ERB Files

DC Ruby Users Group
14-15 Jun 2012 (Add to calendar) GMT
(Exact location not available) , Washington, US



Our meetings are open to all experience levels, from total novices to expert Rubyists.

Current agenda:

  • "Get Your Unicode On" by Charles Calvert - The world is bigger than English, and Charles will be explaining what Unicode is, why it's important, and how to work with unicode data. Among the topics covered will be the very different ways Unicode is implemented in ruby 1.8 and ruby 1.9, and the difference between UTF-8, UTF-16, et al.
  • "Defacing View Files with the Deface Gem" by Chris Mar - Deface allows you to alter erb files before they are rendered. You can make additions, modify, rewrite or replace chunks of erb code  and html without editing the underlying view file. Chris will go over the capabilities and show some useful examples of this powerful gem, available on github at https://github.com/railsdog/deface

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 Gallery Place / Chinatown (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 and we'll schedule you to speak. If 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.


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