Aug14

Meeting: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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“We must be a mile from the sun.” – Tom Hanks in Volunteers

Summer is winding down and the Texas heat is a bit oppressive right now but it’s not too long until we’ll be basking in cool Fall days.

We’ve got a great meeting this month, organized by Aaron Scruggs. He will be your Rails conductor for August. For the beginners, we’ve got a walkthrough of background processing in Ruby (always good to know about when you have lots of work to do), and for our advanced talk we have a walk through Arel, which has been added into Rails models in recent years. Should be instructive and entertaining!

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Jul16

Meeting: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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The midsummer heat is crushing and yet we roll on. We gather, we learn, we share. This month, we’ll be hearing a nice variety of topics from some of the folks at MakerSquare as well as a guest from California, Scott Feinberg, talking about how to keep your app running in the event of a zombie apocalypse! Your Rails Conductor for this month is Damon Clinkscales.

Beginner Talks (Varied) - from MakerSquare students and teachers

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Jun17

Meeting: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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It’s summertime in Austin and it’s time to get your learn on at the June Austin on Rails meeting. We’ll feature a couple of great talks, one beginner and one advanced, and a healthy dose of socialization practice too. Your conductor for this month is Theo Mills of ShippingEasy.

Matt Swain - Unix Tricks for Rails Developers

Most Rails Developers use the Unix shell, Bash (or a variant), every day. However, many newcomers don’t utilize the full potential of this ubiquitous command line interface to the Unix operating system. In this talk, I’ll discuss powerful features and tricks of the Bash shell to help improve your day to day life developing with Rails!

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May15

Meeting: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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Greetings Rails Aficionados!

Glad to have everyone back from RailsConf. Hope you had a great time. Looking forward to getting your impressions of the conference at the meeting. We’ve got an awesome program laid out for us this month by the good folks at PeopleAdmin. Jonathan Hardy, their Director of Development, is your Rails Conductor this month.

Patrick Morgan - Deconstructing Your Code With Pry

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Apr15

Meeting: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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RAILS DEVS UNITE… Pow! WE ARE BACK.

After a bit of a hiatus to party it up with other web devs during SXSW, we are back on our regular schedule this month. Let’s jump back into the groove with this thing.

Chad Bailey - Understanding (and Fixing) Rails App Performance on Heroku

Congratulations! You’ve managed to build a Rails app that people actually use. Now you have traffic, and with it comes performance problems.

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Mar01

Austin on Rails SXSW Web Developer Happy Hour!

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AUSTIN ON RAILS WEB DEVELOPER SXSW HAPPY HOUR!

(with DJ Alex Baldwin of Thoughtbot/Console.fm)

WHEN: Monday, March 10th from 6-9PM

WHERE: Buffalo Billiards on 6th Street (201 E. 6th)

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Feb21

Meeting: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

Lightning Talks

LIGHTNING TALKS!

Howdy folks, looking forward to our meeting on February 25. We will be doing a lightning round with community members and that is always a LOT of fun!

Things will break down roughly thusly…

Section 1 (7-8PM)

  • "On User Groups", Damon Clinkscales, @damon
  • chef-book, JJ Asghar, @jjasghar
  • "Deploying Rails with Docker", James Adam, @lazyatom
  • "One-off code vs reusable code: Why didn't I think about this before I started?", Derrick Parkhurst @8bsn
  • "Building a Ruby command line app", Ben Rogers
  • "5 Ways to Build Better Web APIs with Ruby", James Higginbotham, @launchany
  • </ul>

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    Jan20

    Meeting: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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    Welcome to 2014!

    Looking forward to getting the band back together this month on the 28th. We would love to have your join us.

    How to Build A Ruby Gem - Clare Glinka

    So, you want to build a Ruby gem! If you are new to Ruby or programming in general, getting started can be more than a little daunting. This presentation will cover some of the basics and best practices for beginners building their first gem, also known as “what I wish I had known when I started writing my first gem”.

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    Dec01

    Austin Web Bash! - December 10, 2013

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    (We are forgoing the December Austin on Rails meeting to participate in the Austin Web Bash)

    Following in our grand tradition, we plan to get together with the rest of the Austin web and tech community for a giant holiday party. Come escape from the stress of end-of-year deadlines and impending familial obligations with some great drinks and awesome people.

    Each year participation has grown, and we’re very proud that what started out as a small gathering now includes over 25 active groups spanning a wide swath of the Austin Web and Tech community. Last year over 800 people joined us. This year we’re we’ve got more space and our sponsors are helping us make it even bigger!

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    Nov15

    Meeting: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 @ 7-9PM [6:30 open]

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    Hello Folks

    Yes, we are meeting in November! Your conductor this month is Scott Bellware.

    Use the Lib: Structure Your Rails App for Less Friction and Easier Growth

    Rails’ popularity is a direct reflection of the raw productivity it delivers right out of the box. You can get an app up and running in a couple of hours. DHH famously built a blog in fifteen minutes in his RailsConf keynote. But what happens when those fifteen minutes are up? Does Rails productivity hold up after fifteen days? How about fifteen weeks, or fifteen months?

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