Austin's Own Ruby On Rails User Group
Greetings Rails Gentlefolk!
There are many visitors are coming to these lands and welcome them, we will! SXSW is about to get underway, and we just wanted you to know that we’ve created a gathering spot for the web geeks among us to grab a drink, some appetizers, and chat about web technology.
Please join us for our annual SXSW Happy Hour at Buffalo Billiards on Monday night, March 11, from 6-9PM. We’ve reserved The Lodge, which has tons of billiards tables, shuffleboard, darts. There are also gaming consoles in the adjacent bar which will be fired up and ready to go.Continue reading »
Please join us for our Austin on Rails SXSW Bash this Monday night.
Rails geeks unite! We’ll be sharing good conversation, games (billiards, shuffleboard, and darts), cold beverages, and light appetizers while the guys from 500 Startups Console.fm spin some tunes.
We’ll also have a dedicated gaming room to ourselves with an old school game collection including Mission Control, etc. They will also have XBox set up on a large screen for our use.Continue reading »
Austin on Rails is proud to present our sixth annual SXSW Happy Hour…from humble bootstrapped beginnings to a fully sponsored event we’re excited to be hosting it again. We’d like to extend a hearty thank you to our awesome sponsors for making this event possible this time around. All of these companies are hiring Rails developers, so please give them a look…Capital Thought, Gowalla, PeopleAdmin, and Rackspace!Continue reading »
Next Monday night (3/10/2008), we are having an AOR SXSW Happy Hour (sponsored by FiveRuns). The event is from 6-9PM in the Recreation Room at Buffalo Billiards (upstairs). There will be games galore (including Wii), beer, appetizers, and Rails geeks from all over the world. The first 100 attendees shall receive a very choice “Rails at SXSW” T-shirt. So, do come early!
You do not have to be a SXSW Interactive attendee (but if you are, just bring your badge) to enter the party. However, if you don't have a badge, please send an email to "sxsw [at] fiveruns.com" to reserve your party spot. If you're feeling particularly social and geeky, you can add your name to upcoming.org (currently over 70 Attending so far!)Continue reading »
We’ll be meeting again at Datran Media at 7th & Brazos in the Omni Hotel building. We’ll gather by the elevators and shuttle up to the meeting room as we did in January. Please try to arrive by 6:30 so we can get everyone upstairs and start the meeting on time. The meeting will run from 7-9PM with socialization practice afterwards. This month, we’ll be exploring a couple of supporting technologies to Rails, the PostgreSQL relational database and git, a distributed revision control system.
Guyren Howe will be presenting a talk called PostgreSQL Instead, in which he will discuss why he considers Postgres to be a much better database than MySQL. MySQL is a prominently used Rails database so it will be interesting to hear about the benefits of Postgres.Continue reading »
Please come out and mingle with all the Ruby and Rails enthusiasts visiting town for the SXSW Interactive Festival. We are taking over The Lodge at Buffalo Billiards at 6th and Brazos. This years party is going to be bigger than last year and all the food and drink is on the house, courtesy of FiveRuns. Please let us know if you are coming by registering at upcoming.org so we’ll have an idea of the headcount. SPECIAL NOTE: If you do not have a badge, you must also email me at scales pobox.com to RSVP for entrance to the party.