okcruby

September 8 Meeting

Show & Tell Talks

Come join us and tell us about something you’ve been doing or working on. It could be a side project you’re doing for fun, a side business you’re starting, or just a cool thing you’ve been toying with. Maybe it’s not even technical. Maybe you’ve been volunteering with an organization that you’d like to talk about, or something like that. The idea is to just share something to let the rest of the group know a little more about you.

Each “Show & Tell Talk” should be around 6 minutes and can include some slides and/or code samples if you’d like, or could be a walk through of some software, or maybe just showing off a web site. It’s your call.

You can sign up at the MeetUp event for this meeting.

Many thanks to Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the food and chairs.

Code Of Conduct

Location: Prototek Time: 11:30 – 12:30

{Jeremy, Paul, Rob}

Prototek on Google Maps.

August 11 Meeting

Functional Programming Demystified

Jordan Parmer, a software engineer at Osberg, will be joining us to talk about function programming.

It’s hard to ignore the growing number of Functional Programming languages. Haskell, Scala, Clojure, F#, Erlang, R, and many more. But what is Functional Programming and why should you care? This talk sets out to demystify FP, debunk common misconceptions, and highlight ways FP can solve certain problems. Stuck with Java or C#. No worries! Functional programming doesn’t require a purely functional programming language. It’s a different way of building. Let’s get functional!

Many thanks to Techlahoma for generously providing the materials for the meeting, including the food and chairs.

Code Of Conduct

Location: Prototek Time: 11:30 – 12:30

{Jeremy, Paul, Rob}

Prototek on Google Maps.

July 14 Meeting

Full Stack double header

Join us for twice the speakers, and twice the fun for a full stack double headder.

Backend – Rob Sullivan is going to be talking about Crystal – a speedy, compiled, ruby-like language.

Frontend – Paul Dawson is going to change your dysfunctional frontend code into a fun, performant and functional app with elm!

Code Of Conduct

Location: Prototek Time: 11:30 – 12:30

{Jeremy, Paul, Rob}

Prototek on Google Maps.

May 12, 2016 Meeting

Going Serverless

Serverless is a new framework that allows developers to easily harness AWS Lambda and Api Gateway to build and deploy full fledged API services without needing to deal with any ops level overhead or paying for servers when they’re not in use. It’s kinda like Heroku on-demand for single functions.

Jeremy Green is a full stack engineer who has been creating web apps for over 15 years. He’s an organizer of the OkcRuby developer group and an active open source contributor. You might also find him drumming, shooting photos, or brewing.

Code Of Conduct

Location: Prototek Time: 11:30 – 12:30

{Jeremy, Paul, Rob}

Prototek on Google Maps.

April 14, 2016 Meeting

A Topic you can Depend on

Lately Package Management seems to have really broken into a lot of discussions occurring amongst programmers. In this months round table, we’ll be importing existing talking points on package management, create some new ones others can use, and with whats left – pad the future of this topic.

Code Of Conduct

Location: Prototek Time: 11:30 – 12:30

{Jeremy, Paul, Rob}

Prototek on Google Maps.

March 10, 2016 Meeting

Whether you’re building a product using microservices or needing to offload some long-running tasks, having a message broker to communicate between different systems can be helpful. Using RabbitMQ, we will explore basic pub/sub and work our way up to RPC. Besides covering the basics, we will show how you can build more complex flows, check out a couple of useful plugins, and compare using a message broker to some of the other solutions currently available for Ruby.

Nicholas Lindley is a music educator by training and software developer by trade. The public schools are grateful he pursued a career making things for the web. When not writing software, Nicholas might be playing his trumpet or having a beer. You can follow his occasional musings at https://www.thisoneplace.com/.

Feb 11, 2016 Meeting

This month we have some of OKC’s finest who were brave enough to volunteer to speak on a randomly chosen topic, in no particular order:

  • David Roberts – Ruby On Windows
  • Cort Spellman – Null Object Pattern
  • Clayton Flesher – Refinements
  • James Edward Gray II – Ruby 2.3
  • Paul Dawson – Docker

‘Popcorn talks’ were created to help alleviate some of the anxiety of topic selection and to give member’s a chance to present and learn about a topic they might not have otherwise. Presentations can be a bit longer than a traditional lightning talk, and topic choices were suggested by the group and put into a bag to be chosen by volunteers. This is OKC.rb’s first attempt at hosting these type of presentations, feedback (as always) is welcome and encouraged.

Code Of Conduct

Location: Prototek Time: 11:30 – 12:30

{Jeremy, Paul, Rob}

Prototek on Google Maps.

Jan 14 2016 Meeting

This month we’re lucky to have Luke Crouch joining us from Tulsa.

He’ll be talking about time-saving and productivity tips and tools you can adopt right now, no matter what platform or language you use. Specifically, the talk will demonstrate the benefits of improving your physical and mechanical activities while developing software – from keyboard shortcuts to optimal displays & lighting to automation tooling. It draws heavily from Productive Programmer by Neal Ford.

Luke is a superstar and all around nice guy for the web and works for Mozilla. In addition to being very active in civic coding with Code for Tulsa, he also helps organize Tulsa Web Devs and Techlahoma Founation. When not coding, Luke likes running, soccer and the Thunder.

Location: Prototek Time: 11:30 – 12:30

{Jeremy, Paul, Rob}

Prototek on Google Maps.

Nov 2015 Meeting

The bi-annual OKC.rb Un-meeting

It’s OKC.rb’s two year anniversary! Join us for lunch and company as we invite feedback and suggestions about what you want to see in the future from your favorite local Ruby group.

This will be a free form roundtable type meeting and topics will include:

  • Constructive criticism
  • Topics for future talks
  • Possible events instead of the traditional talk format
  • Should we take on group projects?
  • How does Rob make databases look so easy?
  • Is it okay to NOT talk about Ruby?
  • and more!

Location: [Prototek][prototek] Time: 11:30 – 12:30

{Jeremy, Paul, Rob}

Prototek on Google Maps.