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From the Meetup group page
[Jim] started organizing the group about six months ago with a meeting at Amelie’s Bakery. We’ve had a number of different Charlotte Rubyists come out to meetings since. I feel that the group is becoming quite a little success, and it’s all thanks to members like you.
I’d like to have a casual, catch-up meeting to talk about what we’re all doing with Ruby, and what the group could be doing to better benefit its members. It’s quite possible that a computer will come out and there will be some hackery to accomplish a goal or two– it can’t be ruled out!
Some of us met at the end of the last meeting and had such a good discussion about what we could do as a group that I wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to become involved. Just because you couldn’t make the meeting doesn’t mean you can’t participate. I’d love for more Rubyists to feel more at home in their community here, and that means talking to each other and helping each other. I think it’s time for some face to face time!
I hope you’ll consider turning out. Please let me know if the night of the week is bad for you– note that this meeting is on Tuesday, not on Wednesday. Most people said they could make our holiday party on Tuesday, so I figured we’d try that.
Sean Cribbs, lead developer of Radiant CMS and co-founder of Lowdown gave a great talk this month called Story-Driven Development with Cucumber. Sean gives a great tutorial on how Cucumber works as well as the benefits that go along with story-driven development. I’ve posted the talk as well as his slides here for anyone who wasn’t able to make it or would like to see it again. Sorry for the dark video; It’s hard keeping it dark enough for a projector while bright enough to film our speakers.
available on vimeo
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I have great news everyone! Engine Yard has agreed to sponsor Charlotte.rb. So if you’re around on Wednesdays, stop on in, learn something new, or show others what you got.
Mark your calendars, we’ll circulate more details as the date gets closer. RSVP now.
Post Meetup Social
We’ll be meeting up at Morehead Tavern after the hacknight. It’s only about a mile from Enventys and I hear they have pool tables if anyone is interested. ((location)[http://bit.ly/26KTQX])
Ben Scofield from Viget Labs was nice enough to come down and give a talk to us last week. His talk goes into detail about how some problem domains do not map well to traditional relational databases. He also provides a lot of alternative ways to persist your data using technologies such as Redis, CouchDB, and MongoDB to name a few. I’ve post a video of the talk as well as Ben’s slides for anyone who wasn’t able to make it out.
available on Vimeo
available on slideshare