June Meetup Recap

Last gathering before summer holidays took place on Monday, 23th of June. Again, we’ve had two brave souls sharing their knowledge with the rest of us, curious Rubyists.

The first one was a young gun from D·Labs Martin Artnik (@artoartnik) with a presentation titled “Useless gems”. Speakers usually want us to believe they’ve found or did something better. But this time, Arto didn’t try that. He dropped his favorite gems that no one really needs while making the world a better place. And why do we even have and talk about useless gems? Because we can and because it’s fun. Arto also showed us his geoeras gem. It can make historians pretty happy, writing their history driven development. My personal favorite useless gem was dicks, it’s really hot so check it out.

And then Tomaž Zaman (@carmivore) from codeable.io set the fire on stage with his talk about Continuous deployment of Rails apps on AWS OpsWorks. We were introduced to their product codeable.io which connects Wordpress specialists with clients. They have a modern stack where Rails is providing a JSON API on server side and Angular.js displaying it on client side. They’re using Travis.ci for Continuous Integration, HipChat for communication (they are remote team), HuBot,… and many more. These guys are doing some serious automation in every possible aspect. I can already see Tomaž doing his v2.0 presentation about HuBot being their scrum master, moving their Trello cards, scraping the logs and fixing bugs live in production with below-zero-downtime. But the main part of his talk was how they’ve successfully moved to AWS OpsWorks and what they did to get there.

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Next time be sure to join us!

June Meetup

It’s almost meetup time of month again. Yaaay!!! :tada:

We moved this meetup to Monday, because Wednesday is a national holiday and we figured you might use that for an extended weekend. :sunglasses:

The meetup will again take place in the Poligon Creative Centre. Everyone seemed to really like the place so we can finally say we settled on the location for all of our future meetups. RSVP on meetup.

The first talk of the meetup will be by Martin Artnik (@artoartnik) from D·Labs, whose talk is going to be about Useless Gems. The second one will be by Tomaž Zaman (@carmivore) from Codeable on Continuous deployment of Rails apps on AWS OpsWorks.

This might be our last proper meetup for a while, because we know you all scatter to the coast during summertime. We will probably still meet for a :beer: or even Rubyburgers but no details yet.

Looking forward to another great meetup!

P.S.: Bring friends :wink:

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May Meetup Recap

Yesterdays monthly meetup was great! We started with Don Goodman-Wilson’s gentle introduction to ScreenHero and their stack/services/architecture. Proceeded with talk from Žiga Vidic - PsyTrance, Ember.js and…Straight edge. We finished with cold beers sponsored by D·Labs and everything took place at Poligon Creative Centre.

Some resources that you might find useful:

…and others that contain loud music:

See you next time! :smile:

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May Meetup

The month is coming to an end and that means that our monthly meetup is coming around. This meetup is going to be a little different. Again. We’re moving the meetup to Monday and to a new location. Again. :pensive:

After the talks part is over we usually sit down at the bar tables with the people we already know. You know - programmers are introverted and all that. The problem is that you don’t get to meet new people or exchange your ideas with someone you don’t know. Another problem is that someone (you know who :grin:) starts talking about bitcoins and there is no way you can switch tables now. Fuck!

Easy solution? No tables. So from now on we’re teamed up with Poligon Creative Centre. Poligon is a great place for coworking and for events like this. It has a very relaxed atmosphere which will lead to many new Ruby friendships. I’m sure of it. :tada:

For the meetup: We’ll have a guest from across the narrow sea. Don Goodman-Wilson from the ScreenHero team will be joining us to do a very interesting talk, provocatively titled Screenhero: Get Shit Done. Some of you already met him at the Rubyburgers meetup, but this time you’ll all get to hear what he has to say. The second talk will be done by Žiga Vidic who has yet to come up with a title.

After the talks we’ll do a public debate on why #TDDisDead and what to do with our lives now. When the debate will start going south, we’ll move to the bar and drink in desperation.

Oh, almost forgot. D·Labs is again going to buy a drink for every attendee of the meetup. They’re awesome like that.

Looking forward to another great meetup!

P.S.: Bring friends :wink:

Rails Girls Ljubljana 2014

Past weekend was dedicated to Rails Girls initiative. Social / hacking event for girls that want to learn programming with Ruby and Rails.

Couple of friendly hackers from Slovenia RUG joined as mentors and helped by sharing knowledge and skills - making girls feel welcome and happy.

This was the second time that girls have assembled under RailsGirls.si Ljubljana, and more then 50 girls participated.

To find more about what girls are doing please follow them on @RailsGirls_LJ or visit their Facebook / home page.

Foto: © Rails Girls Ljubljana

We sincerely hope to see more events like this! :heart: