May 22nd, 2012: Exchange.js Edition
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Based on feedback from our members, we've revived the tradition of short introductions at the start of each meetup. Everyone has 30-seconds to share their name and to answer a short question about themselves. It doesn't take more than 10 minutes to get through everybody, and is a great way to break the ice.
Next up, we've got a five minute recap of the big Ruby news from the past month. We focus on the big picture and only cover the big news stories. If you want to get regular news between meetups you should follow @yegrb on Twitter, and check our list of Ruby resources.
- ChefConf wraps up - ask @fnichol about it. He was there!
- RedHat hires some jRuby core team members
- Sidekiq 1.2 released - Updated WebUI
- July 7 - Code Retreat Edmonton - spend a day hacking on the Game of Life and learning new languages and tips. Contact @cbadkidrun for details. Limited spots remaining.
Each meetup wraps up with a five minute planning session during which we plan the talks for the next month. We encourage members to propose talk topics for other members, but don't be surprised if you end up giving a talk or two yourself.
The best part of the night for many of our members is after the talks are done, when we head to Original Joe's Varsity for food and drinks. We're usually there be 8:30PM and anyone is welcome to join us there once the talks are done.
This is your chance to catch up with other members, ask the questions you couldn't during the talks, or maybe just relax after a tough demo.
If you'd like to know more about upcoming meetups you can see a list of them on our homepage. Hope to see you at YEGrb soon!