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May 22nd, 2012: Exchange.js Edition

MarkBennett edited this page May 22, 2012 · 9 revisions

All our meetups follow a common format, though this month will be focus on Ruby's front-end (twice removed) cousin, JavaScript! Each 10-minute lightning talk will cover a different topic relating to the JavaScript ecosystem. 10 minutes may seem short, but we offer time after each talk for questions. We also encourage you to approach the speakers and other members at drinks after the talks are done if you've got more questions you'd like answered.

Our recently added JavaScript segment (or dedicated meetups) are being called Exchange.js.


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.

5-minute Ruby and JavaScript News

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.



  • 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.

Lightning talks

The specific topics will be announced shortly, but all will all be related to JavaScript this month. We're aiming to have 3 this month plus a demo (see below.) Each talk lasts 10-minutes with 5-minutes for questions afterwards.

Interested Speakers:


Each month we challenge a local developer or company working with -Ruby- JavaScript to demonstrate their project. The goal of this segment to to share the real applications being developed with Ruby in Edmonton. The project can be open or closed source, and companies are encouraged to demonstrate their products.


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!

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