• Meeting Tuesday January 23rd 2018 7pm - 9pm (doors open @ 630pm)

    StimulusJS and Rails: A First Look

    We’ll explore Basecamp’s latest open-source project, StimulusJS, and see how well it currently plays with Rails by integrating it into an existing Rails app.

    Speaker: Scott Hudson

    Born in Colorado and raised in Kentucky, Scott now lives among the taco trucks and live music joints in Austin, Texas. Scott stumbled into the software world in early 2013, working in various sales and support positions for tech companies around town, eventually moving into software development in 2014.

  • We are trying Meetup.com

    We are trying Meetup.com for Austin on Rails

    We’re trying something new. We’ve moved meetings over to meetup.com. Please sign up (it’s free) and join the group.

    If you’re wondering, yes there is an October meetup. We will be talking about Progressive web apps and gRPC in Ruby. Join us, and don’t forget to RSVP on meetup.

    Austin on Rails on Meetup.com

  • Meeting Tuesday September 26th 2017 7pm - 9pm (doors open @ 630pm)

    Workflow Wonders: Tracking Status History with State Machine Gems

    A basic look at the Workflow gem and how it can be used to keep a history of field values on your Rails models.


    Amanda Chang Amanda is a full-stack developer at RigUp, a software platform for the oil & gas industry. She’s a proud graduate of the Flatiron School in New York and a supporter of coding bootcamps. Outside of work, you’ll find her playing ultimate frisbee or doing improv at the Hideout Theatre. But she would never bring comedy into her technical talk. Ruby is serious business, y’all.

    Crossing the Streams - Benefits & Myths Of Event Sourcing

    For the last few decades, the predominant approach to web application state persistence has been relational databases. Alternatives have emerged, but they have mostly focused on representing application state on disk in its present form. A powerful alternative has been emerging for some time, often called “event sourcing,” which flips relational databases inside out. we’ll cover the basics of event sourcing using code examples in ruby. We’ll also introduce some powerful, non-obvious benefits as well as dispel some common myths that have emerged about event sourcing.


    Nathan Ladd Nathan has been writing software professionally for over 10 years, specializing in architecture, systems engineering, and domain-driven design. His languages include Ruby, C, and Javascript, and has recently worked extensively with service oriented architecture and event sourcing in Ruby. Nathan is also a contributor to the Eventide project.

  • Meeting Tuesday August 22nd 2017 7pm - 9pm (doors open @ 630pm)

    Let’s build a GraphQL server

    Give REST a rest and consider GraphQL for your next API. In this talk I’ll cover the what, why and how of GraphQL. We’ll touch on GraphQL’s past, present and future. Mostly, we’ll look at code and and write some code. We’ll build a simple GraphQL server using the excellent graphql-ruby gem and Rails 5 API.


    Tim Scott

    Tim Scott is a polyglot developer, specializing in NodeJS, Ruby on Rails, ReactJS, React Native and GraphQL.

    Kube for n00bs


    If all that stuff is confusing or intimidating, don’t panic - we’re here to help. We’ll help you develop a rough mental model of a kubernetes cluster and what it does, then jump into a demo of how you’d build and deploy a simple Rails API inside a kubernetes cluster. Don’t worry - if we were able to figure this out, you can too.


    Mando Escamilla

    Mando Escamilla works on the Operations team at Spredfast, where he does his best to help reduce operational complexity while simultaneously not ruin everything. His unique teaching style (known colloquially as “If This Idiot Can Do This So Can I” or “ITICDTSCI”) has helped literally like 3 people.

    Chloe Coon

    Chloe Coon began her engineering journey when a college SQL class unlocked her love of writing queries. Since then it’s been twist and turns through Customer Support and QA to becoming a Support Engineer at Union Metrics where she really started getting into Ruby. She is currently a Software Engineer at Union Metrics, writing Ruby and learning Java.


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