The midsummer heat is crushing and yet we roll on. We gather, we learn, we share. This month, we’ll be hearing a nice variety of topics from some of the folks at MakerSquare as well as a guest from California, Scott Feinberg, talking about how to keep your app running in the event of a zombie apocalypse! Your Rails Conductor for this month is Damon Clinkscales.
Beginner Talks (Varied) - from MakerSquare students and teachers
Ashley McKemie — Effectively modeling and utilizing data in Ruby / Rails
- How to visualize your data before you start writing it
- How to set up the appropriate relationships using ActiveRecord
- Creating and using join tables
Gilbert Garza — Practical functional programming in Rails
- Why a service layer?
- Railway oriented programming
- Using monads (without the theory!) to create composable services
Canaan Davis — Getting started with Backbone.js
- What does Backbone offer?
- What you need to get going
- How Backbone can work with Rails
Scott Feinberg - Preparing a Rails App for the Zombie Apocalypse
We’ll take a mission critical application and make sure it keeps running through the Zombie Apocalypse. We’ll go through the process of taking a single data center Rails application and distributing it, the options for doing that, and some of the concerns/problems/issues that come up in doing so. We’ll also discuss the drawbacks and when/if it’s worth this kind of infrastructure investment. Attendees will hopefully walk away with a few strategies that can take away and implement for their mission critical applications.
When the zombies overrun AWS East, you’ll be prepared.
Scott is a nomadic Ruby Developer, recently exiled to Silicon Valley from Boston/NYC/New Hampshire. When he’s not coding Ruby applications, he’s most likely hacking on his drone or planning his next trip overseas.