Meetup November 8th, 2017

Daniel Carpenter - Let’s Do Some (Data) Science in Ruby

When faced with a data science problem, most people reach for Python or R but there is a growing ecosystem of data science tools for Ruby. Daniel briefly discusses what data science is, how it is similar and different from software engineering, and gives an introduction to some of the tools available to Rubyists.

Daniel Carpenter is a software engineer and data scientist with special interest in health technology. He works for Omada Health, a San Francisco based digital health company offering online health coaching for pre-diabetes. He’s been a software engineer for about 8 years and Rubyist for about 6 years.

Kyle Shipley - Webpacker Basics for a Scalable Frontend

Rails has had a pathological aversion to frontend JavaScript frameworks for years, but no more! Learn about Webpack, the module bundling technology that’s taken the JavaScript world by storm – at least for a week or two – and how you can incorporate it seamlessly into your Rails application.

Who is Kyle Shipley? He’s the co-founder of Woven, exploring better ways to hire software engineers. He’s been fighting modern JavaScript frameworks since Backbone in 2011 and actually started enjoying them in 2014 with React.

Meetup October 11th, 2017

Stephen Freund - Data Management in Rails

Active Record makes interfacing with the database in a Rails app easy and clean, but it can cause headaches when working with a lot of data. I will walk through how to effectively use Rails to Create, Read, Update, and Destroy Mb or Gb of data, as well as what might be causing the headaches in the first place.

Stephen Freund is a data engineer at Springbuk. His primary focus for the last ~1 year has been normalizing and importing healthcare data for use in the Springbuk app. Besides writing Ruby, he enjoys running, reading, watching football, and debating the merits of Star Wars vs Star Trek.

Davey Strus - The Path to Senior

Davey Strus goes over what he believes are the key attributes to work towards to evaluate and achieve the title of “Senior Developer”.

Davey is a partner at Fretless, where he codes and teaches Ruby and JavaScript.