Meetup October 9th, 2019

Chris Achard - Building a new Rails 6 app with React on Top

Rails 6 added several cool new features, including building in Webpacker as the default javascript bundling option. In this talk, I’ll go over a lot of the new Rails 6 features, and then create a brand new rails 6 app with React on top. Come to find out how easy it is to get a new app up and running!

Chris is an independent React and Rails consultant, and online educator teaching about software development. You can find what he’s working on at his site: or on twitter: @chrisachard

Meetup September 11th, 2019

Zach Cardwell - Hacking Data Structures with Math

We all know the data structures that exist in most programming languages - hashes, arrays, linked lists, etc. Using some math and hacking some pretty simple concepts, you can build algorithms that out perform and scale better than some of the most advanced deep learning networks. This talk will focus on a few algorithms around similarity detection and some ways you can implement this in a scalable way.

Zach Cardwell is an independent data scientist helping to solve business problems with scalable and actionable solutions. A graduate from Purdue with a degree in math and physics, he’s worked in both the private and public sectors, solving problems across industries as varied as logistics, loss prevention and healthcare.