Meetup February 13th, 2019

Miles Sterrett - Basics of Benchmarking and Profiling

Miles shows off how he approaches benchmarking a slow API endpoint of a Rails application, and demonstrates usage of Apache Bench & RubyProf, and how to interpret their results.

Building applications for the Web has long been a passion for Miles, though cultivating communities has become a new passion.

Miles organizes the Indianapolis Ruby Brigade, founded Indy Hackers, and, once in a while, helps with the Indianapolis Javascript Society. He finds people to be even more interesting than the code he spends hours upon hours writing. That said, you’ll still find him glued to his guitar once in a while.

Ben Cochran - Kubernetes 101

Ben is a Principal Developer and Systems Architect with 15 years of experience developing standalone and web based applications in Enterprise, Freelance and Startup environments. He is currently the Head of Machine Learning Engineering locally at Crowe LLP. He’s looking to hire three Machine Learning Engineers, come talk to him after the presentation! He also has a penchant for brewing beer, role playing games and 3D Printing as well as using Kubernetes for orchestration of containerized applications.

Meetup January 9th, 2019

Adam Darrah - The “Hooked” model on building habit-forming products

Adam discusses the ethical questions of developing a habit-forming product. We will look at the “Hook” model that is used to create a habit-forming product: Trigger, Action, Variable Reward, and Investment. Finally, we will look at the “Make It Rain” iOS app as a case study of the lessons learned from this book.

Adam Darrah leads a team of Ruby on Rails developers at Tangoe (formerly MOBI), a global technology expense management company. Adam has been involved in several startups in Indianapolis including Challonge and Brackets for Good. Away from the keyboard, Adam enjoys traveling, cooking, and economics podcasts.

Chris Flack - Level Up - Growth in Individuals, Teams, and Organizations

Mentorship and growth at 3 levels: Individual, Team, and Organization.

Over the past year, I’ve put a lot of my focus into growth and “learning how to learn”. This is a quick synthesis of some of my experiences, what I’ve picked up from my own mentors, and the lessons I’ve brought back to my team.

Chris is an Iron Yard Indianapolis Alumnus and Ruby developer for Tangoe’s GoMobile division (formerly MOBI). Home brewer, tinkerer, gamer, and generalist nerd.