Meetup April 11, 2012

Matt Swanson - Anatomy of a Weekend Project

Matt Swanson shares how to manage a weekend project without getting overwhelmed or abandoning it


Matt Brown - 5 Brains, 2 solutions: An Experiment in Problem Solving

Matt Brown walks through a programming exercise his team found on Google’s Code Jam, and shows how different team members solved the same problem

Google Code Jam / Code

Garrett Honeycutt - Expanded Introduction to Puppet

Garrett Honeycutt gives a detailed talk about using Puppet for configuration management of your infrastructure

Puppet Labs

Meetup March 14, 2012

David Woodward - attr_accessible: Don’t get caught with your pants down (like GitHub)

Dave Woodward talks about how not using the Rails feature attr_accessible, opened up GitHub to an important security vulnerability in 2012, and how we can avoid making that mistake in our apps.

David Estes - Spud CMS

David Estes shows off an all-purpose content management system he’s been working on.

Code / Demo

Nate Acuff - Stages Gem

Nate Acuff talks about the stages gem he helped author to manipulate streams of data and break them down into smaller units that are easier to process