Meetup March 13th, 2019

Stephen Freund - Ruby All The Way Down: Diving Deep With The Ruby Shell

The ruby shell is something many of us use but rarely think about. In this talk, I will be digging in to the ruby shell to find out how it works and how we could build our own.

Steven is a software engineer at Springbuk. He writes flawless backend Ruby, pristine frontend React, and has never pushed a bug to production.

Nic Ollis - Web Accessibility

Join Nic for a talk about web accessibility. How easy it is to implement, why it matters, and how you can increase your user base without internationalizing your product. This talk will focus primarily on vision-based disabilities and the options to make your sites/apps delightful for them.

While Nic’s official title is “iOS Engineer who also contributes to the web team” he typically just goes by “Software Engineer”. As a remote employee of Big Nerd Ranch, Nic is currently focusing on accessibility issues on a project at a Fortune 500 company and studying computer vision.

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.