Meetup January 10th, 2018

David Michael Gregg - The Ubiquitous Utility of Regular Expressions

David Michael Gregg walks through some basic RegEx features and use-cases in a sensible way.

You may not leave ready to extract a list of split infinitives from “Moby Dick,” but maybe you’ll no longer see ASCII voodoo the next time you encounter someone’s goofy email validation.

David Michael Gregg is an endangered species of The Iron Yard’s Corporate Training team, where he teaches Angular 4 and Java’s Spring Framework for Liberty Mutual. He is a graduate of TIY’s Indianapolis academy in Ruby on Rails and a refugee from the world of IT management.

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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.