Past Events

May 17th Meetup

May 17, 2016 - 18:30

Notman House, 51 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, 3e étage

The first meetup after RailsConf 2016! There is a lot to talk about and a lot of Montreal.rb members were there. We scheduled only one talk (a great one!) to have time to discuss about what's going on in the rails community.


How to build a RESTful API with Grape, by Charles Lalonde

Talk level: intermediate

With the rise of front-end frameworks like React and Angular, the need for an API is necessary, if not mandatory. The Grape framework is the perfect solution to easily build RESTful APIs. In this talk we'll walk through the basics of Grape and how to use the framework inside your existing Rails application.

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We want to thank Acquisio, our sponsor for the night. They provide us with pizzas and soft drinks!

April 19th Meetup

April 19, 2016 - 18:30

Centre, 420 rue Guy, Montreal

This meetup is the very first to be announced via the new "Events" feature! Thanks to all the contributors that made it possible! There is still a lot to do, but we're getting improvements every weeks.


Metaprogramming for Rookies, by Karim Tarek

They say "to become a Ruby Jedi, you have to master the art of metaprogramming". In this talk, we'll go through the steps to create a gem using metaprogramming techniques. So, Let's look into that, shall we...

Getting started with web application security, by Florencia Herra-Vega

Internet security is a huge, important, and often discussed topic. However, as a junior developer, it can be very daunting to know where to even start learning about it. This talk will give a brief introduction to some parts of the architecture of the internet that make it so insecure, covering concepts like DNS, man-in-the-middle attacks, and ending with a brief tutorial on how to use Let’s Encrypt to set up SSL for your web applications.

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We want to thank Bookwitty for the pizzas and soft drinks. They also have a surprise for our awesome speakers! They have senior Rails and a senior front-end positions to fill. Feel free to talk to them at the event!

March 15th Meetup

March 15, 2016 - 18:30

Shopify, 490 Rue de la Gauchetiere Ouest


GraphQL on Rails, by Marc-André Giroux

Talk level: intermediate

Le data fetching est encore un problème difficile à régler, surtout lorsque nos applications deviennent de plus en plus grosses et complexes.

Est-ce que vos APIs REST “over-fetch” ou “under-fetch” vos données ? Est-ce que vos endpoints ad hoc deviennent un vrai cauchemar à maintenir plus vos vues changent ?

Apprenez comment utiliser GraphQL dans vos applications Rails et comment cela peut aider à la communication client serveur ainsi que nous aider en tant que dévelopeur, en utilisant un language qui nous permet d’exprimer nos besoin en données d’une façon déclarative et hiérarchique.

Elm, La programmation fonctionnelle pour les applications “front-end”, by Martin Chabot

Talk level: intermediate

La programmation “front-end” n’est pas votre tasse de thé? Vous en avez marre de débugger des fonctions de callback et des exceptions de runtime ?

Elm pourrait être la solution ces problèmes. Durant cette présentation je vais vous démontrer quels sont les éléments qui font de Elm un language si spécial, allant de ces fonctionnalités de language fonctionnel en passant par un éventail d’outils de développent sans égal.

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Shopify is sponsoring pizzas like in the past months. They are still searching developers for their Montreal office. Don't hesitate to contact them.