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Montreal Against Rails

Montreal.  Let’s unite against this thing called Ruby on Rails.  It has been making our life way too easy.  Let’s get out of our comfort zones and explore new things!

This coming September 16, we’re completely changing the format of Montreal on Rails.  Actually, it’ll be anything BUT about Rails.  Let’s call it Montreal Against Rails.

First of all, I have a big surprise for you all.  Straight from this lil’ country called the USA, James Robertson will introduce our Ruby heads to Seaside, a web framework for Smalltalk which is gaining a lot of momentum.

Second, our very own Marc-André Cournoyer will talk about racks.  Nice Racks that is.  (currently considering changing the venue to Paré for the occasion)

Thirdly, I’ll quickly introduce you to another Ruby framework: Merb.  It is considered to be the #1 alternative to Rails by many.  I’ll go over the pros and cons and explain why we switched to Merb (from Rails).  I’ll also tell you why you should (or should not) switch too.

Please join me and rebel against Rails!  September 16!

PS: In case you didn’t get the joke, we still love Rails, don’t worry :)  But the event is NOT a joke!

10 FTW!

Yup!  I just realized that our next meet up will be the TENTH!  We’ve come a long way since our no-donut, totally crammed McGill classroom!

Hugo Frappier volunteered to talk about Solr and acts_as_solr.  This will be a great talk if you need to implement search in your Rails application and/or if you’re having problems with English/French searching.  

It’d be great to have a second speaker… nothing long or complicated… about 15-20 minutes.  If you’re interested, send me an email: carl at karabunga dot com.  If you have never presented yet, please think about giving back. 

As usual, please RSVP on Upcoming.org.

See you soon!

Looking for speakers!

Hello world!I hope you’re all having a great summer!  We’ll be resuming our MoR activities this coming August 19 and I need people to speak.  Either 1 or 2 people depending on the length of the talk.If you have something to talk about (doesn’t need to be a complex subject!), please email me at carl at karabunga dot com. See you soon!