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Archive → January, 2009

Next Month: Marc-André Cournoyer on Ruby VM Internals

I just got confirmation from the legendary Marc-André Cournoyer of thin, invisible, RefactorMyCode, and tons of other stuff. He’ll be speaking next month about Ruby VM internals (Rubinius, Ruby 1.9, JRuby, etc).

We’re looking for more speakers. So, if you or anybody you know is interested in speaking next month, please ping me. The meeting is Tuesday Feb, 17 at Bloom.

Please remember to RSVP.


Jonathan's Dotfiles (.vimrc, etc) & Mina's Slides

Jonathan Palardy asked me to post his dotfiles here, so that people could find them easily.

So, here they are: http://github.com/jpalardy/etc_config/tree/master

Update: Also, mina’s talk slides are here.


Montreal.rb – Now with beer.

Earlier today, I received an email from Bosko of Bloom, Montreal.rb’s new host. I’ll let his words speak for themselves.

They just brought in 8 two-fours and something like 12 bags of chips. :-)

Still on the fence about coming? RSVP here.

Also, don’t forget that the location has changed to 481 Avenue Viger West, Suite 202


Talk #3 – Mina Naguib on GNU Screen

I just confirmed our third talk for the month, Bloom‘s own Mina Naguib will be speaking about GNU Screen and how it fits in to the editing / testing workflow.

Screen is getting a lot of buzz these days, so I’m really excited to see it in action.


Text Editor Month @ Montreal.rb

Alright, we have our second presentation for next week’s event. Pierre-Olivier Martel, of Code Génome is going to be talking about using NetBeans to write ruby code. This is shaping up to be an awesome meeting!

So, it is officially text editor month at Montreal.rb. It would be really great to get somebody to speak about emacs or even TextMate. If you or anybody you know might be interested in speaking about another editor this month, please get in touch with me!


Jonathan Palardy on vim

We just confirmed the first speaker for this month’s Montreal.rb. Jonathan Palardy, expert ruby hacker and vim guru will be giving a talk about vim, why you might want to take a look at it, and how you might go about doing that without falling on your face.

Should be awesome. I’m really excited for this talk.

This Month's Meeting – Back to Presentations

Last month’s hack fest was a lot of fun, but somewhat sparsely attended. It has come to my attention, too, that some people were put off by the new format. So, let’s try something different this month.

We’re going to have one event this month with a similar format to the one we’ve been used to for the last year or so. We’ll have a couple of presentations, and then go for drinks. Hopefully, this will give people the opportunity to come out, and hang out with local rubyists, without the added pressure of needing an open source project to hack on.

So, we need speakers for this month. Even if you’re only interested in giving a short talk, we’d love to have you come out and speak at this event. Please send me an email at my first name at giraffesoft dot ca if you’re interested in speaking.

Today’s second announcement is that we have a new home for Montreal.rb! The awesome guys at Bloom have been nice enough to offer up their offices as a new space for the group to meet. See the upcoming event for details.

Oh, and don’t forget to RSVP, please.