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Meetup August + ConFoo

I’m a little bit late this month, but I would like to start by thanking Julien Guimont and Alain Pilon for their presentations. It was very interesting and I’m sure a lot of us will try what they show us.  I have a lot of news today.


Our next meetup will be on August 16. I still search 2 talkers for this event. It’s a great experience to go on the stage and show something you already experienced.


The ConFoo BBQ will occur August 6th. Come and talk with the other Web communities in Montreal. Food, beers and it’s free, you can’t miss that.


The Call For Paper is also open for ConFoo until September 2nd. Help us create the biggest web conference in Montreal with a great Ruby track. This year, you can also vote for the talks you find the most interesting. If you want to help more, I search someone to help me organize the Ruby track of the event.


Starting of September, I’ll try to have sponsors for our events. I’m searching companies that would be interested in buying a second round of beer at the Benelux and would like to help us create t-shirt for Montreal.rb. It’s a great way to find employees and make your company known by the Ruby community in Montreal. If you know any company that would be interested, put me in contact with them.

Meetup July 19th

Don’t forget the meetup tomorrow July 19th. As usual, we will start by job offer. Then, there will be a talk about backbone.js by Julien Guimont and one on rails-admin by Alain Pilon. After the presentations, we go to the Benelux for a free beer.


What : Montreal.rb meetup

When : July 19th, 2011 at 18:30

Where : Notman House

Who : Everyone who is interested in Rails or Ruby

How much : Free


ConFoo is asking us for help to organize the Ruby track. You need to do 3 things : 1. Publicity in your network, 2. Find and choose talkers, 3. Help the day of the conference.


I will help them but I would like other people to participate too so the Ruby track will be wonderful. Send me an email if you want to be a part of ConFoo organization.


At the same time, remember that the ConFooBBQ will occur the 6th August. You are all invited.

Artfox job offer

If you are searching for a job, I’ve just received this job offer from Artfox.


Artfox, a montreal based next generation social job platform for the Arts and Entertainment is looking for an experienced ruby on rails engineer for a part time 2 month contract that will turn into a full time position in September.

The engineer will be responsible for building and maintaining our web and various backend systems. Most of the work will be at the Model and Controller levels. If you want to work with a rapidly growing company where development is driven by user feedback, this contract is for you!

Please contact raphael@artfox.com for further details.

Meetup July 19th

In the end, we will have our normal meetup at Notman house on July 19th. We have 2 great speaks for that occasion.


The first talk will be by Julien Guimont on backbone.js. Julien is a cofounder of Porkepic Solutions. They do applications for the construction industry. You can see his blog at http://jguimont.com/.



After the break, Alain Pilon will talk about rails-admin. Alain works at Bombardier Aerospace and he his a part-time web strategist. You can have more information about him at http://about.me/alainpilon.



After the talks, the event continue at the Benelux (about 4 minutes walk). They offer a free beer to all the participants of Montreal.rb. You are all invited to come and talk around a good beer.


In Summary :

What : Montreal.rb meetup

When : July 19th, 2011

Where : Notman House

Who : Everyone who is interested in Rails or Ruby

How much : Free