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July 17th meet-up

This is July, it’s really beautiful and warm outside. Here come the time for another Montreal.rb where you can meet your fellow rubyists, have great discussions and drink some beers. Some people from Startup Festival are still around and they told me they will come.

 

The first presentation will be by Colin Surprenant about Red Storm. He will show us his gem implementing the ruby interface to the Storm high throughput framework. Understand how to support the full Twitter hose using ruby.

 

 

The second part will be the gem club. Present us a new gem that you discovered or you built. Prepare a small presentation (max 5 minutes) if you want to. It is a good place to speak in front of the others for the first time. We want to hear you, don’t be shy.

 

 

I’m looking forward to see you on Tuesday.

 

When : July 17th, 2012 at 18:30

Where : Notman House

Who : Everyone who is interested in Ruby on Rails or Ruby

How much : Free

Register : No need, just come, your welcome

Questions? : Contact me

Messages March 30th

This is a quick message to keep you posted with what’s going on around the community.

 

For everyone that missed the SocialGrapes‘ wine tasting event because it was at the same time of the last Montreal.rb, Daniel Haran invites us and MontrealGeekGirl to the next one on April 10th. More information and tickets here.

 

As mentioned at last meet-up, Gary from Qwalify still has few Peepcode vouchers for a free video. Contact him by Twitter and he will happily give you one.

 

On the job side, Jobbook is looking for 2 experienced ruby programmers and an intern. Don’t miss your chance to work on an interesting project with a motivated team. See the offer here.

 

The next meet-up will be on April 17th. I’ll send a new message when the speakers will be confirmed.

July-August meetups

You are hard on me guys. We have an equality for July between a social meetup and a normal meetup. If I find speaker for July, we will have a normal meeting, if not, we will have a pub meetup.

Results :
July : A meetup on July 19th (3rd Tuesday of July)
August : Normal meetup on August 16th (3rd Tuesday of July)

If you want to get an incredible experience and talk at one of these meetups, send me an email.

Time to move?

When I announced the Programming 102 meeting (on April 19th), commenters asked about moving the meeting. Please help by filling out this form. I’ll post the results in a few days, or after 20 answers, whichever comes first.

Whatever the results of this survey, we’ll host the meeting at the CRIM on the 19th.

Keoox needs Rubyists

I received an email from Alain Laberge from Keeox. They need a senior Ruby developer. Here’s what he sent me:

Keoox is looking for an experienced senior level ruby on rails engineer to join our agile application development team. You will be responsible for building and maintaining our web and various backend systems (data-driven, e-commerce, etc.). Most of the work will be at the Model and Controller levels, but if you are comfortable in front-end html/css/javascript that would be a plus. You will also be responsible for working directly with the product owners and other members of the development team to shape, design and build new features. We work in two to three week iterations and follow Scrum software development models. Our engineering team is based in Montreal, Quebec.

Required Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years experience developing professional web applications using non Microsoft web technology (Java, PHP, Ruby, MySQL, etc)
  • Minimum 1 year experience developing Ruby on Rails web applications
  • SQL (MySQL preferred)
  • Comfortable at a UNIX or Linux command line
  • Familiar with how the Open Source world works
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic HTML/JavaScript/CSS

Desired skills:

  • Experience working in an Agile Development Team
  • Experience working with complex back end processes
  • Professional experience building and consuming RESTfull, SOAP or any other web services
  • XML, JSON and other ways of representing data
  • Git
  • Bugzilla

If you’re interested, contact Alain directly.

Next Meeting: January 18th

See you at the CRIM, 405 Ogilvy St. The meeting starts at 6:45 PM, with time for some chat before:

  • 6:15 PM – doors open
  • 6:30 PM – Adrian Dafinei, president of AQIII – Association Québécoise des Informaticiennes et Informaticiens Indépendants
  • 7:15 PM – Round table discussion for next months
  • 8:00 PM – Beer and such at the Cafe Vesuvio

See you then! Make sure to RSVP.

November 16th recap

Thanks again to all for coming. I loved Jonathan’s RVM presentation. I think my presentation went well, but I believe I was a bit too fast. Please feel free to comment about the evening.

Chris Desnoyers from Synapsesix visited us and told us they were looking for Rails developers:

Looking for RoR talent in the Montreal area (but remote could work) to join our team. We specialize in Elections Management, Project/Follow-up Management and Logistics Management. We live on the cutting edge and need people who like being there as well.

You may contact Chris at chris.desnoyers@synapsesix.com.

Python Wrapup of September 21st

We were very fortunate to have Cyril Robert with us at the last Montreal.rb, and Cyril left some notes about his presentation over on his blog: Presentation at Montreal.rb, including a downloadable version of the 15-minute blog.

Again, I extend my thanks to Cyril for stepping up and wanting to talk about Python to us Rubyers. It’s always nice to talk about something we’re not used to.

September 21st Speakers

I have the pleasure to announce our two speakers for the September 21st meeting:

Cyril is a Python/Django software developer for Le Site, and co-founder of Pantherific. He is also the vice-president of the Montreal Python organizing committee, and has been the master of ceremony for a few monthly gatherings since April 2010.

Jeff is a longtime developer: he started on a Commodore 64 and never looked back since. He recently switched to using Clojure, from static OO languages. He’s also the organizer for Bonjure, the Montreal Clojure Users Group.

Let’s have a warm welcome for them. See you on the 21st, at our new venue: 405 Ogilvy St.

We’re moving!

Unfortunately, due to Bloom’s recent move, they won’t be able to host the Montreal.rb group. We’re sadly too big for the available space. But that doesn’t mean we have to stop: instead, Yvan Ross from the CRIM kindly offered to check if there were rooms available. On September 21st, we will meet at the CRIM: 405 Ogilvy St. We will be in room #4. We’ll have directions or something starting at the door on the 21st.

Make sure to change your auto-pilot. I’ll leave a note at the old location. Meeting time is unchanged though: still 6:30 PM.

Hope to see you there!