Past Events

November Meetup

November 14, 2018 - 18:00

Shopify, 490 Rue de la Gauchetiere Ouest

This will be a special joint edition of Montreal.rb and Papers We Love


How not to structure your database-backed web applications, by Marina Chirchikova

Talk level: intermediate

Marina will present an overview of this paper by Yang et al., focusing on how these principles apply to Rails applications and go over different examples, followed by a discussion.

About Marina Chirchikova

Marina is a software developer working at Shopify.

Brought to you by our sponsors:

September Meetup

September 18, 2018 - 18:30

La Gare, 5333 Casgrain avenue


Creating a Neural Network, From Scratch, in Ruby, by Marc-André Cournoyer

Talk level: intermediate

If you wish to dive into Machine Learning but have been intimidated by its complexity, this talk will show you how simple the core principles of modern Machine Learning are. We'll rebuild a Neural Network that can predict a few letters from images, in 50 lines of code.

Brought to you by our sponsors:


Speedyrails is an Ottawa-based fully managed cloud hosting provider. With almost 12 years of experience in managing and scaling up websites and applications, Speedyrails specializes in creating tailored web hosting solutions to suit the individual needs of their customers. They have datacenters in downtown Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Miami and they work with Cloudflare to speed up and protect your websites and applications.

La Gare

Founded by and for entrepreneurs, La Gare is a multidisciplinary collaborative workplace located in the heart of the Mile-End, which is open to entrepreneurs, startups and self-employed workers, in addition to offering events to Montréal’s entrepreneurial community. Details and terms for accessing our services:

Le Wagon Montréal

Le Wagon brings technical skills to creative people and entrepreneurs within 28 cities around the world. This 9-week bootcamp (FullStack program - web development) gives you the ability to build a prototype of any idea you might have. More than 3000 alumni have graduated from Le Wagon worldwide.

Curious to learn with Le Wagon ? Download our Syllabus for free, or book a call with Guillaume, our Bootcamp Manager.

Further details about the course and how to apply can be found on

August Friendly Dinner

August 21, 2018 - 18:30

McKibbins Irish Pub, 3515, boul. St Laurent coin Sherbrooke

We are taking a break from the regular meetups for the summer and we'll have a friendly dinner! New people are welcome, as always, and it's a very good opportunity to make some friends.

Follow us on Twitter to know exactly at which table we are:

Montreal.rb new organizers meeting

July 3, 2018 - 18:30

Benelux Wellington, 4026 Wellington St, Verdun, QC H4G 1V3

Want to get involved in the montly meetups, organize workshops and bring people together around their love for programming and the Ruby language?

It is time to come and be part of the official organizing team. You don't have to have experience.

RailsBridge meeting

June 26, 2018 - 18:30

Crew Café and Collective, 360 St Jacques St, Montreal, QC H2Y 2N1

Want to get involved in RailsBridge 2018 as an organizer? In this meeting, we'll talk about the tasks and the roadmap to have a successful RailsBridge on October 12-13.


Want to host one of our meetups?

Posted 3 months ago

Good news everyone!

It's now simpler than ever to host one of our meetups!

Fill out this form today so we can plan something soon:...Continue...

Last meetup follow up!

Posted over 1 year ago

Slack community

Many of you asked how to join our Slack Community. We are working on a feature to send you an invitation automatically...Continue...

RailsBridge is coming and we need you!

Posted over 2 years ago

Yes, we need you!

Do you love Ruby? Of course you do! Do you want to make web development more accessible, fun and welcoming? Well, you can be a teacher at RailsBridge!

We are looking for 30...Continue...

Last meetup follow up!

Posted over 2 years ago

Hello everybody!

The last meetup was a huge success! Thanks to Centre for the venue and Bookwitty for the food!

I announced that the next RailsBridge will be in September. This is...Continue...

last meetup's follow up

Posted over 2 years ago


Voici les liens des deux présentations du mois passé:

Meetup du 16 Février | February 16th meetup

Posted almost 3 years ago


Shopify nous invite dans leurs tous nouveaux bureaux ce mois-ci!

Progressive Web Apps in Rails for fun and profit, par Sophie Déziel


Links – Liens

Posted almost 3 years ago

Voici les liens vers ce qui a été présenté hier!

Here are the links for what have been presented yesterday!

Beginner’s Night – 19 Janvier 2016

Posted almost 3 years ago


Pour le premier meetup de 2016, nous démarrons en orientant la soirée pour les nouveaux développeurs, ceux qui apprennent Ruby ou qui sont intéressés par le stack technologique autour...Continue...

Meetup du 15 décembre | December 15th meetup

Posted about 3 years ago


Votre application Ruby est-elle aussi sécurisée que vous le pensez? par Frédéric Harper

Dans le monde d’aujourd’hui, il est plus facile que...Continue...

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Posted about 3 years ago

Hey fellow Rubyist,

Yesterday was my last meet-up as a Montreal.rb organizer. After 4.5 years of taking care of our group, it’s time for me to pass the torch.

I remember so much from all...Continue...

November 17th Meet-up

Posted about 3 years ago


Ce mois-ci, nous prenons une petite pause de Ruby et nous regarderons 2 langages fonctionnels: Elixir et Haskell. Est-ce que votre style Ruby changera après cette rencontre? Qui...Continue...

Rails Workshop, Nov 24th

Posted about 3 years ago

This workshop is a couple hours sprint to help us have a brand new Rails website!!

Experienced and new Ruby on Rails developers are welcome to pair together to work on the features we need to...Continue...

March 17th Meet-up

Posted almost 4 years ago


À la suite d'une présentation à Confoo, Leonard a accepté de nous donner un talk qu'il a originalement écrit pour les employés de Ballistiq. Pour limiter leurs coûts...Continue...