FDUG October: An Introduction to Ruby

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 from 06:00:00 PM to 09:00:00 PM (America/Halifax) Add to your calendar
Registered Attendees: 53 / 55


Please register online, but you don't need to bring your ticket.

6:00pm - 9:00pm (ITC building UNB Campus, Room ITC317)

Topic:  An Introduction to Ruby

Presenter: Ian Bishop


This will be an introductory talk on the way of Ruby, its core philosophies and semantics. My goal is to help you construct a mental model of how Ruby fits into your every day life as a developer. I will outline how Ruby's strengths allow you to write beautiful code without cost of agility. Some time will be spent in a live-coding demonstration using Ruby's powerful REPL (Read-Eval-Print Loop) allowing you to see Ruby at work, first-hand.

Speaker Bio:

Ian Bishop is an undergrad student in his final year at UNB Computer Science, with a major in Theoretical Computation and a minor in Mathematics. Ian currently works at UserEvents, a local Fredericton startup, as a front-end engineer programming in Clojure. He has been writing Ruby since 2007, maintains and commits to several Ruby open-source projects and has a wide range of development experience with Ruby on Rails. He currently is an active participant and student leader of CS Square at UNB, hosting several Ruby workshops and hackathons.


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