The inaugural meeting for the Omaha Rails User Group will be held on August 20th, 7pm.
We'll kick off the meeting by having everyone introduce themselves by giving a bit of your development background and a brief discussion of any Rails projects that you're currently working on.
After the introductions have been said, we'll discuss possible topics for future meetings and gather volunteers to do presentations. Here are some topic ideas :
- Merb (when is it a useful alternative?)
- Performance benchmarking
- RESTful concepts
- Behavior driven development with rSpec
- Deployment with Capistrano
- Scaling Solutions (Memcache, data sharding with DataFabric)
- New features in 2.1 (named_scope, etc)
Lastly, I will do a presentation on ActiveResource. Think "ActiveRecord for web services". If you follow the RESTful conventions that Rails sets up, you will see how easy it is to expose a service for other 3rd party sites to consume.
Meetings will be held at the AIM Institute's training lab at 412 S. 19th Street. Wireless access available.
I will be attending Barcamp Omaha on August 15-17th, so if you plan on attending please say hello.
I look forward to meeting everyone!