For all folks out there near the Minneapolis/St Paul area, we're having our second RUG meeting next Tuesday, Jan 31st. Our homepage is at www.twincitiesrb.com. I apologize for the spam to the Ruby-Talk list, but this is just our second meeting and we're trying to get word out. Come join us! If you would like to present something, we would be very happy to have you, and free beers may follow! Contact me directly and I'll put you in touch with the appropriate folks. -- Ok folks, we're on for the second TC RUG meeting! Date: January 31st, Tuesday Time: 7:30PM Venue: Digital River, in Eden Prairie, MN (directions below); wireless net access provided Agenda: 1. Announcements - please send me any announcements you want to share with the group, or stand up when the time comes 2. Introductions - we'll go around again with some quick 10-second intros, to help remind everyone of names and get new folks into the mix 3. Outstanding RUG questions: group name? status of web site and related services? status of non-profit work potential? We will probably try to vote on a group name, so don't complain if you miss out! 4. Presentation #1: "JRuby: Bringing Ruby to the JVM" by Charles Nutter and Thomas E. We'll try to make it relevant to both the Ruby and Java worlds, with lots of cool demos and discussion time to follow. We're the two active members of the JRuby team, and JRuby is under heavy development ahead of our JavaOne presentation. 5. Breather/discussion time 6. Presentation #2: WATIR demonstration by Nick S. By popular demand, we finally pinned down a WATIR demo. Nick has graciously volunteered to take this on. 7. Conclusion and post-meeting discussion over beers If anyone knows a good barley-pop venue in the Digital River area, please share it. What good is a geekfest without a tasty beer to follow it? Directions to Digital River (thanks again to Nick S. for hooking us up!): Google Maps: http://tinyurl.com/dvlwa Details: 1. There are two DR-owned buildings, one on the north side of 76th and one on the south. We're in the south (9625) building. at the eastern-most door, by the large "Digital River" sign on the building -- this is the main lobby entrance. There will be a MINI (the car brand) parked near the door. 2. When you get inside, you'll need to sign in and receive a "visitor" badge. 3. Proceed to the meeting -- we'll have a few folks from DR to help you find the meeting room once in the building. 4. When finished, you'll need to go back through the lobby, drop off your badge, and sign out. If you think you will arrive late on the 31st please let me know or send email to the group list, available on www.twincitiesrb.com.
on 2006-01-24 22:31
on 2006-01-25 00:57
On 1/24/06, Charles O Nutter <email@example.com> wrote: > For all folks out there near the Minneapolis/St Paul area, we're > having our second RUG meeting next Tuesday, Jan 31st. Our homepage is > at www.twincitiesrb.com. I apologize for the spam to the Ruby-Talk > list, but this is just our second meeting and we're trying to get word > out. Come join us! I don't think posting local group meetings here is a bad thing. Not everyone knows about a local group, and ruby-talk is a good place to spread the word.
on 2006-01-25 07:36
> spread the word. In fact I think it's a great idea. I'm from the Twin Cities and if I wasn't in Hawaii at the moment I would definitely try to make it. This is the first I've heard of this group so this posting spread the word to at least one additional person... Matthew