Last week I used my JetBlue BluePass to head out to Los Angeles to attend the LA Ruby Meetup (@laruby) hosted at CoLoft. I was impressed with the turnout, the speakers and presentation, and the audience participation. The format of the meetup was pretty long though. I’m used to maybe thirty minutes to one hour of a presentation. They had four presentations lasting about two hours! All very good of course, but I have to admit that it was a bit tiring. I found out that the group tends to move the meetups all over Los Angeles to attract new members.

I introduced myself to a few members, and let them know that I’m a Chicagoan that’s new to Ruby/Rails, and that would be moving to LA in a month (early October). I look forward to their next meetup and maybe their study group!The presentation lineup:

  • JavaScript Testing in Javascript by John Bender
  • Life as a Ruby Developer by Hubert
  • Two-way Database Synchronization in Ruby by Evan Dorn and Judson Lester
  • Learning Ruby language and TDD culture through Ruby Koans by Kanak Malshe