Ruby::AZ - May 15th

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Don Wilde on Configuring Ruby to control Lego Mindstorms Robots

...And some neat stuff to play with. The title says it all. Legos! meet Ruby, Ruby meet Legos.

Chris Irish on What's New in Rubyland at RailsConf 2012

If you couldn't make it to RailsConf this year no worries, I got you covered. I'll do my best to highlight the most useful tools, libraries, and best practices I saw that may be useful to your current or future projects.

Paul Mooring on Chef Cookbooks

Chef is a configuration management and systems integration systems. Chef uses cookbooks, written in ruby, to configure systems. This presentation will cover a brief overview of Chef, writing a cookbook and applying it to a system.


The group meets at 6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at ASU SkySong, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd Room #249, Scottsdale, AZ (480) 884-1860

About The Presenters:

Don Wilde

Don taught himself to program assembler on an Intel SDK-86 more than thirty years ago and has spent a lot of years banging bits and chips together; mostly embedded circuit and software work, but he discovered FreeBSD and Linux and Perl and the Web in 1997 and Ruby in 2005. Now, he’s come full circle: programming Ruby on AWS Linux servers and Java and C++ (and soon JRuby/Ruboto) on Android for Intel as a member of the Smart Devices 3.0 group, a skunkworks for bleeding-edge mobile development. He can’t believe they pay him to do this stuff

Chris Irish

Chris (@supairish) has been developing web applications for the past 7 years, starting with Python/PHP and now doing Ruby on Rails for the past 5 years. He left his long time job in Jan 2011 to pursue freelancing, where he feels he's found his niche. His other interests include electronic music production and video games. He blogs on Rails & Web Development related topics at

Paul Mooring

Paul Mooring is a Systems Engineer and Customer Advocate at Opscode, Inc. He has 5 years experience as a Systems Administrator/Engineer using Ruby for automation.


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