North West Ruby User Group

REST & Women in Engineering

Wednesday 21st February 6:30pm at Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA)

We are lucky to have two speakers to entertain us this month! First up is Rob Lee speaking on “Take a REST with Rails”, followed by Gemma Cameron speaking about “Women in Engineering”.

Take a REST with Rails with Rob Lee

A look at the new features in Rails 1.2 that support the REST architectural style. Starting with a basic overview of REST and then looking at the modifications to routing, generators and the shift in conceptual design to deploy RESTful applications on Rails. To finish, we’ll take a (quick) look at consuming RESTFul resources with ActiveResource.

Women in Engineering with Gemma Cameron

My experiences of being a minority within the software engineering field. My thoughts on why it seems to be white, middle class, male dominated and what I think we can do to help diversify the demographic. Please bring along your own opinion on this as there will be plenty of time for questions and debate!

The schedule

  • 6:30pm :: Welcome & Registration
  • 7:00pm :: Take a REST with Rails by Rob Lee
  • 8:00pm :: Break
  • 8:15pm :: Women in Engineering by Gemma Cameron
  • 8:45pm :: Drinks at the Gallery Bar (Opposite the MDDA)

The location

Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) 117-119 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6PR.

About NWRUG events

Our events are free and open to anyone with an interest in Ruby, regardless of experience level. There is no need to register, just show up on the day! We want to keep NWRUG as welcoming and inclusive as possible so we ask that all attendies follow our Code of conduct. If you have any questions, get in touch.