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!
- 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)