Bob | 20 Aug 21:26 2014

Time to give back to the community...

OK, everybody, it is time for us to give back to the Ruby/Rails community that has made many of us a enjoyable and profitable life....

We at Socialwhirled have decided to sponsor and host a RailsBridge event in Phoenix (http://railsbridge.org/) the 18th and 19th of September.

From their site:

We teach people to code because we believe that the people making technology should accurately reflect the diversity of those using it.

We want to push for all kinds of diversity in tech: gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, and class. Women were the first population we focused on, but aren't the last.

We value acceptance, enthusiasm, and hard work. The RailsBridge community thrives on optimism and a love for making great things.

What's a RailsBridge Workshop?

Our most well-known efforts are free weekend workshops where women learn Ruby on Rails from volunteers. The students at our workshops range from folks who are completely new to programming to QA engineers and professional developers who want to learn Rails. During the Installfest (usually on a Friday evening), we get students' laptops setup with the requisite technologies. The next day, we break into small group based on experience level and build a web app! (When we aren't teaching Ruby and Rails, we teach HTML & CSS.)

Here is what we need:

Volunteers to assist in teaching as well as TA'ing.  I think we will need about 8 people that can teach a class using their curriculum and assistants to help attendees that are stuck.

Attendees to attend.  Spread the word to friends, strangers, social media, etc...

I will post the links as soon as I have them setup.  All social media should use the #railsbridge and #railsbridgeaz hashtags.

Most of us learned form others so lets return the favor.

Questions, comments, suggestions, complaints, want to volunteer, email me at broberts-I9UL3WGaFBqsL+LrcZT0cgC/G2K4zDHf@public.gmane.org



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Brian Sam-Bodden | 15 Aug 05:34 2014

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: Tuesday, August 19th <at> 6:30pm

We are on for our monthly meeting on all things Ruby at SocialWhirled. 

Elio Grieco on Disaster Recovery

This talk will cover basic disaster recovery concepts to help ensure that attendees understand the value of their data, where to store it, and how to get it back after equipment failures, natural disasters and various attack scenarios. Ruby and Ruby on Rails developers and admins need to be aware of the DevOps work required to be ready for catastrophic system failures and data loss.   - 


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Bob | 9 Aug 22:48 2014

Next meeting idea

Just want to throw this out there.  How about the next meetup we do not have any presenters?  I was thinking of more of a meet and greet and open hack. 

Let's everybody introduce ourselves and talk for a minute about what we do.  

Then we can just open the floor to anybody with questions.  Have a problem, come up front, plug in and show us what you are trying to do.

Other than that we mingle, drink and eat ;)

Thoughts?

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Scott Shea | 14 Jul 19:01 2014
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Speakers for tomorrow night

Bruce White will present Pundit: https://github.com/elabs/pundit, Minimal authorization through OO design and pure Ruby classes

Scott Shea will be presenting Cassandra and its integration with Ruby/Rails.

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Scott Shea | 8 Jul 17:03 2014
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MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: July 15th 6:30pm at SocialWhirled

Just a reminder that the next Ruby::AZ meeting is in a week at SocialWhirled. Please RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Ruby-AZ/events/189452822/

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Matt Verbin | 24 Jun 04:04 2014
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***Amazing Local Job Openings w/ Huge Upside: Sr. Full Stack Web Developer (Ruby/Rails) & Sr. Product Manager***

Hey all,

It was great meeting many of you at last week's RubyAZ meeting; we appreciate you giving us chance to share a bit about our company, Tanga.com.  We look forward to contributing more to the local Ruby/Ruby on Rails community in the near future.  To make it easier to share our available opportunities, I've attached copies of each job description we mentioned during our presentation.


ABOUT US
Tanga is a unique hybrid E-commerce marketplace that doesn’t do things by the book. We disrupt by challenging status quo and like to be different. Hopefully you do too. You’ll get the best of both worlds at Tanga with the feel and fun of a growing startup, yet we’re extremely stable and profitable. Strategic meetings in Costa Rica? Sure. Fly everyone's families to Disneyland? Why not. We have 4 distinct businesses including a hyper-growth consumer products marketplace and the largest discounted seller of publications in the U.S. If you're interested in joining us, please send your resume and work samples to the email address listed in the job description. 


Best Regards,

Matt

Matt Verbin
Chief Financial Officer- Tanga

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Scott Shea | 12 Jun 23:44 2014
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June meeting RSVP

Please RSVP via the meetup site if you plan on coming to the meeting next Tuesday. Social Whirled is kindly providing food and we do not want to leave people out... or waste food. 

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Scott Shea | 11 Jun 23:20 2014
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In memoriam of Chris Stiffler

Tragedy hit close to home for me on two fronts in the past week with the passing of Chris Stiffler. His children attend the same school as my daughter and I spent time with him over at Gangplank. While working on a device to help people deal with asthma attacks he was struck by a massive asthma attack which took his life. Whether you consider this real irony or Alanis Morrisette irony it is still tragic. In strange keeping with his life my last memory of him is from a child's birthday party where I watched him give Diet Coke to his daughter and then seeing her buzz around like, well, a child with caffeine in her system.

Jennifer Lindley at Gangplank is collecting photos for his memorial service (Jennifer-o8HNRQUsbJaxWu5DVSXDxmD2FQJk+8+b@public.gmane.org) which is on Friday from 6 - 9 at Legacy Funeral Home (1374 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225).

The school where our children attend is collecting meals to deliver to his family. If you wish to help out the Stiffler family with meals, please contact Dawn Farley at 480.276.3663.

And finally there is a site to offer monetary help as well: https://www.youcaring.com/chrisstiffler. Unfortunately he did not have life insurance so his passing will be even harder for him.

Sorry for the bummer of a message but thank you for anything you are able to provide. Here is the site for his company if you are interested: http://www.vicinityhealth.com/

Scott Shea

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Brian Sam-Bodden | 9 Jun 18:23 2014

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: June 17th 6:30pm at SocialWhirled

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Jack Poupore | 7 Jun 05:36 2014
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Setting up Ruby on Rails

Hello all,

So I have recently set out to become a coding guru, but like all long, tedious journeys, it must begin with the first steps. 

I decided to start with Ruby on Rails, following closely along the Ruby on Rails 4 Essential Training with Kevin Skoglund on Lynda.com (week-long free trial). I have a new-ish Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 and a 64 bit system. I have Ruby 2.0.0-p481 (x64) and DevKit-mingw64-32-4.7.2-20130224-1151-sfx.exe, both downloaded from rubyinstaller.org (links provided). I am using MySQL version 5.6.19, downloaded from "http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/5.6.html." I downloaded Apache 2 successfully, but haven't a clue how to incorporate it because I am stuck when linking Ruby to MySQL through the MySQL2 gem. My bundle gem has been acting up as well, but solving this mystery tops my to-do list right now.

Whenever I try a new solution recommended by one of the seemingly endless number of websites I have scoured, it spits out something very similar to this.

C:\Users\Jack Poupore>gem install mysql2 **this is only one (the most basic) input that I tried**
Temporarily enhancing PATH to include DevKit...
Building native extensions.  This could take a while...
ERROR:  Error installing mysql2:
        ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension.

    C:/Ruby200/bin/ruby.exe extconf.rb
checking for ruby/thread.h... yes
checking for rb_thread_call_without_gvl() in ruby/thread.h... yes
checking for rb_thread_blocking_region()... yes
checking for rb_wait_for_single_fd()... yes
checking for rb_hash_dup()... yes
checking for rb_intern3()... yes
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for main() in -lm... yes
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for main() in -lz... no
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for main() in -lsocket... no
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for main() in -lnsl... no
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
checking for main() in -lmygcc... no
checking for mysql_query() in -lmysqlclient... no
*** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary
libraries and/or headers.  Check the mkmf.log file for more details.  You may
need configuration options.

Provided configuration options:
        --with-opt-dir
        --without-opt-dir
        --with-opt-include
        --without-opt-include=${opt-dir}/include
        --with-opt-lib
        --without-opt-lib=${opt-dir}/lib
        --with-make-prog
        --without-make-prog
        --srcdir=.
        --curdir
        --ruby=C:/Ruby200/bin/ruby
        --with-mysql-dir
        --without-mysql-dir
        --with-mysql-include
        --without-mysql-include=${mysql-dir}/include
        --with-mysql-lib
        --without-mysql-lib=${mysql-dir}/
        --with-mysql-config
        --without-mysql-config
        --with-mysql-dir
        --without-mysql-dir
        --with-mysql-include
        --without-mysql-include=${mysql-dir}/include
        --with-mysql-lib
        --without-mysql-lib=${mysql-dir}/
        --with-mysqlclientlib
        --without-mysqlclientlib
        --with-mlib
        --without-mlib
        --with-mysqlclientlib
        --without-mysqlclientlib
        --with-zlib
        --without-zlib
        --with-mysqlclientlib
        --without-mysqlclientlib
        --with-socketlib
        --without-socketlib
        --with-mysqlclientlib
        --without-mysqlclientlib
        --with-nsllib
        --without-nsllib
        --with-mysqlclientlib
        --without-mysqlclientlib
        --with-mygcclib
        --without-mygcclib
        --with-mysqlclientlib
        --without-mysqlclientlib

extconf failed, exit code 1

Gem files will remain installed in C:/Ruby200/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/gems/mysql2-0.
3.16 for inspection.
Results logged to C:/Ruby200/lib/ruby/gems/2.0.0/extensions/x86-mingw32/2.0.0/my
sql2-0.3.16/gem_make.out


I have been stuck on this issue for over two days. I just want to get this fucking thing installed so I can actually do something with the programs. I have tried every combination of 32 and 64 bit versions of the above listed programs, and currently the 32 bit uniform combination of these is the only one that got me this far without issues--the rest resulted in even more problems that I was somehow able to overcome.

Apart from this inquiry, what are some other useful tools and resources that I can use to master this subject?

Thank you so much, and I look forward to connecting and collaborating with many of you, both now and in the future. 

Jack

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Brian Sam-Bodden | 5 Jun 23:39 2014

Speakers for June 17th Meeting

I'm looking for two volunteers to present a Ruby-related topic at Ruby::AZ on Tuesday, June 17th at our new meeting location SocialWhirled.

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