July Meetup 2020 (remote)

hosted by Tobias Pfeiffer, 02.07.2020 at 19:00

Hello everyone,

we're back with another remote-friendly Ruby User Group! The time is 19:00 CEST so that's 17:00 UTC or well 5pm UTC.

You're welcome wherever you're from as long as you adhere to our Code of Conduct - the meetup is in English.

Current schedule is two ~20min talks including Q&A, followed by splitting the audience into smaller groups for virtually hanging out (optional) :)

Joining the meetup

The meetup will be on zoom and it will be recorded

Normal zoom link

Zoom browser only link (sadly needs a zoom account, probably works best on chrome/ium)

  • if you don't want your video to be visible to others, then turn it off/leave it off
  • if you can't make it/don't want to be on zoom, watch the recording!

We're aware of the privacy concerns surrounding zoom and we share them. We're looking for better tools, we haven't found them yet.

Meanwhile, if you don't want to use the desktop client the zoom browser link above should work for you. If it doesn't you can usually get to it like this: the join link should also show a tiny "join from browser" link at the bottom of the window. It doesn't appear to require an account anymore. If the link doesn't show up, open the "Download and Install Zoom" link in a separate tab, that should make the link appear. Dark UI patterns 😖

Participating in the meetup

  • We'll take Q&A questions in Zoom via the "raise hand" feature (click on participants, there's a little raise hand link)
  • There is also a #rugb-live channel in the Ruby Berlin Slack, you can join the slack here
  • the "socializing" part is optional, naturally, our aim is to not lose that part of our meetup - we'll try to use Zoom's breakout feature to split you into random groups and give you some ice breaker questions to kick it off

Patience

Your feedback is very welcome. Things will go wrong, we'll try to fix them.

See you

Looking forward to see y'all Rubyists from Berlin and maybe all over the world.

Amr, Pascal & Tobi

Topics

Git In My SQL's Stead

The present isn't always enough. Some web applications need to keep track not only of now, but also of past changes to all business entities. ORMs can rarely help us with the latter, and we need to reach for hand-crafted solutions.

In this session we'll discuss a recent project in which we implemented a record system for all database entries. Existing tools and libraries didn't fulfil our requirements. This led us to introducing a bespoke versioning mechanism. The solution we built offered not only change history to our users, but also HTTP-based replication to systems consuming our data.

In the talk we'll present the implemented versioning mechanism, discuss its pros and cons, and share lessons we've learned on the way.

Slides

Thomas Edison vs Three Teslas in a Trenchcoat

As a company grows, adopting new technologies becomes more complex, costly, and risky. But as developers we want to keep our skills up-to-date and work with the latest and hottest tools. So how can we effectively experiment with new technologies at work in a responsible way? This talk will recount the famously adversarial relationship between Thomas Edison and Nicola Tesla, and from their story we will learn ways to balance and exploit the tension between the boring and the new, the familiar and the shiny, the safe and the unknown.

Attendees: (40)

Nadia Gubernator
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Michael Reinsch
Events: 26
Topics: 2

Stefan Ogonek
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Adam Dalton
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Hercules Merscher
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Shruti Srivastava
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Bryan Moreno
Events: 1
Topics: 0

[email protected]
Events: 9
Topics: 0

Paul Götze
Events: 50
Topics: 1

Daniel Schweighöfer
Events: 8
Topics: 0

Alexander Schrot
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Cameron Prebble 🇳🇿
Events: 38
Topics: 0

RKushnir
Events: 18
Topics: 0

Jan Stępień
Events: 7
Topics: 3

Virginia Weidhaas
Events: 7
Topics: 0

Norbert Crombach
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Raluca Badoi
Events: 7
Topics: 0

Sey Cheon
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Monica Giambitto
Events: 4
Topics: 0

Ufuk Kayserilioglu
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Tales Cione
Events: 7
Topics: 0

Andreas Finger
Events: 7
Topics: 0

Andrew Radev
Events: 14
Topics: 1

Simon Stemplinger
Events: 6
Topics: 0

Maximilian Haack
Events: 7
Topics: 0

Ender Ahmet Yurt
Events: 3
Topics: 0

makevoid
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Organizer

Amr Abdelwahab(عمرو)
Events: 19
Topics: 4

Savvas Alexandrou
Events: 3
Topics: 0

H. Can Yıldırım
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Guilherme Pasqualino
Events: 26
Topics: 0

Praveen Kumar
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Christoph Grabo
Events: 63
Topics: 0

pankratz 117
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Julia Wolf
Events: 19
Topics: 0

Organizer

Tobias Pfeiffer
Events: 81
Topics: 12

Coraline Ada Ehmke
Events: 2
Topics: 1

Organizer

Pascal Wengerter
Events: 14
Topics: 1