Hello everyone,

we're back with another remote-friendly Ruby User Group! The time is 20:00 CEST so that's 18:00 UTC or well 6pm 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 the links are giving you trouble:

ID: 979 5914 1906

Password: 269150

  • 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


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


Letting the browser do the hard work. Implementing MiniSearch, full-text search in the browser.

A couple of years back, I open-sourced MiniSearch, a full-text search solution running entirely client-side. It solved a tricky use-case for my company, made other people happy too, and also helped my motivation when I most needed it. I'd like to share the story, and get a chance to present the library too.

Error handling with Monads in Ruby

Ever wondered how exceptions became the default error handling technique in many programming languages, and if there are better alternatives? Wonder no more! Join this talk to learn about the pros and cons of error handling with Monads in Ruby, code examples included.

Attendees: (24)


Pascal Wengerter
Events: 25
Topics: 1

Adel Almaleh
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Paul Götze
Events: 60
Topics: 1

Enxhi Hamzallari
Events: 6
Topics: 0

Luca Ongaro
Events: 10
Topics: 2

Johann Q
Events: 17
Topics: 2

Events: 1
Topics: 0

Events: 22
Topics: 0

Events: 29
Topics: 1

Andrew Radev
Events: 19
Topics: 1

Peter Berkenbosch
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Mike Rogers
Events: 12
Topics: 1

Andreas Finger
Events: 14
Topics: 0

Wiktoria Dalach
Events: 6
Topics: 0

Sven Suska
Events: 9
Topics: 0

Tadas Sce
Events: 5
Topics: 0

Maximilian Haack
Events: 11
Topics: 0

Paweł Sapielak
Events: 1
Topics: 0

raluca badoi
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Alessandro Bardini
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Toño Serna
Events: 46
Topics: 0


Amr Abdelwahab(عمرو)
Events: 26
Topics: 4

Christoph Grabo
Events: 75
Topics: 0

Raluca Badoi
Events: 15
Topics: 0