March 2009

March 12, 2009

6:00 - 7:30 PM


Darrin Holst / GeoLearning



Shoes is a lightweight Ruby GUI toolkit for beginners developed by Why the Lucky Stiff. Here's an example of a simple Shoes application: {
 @push = button "Push me"
 @note = para "Nothing pushed so far" {
   @note.replace "Aha! Click!"

Darrin will present an introduction and overview of Shoes, including the recently released "Raisins" version.

For more information on Shoes, see

Meeting Location

Coldwell Banker / Mid-America Group Realtors
8825 Northpark Court
Johnston, Iowa

Just north of I35/80 at the 86th Street exit.

GPS coordinates: N 41° 39.368' W 93° 44.378'

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.

Door Prize

We'll give away the winner's choice of the following JetBrains products:

  • RubyMine Personal License
  • IntelliJ IDEA Personal License
  • ReSharper Personal License
  • TeamCity Build Agent
  • DotTrace

Dinner After the Meeting

If you can, please plan to join us for dinner at a local restaurant after the meeting.