April 2009

April 9, 2009

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Speaker

Cassie Schmitz / PrintWhatYouLike.com

Topic

PrintWhatYouLike.com

In this presentation, Cassie will talk about building her new startup, PrintWhatYouLike.com, an online editor that lets you reformat any web page for printing. Try it out at: www.printwhatyoulike.com Cassie will show how cool Ruby technologies have been used to power PrintWhatYouLike.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Reasons for moving from Google App Engine to Ruby on Rails
  • Creating a proxy server
  • Using Hpricot to parse even horribly invalid HTML
  • Supporting web pages from around the world
  • Incorporation of Twitter on homepage
  • and more...

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.

Photos from our April 2009 meeting

Iowa Ruby Brigade April 2009 meeting

Iowa Ruby Brigade April 2009 meeting

Iowa Ruby Brigade April 2009 meeting

Iowa Ruby Brigade April 2009 meeting

Photos by Tim Andersen