April 2010

April 8, 2010

6:00 - 7:30 PM


Matt Secoske / nimblelogic


The Lightweight web: singing Sinatra to the tune of Redis

We will dive into the Sinatra web framework, along with a detour through Redis in an attempt to show just how lightweight a Ruby web service can be. This will be an informal overview and discussion, with an aside to cover the reasons why you should consider Sinatra for your next web service project.

We will also probably spend some time looking at "Evented" Sinatra and Resque, the Redis + Sinatra queuing framework from the fancy chaps at Github.

A little about Matt Secoske:

Matt Secoske is the Principal at nimblelogic, a boutique (that means small) software development company that is dedicated to writing kick-ass software for kick-ass clients. He spends much of his time trying to stay abreast of the latest web development technologies, and can be found lurking on Twitter as @secos, and on a rarely updated "blog" at mattsecoske.com.

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.