October 2015

October 20, 2015

6:00 - 7:30 PM


Using Google Apps from Ruby


Julie Kent / College Recruit U, LLC

David W. Body / Big Creek Software, LLC

We recently developed College Recruit U which is designed to help high school students with choosing a college by making the process fun, easy, and social.

After a demo of the application (developed with Ruby on Rails), we’ll look at the admin interface which consists solely (for now) of a Google Docs spreadsheet and image files stored in Google Docs. We’ll show you how we did this using Google APIs and discuss the pros and cons.

We’ll also talk about other potential use cases for interacting with Google Docs from Ruby (or other languages), including:

  • User acceptance tests specified in Google spreadsheets
  • Reports generated directly to Google Docs

Julie Kent is an aspiring entrepreneur who knows a little about a lot and is an avid dog lover.

David W. Body is an independent software developer who is currently accepting contract and freelance work.

Pizza Sponsor

Thanks to Edwards Graphic Arts for providing pizza for this meeting.

Meeting Location

Merchants Bonding Company
6700 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Park behind the building on the South side.

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

Click here for a map.