Hello Everyone,

we're back with another remote-friendly Ruby User Group! The time is 19:00 CEST so that's 17:00 UTC or well 5pm UTC.

Note: We're planning to switch back to in-person meetups starting July 2022!

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

Join the Meetup

Meeting ID: 970 9048 5102

Passcode: 977052

The meetup will be on zoom and it will be recorded

  • 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

Patience

Your feedback is very welcome. Things will go wrong, we'll try to fix them.

Hopefully, See you soon. Amr, Pascal & Tobi

Topics

Crafting a Database Engine: how DBs do what they do

Databases are one of the backbones of our applications, but how do they do what they do? How retrieve records so fast? How do they implement atomic transactions? This talk aims at shedding some light, and share the story of how (and why) a few years ago I set to write my database engine in Elixir.

Metaphors are Everywhere: Ideas to Improve Software Development

So, this is a weird talk 😜

Basically, I'll be talking about what we can learn from other pursuits in life and apply it to Software Engineering, why that is and how that works. Together, with some personal stories. We'll look at some different things, but in the shorter time frame I'm afraid I can only tackle ~2 of a planned 4.

Expect lots of metaphors.

Attendees: (21)

Organizer

Pascal Wengerter
Events: 28
Topics: 1

Organizer

Tobias Pfeiffer
Events: 94
Topics: 13

Gabriel Malaquias
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Christoph Grabo
Events: 80
Topics: 1

Andrew Radev
Events: 20
Topics: 1

Dima Boyko
Events: 9
Topics: 1

Luca Ongaro
Events: 12
Topics: 3

Johann Q
Events: 20
Topics: 2

Luis Donis
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Nazar Khmil
Events: 9
Topics: 0

Pablo Costas Sánchez
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Semih Arslanoğlu
Events: 3
Topics: 0

Paweł Świątkowski
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Daniel Schömer
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Nícolas Iensen
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Anas Alkhatib
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Constantin Câmpean
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Carlos Saraiva
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Alessandro Bardini
Events: 2
Topics: 0

Gil Desmarais
Events: 1
Topics: 0

Jalyna
Events: 3
Topics: 0