Mathematics and Computer Science concerning Rubyists

January 22, 2013

The next Silicon Valley Ruby meetup will be at LinkedIn on February 5th, 2013 at 6:30PM. Steven! Ragnarök will present "Mathematics and Computer Science concerning Rubyists". RSVP here to let us know you're coming!


Here's an overview of Steven!'s talk "Mathematics and Computer Science concerning Rubyists":

One of the blessings of Ruby is that you don't need a degree in computer science to have fun and be productive. Still, there are times when having a bit of theory behind your practice can enable you to solve problems efficiently using work that's not only already been done, but been proven correct!

I would like to introduce you to some of the computer science topics that I find the most valuable and time-saving as a Rubyist. We'll approach each topic from a theory-first perspective then explore tools that exist to help us work in the problem domains of Set Theory, Relational Algebra, Graph Theory, and Big-O Notation within our Ruby and Rails applications.

About Silicon Valley Ruby

Silicon Valley Ruby meetups take place at LinkedIn on the first Tuesday of every month. The goal is to bring together people who are passionate about Ruby and Rails in an environment that fosters learning from and helping each other. Each meetup starts with a one hour keynote by an invited speaker, followed by announcements and lightning talks.

Previous speakers have included Tammer Saleh and Randall Thomas, the co-founders of Thunderbolt Labs, who gave a talk on RubyMotion for faster client/server development, and Conrad Irwin, a maintainer of Pry, who spoke about "Pry — the good parts".

A wide range of friendly people attend, from those who use Ruby day-in day-out, to those who have heard that it's pretty cool and want to learn more. So, if you live or work near Mountain View, and you are enthusiastic, excited, or even just curious about Ruby, please come along!

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The meetup is on February 5th, 2013 at 6:30PM. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend.