The SF Ruby Meetup last night was a great event. There were over 50 people there, and thanks to Adaptive Path we had a nice big room with plenty of space for everyone (though not quite enough chairs, heh). Dumb me forgot to bring a camera so I don't have any pictures to post, sorry! Fortunately I remembered everything else so my talk went off without a hitch.
Next month's meetup is on June 13th, and will (tentatively) be held at the offices of Odeo, just a block from Adaptive Path.
Ryan Carver's talk on Measure Map was very interesting. If anyone has concerns about the scalability of Rails apps, just check out Measure Map. Ryan said they can handle 10 million hits a day. Sweet.
My Laying Tracks talk on how to contribute to Ruby on Rails went over very well. The response was much better than I expected. I guess a lot of people are interested in the topic! And now that I've foolishly demonstrated I can speak in public, it looks like I'll be giving a talk at the SDForum Ruby SIG next month (stay stuned for details). If anyone has an idea for a topic, I'm just waiting for inspiration to strike.
I'm making the slides available under Creative Commons license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5. That means you can do what you want with them as long as you don't make money off it and give me credit for my work.
The slides: Laying Tracks
And now that you're all revved up to contribute to Ruby on Rails, cruise on over to Kevin Clark's blog to read about Documenting Rails. Writing docs for Rails is a great way to get started as a contributor. Thanks, Kevin, for leading the effort on improving the documentation!