We are a Ruby Meetup group and hold twice a month meetups in Boulder, Colorado.

On the second Wednesday of each month we hold Presentation Night.

Coding Night is held the fourth Thursday of every month.

Join Us!

Presentation Night Meetup Videos

March 2021

From ruby-ist to javascripter: A self-taught journey | Lightning Talk

By Akira Brand from Emeritus Education

Ruby Pattern Matching | Full Talk

By Brooke Kuhlmann of the Alchemists Collective

February 2021

GitHub Buddy | Lightning Talk

By Taylor Phillips

Crystal for Rubyists | Full Talk

By Kirk Haines

January 2021

A Certain Swagger | Lightning Talk

By Zeke Clark

View Components In The Wild | Full Talk

By Joel Hawksley from Github

November 2020

Learning to Love Writing Tests | Lightning Talk

By Sienna Kopf from Turing

Rails!? Still!? | Full Talk

By PJ Hagerty from DevRelate.io

October 2020

Hacking Stacks | Lightning Talk

By Tim Kleier from ASRC Federal

Modern interviewing panel | Full Talk

By Paul Christopher / Patrick Armentrout / Brooke Kuhlmann

September 2020

GraphQL Federation | Lightning Talk

By Julian Ramlal

July 2020

Ethics and programming - A simple light framework for developers | Lightning Talk

By Kevin Glynn

AMA w/ Brad Feld from Foundry Group | Full Talk

By Brad Feld from Foundry Group

June 2020

Alone Together: the Neuroscience of Connection and the Limitations of Digital Presence | Lightning Talk

By Daniel Frampton

it { should be a_good_talk } | Full Talk

By Paul Sadauskas from TextUs

May 2020

Don't @ me! Instance Variable Performance in Ruby | Full Talk

By Aaron Patterson from Shopify

April 2020

Design Patterns: The Key to Refactoring Rails MVC | Lightning Talk

By John Travers

Migrating Rails from Heroku to AWS | Full Talk

By Carleton DiLeo from Algoly

March 2020

Thinking Inside the Box: Checklist-Driven Development | Lightning Talk

By Andrew Ek

Evolution of a Cloud Native Architecture | Full Talk

By Mike Gehard

January 2020

Milestoner | Lightning Talk

By Brooke Kuhlmann

Encapsulating Views | Full Talk

By Joel Hawksley of Github

November 2019

How we Teach Human Bias to Machines, and What To Do About It | Full Talk

By Ursula Moreno-Vanderlaan from Techtonic

October 2019

How we deliver software at Brandfolder | Full Talk

By Brett Nekolny - Head of Engineering @ Brandfolder

Rails API performance and sparse fields | Full Talk

By Logan Sears - Technical Product Manager & Sr. Software Engineer @ Brandfolder

August 2019

Better Service Objects With Dry-Transaction | Full Talk

By Paul Sadauskas from Textus

April 2019

Taking Lead | Full Talk

By Marty Haught

February 2019

Move Fast and Break Things | Full Talk

By Josh Thompson


We are always looking for speakers for the Boulder Ruby meetup. Presentations are expected to either be 15-35 minutes long with questions, or a 5-10 minute lightning talk. Topics can be either anything rubyish/rails or software development. (We've had presentations on k8s, machine learning and interviewing, for example.) See above for more examples of past presentations.

It's a friendly group. Audience is typically 15-40 folks depending on topic/speaker. The audience experience level varies from "I just graduated from Turing" to "I help run railsconf".

If you are not in the Denver/Boulder area, we have the equipment for a remote presentation (Google Hangouts). Tweet us or contact Dan Moore at mooreds+boulderb@gmail.com to discuss speaking, or if you have more questions.

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