Wednesday (Aug 15th): Two great talks

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Michael Prendergast

Aug 10, 2018, 7:30:20 AM8/10/18
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Hey all,

Next Wednesday (August 15th) at 6pm, we’ll have two talks for you

  1. José Aguilera will be talking about Innovation Canada's New Platform for Canadian entrepreneurs, and 
  2. Kerstin Puschke will be giving us a talk titled Scaling a Monolith Isn’t Scaling Microservices. 

Here are the details:

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[Talk 1] What Can Government Do For Me?, by José Aguilera:

From providing funding to giving expert advice to driving new collaborations, many levels of government offer a wide variety of programs and services designed to help businesses innovate, create jobs and grow Canada’s economy.

That is why the Government of Canada has created Innovation Canada (, a one-stop-shop for Canada’s innovators and entrepreneurs

Note: José’s team is hiring developers, either for casual or temporary work, with possibly some longer term options. So feel free to bring your resume.

Learn more about José and keep in touch:

[Talk 2] Scaling a Monolith Isn’t Scaling Microservices, by Kerstin Puschke:

Slow requests to a payment gateway or a sudden spike in image uploads make background jobs crucial to scaling applications. But they require us to think differently about failure scenarios: we give up consistency guarantees, and we do not know if and when a job will succeed. Message oriented middleware (MOM) can replace background jobs and add benefits like publish-subscribe for messages between microservices. In this talk, you’ll learn how to work with background jobs efficiently and how they compare to a MOM using examples from one of the largest running Rails applications today.

Learn more about Kerstin and keep in touch:

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Plan on attending? Please RSVP via the link below, so that our kind sponsors can plan accordingly.


2. Agenda

The meetup starts at 6pm.

For the first 30 minutes, there will be mingling over food and drinks. :)

The talk starts after the mingling portion of the evening.

3. Drinks, Snacks and meetup fees sponsored by SpeedyRails

Big thank you also to SpeedyRails, who will be providing the non-alcoholic drinks & snacks for the evening, and for also sponsoring the Meetup fees!

SpeedyRails offers a cloud-hosting platform for Rails developers, with Canadian and US Datacenters, CDNs, plus add-on DevOps Support. 

And SpeedyRails is hiring a Full-Stack Developer, learn more about the position here.

4. Space sponsored by Shopify

Another big thank you goes out to Shopify for providing the venue to host the meetup.

Shopify is an e-commerce platform that provides the tools to set up an online shop and sell anything online, on social media, or in person.

Shopify is hiring various positions as well, check out their openings here.

5. Food and drinks sponsored by Fullscript

Big thank you to Fullscript, who will be providing the food for the evening.

Fullscript is an online dispensary platform that helps health care practitioners dispense professional-grade supplements, without the need to store and manage their own inventory.

And Fullscript is hiring for various positions, see the available positions here.

6. Plan on attending?

Please RSVP here to let us know so we can plan things out.

7. Call for speakers: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Talks 

We're always looking for speakers/topics. If you're up for giving a talk, please feel free to submit your talk proposal via the Ottawa Ruby Talk Proposal form.

Thanks, we hope to see you all there!

The Ottawa Ruby Team

P.S. If you’d like to attend on Wednesday, please do be sure to RSVP here:


Michael Prendergast

Aug 15, 2018, 7:42:09 AM8/15/18
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Hi everyone,

Tonight (Wednesday) at 6pm, we have two great talks for you all:

  1. José Aguilera will be talking about Innovation Canada's New Platform for Canadian entrepreneurs, and 
  2. Kerstin Puschke will be giving us a talk titled Scaling a Monolith Isn’t Scaling Microservices. 

Full details are below, and on the meetup event page...

2. Food, Drinks, Space, and Meetup fees graciously sponsored by...

We couldn’t do this without our super nice sponsors. Please show them some love:

  • Drinks and snacks kindly sponsored by SpeedyRails (a cloud-hosting platform for Rails developers, with a DevOps Support option.)

  • Food kindly sponsored by Fullscript (they help healthcare practitioners dispense their supplements, without having to handle any inventory.. and they're hiring.)

  • Space kindly sponsored by Shopify (they help you setup a shop to sell products online.. and they're hiring as well)

3. Plan on attending? Please RSVP 

RSVPing helps our kind sponsors plan accordingly.

4. Full talk details below

See the "Previous message" section below for the full event details, or visit the meetup event page.

Thanks everyone, hope to see y'all tonight!
The Ottawa Ruby Team

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