On Tuesday April 22, Joe O'Brien, famed Ruby developer and Columbus area business owner, will be speaking at the Ann Arbor Java User Group. He will be discussing JRuby, Ruby that runs on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Sun is putting a lot of resources toward dynamic languages on the JVM. First, they hired 2 JRuby developers. Just recently, they hired 2 Jython developers. Microsoft is similarly loading up, for IronPython and IronRuby.
Anyhow, come out on Tuesday and hear Joe talk about JRuby. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm at Washtenaw Community College (room BE260), but come early for the networking at 7:00. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.
And, on Friday April 25, SRT is continuing with the bi-weekly lightning talks. We're mixing up the format a bit, going to a more traditional lightning talk length of 5 minutes (we had previously allowed 10, but we've babied everyone long enough!). Instead of starting at 3, we're going to start at 3:30. But we have an open door policy, so if you break free at 4 and want to stop by, just DO! This week, we'll have snacks. It's Nate's last day of working as our intern. We're sad that he's leaving, but we know that he will do GREAT in Manhattan.