WNB.rb March 2021
WNB.rb’s goal is to support a more diverse group of people to make significant and meaningful contributions to the Ruby world. It is a monthly meetup with technical talks where the speakers and audience members are all women and non-binary people.
We are thrilled to announce the first monthly WNB.rb meetup! We hope to see you there. It will feature two incredible speakers:
Emily Giurleo will be talking about what to do if a gem upgrade breaks your application. She’ll cover semantic versioning, debugging tools to investigate changes in other gems, and how to accurately describe the changes in other gems.
Brittany Martin will talk about lessons learned as an Eng Lead during a project to build a lightweight script using AWS Lambda and Cloudwatch to funnel data from a variety of sources into S3 to create a data dashboard.
What is WNB.rb?
WNB.rb’s goal is to support a more diverse group of people to make significant and meaningful contributions to the Ruby world. It is a monthly meetup with technical talks where the speakers and audience members are all women and non-binary people. We hope to provide a brave space for tenured speakers, first-time speakers and everyone in between to interact in a technical capacity. This community seeks to enable developers to grow their technical skill sets and confidence, further promoting inclusion of women and non-binary folks within the Ruby community.
What will happen during each meetup?
Each month, the meetup will feature two speakers both talking about technical Ruby topics. The talks will be 15 minutes each, with 5 minutes Q&A afterwards. Towards the end of the meetups, we’ll have a few minutes where folks can optionally stay online to chat. The meetups will last one hour, and we’ll post recordings of each talk afterwards. This meetup will forever be virtual!
I’m interested in speaking at a future meetup, how can I do that?
We are so glad! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. No need to write anything in depth or fancy. Even if you don’t know what you’d like to talk about or you’re a first time speaker, please reach out and we’ll work with you to put together a talk for a future WNB.rb meetup.
I don’t identify as woman / non-binary but I’d like to be an ally. How can I best do that?
Thanks for asking! We’ll be sure to post links to all talks to our twitter so you’ll still be able to watch, learn from and share all of our talks. Ways you can be an ally are to continue to advocate for more diverse voices at conferences and other meetups, learn from, elevate, support and/or mentor individuals who add diversity to the space, and share information about this group with anyone who might be interested.
Do you have a code of conduct?
Yes we do! You can read our code of conduct here.
6:00 - Welcome & Intro
6:10- Talk #1
6:45 - Q&A
6:55 - Talk #2
7:30 - Q&A