May 25, 2012
Filed Under (events) by adamb

Join like-minded Ruby enthusiasts for the Burlington Ruby conference July 28 – 29, hosted on beautiful Lake Champlain.

Whether you’re a developer, or just passionate and hungry to learn, this single track conference will get you inspired! Besides great presentation line-ups (see below), industry speakers, and Vermont location, you’ll be joining peers from around the region to network, eat good food, and discover new opportunities.  We hope to see you there! For more details, head to

Speaker and Presentation Highlights

  • Marc-Andre Cournoyer, Macournoyer: The 4-hour work week for Ruby hackers
  • Peter Jackson, Intridea:  Location based apps.
  • Joshua Hull, Twitter: Untangling the resources web with Renee
  • Harold Gimenez, Heroku: PostgreSQL
  • Jen Myers, Relevance: Developers Can’t Design (and Other Completely Mistaken Design Myths)
  • Dan Croak, Thoughtbot: The Bureau of Standards and Practices
  • Alex MacCaw, TwitterJavascript Web Applications and Asynchronous Interfaces
  • Mark Bates, Metabates: Testing Javascript/Coffeescript in Rails

Register today at

November 17, 2011
Filed Under (jobs) by adamb

Agilion Apps [] is looking to hire a full-time ruby on rails developer and/or work with skilled contractors on a weekly basis in Burlington, VT.

Please see for details.

November 16, 2011
Filed Under (meetings) by adamb

Presentation and discussion on Software Craftsmanship from a Product Owner’s Perspective. Presented by Rik Dryfoos, Product Owner with GE Healthcare.  December 7th, 2011 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at GE Healthcare in South Burlington.

Space is limited, please RSVP and see more details at

Hope to see you there.


October 11, 2011
Filed Under (meetings) by adamb

Please join us on October 26th, 2011 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Draker Laboratories for a presentation and discussion on Behavior Driven Development: An introduction to automated testing for web developers, by Pete Brown, lead web developer for Draker Laboratories.

BDD is not about testing code. It is about changing the way you develop software, providing shorter feedback cycles, driving better design. This discussion will provide working examples using Ruby, Rails, Cucumber, and Rspec to answer questions like:

  • What is automated testing? TDD? BDD?
  • Why should I test?
  • When and What should I test?
  • What should I not be testing?
  • Why is testing hard sometimes?
  • What is the difference between acceptance and unit tests? Cucumber and Rspec?

Feel free to BYOB.

If you have any questions, please contact Adam ( adam at ). Hope to see you there.

July 27, 2010
Filed Under (events) by Dan Coutu

Last year saw the launch of the New England RailsCamp series in Bryant Pond, Maine with a full house of Rails developers. This is the now the third NE RailsCamp (the second was in RI) and it’s local to us!

The idea of a RailsCamp is that you bring your computer for the weekend. A group of up to about 30 people hide themselves away from the world for a few days and get immersed in Rails. Bring your favorite project to show off. Bring your questions for answers. Bring your bright ideas for tips on how to make them real.

Want to learn more about Rails 3? Probably a good place to do that. Unclear on how TDD (Test Driven Development) should flow? Wonder about Sinatra, using SQLite, CouchDB, or a million other things related to Rails? Come to RailsCamp and learn from other Rails developers.

The dates are from Sept. 10 about 6:00 PM until Sept. 13 10:00 AM. While you can arrive late and leave early you may not want to miss out on anything! The cost for this whole thing? Just $140. Try to stay anyplace for a whole weekend at that price! To register just head on over to

September 21, 2009
Filed Under (events) by Sergei Serdyuk

This came from Bradley Holt from VT PHP UG:

What: Burlington, VT PHP Users Group Meeting
When: Thursday September 24th, 2009, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Madera's Restaurante & Cantina?, 3 Main St, Burlington, VT
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September 14, 2009
Filed Under (meetings) by Sergei Serdyuk


It is seems to me that there’s a handful of active Rails developers  in the Burlington area. And based on the Code Camp presentation audience, there’s also a potential of about a dozen of people who have interest to learn more about this technology.

Do we want to make an effort to restart regular meetings (may be semi-monthly)?

Also, Dan Coutu, that came to the Rails presentation last Saturday, mentioned an idea of virtual meetings. He lives in the  north-east of Vermont and would not be able to come otherwise. I do not have a ready solution, but it seems to me that Skype video for conference calls and some form of desktop sharing for presenter is available and we could piece this together, if it would create much more traction than meeting in person.

Looking forward to your comments!

August 20, 2009
Filed Under (events) by Sergei Serdyuk

It has been soooo quiet here for soooo much time, that when Julie Lerman offered me a slot at the upcoming Vermont Code Camp, I gladly jumped on-board. So if anybody wanted to have a Ruby On Rails related talk, the chance is right here. I will be glad to talk and answer questions during the presentation or after it.

I am also planning to post here all files I will use for the presentation. Please check back after the the camp to download them.

Now, the camp is at UVM-Business School: Burlington VT on September the 12th, from 9am till 6pm. I do not have the exact time of presentation yet. The presentation is scheduled for 9am slot at Room 3.

January 30, 2008
Filed Under (discounts, events) by Sergei Serdyuk

RailsConf 2008There is a 10% early bird discount till April the 10th and the additional discount through the UG code mentioned earlier. Registration form

January 25, 2008
Filed Under (discounts) by Sergei Serdyuk

And in case you want to go but need another reason, the user group discount code for this year is “rc08usrg” and is good for 15% off the registration price.