Ruby::AZ - August 21st

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Chris Matthieu on Polyglot Ruby Applications

Chris recently wrote a private iOS mobile app called Buzz for Bechtel using Ruby, Sinatra, Phono (VoIP), jQuery Mobile, and PhoneGap. He will talk about the process of building such a polyglot application.

Eric Harrison on Ruby Garbage Collection and Destructors

A sometimes poorly understood feature (GC) of the Ruby VMs and a rarely used way to fine tune your Ruby App GC needs


The group meets at 6:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at ASU SkySong, 1475 N Scottsdale Rd Room #249, Scottsdale, AZ (480) 884-1860

About The Presenters:

Chris Matthieu

Chris Matthieu (@chrismatthieu) works for Bechtel "Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world" ( He has over a decade of speech and telephony experience. Chris worked previously at Voxeo joining  through the acquisition of his startup, Teleku (, he was been extensively involved in Voxeo's next generation cloud communications platform, Tropo (, and its Javascript Phone API, Phono (, and its SMS REST API, SMSified (

Eric Harrison

Eric (@gzminiz ) is a Principal Software Engineer and is committed to fostering a culture where communication is open, motivation comes naturally and learning and development as a team is paramount. Eric has spent the last 5 years working globally to expand his knowledge & skill set and develop world class applications. Dedicated to his craft, Eric produces and contributes to open source projects as well as giving talks at conferences and meet-ups. He is the co-founder of SmashTank Apps a boutique software and agile consulting firm out of Scottsdale, Arizona.


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