Cookpad double bill: "Kafka + Cookpad" and "Automate your home with Ruby"
- Union St, 18-20 Union Street, S1 2JP
- 6.30 to 8.00pm
Please note: This meetup is taking place on Wednesday, instead of our usual Monday timeslot.
This month, we’re pleased to welcome two speakers from Cookpad to talk about the following topics:
Kafka + Cookpad
For the past 4 months Lewis has been busy working on integrating Cookpad with Kafka. Lewis will be sharing some of his insights, tip and tricks in a short presentation, to help you integrate Kafka with a Ruby on Rails application.
Automate your home with Ruby
In this talk Karl will be sharing his insights and learnings from implementing the HomeKit Accessory Protocol to create a HomeKit accessory in Ruby. HomeKit is a set of protocols and libraries to access devices for home automation. The talk explores some limitations of Rack, decoding binary data with Ruby and an overview of the HomeKit Accessory Protocol. Karl will also live demo a couple of different accessories.
Not this side of the Pennines on Wednesday? Lewis and Karl are also talking at NWRUG on Thursday - more details are available on the NWRUG site.
About our speakers
Lewis has been writing software professionally for the past 7 years, recently joining Cookpad as a Senior Ruby engineer. He is co-organiser of South West Ruby and his current work involves using Ruby with Redis and Kafka to build the Cookpad news feed. When he’s not coding you’ll find him in the kitchen, cooking or occasionally making cocktails.
Karl has been a keen Rubyist for over a decade. Currently he’s renovating a house with his wife. He is a burrito enthusiast who also enjoys pizza and model trains.
About our sponsor
Cookpad have very kindly sponsored some pre-event food and drink before tonight’s talks:
With around 100 million average monthly users in 65+ countries and 21 languages, Cookpad operates at a unique scale as not only the largest recipe sharing community in the world but also one of the biggest Rails services too. We’re building a world-class, product focused team to push the platform forward at our new Global HQ in Bristol, UK. We chose Bristol for its unique mix of technical, design and UX communities, incredible food scene and agriculture, and vibrant arts and music scenes.
Currently looking for world class Ruby and Rails developers wanting to help us make everyday cooking fun! We are a Visa sponsor, offer generous relocation and have engineers from 18 countries in our office so far!
Join Cookpad - https://cookpad.workable.com/j/8829ECE51E
If you’d like to attend, please make sure you RSVP on Meetup and let us know about any dietary requirements you have so we can cater appropriately.
About our venue
Our meetup will take place at our usual venue, Union St.
After the meetup, we’ll be heading to The Devonshire Cat for drinks and a chat.