Past Events

Lightning Talks Meetup

June 18, 2019 - 18:00, 4200 St-Laurent, Suite 610

Right before summer, let's have some lightning talks! We will limit the night to 3 lightning talks. To have better chances of having yours accepted, submit it before Tuesday here:

Doors will open at 6PM and the meetup starts at 6:30.


  • Who? : Everyone who is interested in technologies, programming and Ruby on Rails or Ruby
  • How much?: It's free
  • Register?: No need, just come, you're welcome
  • Questions?: Contact Sophie ([email protected]) or tweet @montrealrb


The crystal language, an ode to ruby, by Timothee Clain and Nicholas Gelinas

Talk level: beginner

The crystal language is a statically-typed, compiled, and ruby-like language with terrific performance.

While still young, it could be the next ruby with enough love and interest, capitalizing on the fact that its learning curve is quasi null for any decent rubyist.

This talks will outline the current state of the language, its advantages, drawbacks and perspective.

About Timothee Clain and Nicholas Gelinas


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February meetup

February 26, 2019 - 18:30

Notman House, 51 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, 3e étage


Background jobs at scale, by Kerstin Puschke

Talk level: intermediate


Slow requests to third party payment gateways or sudden spikes in image uploads make background jobs crucial to scaling applications. However, they require us to think differently about failure scenarios: we give up consistency guarantees, and we can’t be certain if or when a job will succeed. In this talk, you’ll learn how to get the started with background jobs, master the challenges they're posing, and how they are used at Shopify to scale one of the largest running Rails applications.

About Kerstin Puschke


Kerstin is a software developer at Shopify’s HQ in Ottawa. She’s exhilarated to transform Shopify’s massive Rails code base into a more modular monolith, building on her prior experience with distributed microservices architectures. Before moving to Canada, she helped organize the Hamburg Ruby user group and her local Rails Girls chapter.

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Code night

January 15, 2019 - 18:30

La Gare, 5333 Casgrain avenue

Organizing regular meetups is a huge commitment and is very time consuming. I am so grateful to the people who prepares a talk for other passioned rubyists. I wasn't able to find a speaker with a talk ready that is available this month, so we will do a code night.

Bring your laptop and we'll do some challenges together. Professionnals and hobbyists of all levels are welcome.

Please note that I've made the decision to not replace a regular meetup by a code night in the future. Finding a speaker is the hardest part of the job so I prefer to keep my energy finding great talks and organize quality events. A meetup will officially be scheduled once the talk is confirmed.

If you'd like to submit a talk for a future event, you can do it there:

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December Coding Meetup

December 18, 2018 - 18:30

Benelux Wellington, 4026 Wellington St, Verdun, QC H4G 1V3

It is now a tradition, in december we get together to help people get started with Ruby or Rails!

We do have a few things to improve on the website if you want a project to work on, you can also try the Advent of Code for another kind of challenge, or bring your own project!

We need people of all levels to have a great coding night!

November Meetup

November 14, 2018 - 18:00

Shopify, 490 Rue de la Gauchetiere Ouest

This will be a special joint edition of Montreal.rb and Papers We Love


How not to structure your database-backed web applications, by Marina Chirchikova

Talk level: intermediate

Marina will present an overview of this paper by Yang et al., focusing on how these principles apply to Rails applications and go over different examples, followed by a discussion.

About Marina Chirchikova

Marina is a software developer working at Shopify.

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Want to host one of our meetups?

Posted almost 6 years ago

Good news everyone!

It's now simpler than ever to host one of our meetups!

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Last meetup follow up!

Posted over 7 years ago

Slack community

Many of you asked how to join our Slack Community. We are working on a feature to send you an invitation automatically...Continue...

RailsBridge is coming and we need you!

Posted almost 8 years ago

Yes, we need you!

Do you love Ruby? Of course you do! Do you want to make web development more accessible, fun and welcoming? Well, you can be a teacher at RailsBridge!

We are looking for 30...Continue...

Last meetup follow up!

Posted about 8 years ago

Hello everybody!

The last meetup was a huge success! Thanks to Centre for the venue and Bookwitty for the food!

I announced that the next RailsBridge will be in September. This is...Continue...

last meetup's follow up

Posted over 8 years ago


Voici les liens des deux présentations du mois passé:

Meetup du 16 Février | February 16th meetup

Posted over 8 years ago


Shopify nous invite dans leurs tous nouveaux bureaux ce mois-ci!

Progressive Web Apps in Rails for fun and profit, par Sophie Déziel


Links – Liens

Posted over 8 years ago

Voici les liens vers ce qui a été présenté hier!

Here are the links for what have been presented yesterday!

Beginner’s Night – 19 Janvier 2016

Posted over 8 years ago


Pour le premier meetup de 2016, nous démarrons en orientant la soirée pour les nouveaux développeurs, ceux qui apprennent Ruby ou qui sont intéressés par le stack technologique autour...Continue...

Meetup du 15 décembre | December 15th meetup

Posted over 8 years ago


Votre application Ruby est-elle aussi sécurisée que vous le pensez? par Frédéric Harper

Dans le monde d’aujourd’hui, il est plus facile que...Continue...

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Posted over 8 years ago

Hey fellow Rubyist,

Yesterday was my last meet-up as a Montreal.rb organizer. After 4.5 years of taking care of our group, it’s time for me to pass the torch.

I remember so much from all...Continue...

November 17th Meet-up

Posted over 8 years ago


Ce mois-ci, nous prenons une petite pause de Ruby et nous regarderons 2 langages fonctionnels: Elixir et Haskell. Est-ce que votre style Ruby changera après cette rencontre? Qui...Continue...

Rails Workshop, Nov 24th

Posted over 8 years ago

This workshop is a couple hours sprint to help us have a brand new Rails website!!

Experienced and new Ruby on Rails developers are welcome to pair together to work on the features we need to...Continue...

March 17th Meet-up

Posted over 9 years ago


À la suite d'une présentation à Confoo, Leonard a accepté de nous donner un talk qu'il a originalement écrit pour les employés de Ballistiq. Pour limiter leurs coûts...Continue...