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Next Meeting:Monday, 02/19/2018 at 6:30pm




Next Meeting

Monday, 02/19/2018 at 6:30pm

Investing in Ruby
Machine Learning for Gamers


2 Miranova Pl, Columbus, OH 43215

Free parking is available in the Miranova parking garage, located off Mound Street.After 5pm, key cards are not required and parking is open inall spots if it doesn't say "24 Hour Reserve." ("Reserved" is ok). Take a ticket when you enter the garage, bring it with you, and we will put stickers on your ticket to get you out for free.
Take the elevator to 11th floor.

Who? What? Huh?

We are a bunch of professionals, students, and geeks who are excited about Ruby programming language and Rails framework and the joy they have brought back to web development. Our main goal is to share the love of the Ruby and Rails ecosystems to anyone that is interested. We cater to everyone, whether a non-programmer through advanced Rubyists.

  • We give lectures on programming topics
  • We develop and release Open Source software
  • We freely provide decades worth of experience

CRB Labs

CRB Labs' goal is to develop and release great Open Source software while also teaching core Ruby and Rails concepts to class participants. By helping us develop our software, contributors gain:

  • Ruby and Rails experience
  • Another line item on your resume
  • How to contribute to any Open Source project

Who's using Ruby?

Have you ever wondered who's using Ruby in Columbus? Want to find Ruby developers who want to work at your company? Want to get your company on the list? Put in a Pull Request here!

CoverMyMedshttps://www.covermymeds.comHealthcareDowntown Columbus
Mutually Humanhttps://www.mutuallyhuman.comConsultingDowntown Columbus
Root Insurancehttps://www.joinroot.comInsuranceDowntown Columbus
Orange Barrel Mediahttps://www.orangebarrelmedia.comMarketing and AdvertisingDowntown Columbus
Ready Made RC, LLChttps://www.readymaderc.comOnline RetailLewis Center

Board of Directors

Hello! I’m am a Software Developer at CoverMyMeds. I love learning and sharing that knowledge with others. My Computer Science senior project in 2006 was on Ruby on Rails and it was finally what helped me to enjoy programming. I have been working professionally in Ruby ever since.
Fueled by curiosity, I have spent the first 3 years of my career contributing to Print Syndicate, Rev1 Ventures, and now Root Insurance. I’m a Student-Athlete graduate from Purdue University where I attained a Bachelor of Science degree. I’m most intrigued by opportunities to design/build things that call for the application of creativity by way of technology. I helped Print Syndicate secure Series A funding while also building the framework for both the marketing and branding departments. At Rev1, I built an internal dashboard which pulled together various data sources and provided context by overlaying our business objectives. Now, at Root, I am developing our talent brand which is aimed at drawing in the best engineers. Some notable side-hustles include: scooping ice cream at Jeni’s, head goalkeeper coach at Capital University, private pilot student, building furniture, and studying design.
I am presently Lead IT Recruiter at Everest Technologies & CRB Board of Directors Treasurer. I leads and oversees a team of Recruiters who Recruit and Source top notch candidates; while ensuring a positive candidate experience. As the current Treasurer of the CRB Board, I manages the finances of the organization, advised and administrates fiscal matters for the board. I also created and maintain the CRB LinkedIn Page. I also executes all deliverable needed for CRB to maintain their partnership with O'Reilly.
I've developed on the web for 18 years. I can configure pools of servers, architect and develop the applications on those servers, and make it all look good (and run). I am a developer at Rackspace. I was also a Professor at Franklin University, hold a Master's in Computer Science and I lead 500 members of the Columbus Ruby Brigade. I've launched projects for folks from Rackspace, AT&T, Sprint, LivingSocial and SeoMoz to local engineering and consulting firms.
Hi, I'm Jon Canady, and you may remember me as the host of CRB's Monthly Meetings! I'm also one of the original engineers at CoverMyMeds, which has been CRB's location and food sponsor starting in 2016. I'm also a current board member! When I'm not hosting meetings or working, I like to spend time with my wife and two sons, play poker, and I'm starting to put some screencasts together because that's fun. (

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