Happy New Year Rubyists!
Our amazing new sponsor - FireEye - has provided us with a great venue for this event! They are flying in Michael Hartl, the author of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, to give a talk at our meetup !
Please join us for a catered event by Handheld Edible Creations (not pizza)food, wine, beer, and soda at FireEye's amazing office located in Milpitas. FireEye is currently hiring Ruby on Rails developers. For more information regarding positions available, please go to this link: Please RSVP as soon as possible.
FireEye founder and CTO Ashar Aziz will no longer be speaking at tonight's Ruby on Rails Meetup event. However, we still invite you to join us for a talk by Michael Hartl, author of the Ruby on Rails tutorial, starting at 6:00 PM at FireEye headquarters.
6:00 - 6:45pm - Networking, Food and beverages.
6:45pm - 7:00pm - Announcements, FireEye Introduction & Job announcements
7:00pm - 7:15pm - Keynote speech Ashar Aziz, CTO of FireEye
7:45pm - 8:00pm - Michael Hartl, Python list comprehensions in Ruby
8:00pm - 9:00pm - Networking
Michael Hartl is the author of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, the leading introduction to web development with Ruby on Rails. His prior experience includes writing and developing RailsSpace, an extremely obsolete Rails tutorial book, and developing Insoshi, a once-popular and now-obsolete social networking platform in Ruby on Rails. In 2011, Michael received a Ruby Hero Award for his contributions to the Ruby community. He is a graduate of Harvard College, has aPh.D. in Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Y Combinator entrepreneur program.
More about Ashar Aziz:
Ashar founded FireEye in 2004 and now serves as vice chairman of the board, CTO, and chief strategy officer. Since founding the company he has also served as CEO through November 2012 and has led the technical and business strategies for FireEye. He is the original inventor of the core set of technologies behind the groundbreaking FireEye Malware Protection System. This work has led to the filing of over 18 patents on various aspects of FireEye technologies. Ashar has received over 20 patents in the areas of networking, cryptography, network security, and data center virtualization for work done prior to FireEye. Before FireEye, Ashar founded Terraspring, a company focused on data center automation and virtualization. Terraspring was successfully acquired by Sun Microsystems in 2002, where Ashar then served as CTO of the company's N1 program. Before Terraspring, Ashar spent twelve years at Sun as a distinguished engineer focused on networking and network security. Ashar holds an S.B in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the UC Regents Fellowship.
FireEye is the leader in stopping next-generation threats, such as zero-day and APT attacks, that bypass traditional defenses and compromise over 95% of networks. The FireEye solution supplements signature-based firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways, and provides the world’s only cross-enterprise, signature-less protection against Web and email threat vectors as well as malware resident on file shares. It is the industry’s only integrated solution that stops attacks across every stage of an attack lifecycle, from exploit to exfiltration. Using its patented Virtual Execution technology platform across its portfolio, FireEye is uniquely able to protect against next-generation threats. FireEye solutions are deployed in over 40 countries and in over 20% of the Fortune 100.