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Yello helps multinational, enterprise companies meet, engage, capture and nurture top candidates. Yello’s transformative talent acquisition technology helps its client-partners excel at hiring the right talent, at the right time. These technologies provide a unique perspective into talent acquisition and the associated key industry metrics and data. Organizations from Fortune 500 companies to high-growth start-ups use our technologies to modernize talent acquisition processes. Our culture emphasizes collaboration and supports rapid professional growth. At Yello, employees have the opportunity to solve challenging problems and provide an immediate impact. To learn more, visit http://yello.co.
The Nerdery is a hivemind of software engineers, strategists, human-centered designers and problem solvers who push boundaries to create digital products and services that better people’s lives and drive business outcomes. Headquartered in Minneapolis with offices in Chicago, Kansas City and Phoenix, The Nerdery’s core services are mobile applications, web applications, websites, systems integration and digital consulting. Founded by three programming pioneers in 2003, The Nerdery made Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies in its first nine years of eligibility. The Nerdery was built on the belief that passionate Nerds are the driving force behind business breakthroughs. Nerdery.com
Are DevOps headaches keeping you up at night? It doesn’t have to be that way. Engine Yard is a full-stack Ruby on Rails Support solution enabling organizations to focus on creating great applications, instead of managing their infrastructure. The optimized Rails platform will get your apps up and running on AWS quickly. The world-class team of Rails support engineers will monitor and manage your apps in the cloud so you can get back to what you do best - writing beautiful apps. EngineYard.com
Table XI is a design and development firm with 15 years of experience building websites, applications and custom software for everyone from startups to storied brands. To deliver the best solutions, we need as many bright and diverse minds in the room as possible. If you’re curious, talented and hungry, we want to hear from you. www.TableXI.com
Envestnet / Yodlee is a leading data aggregation and data analytics platform powering dynamic, cloud-based innovation for digital financial services. More than 1,000 companies, including 12 of the 20 largest U.S. banks and hundreds of Internet services companies, subscribe to the Envestnet / Yodlee platform to power personalized financial apps and services for millions of consumers. Envestnet / Yodlee solutions help transform the speed and delivery of financial innovation, improve digital customer experiences, and drive better outcomes for our clients and their customers. Yodlee.com
What if the next time your app was broken, you instantly knew exactly where the problem was and how to fix it? What if you could instantly know which deploy caused the problem. Has anyone on your team seen this problem before? Is the issue critical, or can it wait?
That’s why we built Honeybadger.
Honeybadger monitors your apps for exceptions and outages. When there’s a problem, we tell you. We help you understand the context of the problem so you can fix it before anyone notices. Honeybadger.io
Chef is the automation platform for DevOps. Achieve speed, scale and consistency with Chef. Chef includes the Chef server, the Chef client, and the Chef Development Kit (Chef DK). Chef.io
CallRail is the leader in self-service call tracking and analytics, serving more than 60,000 companies and marketing agencies. CallRail’s intuitive software helps data-driven marketers optimize the performance of their advertising campaigns, increase sales effectiveness, and improve customer retention. Learn more at www.callrail.com.
We have built it all: from front end to back end and literally everything in-between. We’ve built, evaluated, and rescued systems of every imaginable shape, size, and technology stack. We understand that the cheap decision at the beginning devolves into the expensive problem later. ThunderboltLabs.com
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ChicagoRuby is a group of Ruby and Ruby on Rails enthusiasts. The group hosts multiple events each month in downtown Chicago and in the suburbs. Meetings are a place where members share knowledge and excitement about the language and the framework. If you’re a Rubyist in Chicago, you are invited to come on out and explore the group. Learn more at ChicagoRuby.org.
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazine, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism. Visit www.oreilly.com for details.
InformIT is the online presence of the family of information technology publishers and brands of Pearson, the world’s largest learning company. InformIT is home to the leading technology publishing imprints Addison-Wesley Professional, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall Professional, QUE, Sams, and VMware Press. Microsoft Press books and eBooks are published by Microsoft and distributed by Pearson Education. We also offer products geared toward the professional business audience from our publishing partner FT Press, and Big Nerd Ranch offers intensive, head-down computer programming courses taught by experts. Here you will gain access to trusted and quality content and resources from the authors, creators, innovators, and leaders of technology and business. Whether you’re looking for a book on a new technology, a helpful article, timely newsletters or access to the Safari digital library, InformIT has a solution for you.
Ruby Weekly is a free, once–weekly e-mail round-up of Ruby news and articles. Published by Cooper Press and curated by Peter Cooper. RubyWeekly.com