Anatomy of a Ruby Gem - & Magickly

While building, there was a need for applying transformations and effects to images in a way that would work across devices.  The Magickly app was built as a stateless image effects API.  To demonstrate its flexibility, the app was converted into a gem and used to power Mustachio - better known as  In this talk, Aidan Feldman, education hacker at Github, will cover some of the architecture decisions for Magickly, some fun findings about ImageMagick, and the internals of both gems. This talk was recorded at the Anatomy of a Ruby Gem meetup at Artsy.