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Category Archives: Conferences
Video of my GoGaRuCo 2012 talk, “Code to Joy”, is now online thanks to the good folks at Confreaks. This talk is a random walk through some lesser-known parts of Ruby that make me happy. Speaking for myself, it was … Continue reading
So in a month’s time I’m headed to Wroclaw, Poland for wroc_love.rb. This is the first time I’ve traveled overseas in almost two decades, so anything I ever knew about international travel I’ve forgotten. (Canada doesn’t really count as international … Continue reading
After a blessedly quiet June, my conference schedule is filling up again. I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking at the following fine conferences: July 29-30: Cascadia Ruby Conf in Seattle, Washington August 11-13: Lone Star Ruby Conference in … Continue reading
DCRUG First off, I had a great time at DCRUG last night. I enjoyed getting a peek at Jeff Casimir‘s “pre-alpha” presentation on Rails views. And Joel Strait‘s live demo of BEATS was very cool. I did something a little … Continue reading
I’m really enjoying Red Dirt Ruby Conference so far! Love the single-track, short-talks format. Also, I got free jerky from Jerky.com, which is awesome. If you’re coming in because of my DataMapper talk, here are some notes: Slides: http://avdi.org/talks/datamapper-rdrc-2011/ Rate the … Continue reading
As a RailsConf speaker, I have a 20% discount code to give out, and here it is: rc11fos. If you’re planning on attending RailsConf, be sure to track me down and say hi! This seems like an opportune moment to … Continue reading
I very nearly didn’t go to Ruby on Ales, but I’m very glad I did. RoA 2011 was the most fun I’ve had at a traditional (non-unconference) conference since RubyFringe. The talks were well-curated; full of original content, largely free … Continue reading
I’m happy to report that I’ve added Ruby on Ales in Bend, Oregon and RailsConf in Baltimore, MD to my speaking schedule this year. I’ll be talking about exceptions and error handling in Bend, and “Confident Code” in Baltimore. Here’s … Continue reading
Folks seem to have gotten a kick out of NoneSuch. I thought it was particularly cool how many people opted to play along. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m giving a talk at the upcoming Day Camp 4 … Continue reading