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Tag Archives: conferences
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
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
Thanks for all the kind comments on my Exceptional Ruby talk! A few notes for those visiting because of the talk: References, source code, links to further reading, and yes, slides can be found here: Exceptional Ruby Notes. Please review … Continue reading
I’ll be speaking at Magic Ruby conference in Orlando, FL this February. The topic will be exceptions and error handling in Ruby. Hope to see you there! If you have any favorite tips, hacks, or burning questions about Ruby exception … Continue reading
If you ‘re in the DC/NoVA region and you’ve always wanted to tell me what an idiot I am in person, now is your chance! I’ll be at Ruby DCamp over the weekend. I’ll probably be spending a lot of … Continue reading
Just in time for RailsConf 2010, I’m very pleased to introduce my new project: Wide Teams – the blog for geographically dispersed organizations. This site has been a dream of mine for a long time. I’ve worked with geographically distributed … Continue reading
One of the most powerful talks delivered at RubyFringe is now available online: Damien Katz: CouchDB and Me This was one of those “soft” talks that really made RubyFringe special. Damien got up on stage and bared his soul about … Continue reading
I hope to see some of you at Ruby DCamp this weekend!