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I will give you some tips on how to do a Kick Ass Lightning round talk by using the theories of improvisation. You will get a chance to practice your new skills and hear some feedback. Learn how to get your point across in a clear and confident way. Understand how to make your message stick. Be aware of the signals you are sending to your audience.
by Ro Samour
by Rick Bradley
In this talk I’ll discuss why in the world I would even remotely consider writing a(nother) capistrano replacement, how I justified it as an experiment with practical impact on our deployments, and how the experiment resulted in immediate payoffs. We’ll explore how looking at a problem of with fresh eyes changes the way we solve it. How insisting on doing the Simplest Thing That Could Work, and being religiously test-first (BDD) results in an incredibly fast and simple software. We'll discuss how we know when to add development overhead (git-flow management for releases, full end-to-end integration suites, formal issue tracking, etc.) as a project moves forward. Finally, we'll show you how to solve deployment issues you probably weren't even aware you had.
by Bryan Liles
Everything you've done in your life has led you to where you are right now. All the good and bad decisions have helped make you the person that have evolved into. We all want to be good coders, and there are life lessons to be learned by observing others. Instead of letting you observing all my past failures and success, I'm going to recap them for you. From my troubled past to my current ruby undertakings; you'll get an eye of someone who laughs at MINSWAN every day.
Tired of maintaining your one-off script that has now become someone's job to execute? Wishing you could easily create polished applications on the command line similar to git or cucumber? You'll learn exactly what makes a great command line application, and see how easy it is to accomplish in Ruby with just a few open-source libraries. After this, you'll have everything you need to create usable and maintainable command line applications that won't come back to haunt you.
As Ruby matures, understanding service oriented architecture is becoming more important for Rubyists to have in their toolboxes. This talk will focus on messaging systems in the SOA ecosystem, featuring a case study of an application that went from monolithic to service oriented, with messaging and queue systems driving the changes. Architecting, scaling, deploying, and maintaining messaging/queueing systems will be discussed, and tools developed along the way will be introduced.
by Jacqui Maher
Breaking news, tight deadlines, and ever-changing priorities are hallmarks of most newsrooms. In fact, they're the hallmarks of many software development projects too, if you switch news for 'ideas'. The ever changing roadmap makes delivering quality software applications difficult. Gotten on top of all that? Then add in the time to maintain and scale these apps, embracing change as code slowly changes into 'legacy'; all of which would lead anyone to go just a little bit crazy. So won't you all join me in opening your twitter streams and shouting out.... ?
by Chad Pytel
jQuery Mobile provides a framework for building cross-platform mobile web applications. This opinionated mobile web framework will allow you to build a single mobile interface that supports iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm, and Windows Mobile, and perfectly complements Ruby on Rails on the server side.
This session will walk through the building of a mobile web application using jQuery Mobile and Rails. Along the way, we’ll dive into jQuery Mobile internals, exploring the interesting and innovative ways it does what it does.
Vim has emerged as one of the premiere editors for Rubyists. This talk will teach you everything you need to know to take your Vim experience to the next level by extending Vim with the Ruby scripting interface. We will cover the Ruby interface's API and explore the power of customizing Vim with commands written in Ruby.
18th–20th August 2011