Tom Locke
Founder, HoboCentral

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Tom is the father of the Hobo project and a freelance web-developer and technical trainer, specialising in Ruby on Rails. He has been working exclusively on custom Rails application development for the last two years and has built many sites both small and large. Having a fanatical aversion to repeating himself, he has extracted the Hobo framework from these projects. The code-base for each successive project gets smaller as Hobo gets better!

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Location: Portland Ballroom 255
Tom Locke (HoboCentral), James Garlick (HoboCentral), Scott Bronson (u32)
Average rating: ***..
(3.20, 10 ratings)
The Hobo framework adds a number of productivity enhancing features to Rails. Find out just how much productivity is improved by working through the development of a complete application during the tutorial. This will be a very hands-on session with the various features of Hobo being presented as they are needed to progress with the application. Read more.
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