Personal schedule for Ben Vandgrift

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Tutorial
Location: Ballroom II
David Chelimsky (DRW Trading), Aslak Helles√ły (Bekk Consulting AS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 44 ratings)
Cucumber is all the rage these days, but many developers struggle to understand how and when to use it. It is designed to be an Acceptance Testing tool in the context of BDD, but that explanation tends to bring up even more questions. Read more.
Tutorial
Location: Ballroom I
Jeremy McAnally (Arcturo)
Average rating: *....
(1.76, 112 ratings)
This workshop will tour through a number of advanced, in-depth topics on Rails 3. We'll look take a tour of many of the new additions to Rails 3, talk about how to exploit Rails' new focus on Rack to your advantage, dig around in the source to really understand how many of the pieces work, and take a look at how to bring some common, advanced patterns used in Rails 2.x into the world of Rails 3. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom I
Moderated by:
Josh Owens (Four Bean Soup)
Panelists:
Joe Ferris (thoughtbot, inc), Jeremy Kemper (37signals), Marcel Molina (Twitter), Rick Olson (GitHub), Derek Willis (The New York Times)
Average rating: **...
(2.39, 139 ratings)
Ever wanted to build an API with Rails? Feel daunted? Google doesn't help much? Come talk to the developers of some of the biggest APIs built in Rails. Developers from Twitter, Github, ThoughtBot, NY Times, and 37signals will talk about the decisions and challenges they have faced in building their APIs. Topics will include; Authentication, Formats, Scaling, Security, Versioning, & Communication. Read more.
General
Location: Room 309- 310
Aman Gupta (GitHub), Joe Damato (Boundary)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 58 ratings)
Everything in Ruby is an object.. but what is a ruby object? What does it look like? Where does it live? How is it born and when does it die? This talk will cover the implementation of the object heap and garbage collector in Ruby 1.8, with a focus on tools and techniques to understand memory usage, find reference leaks, and improve the performance of your ruby applications. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom I
Vic Fryzel (Google, Inc.), Steven Bazyl (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.52, 21 ratings)
There is so much data on the cloud, but finding the best way to access it can be a challenge. This talk will discuss the options to securely access Google Data APIs and provide a Federated Login for Google Apps and Google Account Users. We'll also provide you with an overview of OpenID and related protocols. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom II
Evan Phoenix (Engine Yard), Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.82, 67 ratings)
Back by popular demand, Evan and Charlie are going to talk about all those nooks and crannies of Ruby you never knew existed. Focused mainly on traps to avoid, they'll discuss a number of features in Ruby 1.8 and 1.9 and how they actually work, including all the gory details. As a special bonus offer, the duo will briefly discuss performance related pitfalls and how they can be avoided. Read more.
General
Location: Room 307 - 308
Wayne E. Seguin (Engine Yard, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.37, 43 ratings)
RVM is a command line tool which allows us to easily work with multiple ruby interpreters and sets of gems. We will explore the use of rvm to manage rubies for development needs like coding, continuous integration, quality assurance, and production on a per project basis. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom II
Chris Wanstrath (GitHub)
Average rating: ***..
(3.96, 72 ratings)
Redis is fast. Rails is good. Resque is cheap. It's a match made in heaven. Learn how to use Resque with Rails, how GitHub processes background jobs, and why Redis makes it blissful. We'll compare Resque to other solutions, discuss design patterns, and review the plugins that add infrastructure. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom II
Flip Sasser (Intridea, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.24, 46 ratings)
With such a vibrant and emerging economy of new persistence options for web applications it can be diffcult to know when and how to use them in your applications. Worse yet, you don't want to lose mountains of existing infrastructure and support for RDBMS systems in Rails. What's a developer to do? Blend it! Learn new techniques for using multiple persistence engines in a single application. Read more.
General
Location: Room 307 - 308
James Golick (Protose Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.24, 45 ratings)
Hype is everywhere. Whether it's the latest NoSQL db that's going to magically scale your app, or the newest best practice that's going to prevent you from writing bad code. As early adopters, we've tried a lot of this stuff. We've even put it in to production under real load. In this talk, I'll tell you what worked and what didn't. There are no sacred cows - not even rails. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom I
Average rating: ****.
(4.62, 64 ratings)
Short adhoc presentations from the audience. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom II
Average rating: ****.
(4.35, 52 ratings)
From friend suggestions in Facebook to product recommendations on Amazon the industry is moving to more intelligent systems. We'll discuss how to discover the relationships in your app and start personalizing the experience of your users. We'll discuss different design approaches to recommendations and how to leverage various libraries in novel ways in your rails application. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom IV
Tony Pitale (Viget Labs)
Average rating: **...
(2.91, 33 ratings)
User behavior tracking can be difficult. If done properly, it can be invaluable in helping to shape the evolution of your product. Done poorly, and it can lead to expensive mistakes. Learn the tools and techniques that will help you make the right choices. Read more.
General
Location: Ballroom IV
Jonathan Palley (Idapted Ltd.), Lei Guo (Idapted Ltd)
Average rating: ****.
(4.04, 70 ratings)
This talk shares the experience, process and best practices of splitting a single monolithic rails application into many smaller independently-developable but integrated system of applications. The result is lower development time, greater stability and scalability and higher developer productivity. Read more.
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