RailsConf 2010 BoF Sessions

What is a BoF?

Birds of a Feather (BoF) sessions provide face to face exposure to those interested in the same projects and concepts. BoFs can be organized for individual projects or broader topics (best practices, open data, standards). BoFs are entirely up to you. We post your topic online and onsite and provide the space and time. You provide the engaging topic.

BoFs at RailsConf will happen on the following evenings:

  • Monday, June 7
  • Tuesday, June 8

How do I lead a BoF?

Sign up online in advance or check the BoF schedule board onsite at the Baltimore Convention Center and sign up in any open slot. If you sign up online in advance, you will receive an email confirming the time of your BoF as soon as it is approved.

Please note that audio/visual equipment, including projection equipment, will not be available for BoF sessions. If you require any audio/visual equipment, you may request services from Good Company Communications by completing the Audio Visual Order form (PDF) and sending the form to Good Company Communications.

How do I participate in a BoF?

If you would like to join the discussion in one of the BoFs, there is no need to formally sign up. You can check the list of pre-scheduled BoFs online (when the event gets closer), or check the BoF schedule board onsite at the Baltimore Convention Center for topics and locations.

Moderating a BoF is open to attendees and speakers at the event. You must be registered to conduct a BoF. The moderator is not a speaker in the main program.

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Location: Room 301 - 302
Moderated by: John Mark Walker
Meet with other splunk users and Splunk engineers; share best practices on developing rails apps using Splunk as troubleshooter, profiler and log analyzer. Read more.
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Location: Room 307 - 308
Moderated by: George Feil
ActiveResource is a powerful but often misunderstood and underutilized resource for accessing web services and resources remotely. Share your favorite extensions and tricks for making external resource access as simple and elegant as your local resources. Read more.
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Location: Room 309- 310
Moderated by: Jim Gay
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
Learn about the newest version of Radiant, it's extension system, and hundreds of extensions available for it. If you've worked with Radiant before or even if you haven't, you'll learn something about it in our discussion of ways to use Radiant, ways to extend it, and debugging problems with your system. Read more.
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Location: Room 301 - 302
Moderated by: Todd Sedano
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
We'll use Planning Poker to estimate typical Rails story cards. Attendees will be given a set of Planning Poker cards for future use. Read more.
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Location: Room 307 - 308
Moderated by: Erik Runyon
Average rating: *....
(1.00, 1 rating)
Informal discussion of Ruby and Rails in the higher-ed community. Read more.
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Location: Room 309- 310
Moderated by: Matt Jones
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Hobo is a set of Rails extensions with a singular goal: write less code. Come learn more and meet fellow Hobo developers. Read more.
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Location: Room 301 - 302
Moderated by: Sean Schofield
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 2 ratings)
Come learn more about the exciting new Spree e-commerce framework for Rails. This is an opportunity for you to meet with some of the Spree core team and to also network with other Spree developers and users. Read more.
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Location: Room 307 - 308
Moderated by: Raimonds Simanovskis
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Come to discuss latest updates about using Rails with Oracle database - ActiveRecord and DataMapper Oracle adapters, using and testing PL/SQL procedures from Ruby, as well as hear first experience of using Rails 3 on Oracle. Read more.
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Location: Room 309- 310
Moderated by: PatientsLikeMe Engineering Team
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Informal discussion on the unique difficulties in building web applications for Healthcare. Topics could include modeling the complex world of medicine, patient privacy issues, UX challenges, etc. Read more.
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Location: Room 301 - 302
Moderated by: Chris Eppstein
Have a question about Sass or Compass, come ask it! Read more.
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Location: Room 307 - 308
Moderated by: Kyle Banker
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Come meet other users of MongoDB to discuss best practices, data modeling strategies, library development, and anything else under the document database sun. Read more.
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