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News Release: RailsConf Europe 2008 Spreads the Power of Rails

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by Jackie Hadley, Communications Associate  Sep 12, 2008  

RailsConf Europe 2008 Delivers Advanced Skills to European Rails Community
Berlin Conference Showcases Successful Rails Experts from around the World

Sebastopol, CA, Sept. 12, 2008—The third annual RailsConf Europe September 2-4 in Berlin gave the dynamic European Rails community exactly what it asked for: Technical tools to match its advancing skills. From the ambitious novice to the experienced programmer, Europe’s Rails users said they wanted in-depth sessions and real-world solutions that would give them an edge in innovation and productivity. Co-presenters Ruby Central and O’Reilly Media gave them what they wanted.

“It was particularly gratifying to hear from many attendees that they found the program content more advanced and more instructive than last year,” program chair David A. Black said. “It’s always hard to fine-tune the level of talks across a big program like this, and I’m really glad to have evidence that people overall felt it had gone in the right direction.”

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DABlog: Back from RailsConf Europe 2008

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by Jackie Hadley, Communications Associate  Sep 08, 2008  

David A. Black: I got home yesterday from RailsConf Europe 2008 in Berlin, and am very happy to say that the event was a major success.

It was particularly gratifying to hear from many attendees that they found the program content more advanced and more instructive than last year. It’s always hard to fine-tune the level of talks across a big program like this, and I’m really glad to have evidence that people overall felt it had gone in the right direction.

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Blogfish: RailsConf Europe 2008

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by Jackie Hadley, Communications Associate  Sep 08, 2008  

Jonathan Weiss sums up his 2nd day at RailsConf Europe:

Day two of RailsConf Europe 2008 is over and so are my two sessions.

On tutorial day Mathias and I did a 4h workshop on deploying and monitoring Rails applications. The tutorial went really well, apart from the AirportExpress base station not coping with 100 laptops connecting to it. In the practical part we had a FreeBSD server with 40 virtual machines running and helped the audience deploy an example application with git or svn and Mongrel or mod_rails.

On day two I held my Security on Rails session where I go over the various attacks and countermeasures against Rails applications. This session was also well received and I hope I could educate people a bit about WebAppSecurity.

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Springenwerk Blog: RailsConf Europe 2008-Day 1: Hacking at the Community Code Drive

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by Jackie Hadley, Communications Associate  Sep 08, 2008  

Johannes Fahrenkrug participates in Community Code Drive in Berlin:

I’m in the keynote session right now and day 2 of this year’s RailsConf Europe is almost over. Yesterday was actually the tutorial sessions day, which I didn’t book. But a much more exciting thing was going on in a small room down the hall: The Community Code Drive. I was one of the first guys in the room in the morning and was quickly joined by other developers and David Black, who quickly explained that the plan for the code drive was that there is no plan. You could just suggest a project that you’d like help with and then hope that someone would like to hack away at it with you.

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Fingerprints of Casper Fabricius: David's RailsConf Europe 2008 keynote: Legacy, concerns & DRY expectations

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by Jackie Hadley, Communications Associate  Sep 03, 2008  

Casper Fabricius’ blog summary of David Heinemeier Hansson’s keynote address:

Be proud of your legacy code. Extract concerns. Make exceptions from DRY. David Heinemeier Hansson’s keynote at RailsConf Europe 2008 was titled “Living with legacy software”, and centered around the notion of how to deal with your own old code. The article summarizes the talk.

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News Release: RailsConf Europe Tours Rails' Present Landscape and Drives into Future: Global Rails Community Returns to Berlin

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by Jackie Hadley, Communications Associate  Aug 28, 2008  

Sebastopol, CA- Co-presenters O’Reilly Media and Ruby Central have unveiled the program for RailsConf Europe, the official trusted event for the Rails Community in Europe on 2-4 September, 2008, in Berlin, Germany. Organizers have extended early registration until 30 July, offering community members the chance to save up to £150.

“RailsConf Europe is in its third year, and like Rails itself, it’s an established presence but one with energy and real freshness. This year we’ve added some more presentations to the schedule, and we’ve got a great lineup of keynote talks and sessions centering around the Rails core team and both the present and future of Rails,” says program chair David Black. “The presentation schedule is packed with focused, technically informative talks from experts in everything from security to internationalization to deployment, metaprogramming, database and UI engineering–the whole range of Rails activity and interest. The Rails scene, like the Ruby scene, has always been vibrant and rich in Europe, and we’re tapping right into it.

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Codedifferent.com: Speaking at the RailsConf Europe in September about "Design on Rails for Usability"

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by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Aug 06, 2008  

Christian Lupp is really looking forward to his talk at RailsConf Europe:

From Sept. 2nd to Sept. 4th 2008 the Ruby on Rails community will meet at the RailsConf Europe. It’s the third RailsConf in Europe and it will located in Berlin/Germany again. Last year, more than 800 Rails enthusiasts joined the conference - a great developer community event - and always the chance to drink your coffee besides one of the creative minds of the Rails Core team ;-) There is nothing that can replace the face-to-face communication within the community. So, I can warmly recommend joining the conference in Berlin to every Rails developer who is able to get there. And all those, who want to develop elegant web applications and do not work with Ruby on Rails yet - they should join us more than ever.

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News Release:RailsConf Europe Tours Rails' Present Landscape and Drives into Future: Global Rails Community Returns to Berlin

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by Maureen Jennings, Conferences Publicist  Aug 05, 2008  

Sebastopol, CA–Co-presenters O’Reilly Media and Ruby Central have unveiled the program for RailsConf Europe, the official trusted event for the Rails Community in Europe on 2-4 September, 2008, in Berlin, Germany. Organizers have extended early registration until 30 July, offering community members the chance to save up to √ā¬£150.

“RailsConf Europe is in its third year, and like Rails itself, it’s an established presence but one with energy and real freshness. This year we’ve added some more presentations to the schedule, and we’ve got a great lineup of keynote talks and sessions centering around the Rails core team and both the present and future of Rails,” says program chair David Black. “The presentation schedule is packed with focused, technically informative talks from experts in everything from security to internationalization to deployment, metaprogramming, database and UI engineering–the whole range of Rails activity and interest. The Rails scene, like the Ruby scene, has always been vibrant and rich in Europe, and we’re tapping right into it.”

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RailsConf Europe Early Registration

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by Allison Randal  Jul 10, 2008  The schedule for RailsConf Europe just went up last week. It's shaping up to be another great conference. A few sessions and tutorials that particularly catch my eye are David Heinemeier Hansson's keynote on Wednesday morning, "Meta-programming Ruby for Fun & Profit" by Neal Ford, "Offline Rails Applications with Google Gears and Adobe AIR" by Till Vollmer, "From Rails Security... read more

RailsConf Europe 2008 Program Is Up

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by Suzanne Axtell, Communications Gal  Jun 16, 2008  

Program chair David Black has unveiled the preliminary schedule for the next edition of RailsConf Europe, happening September 2-4 in Berlin, Germany. More speakers and sessions will be added in the coming weeks.

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T3N Magazine: Ruby on Rails kompakt: RailsConf 2007, Rails 2.0, Tools und kostenloses Buch

Nixforce.Com Blog: Designing scalable architectures

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by Dawn Applegate  Oct 01, 2007  

This is a very nice mention of Jason Hoffman’s tutorial session from RailsConf Europe:

Jason Hoffman from Joyent had a great tutorial at RailsConf Europe on Scaling a Rails Application from the Bottom Up.

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BlueAce: Dutch Coverage

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by Dawn Applegate  Sep 28, 2007  

These posts are all in dutch but RailsConf Europe is covered pretty extensively:

Deze post maakt onderdeel uit van een serie van posts over RailsConf Europe

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Ola Bini Blog: RailsConf Europe recap

JustAddWater Blog: RailsConf Europe 2007 Recap

Newton Gra2.com Blog: RailsConf Europe 2007: Day Three

Poocs.net Blog: RailsConf Europe 2007 Retrospective

RailsBros Blog: RailsConf Europe is over

Fingerprints: Notes from RailsConf Europe 2007

Comtaste Blog: Notes from the O' Reilly RailsConf Europe 2007 - Second day

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