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bizAZ’s 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35

I was lucky enough to be selected as one of bizAZ’s 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35! Check out the May/June edition of bizAZ. bizaz.com doesn’t have any good online information so I will scan and post my article soon.

Syndicated 2008-06-03 03:19:19 from iamruinous.com

Twitter + XMPP + Ruby == ZOMG!

This is a placeholder for my lightning talk at MountainWest RubyConf. I’ll add more content later. kthxbye.

Check out my example application at TwitterSign and fork the source at http://github.com/iamruinous/twittersign.

Or even better use TwitterProps!

Big thanks to Matt Gist for the ideas for both twittersign and twitterprops and all the design work he put into twittersign.

Keynote presentation *BEWARE: silliness ahead

Syndicated 2008-03-29 19:29:00 (Updated 2008-03-29 19:29:51) from i am ruinous. - Home

Integrum's new blog

For those of you who didn’t know, Integrum now has a new blog about Ruby on Rails and Agile Development. Check it out!

Syndicated 2007-12-23 06:51:00 (Updated 2007-12-23 06:53:12) from i am ruinous. - Home

19 Nov 2007 (updated 23 Dec 2007 at 07:10 UTC) »

Conference Mania! Part I: RubyConf 2007

In the last couple of weeks I have attended both RubyConf 2007 and Future of Web Design (which was a whirlwind travel schedule in which Gist spent only a mere 25 hours in New York from landing to take off the next day). Here is part 1…

RubyConf 2007

RubyConf was great! There was such a great turnout and some really great people there! I love the community feel of RubyConf, you can truly feel that people are there for their love of Ruby and not because they get paid to be there. I felt that the Ruby Central guys did a great job not only lining up speakers, but ensuring that there was plenty of time to talk in the halls and not just run from session to session.

This year RubyConf had a multi-track format, which apparently they haven’t used in the past (this was my first RubyConf). I felt that it was managed well but really missed out on some great talks (Luckily Matt Heidemann was there with me so we split up to try to catch them all). My biggest criticism was that the titles of the talks were very misleading and there was little to no information on what the speakers were actually going to be talking about; that made it even more difficult to choose.

Hanging out with some of the caboosers after the sessions was some great fun, it’s always great hanging out with super smart people who love what they do.

To keep this brief, I just have to say that it was really cool to hear Matz speak on the future of Ruby, but I have to say that Evan Phoenix stole the show with his Rubinius talk. I’ve seen Evan speak before and I must say I really like his speaking style, very relaxed, humorous, entertaining, but wonderfully informational. Not informational in the lame stats and figures that I care little about, but informational in explaining the hows and whys, and why I should care about his project.

I’ll try to post some more specific details at a later date regarding some of the presentations I saw.

Syndicated 2007-11-19 08:03:00 (Updated 2007-12-23 06:53:35) from i am ruinous. - Home

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