So speaking at the NMK event was fun. I’ve done a longish writeup about it on Eightbar already, which I won’t repeat here. Who was blogging about it? Well, Mike Butcher who chaired the event made some notes. Gauti Sigthorsson was speaking, and was wondering in advance about the best way to pronounce MMORPG Esther […]
The page for NMKs’ My So-called 2nd Life conference just got updated, so I can confirm that I’ll be speaking. Hurrah. Also presenting are Justin Bovington – CEO, Rivers Run Red Esther MacCallum-Stewart – Researcher, University of Sussex Gauti Sigthorsson – Lecturer in Media, University of Greenwich Michael Smith – CEO, Mind Candy (makers of […]
Jim Weirich (author of ‘rake’, among other things), presented on tips to avoid being a Leeroy Jenkins in the Rails community. He gave some very helpful, concrete examples of things to avoid when modifying or adding behaviour in other people’s classes. Next was the much anticipated presentation by ‘why the lucky stiff‘, author of Try […]
A very short walk from my hotel to the conference center. More mingling (checking out the free t-shirt, getting on to the wireless network), before we take our seats and David Black introduces the first speakers. David Heinemeier Hansson (or ‘DHH’), the creator of Rails and a partner in 37signals, gives a deeply technical roundup […]
I’m off to RailsConf Europe later. Registration and the first session is tomorrow morning, but tonight the participants have been invited to attend Pizza on Rails, a social with pizza and beer. I’ll be taking my laptop, a camera, some business cards, and a Moleskine notebook. Looking forward to taking plenty of notes and photos.