Chicago, Illinois April 21 - 24, 2014
( 96 available presentations )
The highlight of the first day was DHH’s keynote about clarity, patterns and TDD, which sparked many conversations/discussions during the day. Farrah Bostic also gave a nice keynote at the end of the day, entitled What Happens to Everyone, When Everyone Learns to Code, which added even more to the topic DHH had covered.
Portland, Oregon April 29 - May 2, 2013
( 72 available presentations )
RailsConf, the largest gathering of Ruby and Rails developers in the world, is returning to Portland, OR! Join us from April 29th - May 2nd and connect with top Rails talent, companies, and project owners from around the world.
Austin, Texas April 23 - 25, 2012
( 65 available presentations )
So what kinds of awesome talks have I attended so far?
- Keynote by DHH about not being scared of progress
- Steve Klabnik’s talk on Designing Hypermedia APIs
- Practical Machine Learning & Rails
- Ruby on Rails on YOUR ROOMBA!
- Scaling StillAlive from a RailsRumble project to 50,000+ users
- Building realtime web apps with streaming REST
- Keynote by Rich Hickey (developer of Clojure) on simplicity
It’s been fantastic RailsConf so far, and I’m looking forward to the rest of it.
Baltimore, Maryland May 16 - 19, 2011
( 10 available presentations )
This year me and José Valim had the pleasure of going to Baltimore, in the US, to one of the biggest Rails events of the world! RailsConf is definitely the best place to have the opportunity of meeting and talking to a lot of great Rubyists and Railers, and also attending their talks.
Baltimore, Maryland July 7 - June 10, 2010
( 12 available presentations )
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