Jason Davies is a freelance programmer. His work and interests involve combining visualisation with mathematics, data structures and algorithms. He is a co-author of D3.js, an open-source visualisation library. Jason is also an Apache CouchDB committer.
Andrew Chalkley is a talented developer, consultant and expert trainer specialising in cutting edge web technologies. He has a passion for open source software and open standards. He’s the technical writer and screencaster for Screencasts.org.
Non-Relational Databases and World Domination
Featuring Jason Davies
Apparently NoSQL is all the rage these days, but what does it really mean and what technologies are out there? When to use a non-relational database? How to decide which one to use to achieve world domination? How do I use CouchDB with Ruby on Rails? I'll explore all of these questions and...nosql couchdb
Featuring David A. Black
Although well known as opinionated software, Rails does let you choose among different possible ways to accomplish lots of the things you have to do: templating, session storage, application vs. database-level validations... As Rails moves towards version 3, choice and modularity are increasing....
Databases - have it your way
Featuring Frederick Cheung
If you've used Rails, it's a safe bet to say that you've used Active Record. Active Record isn't the only ruby tool out there for manipulating your database though, and Rails 3 will play nicer than ever with other ORM libraries. Find out the similarities between some of the common...ruby jquery
The Anatomy of Ruby I18n
Featuring Sven Fuchs
Sven Fuchs is the author of the I18n gem which is shipped with Rails to provide internationalization support. The gem is built in a modular way to make it easy for you to pick optional and add your own features. In this talk we will go over the architecture of the I18n gem and the advanced,...ruby jquery
Building iPhone/Andriod apps for a Rails Backend
Featuring Andrew Chalkley
Andrew Chalkley will give a talk on Building iPhone/Andriod apps for a Rails Backend. If you have any questions or topics you would like to see covered in Andrew's talk or discussed at the ParkBench Panel discussion, tweet them using tag #rorexchange and we'll try to feature these! More...ruby iphone android
ParkBench Panel Discussion
After a quick serving of Pizza & Drinks, we'll hold the second ParkBench Panel discussion, to discuss ideas, stuff we learned during the afternoon and stuff we would like to hear more about. You will not only be able to ask their questions to the speakers of the expert talks, but are also...ruby jquery