Ruby on Rails eXchange

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Thursday, 3rd December at The Skills Matter eXchange, London

6 experts. will be speaking. Starts at 9:30 AM.

Yep, its that time of year again! Skills Matter will be organising the 3rd annual RoR eXchange on 3rd December 2009! We are putting together an intimate event packed with talks, demo's and discussions, to provide an opportunity for leading thinkers, rubyists, rails fiends and other RoR and Web community members, to get together for a fun day of learning, discussion and sharing and hear about tools, new Ruby or Rails features, emerging best practices, or just interesting stuff worth knowing about.

Enterprise Rails Hosting

Setting up a single virtual oder dedicated server is easy but what to do when more and more people bring in more and more load?

Julian Fischer

Julian Fischer, CEO of Avarteq GmbH and associate lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences HTWdS in Saarbrücken, Germany, is delivering the lecture, Ruby on Rails. His main focus is about developing architectures for scalable and distributed we

Non-Relational Databases and World Domination

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 any others you may have.

Jason Davies

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.

Rails Choices

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. This talk looks at some specific choice examples and revisits the question of just how opinionated Rails is.

David A. Black

David A. Black is a well-known and highly-regarded Ruby programmer, trainer, author, speaker, and event organizer.

Databases - have it your way

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 ORM libraries, their differences and what makes them tick.

Frederick Cheung

I'm Frederick Cheung, a UK based rails developer (fglc2 on twitter). I'm the CTO at dressipi, where we're revolutionising the way women shop for clothes. In the past I've written Mac desktop software, iOS apps and contributed to rails itself.

The Anatomy of Ruby I18n

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, optional features it comes with. We will also cover a few external extensions that are useful for building internationalized Rails applications.

Sven Fuchs

Sven Fuchs. More information coming soon!

Building iPhone/Andriod apps for a Rails Backend

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 information on Andrew's talk coming soon!

Andrew Chalkley

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.

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 actively encouraged to join the panel to express their opinion or share their experience!

The Skills Matter eXchange

Located just a five minute walk from Barbican and Old Street Stations and a 15 minute walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations, the Skills Matter eXchange provides a great selection of event spaces with all the facilities you need for a vibrant, interactive and successful Tech Event.

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Fantastic space for your Tech event

Whether you are organising a hackathon, an (un)conference, a training course, product launch or meeting, our experienced event team loves to help you make your event stand out!

Fully equipped, with well working WIFI and projection facilities, and with AV, power points and white boards available in most of our space, the Skills Matter eXchange provides:

  • one auditorium, seating up to 125 people (theatre style)

  • two spacious event-, or training rooms, each seating up to 70 people theatre style or 25 people class room style

  • one bright training or meeting room, seating up to 14 class room style or 18 Board room style)

  • one training or meeting room, seating up to 8 people class room or Board room style.

  • two funky break-out areas serving complementary coffee & tea throughout your event.

How can we help organise your event?

We'd love to find out how we can help make your event stand out! Contact us with your requirements - and our experienced events team will start working with you, to make it happen!

Get in touch with us today!

  • Phone: +44 (0) 207 183 9040

  • Email: info@skillsmatter.com

  • Address: Skills Matter, 116-120 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP


The Skills Matter eXchange

116-120 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7DP, GB

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