2 DAY CONFERENCE

Rails Underground 2009

Topics covered:

Friday, 24th - Saturday, 25th July at The Royal National Hotel, London

19 experts will be speaking. Starts at 9:00 AM.

Jim Weirich - Grand Unified Theory of Software

Jim Weirich - Grand Unified Theory of Software

Brendan G Lim-Mobilize Your Rails Application

Mobilize Your Rails Application - Brendan G Lim

Paul Wilson - Tying Unit Tests Together with Data

Paul Wilson - Tying Unit Tests Together with Data

Makoto Inoue - Rhodes and PhoneGap

Makoto Inoue - Rhodes and PhoneGap

Desi McAdam-Working with Legacy Rails Apps

Working with Legacy Rails Apps

Gwyn Morfey-Refactoring with Fire

Refactoring with Fire - Gwyn Morfey

Gwyn Morfey - Agile Deployment with Ruby

Gwyn Morfey - Agile Deployment with Ruby

Gwyn Morfey

Gwyn Morfey is a scrum master at

Yehuda Katz - Moneta (Lightning Talk)

Yehuda Katz - Moneta (Lightning Talk)

Yehuda Katz

Yehuda Katz, member of the core teams for Rails and jQuery,

Panel Q+A

Panel Q+A

How to host a Rails Conference

How to host a Rails Conference

The Invoicing Gem- Sales and Payments in your App

Martin Kleppmann - The Invoicing Gem; Sales and Payments in your App

Martin Kleppmann

Entrepreneur and web technologist - Martin Klepmann is the author of the invoicing gem.

Martin Kleppmann - Go Test It

Martin Kleppmann - Go Test It

Martin Kleppmann

Entrepreneur and web technologist - Martin Klepmann is the author of the invoicing gem.

Elise Huard - Rails and the internet of things

What is the internet of things, and how can the Rails community move into that area? Internet availability is increasingly common - many places offer WIFI, and data plans for mobile users become more and more affordable.

Elise Huard

IT freelancer (Ruby, Erlang, Scala), interested in physical computing, AI, open source, food, life and everything

Matt Southerden - Headless Testing

Matt Southerden - Headless Testing

Charles Nutter - Duby and Juby Languages

Charles Nutter - Duby and Juby Languages

Charles Nutter

Charlie Nutter is co-lead on the JRuby project. He went to his first Ruby conference 5 years ago, and liked the language he quickly started

Dr Nic Williams - Sharding Your Way to Simplicity

Dr Nic Williams - Sharding Your Way to Simplicity

Nic Williams

Dr Nic runs the premier iPhone/Rails consultancy

Steffen Hiller-Ext JS with Rails

Ext JS with Rails - Steffen Hiller

Ariejan de Vroom-Git Basics

Git Basics - Ariejan de Vroom

Fred George - Rails is a Hammer (Keynote)

Fred George - Rails is a Hammer (Keynote)

Fred George

"Fred George is a consultant with over 40 years experience in the industry including over twenty years doing object programming and a decade doing Agile/XP. He counts at least 60 languages with which he has written code.

Joseph Wilk - Working outside-in with Cucumber

Cucumber is a BDD tool that can execute plain-text documents as automated functional tests through Ruby mappings. It allows you to build up a custom domain language to talk about your applications behaviour that non-technical users can understand and write. We'll look at working outside-in with Cucumber and the importance of focusing on customer value. Look at how Cucumber fits into the testing workflow, how it compliments Behaviour Driven Development and give practical examples/tips.

Launching Ruby on Rails Projects

Robby Russell - Launching Ruby on Rails Projects

Robby Russell

Robby Russell is co-founder and the Chief Evangelist

Obie Fernandez - Blood, Sweat and Rails

Obie Fernandez - Blood, Sweat and Rails

Obie Fernandez

Obie Fernandez is author of the The Rails Way and the editor of Addison-Wesley's Professional Ruby series

Charles Nutter - JRuby and Rails

Charles Nutter - JRuby and Rails

Charles Nutter

Charlie Nutter is co-lead on the JRuby project. He went to his first Ruby conference 5 years ago, and liked the language he quickly started

Maik Schmidt -Sneaking Ruby & Rails Into Big Companies

Sneaking Ruby & Rails Into Big Companies

George Palmer - Spending more time on the couch

Spending more time on the couch

Ben Scofield - And the Greatest of These is Rack Support

Ben Scofield - And the Greatest of These is ... Rack Support

Ben Scofield

At Viget Labs, Ben Scofield builds Rails applications for Web 2.0 star

Yehuda Katz - Interfaces and the Future of Ruby (Keynote

Yehuda Katz - Interfaces and the Future of Ruby (Keynote

Yehuda Katz

Yehuda Katz, member of the core teams for Rails and jQuery,

Paolo Negri - Riding Rabbits and Trading Gems

In this talk, Paolo Negri explains how to leverage distributed and concurrent programming using RabbitMQ and EventMachine, divide & conquer, and keep all the pieces together.

Paolo Negri

Paolo Negri has been working full time on ruby/rails projects since the start of 2006.

Pat Allan - Sphinx, Beyond the Basics

Pat Allan - Sphinx, Beyond the Basics

Pat Allan

Pat Allan Pat Allan is a freelancing web developer usually located in Melbourne, Australia.

Pat Allan - From the Keyboard to the Community

Pat Allan - From the Keyboard to the Community

Pat Allan

Pat Allan Pat Allan is a freelancing web developer usually located in Melbourne, Australia.

Paul Campbell - Productive Rails Development and Client Happiness

Paul Campbell - Productive Rails Development and Client Happiness

Paul Campbell

Paul Campbell is an Irish Ruby on Rails developer. He has been programming using Ruby on Rails since 2004 and

Mark Coleman - Rails Underground Final

Mark Coleman - Rails Underground Final

Mark Coleman - Welcome to Rails Underground

Mark Coleman - Welcome to Rails Underground

Chris Parsons - BBD with Cucumber and RSpec

Chris Parsons - BBD with Cucumber and RSpec

Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons is the owner of Eden Development, a company specialising in bespoke Ruby and Ruby on Rails web applications.

Geoffrey Grosenbach-Bringing the Web to Your Desktop with MacRuby

Bringing the Web to Your Desktop with MacRuby - Geoffrey Grosenbach

Clemens Kof-Rails I18n From The Trenches

Rails I18n From The Trenches - Clemens Kof

Lindsay Holmwood -Behaviour driven monitoring with cucumber-nagios

Behaviour driven monitoring with cucumber-nagios - Lindsay Holmwood

Eleanor McHugh -The Ruby Guide to *nix Plumbing

The Ruby Guide to *nix Plumbing

Dead simple JavaScript Unit Tests in Rails with Blue Ridge and Screw.Unit

Dr Nic spoke about Dead simple JavaScript Unit Tests in Rails with Blue Ridge and Screw.Unit

The Royal National Hotel

The Royal National Hotel is situated just round the corner from Russell Square tube, and just a short walk from Oxford Street.

Facilities available to guests (not included in the price, though) include wi-fi, a gym and pool, restaurants and a bowling alley!

Discounted rooms are available from £72, and if you book 2 nights and ask nicely, they you can get a free three course meal! Quote the code 'BOGO'.

The Royal National Hotel

Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0DG, GB


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