RailsConf 2009 Schedule Grid

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at RailsConf 2009 (schedule subject to change).

Customize Your Own Schedule

Create your own schedule using the personal scheduler function. Mark the tutorials, sessions, keynotes, and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next [calendar icon] to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" below and get your own customized schedule generated.

Ballroom A
Add The GitHub Panel to your personal schedule
10:45am The GitHub Panel Chris Wanstrath (GitHub), Tom Preston-Werner (GitHub), PJ Hyett (GitHub), Scott Chacon (GitHub), Jon Maddox (Fanzter inc.)
Add In Praise of Non-Fixtured Data to your personal schedule
11:45am In Praise of Non-Fixtured Data Kevin Barnes (OG Consulting)
Add The Future of Deployment: A Killer Panel to your personal schedule
1:50pm The Future of Deployment: A Killer Panel Marc-André Cournoyer (Sauté Inc.), Christian Neukirchen (Rack Core Team), Blake Mizerany (Heroku), Ryan Tomayko (GitHub), Adam Wiggins (Heroku), James Lindenbaum (Heroku)
Add I Rock, I Suck, I am - Jumpstart Your Journey to Agile to your personal schedule
2:50pm I Rock, I Suck, I am - Jumpstart Your Journey to Agile Davis W. Frank (Pivotal Labs)
Add Blood, Sweat and Rails to your personal schedule
4:25pm Blood, Sweat and Rails Obie Fernandez (InfoQ)
Ballroom B
Add Don't Mock Yourself Out to your personal schedule
10:45am Don't Mock Yourself Out David Chelimsky (DRW Trading)
Add Discussion Panel: Women In Rails to your personal schedule
11:45am Discussion Panel: Women In Rails Desi McAdam (Hashrocket Inc and DevChix Inc), Sarah Mei (Ministry of Velocity), Lori Olson (The WNDX Group Inc.)
Add JavaScript Testing in Rails: Fast, Headless, In-Browser. Pick Any Three. to your personal schedule
1:50pm JavaScript Testing in Rails: Fast, Headless, In-Browser. Pick Any Three. Larry Karnowski (Relevance, Inc.), Jason Rudolph (GitHub)
Add Quality Code with Cucumber to your personal schedule
4:25pm Quality Code with Cucumber Aslak Hellesøy (Cucumber Limited)
Pavilion 2 - 3
Add The Gilt Effect: Handling 1000 Shopping Cart Updates per second in Rails to your personal schedule
10:45am The Gilt Effect: Handling 1000 Shopping Cart Updates per second in Rails Scott Penberthy (Gilt Groupe), Michael Bryzek (Gilt Groupe), Geir Magnusson Jr (AppNexus), Yonatan Feldman (Gilt Groupe)
Add Writing Modular Applications to your personal schedule
1:50pm Writing Modular Applications Jim Weirich (Neo Innovation)
Add Smacking Git Around - Advanced Git Tricks to your personal schedule
2:50pm Smacking Git Around - Advanced Git Tricks Scott Chacon (GitHub)
Add Guitar Hero®: Behind the Music to your personal schedule
4:25pm Guitar Hero®: Behind the Music David Czarnecki (Agora Games), Ola Mork (Agora Games), Eric Torrey (AgoraGames)
9:00am Welcome and Announcements
Room: Ballroom A-B
TBC
Add Rails 3 and the Real Secret to High Productivity to your personal schedule
9:15am Keynote
Room: Ballroom A-B
Rails 3 and the Real Secret to High Productivity David Heinemeier Hansson (37signals)
Add Ruby Heroes Award Ceremony to your personal schedule
5:45pm Plenary
Room: Ballroom A-B
Ruby Heroes Award Ceremony Gregg Pollack (Envy Labs)
Add Keynote to your personal schedule
6:15pm Keynote
Room: Ballroom A-B
Keynote Timothy Ferriss (The 4-hour Workweek)
Pavilion 9 - 10
Add The Even-Darker Art of Rails Engines to your personal schedule
10:45am The Even-Darker Art of Rails Engines James Adam (Free Range)
Add UI Fundamentals for Programmers to your personal schedule
11:45am UI Fundamentals for Programmers Ryan Singer (37signals)
Add JRuby: State of the Art to your personal schedule
2:50pm JRuby: State of the Art Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc), Thomas Enebo (Engine Yard, Inc.)
Add Scaling Rails to your personal schedule
4:25pm Scaling Rails Ninh Bui (Phusion), Hongli Lai (Phusion)
Pavilion 1
Add Crate: Packaging Standalone Ruby Applications  to your personal schedule
10:45am Crate: Packaging Standalone Ruby Applications Jeremy Hinegardner (Collective Intellect)
Add Rails Is from Mars, Ruby Is from Venus to your personal schedule
11:45am Rails Is from Mars, Ruby Is from Venus Rein Henrichs (PHPFog)
Add Gov 2.0: Transparency, Collaboration, and Participation in Practice to your personal schedule
2:50pm Gov 2.0: Transparency, Collaboration, and Participation in Practice Daniel Lathrop (The Dallas Morning News), Eric Mill (Sunlight Foundation), Wynn Netherland (Squeejee)
Pavilion 4
Add Caboose Conf to your personal schedule
9:00am Caboose Conf
10:15am Morning Break
Room: Conrad Room - Exhibit Hall
12:35pm Lunch
Room: Conrad Room - Exhibit Hall
3:40pm Afternoon Break
Room: Conrad Room - Exhibit Hall
8:00am Breakfast - Sponsored by Blue Box Group, LLC
Room: Barron Room
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
The GitHub Panel
Chris Wanstrath (GitHub), Tom Preston-Werner (GitHub), PJ Hyett (GitHub), Scott Chacon (GitHub), Jon Maddox (Fanzter inc.)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
In Praise of Non-Fixtured Data
Kevin Barnes (OG Consulting)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
The Future of Deployment: A Killer Panel
Marc-André Cournoyer (Sauté Inc.), Christian Neukirchen (Rack Core Team), Blake Mizerany (Heroku), Ryan Tomayko (GitHub), Adam Wiggins (Heroku), James Lindenbaum (Heroku)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
I Rock, I Suck, I am - Jumpstart Your Journey to Agile
Davis W. Frank (Pivotal Labs)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Blood, Sweat and Rails
Obie Fernandez (InfoQ)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Don't Mock Yourself Out
David Chelimsky (DRW Trading)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Discussion Panel: Women In Rails
Desi McAdam (Hashrocket Inc and DevChix Inc), Sarah Mei (Ministry of Velocity), Lori Olson (The WNDX Group Inc.)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
JavaScript Testing in Rails: Fast, Headless, In-Browser. Pick Any Three.
Larry Karnowski (Relevance, Inc.), Jason Rudolph (GitHub)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Below and Beneath TDD: Test Last Development and Other Real-World Test Patterns
Noel Rappin (Obtiva)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Quality Code with Cucumber
Aslak Hellesøy (Cucumber Limited)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
The Gilt Effect: Handling 1000 Shopping Cart Updates per second in Rails
Scott Penberthy (Gilt Groupe), Michael Bryzek (Gilt Groupe), Geir Magnusson Jr (AppNexus), Yonatan Feldman (Gilt Groupe)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
PWN Your Infrastructure: Behind Call of Duty: World at War
Jason LaPorte (Agora Games)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Writing Modular Applications
Jim Weirich (Neo Innovation)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Smacking Git Around - Advanced Git Tricks
Scott Chacon (GitHub)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Guitar Hero®: Behind the Music
David Czarnecki (Agora Games), Ola Mork (Agora Games), Eric Torrey (AgoraGames)
9:00am-9:15am (15m)
Plenary: Welcome and Announcements
To be confirmed
9:15am-10:15am (1h) Keynote
Rails 3 and the Real Secret to High Productivity
David Heinemeier Hansson (37signals)
5:45pm-6:15pm (30m) Event
Ruby Heroes Award Ceremony
Gregg Pollack (Envy Labs)
6:15pm-7:15pm (1h) Keynote
Keynote
Timothy Ferriss (The 4-hour Workweek)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
The Even-Darker Art of Rails Engines
James Adam (Free Range)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
UI Fundamentals for Programmers
Ryan Singer (37signals)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Building a Mini-Google: High-Performance Computing in Ruby
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
JRuby: State of the Art
Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc), Thomas Enebo (Engine Yard, Inc.)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Scaling Rails
Ninh Bui (Phusion), Hongli Lai (Phusion)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Crate: Packaging Standalone Ruby Applications
Jeremy Hinegardner (Collective Intellect)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Rails Is from Mars, Ruby Is from Venus
Rein Henrichs (PHPFog)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) Products and Services
Develop with pleasure, Deploy with Fun: GlassFish and NetBeans for a better Rails experience
Arun Gupta (Couchbase)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Gov 2.0: Transparency, Collaboration, and Participation in Practice
Daniel Lathrop (The Dallas Morning News), Eric Mill (Sunlight Foundation), Wynn Netherland (Squeejee)
9:00am-5:15pm (8h 15m) Event
Caboose Conf
10:15am-10:45am (30m)
Break: Morning Break
12:35pm-1:50pm (1h 15m)
Break: Lunch
3:40pm-4:25pm (45m)
Break: Afternoon Break
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Breakfast - Sponsored by Blue Box Group, LLC
News and Coverage
co-presented by Ruby Central, Inc. O'Reilly
  • Engine Yard
  • Heroku
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Blue Box Group
  • New Relic

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