Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at RailsConf 2008 (schedule subject to change).

Customize Your Own Schedule

Create your own RailsConf schedule using the personal scheduler function. Mark the tutorials, sessions, keynotes, and events you want to attend at RailsConf by clicking on the star next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" at the top of the page and get your own customized schedule generated.

Portland Ballroom 253
Add Optimizing Rails to your personal schedule
10:45am Optimizing Rails Michael Koziarski (Koziarski Software Limited)
Add Scaling Rails to your personal schedule
11:45am Scaling Rails Blaine Cook (Poetica), Bradley Taylor (Webster Clay), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jim Meyer (LinkedIn), Kevin Lawver (AOL)
Add Build Your Own Distributed, Self-Configuring Rails Cluster to your personal schedule
1:50pm Build Your Own Distributed, Self-Configuring Rails Cluster Dave Fayram (Powerset, Inc), Tom Preston-Werner (GitHub)
E145 - E146
Add Assembling Pages Last: Edge Caching, ESI & Rails  to your personal schedule
10:45am Assembling Pages Last: Edge Caching, ESI & Rails Aaron Batalion (LivingSocial)
Add Building a Composite Model in Active Record to your personal schedule
11:45am Building a Composite Model in Active Record Michael Latta (TechnoMage)
Add Small Things, Loosely Joined and Written Fast to your personal schedule
2:50pm Small Things, Loosely Joined and Written Fast Justin Gehtland (Relevance, Inc.)
Add Metaprogramming and Ruby Internals for Rails Programmers to your personal schedule
4:25pm Metaprogramming and Ruby Internals for Rails Programmers Patrick Farley (ThoughtWorks)
Portland Ballroom 252
Add Using Git to Manage and Deploy Rails Apps to your personal schedule
10:45am Using Git to Manage and Deploy Rails Apps Scott Chacon (GitHub)
Add Advanced RESTful Rails to your personal schedule
11:45am Advanced RESTful Rails Ben Scofield (Heroku)
Add Fast, Sexy, and Svelte: Our Kind of Rails Testing to your personal schedule
1:50pm Fast, Sexy, and Svelte: Our Kind of Rails Testing Dan Manges (Braintree Payment Solutions), Zak Tamsen (n/a/)
Add Integration Testing with RSpec's Story Runner to your personal schedule
2:50pm Integration Testing with RSpec's Story Runner David Chelimsky (DRW Trading)
Add The Great Test Framework Dance-off to your personal schedule
4:25pm The Great Test Framework Dance-off Josh Susser (Pivotal Labs)
Portland Ballroom 255
Add Asynchronous Processing with Ruby on Rails to your personal schedule
11:45am Asynchronous Processing with Ruby on Rails Jon Dahl (Phronos)
Add Quick and easy custom servers using EventMachine to your personal schedule
1:50pm Quick and easy custom servers using EventMachine Scott Fleckenstein (Stellar)
Add JRuby on Rails in Practice to your personal schedule
2:50pm JRuby on Rails in Practice Ola Bini (ThoughtWorks)
Add Skynet - A Ruby Map/Reduce Framework to your personal schedule
4:25pm Skynet - A Ruby Map/Reduce Framework Adam Pisoni (Geni.com)
9:00am Announcements
Room: Portland Ballroom
TBC
Add Keynote to your personal schedule
9:15am Keynote
Room: Portland Ballroom
Keynote Jeremy Kemper (37signals)
Add Keynote to your personal schedule
5:30pm Plenary
Room: Portland Ballroom
Keynote Kent Beck (Three Rivers Institute (TRI))
D135-136
Add Working The Way You Want To: Mingle 2.0 to your personal schedule
10:45am Working The Way You Want To: Mingle 2.0 Chad Wathington (ThoughtWorks), Adam Monago (ThoughtWorks)
Add The Other mod_rails: Easy Rails Deployment with JRuby to your personal schedule
11:45am The Other mod_rails: Easy Rails Deployment with JRuby Nick Sieger (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Add Heroku: Never Think About Hosting or Servers Again to your personal schedule
1:50pm Heroku: Never Think About Hosting or Servers Again James Lindenbaum (Heroku), Orion Henry (Heroku), Adam Wiggins (Heroku)
Add Streamlined Development of Dynamic, Database-Backed Web Applications to your personal schedule
2:50pm Streamlined Development of Dynamic, Database-Backed Web Applications Shelby Sanders (CodeGear), Al Mannarino (CodeGear)
Add Agile Development Demystified to your personal schedule
4:25pm Agile Development Demystified Robert Dempsey (Atlantic Dominion Solutions)
8:00am Breakfast
Room: Exhibit Hall E
10:15am AM Break
Room: Exhibit Hall E
12:35pm Lunch
Room: Exhibit Hall E
3:40pm PM Break
Room: Exhibit Hall E
Add Saturday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) to your personal schedule
7:30pm Plenary
Room: D135-139, D141, E145-146
Saturday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs)
Add Yoga on Rails (Saturday), sponsored by Intridea to your personal schedule
7:00am Event
Room: Outside Exhibit Hall E
Yoga on Rails (Saturday), sponsored by Intridea
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Optimizing Rails
Michael Koziarski (Koziarski Software Limited)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Scaling Rails
Blaine Cook (Poetica), Bradley Taylor (Webster Clay), Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard), Jim Meyer (LinkedIn), Kevin Lawver (AOL)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Build Your Own Distributed, Self-Configuring Rails Cluster
Dave Fayram (Powerset, Inc), Tom Preston-Werner (GitHub)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Custom Nginx Modules: Accelerate Rails, HTTP Tricks
Adam Wiggins (Heroku)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
What To Do when Mongrel Stops Responding to Your Requests and Ruby Doesn't Want to Tell You About It
Philippe Hanrigou (ThoughtWorks)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Assembling Pages Last: Edge Caching, ESI & Rails
Aaron Batalion (LivingSocial)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Building a Composite Model in Active Record
Michael Latta (TechnoMage)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Lightning Talks
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Small Things, Loosely Joined and Written Fast
Justin Gehtland (Relevance, Inc.)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Metaprogramming and Ruby Internals for Rails Programmers
Patrick Farley (ThoughtWorks)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Using Git to Manage and Deploy Rails Apps
Scott Chacon (GitHub)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Advanced RESTful Rails
Ben Scofield (Heroku)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Fast, Sexy, and Svelte: Our Kind of Rails Testing
Dan Manges (Braintree Payment Solutions), Zak Tamsen (n/a/)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Integration Testing with RSpec's Story Runner
David Chelimsky (DRW Trading)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
The Great Test Framework Dance-off
Josh Susser (Pivotal Labs)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
23 Hacks, or, How Writing a Z80 Assembler Can Make You 10x as Productive in Rails
Nathaniel Talbott (Spreedly, Inc.)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Asynchronous Processing with Ruby on Rails
Jon Dahl (Phronos)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Quick and easy custom servers using EventMachine
Scott Fleckenstein (Stellar)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
JRuby on Rails in Practice
Ola Bini (ThoughtWorks)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Skynet - A Ruby Map/Reduce Framework
Adam Pisoni (Geni.com)
9:00am-9:15am (15m)
Plenary: Announcements
To be confirmed
9:15am-10:15am (1h) Keynote
Keynote
Jeremy Kemper (37signals)
5:30pm-6:30pm (1h) Keynote
Keynote
Kent Beck (Three Rivers Institute (TRI))
10:45am-11:35am (50m) Products and Services
Working The Way You Want To: Mingle 2.0
Chad Wathington (ThoughtWorks), Adam Monago (ThoughtWorks)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) Products and Services
The Other mod_rails: Easy Rails Deployment with JRuby
Nick Sieger (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) Products and Services
Heroku: Never Think About Hosting or Servers Again
James Lindenbaum (Heroku), Orion Henry (Heroku), Adam Wiggins (Heroku)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) Products and Services
Streamlined Development of Dynamic, Database-Backed Web Applications
Shelby Sanders (CodeGear), Al Mannarino (CodeGear)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) Products and Services
Agile Development Demystified
Robert Dempsey (Atlantic Dominion Solutions)
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Breakfast
10:15am-10:45am (30m)
Break: AM Break
12:35pm-1:50pm (1h 15m)
Break: Lunch
3:40pm-4:25pm (45m)
Break: PM Break
7:30pm-9:30pm (2h) Event
Saturday Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs)
7:00am-7:45am (45m) Event
Yoga on Rails (Saturday), sponsored by Intridea
News and Coverage
co-presented by Ruby Central, Inc. O'Reilly
  • Engine Yard
  • Sun Microsystems
  • FiveRuns
  • GotThingsDone
  • Heroku
  • ThoughtWorks
  • Atlantic Dominion Solutions
  • Blue Box Group
  • CodeGear
  • E-xact
  • ELC Technologies
  • EnterpriseDB
  • GemStone Systems
  • Intridea
  • Morph Labs
  • RightScale
  • TechRepublic

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