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 Twitter on Rails to your personal schedule
10:45am Twitter on Rails Michael Bleigh (Divshot)
Add Giving Rails the Big 'F': Surviving Facebook Integration Unscarred  to your personal schedule
11:45am Giving Rails the Big 'F': Surviving Facebook Integration Unscarred Greg Borenstein (Grabb.it (http://grabb.it))
Add Five Musical Patterns for Programmers to your personal schedule
1:50pm Five Musical Patterns for Programmers Jon Dahl (Phronos)
Ballroom B
Add Rails Metal, Rack, and Sinatra to your personal schedule
10:45am Rails Metal, Rack, and Sinatra Adam Wiggins (Heroku)
Add Are You Taking Things Too Far? to your personal schedule
11:45am Are You Taking Things Too Far? Michael Koziarski (Koziarski Software Limited)
Add What Makes Ruby Go: An Implementation Primer to your personal schedule
1:50pm What Makes Ruby Go: An Implementation Primer Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc), Evan Phoenix (Engine Yard)
Add Interfaces are Dumb (and that's a Very Good Thing) to your personal schedule
2:50pm Interfaces are Dumb (and that's a Very Good Thing) Erik Kastner (Kickstarter)
Add IronRuby on Rails to your personal schedule
4:25pm IronRuby on Rails Jimmy Schementi (Microsoft)
Pavilion 2 - 3
Add Getting to Know Ruby 1.9 to your personal schedule
10:45am Getting to Know Ruby 1.9 David A. Black (Ruby Central, Inc.)
Add Rails3: Step Off of the Golden Path  to your personal schedule
11:45am Rails3: Step Off of the Golden Path Matt Aimonetti (m|a agile consulting)
Add Rails and Legacy Databases to your personal schedule
1:50pm Rails and Legacy Databases Brian Hogan (NAPCS)
Add Working Effectively with Legacy Rails Code to your personal schedule
2:50pm Working Effectively with Legacy Rails Code Pat Maddox (Goldstar Events), BJ Clark (Goldstar.com)
Pavilion 9 - 10
Add Using metric_fu to Make Your Rails Code Better to your personal schedule
10:45am Using metric_fu to Make Your Rails Code Better Jake Scruggs (Backstop Solutions)
Add Rails in the Large:How We're Developing the Largest Rails Project in the World to your personal schedule
1:50pm Rails in the Large:How We're Developing the Largest Rails Project in the World Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks), Paul Gross (Braintree Payments)
Add Advanced Performance Optimization of Rails Applications to your personal schedule
2:50pm Advanced Performance Optimization of Rails Applications Alexander Dymo (Pluron, Inc.)
Add Starting Up Fast: Lessons from the Rails Rumble to your personal schedule
4:25pm Starting Up Fast: Lessons from the Rails Rumble Nick Plante (Zerosum Labs), Joe Fiorini (Within3), Ben Scofield (Heroku), Chris Saylor (Todobebé), James Golick (Protose Inc.)
Pavilion 1
Add Confessions of a PackRat to your personal schedule
10:45am Confessions of a PackRat Scott Raymond (Alamofire, Inc.)
Add JRuby on Google App Engine to your personal schedule
11:45am JRuby on Google App Engine John Woodell (Google, Inc.), Ryan Brown (Google, Inc.)
Add Rails Entrepreneurs Panel: Starting or Running Your Own Company to your personal schedule
1:50pm Rails Entrepreneurs Panel: Starting or Running Your Own Company Obie Fernandez (InfoQ), David Heinemeier Hansson (37signals), Tobias Lütke (Shopify), Lewis Cirne (New Relic, Inc.)
Add Heroku: Guided Tour and Q & A to your personal schedule
2:50pm Heroku: Guided Tour and Q & A Morten Bagai (Heroku), James Lindenbaum (Heroku), Ryan Tomayko (GitHub), Adam Wiggins (Heroku)
Pavilion 4
Add Caboose Conf to your personal schedule
9:00am Caboose Conf
9:00am Announcements
Room: Ballroom A-B
TBC
Add Agility in Deployment - Rails in the Cloud to your personal schedule
9:05am Engine Yard Sponsored Keynote
Room: Ballroom A-B
Agility in Deployment - Rails in the Cloud Jon Crosby (Engine Yard)
Add Keynote to your personal schedule
9:15am Keynote
Room: Ballroom A-B
Keynote Chris Wanstrath (GitHub)
Add What Killed Smalltalk Could Kill Ruby Too to your personal schedule
5:45pm Keynotes
Room: Ballroom A-B
What Killed Smalltalk Could Kill Ruby Too Robert Martin (Object Mentor Inc)
Add Lightning Talks to your personal schedule
8:00pm Plenary
Room: Ballroom A-B
Lightning Talks
10:15am Morning Break - Sponsored by Engine Yard, Inc.
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
Room: Barron Room
5:15pm Email / Hallway Hacking Break
Room: On Your Own
6:45pm Dinner Break
Room: On Your Own
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Twitter on Rails
Michael Bleigh (Divshot)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Giving Rails the Big 'F': Surviving Facebook Integration Unscarred
Greg Borenstein (Grabb.it (http://grabb.it))
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Five Musical Patterns for Programmers
Jon Dahl (Phronos)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Call into your Ruby code! Writing voice-enabled apps in Ruby with Adhearsion
Jay Phillips (Codemecca LLC)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
%w(map reduce).first - A Tale About Rabbits, Latency, and Slim Crontabs
Paolo Negri (wooga.com)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Rails Metal, Rack, and Sinatra
Adam Wiggins (Heroku)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Are You Taking Things Too Far?
Michael Koziarski (Koziarski Software Limited)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
What Makes Ruby Go: An Implementation Primer
Charles Nutter (Engine Yard, Inc), Evan Phoenix (Engine Yard)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Interfaces are Dumb (and that's a Very Good Thing)
Erik Kastner (Kickstarter)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
IronRuby on Rails
Jimmy Schementi (Microsoft)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Getting to Know Ruby 1.9
David A. Black (Ruby Central, Inc.)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Rails3: Step Off of the Golden Path
Matt Aimonetti (m|a agile consulting)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Rails and Legacy Databases
Brian Hogan (NAPCS)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Working Effectively with Legacy Rails Code
Pat Maddox (Goldstar Events), BJ Clark (Goldstar.com)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Art of the Ruby Proxy for Scale, Performance, and Monitoring
Ilya Grigorik (Google)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Using metric_fu to Make Your Rails Code Better
Jake Scruggs (Backstop Solutions)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Rube Goldberg Contraptions, Building Scalable Decoupled Web Apps and Infrastructure with Ruby
Ezra Zygmuntowicz (EngineYard)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Rails in the Large:How We're Developing the Largest Rails Project in the World
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks), Paul Gross (Braintree Payments)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Advanced Performance Optimization of Rails Applications
Alexander Dymo (Pluron, Inc.)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Starting Up Fast: Lessons from the Rails Rumble
Nick Plante (Zerosum Labs), Joe Fiorini (Within3), Ben Scofield (Heroku), Chris Saylor (Todobebé), James Golick (Protose Inc.)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Confessions of a PackRat
Scott Raymond (Alamofire, Inc.)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
JRuby on Google App Engine
John Woodell (Google, Inc.), Ryan Brown (Google, Inc.)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) Products and Services
Rails Entrepreneurs Panel: Starting or Running Your Own Company
Obie Fernandez (InfoQ), David Heinemeier Hansson (37signals), Tobias Lütke (Shopify), Lewis Cirne (New Relic, Inc.)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) Products and Services
Heroku: Guided Tour and Q & A
Morten Bagai (Heroku), James Lindenbaum (Heroku), Ryan Tomayko (GitHub), Adam Wiggins (Heroku)
9:00am-6:45pm (9h 45m) Event
Caboose Conf
9:00am-9:05am (5m)
Plenary: Announcements
To be confirmed
9:05am-9:15am (10m) Keynote
Agility in Deployment - Rails in the Cloud
Jon Crosby (Engine Yard)
9:15am-10:15am (1h) Keynote
Keynote
Chris Wanstrath (GitHub)
5:45pm-6:45pm (1h) Keynote
What Killed Smalltalk Could Kill Ruby Too
Robert Martin (Object Mentor Inc)
8:00pm-9:30pm (1h 30m) General
Lightning Talks
10:15am-10:45am (30m)
Break: Morning Break - Sponsored by Engine Yard, Inc.
12:35pm-1:50pm (1h 15m)
Break: Lunch
3:40pm-4:25pm (45m)
Break: Afternoon Break
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Breakfast
5:15pm-5:45pm (30m)
Break: Email / Hallway Hacking Break
6:45pm-8:00pm (1h 15m)
Break: Dinner Break
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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