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RailsConf 2011 Schedule

Below are the confirmed and scheduled talks at RailsConf 2011 (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 by clicking on the calendar icon [calendar icon] next to each listing. Then click on "personal schedule" below and get your own customized schedule generated.

Ballroom I
Add Inside Groupon to your personal schedule
10:45am Inside Groupon Michael Cerna (Groupon)
Add Scaling with Friends to your personal schedule
11:45am Scaling with Friends Geoffrey Dagley (Zynga With Friends)
Add How To Handle 1,000,000 Daily Users Without Using A Cache to your personal schedule
1:50pm How To Handle 1,000,000 Daily Users Without Using A Cache Jesper Richter-Reichhelm (wooga GmbH)
Add Controlled Chaos: A Case Study Of Introducing Rails Into An Operational NASA System to your personal schedule
2:50pm Controlled Chaos: A Case Study Of Introducing Rails Into An Operational NASA System Dan Pilone (Element 84, LLC), Jason Gilman (Element 84)
Add Migrating To Rails 3 - An In-house Developer's Perspective to your personal schedule
4:25pm Migrating To Rails 3 - An In-house Developer's Perspective Chetan Krishna (OPNET Technologies, Inc), Mark Johnson (OPNET Technologies, Inc.)
Ballroom II
Add Sass: The Future of Stylesheets to your personal schedule
10:45am Sass: The Future of Stylesheets Chris Eppstein (Caring.com)
Add Rails Performance Tools to your personal schedule
11:45am Rails Performance Tools Aman Gupta (GitHub)
Add OmniAuth from the Ground Up to your personal schedule
1:50pm OmniAuth from the Ground Up Michael Bleigh (Divshot)
Add When and How to Expose Services to your personal schedule
2:50pm When and How to Expose Services Jamis Buck (37signals), Jeffrey Hardy (37signals)
Add Lightning Talks to your personal schedule
4:25pm Lightning Talks Anthony Eden (DNSimple)
Ballroom III
Add Beyond MVC -- DCI to your personal schedule
10:45am Beyond MVC -- DCI Mike Dietz (ThoughtWorks)
Add Enhancing the Search Box to your personal schedule
11:45am Enhancing the Search Box Greg Gershman (Self-employed)
Add Deploying with Bundler to your personal schedule
2:50pm Deploying with Bundler André Arko (Plex)
Ballroom IV
Add Getting Started With JavaScript Testing to your personal schedule
10:45am Getting Started With JavaScript Testing CJ Kihlbom (Elabs), Jonas Nicklas (Elabs)
Add Why Can't I Test My JavaScript? to your personal schedule
11:45am Why Can't I Test My JavaScript? Greg Moeck (Strobe, Inc.)
Add Test Your Legacy Code to your personal schedule
1:50pm Test Your Legacy Code Noel Rappin (Obtiva)
Add Testing The Impossible  to your personal schedule
2:50pm Testing The Impossible Joe Ferris (thoughtbot, inc)
Room 345
Add Fighting Code Smell to your personal schedule
10:45am Fighting Code Smell Dmitry Jemerov (JetBrains)
Add Build vs. Buy? Or How I Sell A Consultancy to your personal schedule
11:45am Build vs. Buy? Or How I Sell A Consultancy Rich Kilmer (LivingSocial)
Add People's Choice to your personal schedule
1:50pm People's Choice Dr. Nic Williams (Stark & Wayne)
Add The Wonderful World of Heroku: 2011 Edition to your personal schedule
2:50pm The Wonderful World of Heroku: 2011 Edition Ben Scofield (Heroku)
Add Pivotal Tracker: The Road Ahead to your personal schedule
4:25pm Pivotal Tracker: The Road Ahead Dan Podsedly (Pivotal Labs)
Room 347
Add BohConf - Wednesday to your personal schedule
9:00am Event
BohConf - Wednesday
Add End-to-End CoffeeScript to your personal schedule
11:35am Event
End-to-End CoffeeScript
Add BohConf - Wednesday to your personal schedule
12:25pm Event
BohConf - Wednesday
10:15am Morning Break
Room: Exhibit Hall
12:35pm Lunch
Room: Exhibit Hall
3:40pm Afternoon Break
Room: Exhibit Hall
Add RailsConf 5K to your personal schedule
7:00am Event
Room: Baltimore Inner Harbor Promenade
RailsConf 5K
Add Welcome & Announcements to your personal schedule
9:00am Plenary
Room: Ballroom I - II
Welcome & Announcements
Add Ruby Through the Ages (or, A Brief History of Ruby) to your personal schedule
9:15am Keynote
Room: Ballroom I - II
Ruby Through the Ages (or, A Brief History of Ruby) Dr. Nic Williams (Stark & Wayne)
Add Double Dream Hands: So Intense! to your personal schedule
9:30am Keynote
Room: Ballroom I - II
Double Dream Hands: So Intense! Aaron Patterson (AT&T Interactive)
Add 50 in 50 to your personal schedule
7:00pm Plenary
Room: Ballroom I - II
50 in 50 Guy Steele (Oracle Labs), Richard Gabriel (IBM Research)
Add Music Jam/Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) - Wednesday to your personal schedule
8:00pm Event/BoFs
Room: Ballroom I - II
Music Jam/Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) - Wednesday Ron Evans (The Hybrid Group)
8:00am Continental Breakfast
Room: Ballroom Foyer
5:15pm Dinner
Room: On Your Own
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Inside Groupon
Michael Cerna (Groupon)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Scaling with Friends
Geoffrey Dagley (Zynga With Friends)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
How To Handle 1,000,000 Daily Users Without Using A Cache
Jesper Richter-Reichhelm (wooga GmbH)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Controlled Chaos: A Case Study Of Introducing Rails Into An Operational NASA System
Dan Pilone (Element 84, LLC), Jason Gilman (Element 84)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Migrating To Rails 3 - An In-house Developer's Perspective
Chetan Krishna (OPNET Technologies, Inc), Mark Johnson (OPNET Technologies, Inc.)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Sass: The Future of Stylesheets
Chris Eppstein (Caring.com)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Rails Performance Tools
Aman Gupta (GitHub)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
OmniAuth from the Ground Up
Michael Bleigh (Divshot)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
When and How to Expose Services
Jamis Buck (37signals), Jeffrey Hardy (37signals)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Lightning Talks
Anthony Eden (DNSimple)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Beyond MVC -- DCI
Mike Dietz (ThoughtWorks)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Enhancing the Search Box
Greg Gershman (Self-employed)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Stateful, Scalable Servers with EventMachine and Rails
David Troy (410Labs)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Deploying with Bundler
André Arko (Plex)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Solving Performance Problems with Horizontal Scale. (The Worker Pattern)
Ryan Smith (Heroku)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) General
Getting Started With JavaScript Testing
CJ Kihlbom (Elabs), Jonas Nicklas (Elabs)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) General
Why Can't I Test My JavaScript?
Greg Moeck (Strobe, Inc.)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) General
Test Your Legacy Code
Noel Rappin (Obtiva)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) General
Testing The Impossible
Joe Ferris (thoughtbot, inc)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) General
Ruby and Rails Packaging to Production: The Unusual Should Be Usual!
Fabio Kung (Locaweb)
10:45am-11:35am (50m) Products and Services
Fighting Code Smell
Dmitry Jemerov (JetBrains)
11:45am-12:35pm (50m) Products and Services
Build vs. Buy? Or How I Sell A Consultancy
Rich Kilmer (LivingSocial)
1:50pm-2:40pm (50m) Products and Services
People's Choice
Dr. Nic Williams (Stark & Wayne)
2:50pm-3:40pm (50m) Products and Services
The Wonderful World of Heroku: 2011 Edition
Ben Scofield (Heroku)
4:25pm-5:15pm (50m) Products and Services
Pivotal Tracker: The Road Ahead
Dan Podsedly (Pivotal Labs)
9:00am-11:35am (2h 35m) Event
BohConf - Wednesday
11:35am-12:25pm (50m) General
End-to-End CoffeeScript
12:25pm-9:00pm (8h 35m) Event
BohConf - Wednesday
10:15am-10:45am (30m)
Break: Morning Break
12:35pm-1:50pm (1h 15m)
Break: Lunch
3:40pm-4:25pm (45m)
Break: Afternoon Break
7:00am-8:00am (1h) Event
RailsConf 5K
9:00am-9:15am (15m) Keynote
Welcome & Announcements
9:15am-9:30am (15m) Keynote
Ruby Through the Ages (or, A Brief History of Ruby)
Dr. Nic Williams (Stark & Wayne)
9:30am-10:15am (45m) Keynote
Double Dream Hands: So Intense!
Aaron Patterson (AT&T Interactive)
7:00pm-8:00pm (1h) Keynote
50 in 50
Guy Steele (Oracle Labs), Richard Gabriel (IBM Research)
8:00pm-10:00pm (2h) Event
Music Jam/Birds of a Feather Sessions (BoFs) - Wednesday
Ron Evans (The Hybrid Group)
8:00am-9:00am (1h)
Break: Continental Breakfast
5:15pm-7:00pm (1h 45m)
Break: Dinner