Building an App in 48 Hours - A Rails Rumble Case Study

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  • Intro
    • Explain the Rails Rumble
    • Tasty Planner team
    • Your Pet Records team
  • Planning the Project
    • Tasty Planner
    • Your Pet Records
  • Division of tasks
    • Tasty Planner
    • Your Pet Records
  • Iterative Development
    • Tasty Planner
    • Your Pet Records
  • Rapid Development
    • Tasty Planner
    • Your Pet Records
  • What we learned
    • Things that work in a fast-paced development environment
    • Things that DO NOT work in a fast-paced development environment
  • Specific tools used to save time
  • Conclusion
  • Q&A
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Josh Owens

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Josh started with rails back in early 2005. He has deployed several rails projects, including the Web 2.0 Show podcast he runs. He was 1/4th of the winning Rails Rumble 2007 team.

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Chris Selmer


Chris Selmer is a Ruby on Rails developer at Intridea with 10 years developing cutting-edge web applications. He is an active member of the Rails community and helps run the Washington DC Ruby User Group. Before Intridea, Chris worked at George Washington University and ran Better Endeavor LLC, a Ruby on Rails consultancy.

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