Heroku: Never Think About Hosting or Servers Again
Location: D135-136 Level: Novice
What is Heroku really? What can I build? Where is this going? What’s the difference between Heroku and a cloud computing platform like Amazon? What if I want to build really serious stuff? By popular request, the Heroku team will answer your questions and talk about the future of Heroku.
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Adam Wiggins is an entrepreneur, open source enthusiast, and programming bad-ass from San Francisco. He is a cofounder of Heroku and author of open source projects such as RestClient, rush, and Scanty. In 2008 he spoke at events such as Railsconf and Rubyconf, and he blogs at adam.blog.heroku.com.