Schedule: BoF sessions

Below is a list of Birds of a Feather sessions happening at RailsConf. If you would like to schedule your own BoF, please sign up on the BoF board located on Level 1.

Location: D133 Level: Novice
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Moderated by Mark Bates, With all the new frameworks popping up, it would be nice to know how they differ from Rails, and how Rails could potentially be improved because of them. Read more.
Location: D134 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Moderated by Mike Subelsky, Otherinbox: In this session, we'll discuss common presentation problems in Rails applications, and how Presenters can help you solve them with fewer lines of code that are easier to understand and maintain. Read more.
Location: D135 and 136 Level: Novice
Moderated by Ian McFarland and featuring: Josh Susser, Nick Kallen, Brian Takita, Parker Thompson, and Chad Woolley of Pivotal Labs: Come hang out with some of your favorite Pivots and gab about our open source contributions to the Rails ecosystem. Hear about our projects, give us feedback. Check out our projects at Read more.
Location: D138 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Moderated by Jehuda Katz, Engine Yard: Merb fans: let's get together and talk about the hot new Ruby framework that's taking the community by storm. Have questions? Ideas? Want to chat with some of the developers? Be there or be square. Read more.
Location: D138 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Moderated by Yehuda Katz, Engine Yard: Last year, the jQuery Birds of a Feather presentation was packed with people dipping their toes into the idea of using jQuery with Rails. Since then, jQuery has exploded, surpassing Prototype as the most popular JavaScript framework, and its popularity in the Rails community has exploded. Come meet with a jQuery core team member and fellow jQuery users. Read more.
Location: D133 Level: Novice
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Moderated by Steve Bristol: Websites are measured on their design and UI. The quality of the code is almost irrelevant. Come learn about what makes good UI. Read more.
Location: D134 Level: Novice
Moderated by Mike Subelsky, A case study in using Ruby to deploy, monitor, and manage a Rails app running on a cluster of servers in the Amazon Web Services virtual cloud. By using technologies like god.rb, Capistrano, and rufus-scheduler, Rails developers can build a very robust, flexible application ideally suited for deployment in a cloud. Read more.
Location: D135 and 136 Level: Novice
Moderated by Michael Slater, Meet the creators of the Ruby on Rails podcast, Railscasts, RailsEnvy, and LearningRails, and explore the future of podcasting and screencasting for Rails developers. Read more.
Location: D137 Level: Novice
Yui4Rails is a plugin for easier integration of Yahoo's YUI components into a Rails application. Though fairly young in its implementation, this plugin plans to provide convenient helpers for all YUI components. We will go over what is there now, the development roadmap, installation/usage, the process of adding new components, as well as how best to work with the other YUI-related plugins. Read more.
Location: D138 Level: Novice
Take the pain out of developing on Amazon's web services: EC2 cloud and the unlimited S3 disk. Come see how you can utilize the PoolParty gem to automatically grow and shrink your computing cloud based on parameters you define. More details to be listed at Read more.
Location: D139 Level: Novice
RubySpecs are like the tempering fire that transforms your favorite implementation into a shining Ruby blade. Join us as we talk about history, status, goals, contributing and any other questions you have. Read more.
Location: D133 Level: Novice
Moderated by Steven Bristol, Less Everything. Named routes is one of the greatest part of Rails. As we move to more and more ajaxed UI it would be great if we could use the same named routes goodness in Javascript. Come learn how using the horribly named Less Js Routes plugin developed by Steven Bristol of Less Everything. Read more.
Location: D134 Level: Novice
Moderated by Mark Reynolds, Five Runs: Whether you’re a Developer or IT guru, we want to discuss your hurdles, complaints and (yes) successes when it comes to implementing Rails. We’ll be on the lookout for ways Dev can collaborate with IT better, and we’ll try to identify ways organizations can minimize the pain in deploying and maintaining Rails. Read more.
Location: D135 and 136 Level: Novice
Moderated by Yan Pritzker of CohesiveFT: Yan will talk about the benefits of using virtualization for development and deployment, and show how to build virtualized servers using the free Elastic Server On-Demand service. Read more.
Location: D137 Level: Novice
The goal of this BOF is two fold. Firstly, We would like to discuss ways to strengthen Rails community and to make Rails a popular platform for the enterprises located in this part of the world. Secondly, it will serve as discussion and networking opportunity for professionals coming from Asia as well as other parts of the word to share their experience. Read more.
Location: D138-139 Level: Novice
Moderated by Chad Fowler: A lot of computer programmers are also musicians. If you're one of them, bring an instrument (or your voice), and let's make some music. Read more.
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