Rails: A Year of Innovation

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When you’re working in an open language, using open frameworks, the amount of innovation from the community can be staggering. A single developer working on a hobby website can release a snippet of code, and a week later 100 companies could be using that gem or plugin to improve their existing website, impacting hundreds of thousands of users.

For the past year Gregg Pollack and Jason Seifer have been producing the Rails Envy Podcast, covering the latest advancements and developments in the Ruby language and the Rails Framework. In this talk they will discuss the most innovative developments they’ve come across in the past year.

Any Rails developer is bound to pickup at least 5 new tools for their tool-belt.

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Gregg Pollack

Open SourceCraft

Gregg Pollack lives in Orlando, Florida where he produces educational media for his company, Rails Envy. He is very active in the Orlando Tech community, helping organize BarCampOrlando, the Orlando Ruby Users Group, and CoLab, Orlando’s first official co-working space.

You can checkout some of his media work by listening Rails Envy Podcast, downloading a screencast from EnvyCasts, or viewing some of the recent conference videos he’s produced (Oscon in 37 minutes)

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Jason Seifer

Twistedmind Inc

Jason Seifer is a web developer living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As half of the Rails Envy team he produces the Rails Envy podcast, has starred in some viral videos, and tries to stay on the cutting edge of all things Ruby. When not working on EnvyCasts, a new screencasting web site, he contributes to open source projects, writes for his blog, and occasionally enjoys a fine Belgian beer or two.

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Suzanne Axtell
05/11/2009 2:12am PDT

Hi Kevin, We only recorded the keynotes officially, but maybe someone will post a recording to the Community site: railsconfcommunity.blip.tv/...;nsfw=dc

Kevin Marsh
05/09/2009 6:09am PDT

Is the video for this talk going to be available?

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Emmanuel Sambo
05/07/2009 5:32am PDT

Very good overview of RubyMine and RACK, better than I have seen anywhere else during this conference!

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