Twitter on Rails

Location: Ballroom A Level:
Presentation: Twitter on Rails Presentation [PDF]
Average rating: ****.
(4.31, 16 ratings)

Twitter’s content and APIs make it one of the best targets around for creating mashups. It’s now easier than ever to do so using TwitterAuth, a Rails gem/plugin that utilizes Twitter as a Single Sign-on provider (SSO).

Material will include:

  • Generating a TwitterAuth application using Rails templates
  • Navigating the Twitter API
  • Harnessing the power of Twitter Search
  • Watching an entire application get built…live!

Speaker interview with Michael Bleigh

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Michael Bleigh


Michael Bleigh is the Creative Director and Open Source Liason for Intridea as well as the project manager for, the business micro-sharing platform. Michael’s experience goes through every part of the web application lifecycle from conception and planning to design and back-end development. He has built a number of open-source projects used widely throughout the Ruby community and has also presented at several conferences including RailsConf Europe 2008 and the Great Lakes Ruby Bash.

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Erik Dungan
05/07/2009 3:55pm PDT

Definitely one of the best sessions of the conference. Nice job.

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