Story Time with Michael Buffington

Michael Buffington (Grasshopper Labs)
Location: Room 309- 310 Level: Novice
Average rating: ***..
(3.62, 32 ratings)

If you really love or hate aerodynamics, rainbow trout, the human
brain and arms, comfortable socks, and/or Easter Island then attending
this talk might be a really enjoyable or loathsome experience. Michael
may or may not talk about how seemingly random or even truly random
topics are important or unimportant for the fertile minds of creative
Rails developers.

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Michael Buffington

Grasshopper Labs

Michael Buffington is an entrepreneur and super geek. He’s been focused on building community and entrepreneur focused companies and projects since 1992, starting with a single line BBS with a 9600 baud modem, followed by companies like, MeasureMap (acquired by Google), Values of N (acquired by Twitter), and Grockit. He’s a frequent speaker at tech and creative conferences. In his spare time, Michael enjoys building Lego robots with his kids, culturing corals in his LED lit reef aquarium, building games, skateboarding, and playing the guitar. He’s also obsessed with improving remote team dynamics with a bias towards extreme programming and agile development.

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Christopher Redinger
06/10/2010 5:55pm EDT

Fantastic Talk. Would attend again. A++

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Rabble Evan Henshaw-Plath
06/09/2010 11:18am EDT

A rails conf classic, surrealist talk which eventually got down to very real issues and important things to think about for every rails developer.

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clay shentrup
06/08/2010 12:04pm EDT

I have to admit, it was pretty far into the presentation before I felt like he was discussing anything relevant. Nevertheless, the cartoon slides were absolutely hilarious. He should be the official Rails community comedian.

Overall, his talk wasn’t so much informative as inspirational/motivational.

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Bruce Bicknell
06/08/2010 8:36am EDT

Except for aerodymics, rainbow trout, and Easter Island, exactly what was advertised!

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