15 Nov 2008 fxn   » (Master)

Conferencia Rails 2008

Back from Conferencia Rails 2008. Had a great time, met a lot of online friends and learnt stuff.

I gave the opening keynoye. This keynote was challenging for me because I am used to give tech talks but here I had to talk about something on-topic for an audience where you could find core contributors, curious people, business people, and even politicians.

There were some technical issues and I had to export my carefully animated Keynote presentation to a flat PDF file. But in the end it went quite well, the feedback from people has been awesome.

In this conference there were two tracks, one for tech talks, and one for success stories. There has been more testing-related talks than in any past edition of the conference if I remember correctly, I like that trend.

Obie Fernandez gave the closing keynote. He explained how they work at Hashrocket. He went through their premises and how they implement them. The result is an innovative and first-rate Rails company with high standards, they are no doubt a model to follow.

This year the conference gave a couple of awards. Tog received the "Proyecto del Año" award, and I was honoured to get the "Perso naje Rails del Año" award.

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