Message from 2021
This post is pretty old! Opinions and technical information in it are almost certainly oudated. Commands and configurations will probably not work. Consider the age of the content before putting any of it into practice.
Spent a lot of time talking with Corey Haines about testing and the cost of fame for Rails people (you’ll probably freak out, make a really inciendary blog post, and get a bad / horrible / people-start-naming-their-projects-fu-yourname reputation), Zach Carter about all sorts of stuff, and others that are escaping me right now.
It was pretty productive too: I hacked the twitter gem for Ted’s twitter2rss app, gave a lightning talk about using ragel to fix radius (as seen in Radius 0.6.0 - My Take), and managed to get enough talking about other languages on the mind that I ended up with an Erlang in Ruby hack not twenty-four hours later.
The speakers were great too, with Bryan Liles headlining with important tools and techniques in testing all the f'n time and b-boying, and Dan Benjamin continuing his transformation into the Steve Jobs of Rails conference keynotes.
With this in mind, I think I’m going to have to put together a full-length talk for next year’s conference (somebody hold me to that), and I’ll leave it at that for now.