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.