I will be heading up to Toronto for the RubyFringe event at the Metropolitan, July 18-20. I will be at the event representing InfoQ and doing some interviews of some of the speakers. If any speaker sees this and is interested in being interviewed please contact me at rbazinet at gmail.com. We can talk about interview topics so I can get a set of questions done beforehand. InfoQ has determined interviews will be done on Sunday as the interview room and camera person will be available.
The RubyFringe organizers describe the event as:
RubyFringe is an avant-garde conference for developers that are excited about emerging Ruby projects and technologies. We’re mounting a unique and eccentric gathering of the people and projects that are driving things forward in our community.
The list of speakers is impressive and includes some folks I have not met and would like to have a chance to chat with.
- Blake Mizerany (Sinatra)
- Chris Wanstrath (ErrTheBlog)
- Damien Katz (CouchDB)
- Dan Grigsby (Unpossible)
- Ezra Zygmuntowicz (Merb)
- Geoffrey Grosenbach (Topfunky)
- Giles Bowkett (Archaeopteryx)
- Hampton Catlin (Haml/Unspace)
- Jay Phillips (Adhearsion)
- Jeremy McAnally (entp)
- John Lam (IronRuby)
- Leila Boujnane (Id?e)
- Luke Francl (Slantwise)
- Matt Todd (Halcyon)
- Nick Sieger (JRuby)
- Obie Fernandez (Hashrocket)
- Reg Braithwaite (Raganwald)
- Tobias L?tke (Jaded Pixel)
- Yehuda Katz (Merb/JQuery)
- Zed Shaw (Mongrel/Utu)
The line-up talks also looks great with topics above and beyond the “standard” talks we hear.
- Ruby.rewrite(Ruby) Reginald Braithwaite
- Dear JS, Try Again Hampton Catlin
- Do the Hustle Obie Fernandez
- Testing is Overrated Luke Francl
- Deployment Monoculture / Scaling Ruby Down Dan Grigsby
- If Kant Had a Computer – An Attempt to Salvage my Philosophy Degree in a Tech Career Geoffrey Grosenbach
- CouchDB and Me Damien Katz
- Ruby Beyond Rails John Lam
- Rockstar Memcaching Tobias L?tke
- The FMI: Why your web framework sucks and you should build your own Jeremy McAnally
- Sinatra Blake Mizerany
- You Decide! Nick Seiger
- THERE WILL BE PORN: 10 Dangerous Ideas Nobody Should Implement Zed Shaw
- Being Dumb And Using It To Your Advantage Matt Todd
- The future is here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet Chris Wanstrath
The event looks awesome and the after hours plans look great too. I am looking forward to the even and meeting new people. Please find me and say hello.