We speak pretty one day?

Let us convince your boss to use Ruby on Rails. We can also help train your team on the right way to build, test, and deploy Ruby on Rails apps. See below for a list of topics we can speak on.


Upcoming Talks

Have you considered using Ruby?

January 27, 2019 - Munich, Germany - Many large businesses have recently adopted Ruby as their new language of choice. This allows them to build applications faster than their competition, applications which are much more agile and easier to maintain. Now is a great time to switch to Ruby or to use Ruby on Rails for Web Development, the benefits simply outweigh the cost of learning a new technology. Have you considered it?

How Not To FAIL At Web Services

March 13-17, 2019 - Austin, TX - Believe it or not both Amazon and Flickr have failed miserably at Web Services. In this talk we'll take a look at their failures, show how they could be fixed, and show how to properly use REST principles to create Web Services that don't fail.

Innovation in Ruby

March 26-27, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA - When you're working in an open language, using open frameworks, the amount of innovation from the community can be staggering. A single developer working on a hobby website can release a snippet of code, and a week later 100 companies could be using that gem or plugin to improve their existing website, impacting hundreds of thousands of users. In this talk we will discuss 20 of the most innovative developments we've come across in the past year.


Previous Talks


Scaling Rails for the Enterprise

November 19, 2018 - San Francisco, California - At this point hopefully we've all dispelled the myth that "Rails can't scale", but that doesn't mean you're off the hook just yet. With great dynamic languages comes great responsibility. In this talk we will walk through the latest methods and tools to scale rails in the Enterprise. From page caching to partial caching, query caching to memcached, and message queues to asynchronous processing, we'll show when to use each technique and give some code samples you can take home and use in your own applications.

Scaling Ruby (without the Rails)

November 6-8, 2018 - Orlando, FL - Working in a high level language, seldom do we take the time to learn what is really going on under the hood. However, when it comes time to run a high performance application, knowing how to scale really starts to matter. She will be doing a talk at the start of the conference on everything you need to know to write fast and scalable Ruby applications.

Basic & Advanced Podcasting

September 27, 2018 - Orlando, FL - We have learned a lot in a year doing the Rails Envy Podcast. At Blog Orlando we will be giving two sessions where we'll be disseminating all the information we've picked up along the way. From how to put together a basic recording setup to advanced audio editing techniques, we'll cover everything you need to know to start Podcasting.

Ruby: A Year of Innovation

September 4-6, 2018 - Austin, Texas - For the past year the Rails Envy Podcast has covered the latest advancements from the Ruby community. In this talk we will attempt to sum up a year of Ruby innovation in 60 minutes, rapidly covering 30 of the most useful, ingenious, and innovative developments. We'll let you know why the innovation is significant, how you may be able to apply it right now, and where it may take us in the future.

We're also doing an Advanced ActiveRecord tutorial. See the OSCON description below or the Lone Star website to learn more about that talk.

Ruby: A Year of Innovation

August 8, 2018 - Huntsville, Alabama - For the past year the Rails Envy Podcast has covered the latest advancements from the Ruby community. In this talk we will attempt to sum up a year of Ruby innovation in 60 minutes, rapidly covering 30 of the most useful, ingenious, and innovative developments. We'll let you know why the innovation is significant, how you may be able to apply it right now, and where it may take us in the future.

TDD Clinic: BDD & Rails

August 5, 2018 - Toronto, Canada - Over the past year a new type of Test Driven Development has been growing in popularity, Behavior Driven Development (BDD). In this talk we will walk through the core principles of BDD and then jump right into some live coding using RSpec, a tool many Ruby and Ruby on Rails programmers are now using to do Behavior Driven Development. Even if you have very little programming experience, all of the code we write will be understandable as we build (and fully test) a web application from the ground up.

Advanced ActiveRecord Workshop

July 21st, 2018 - Portland, Oregon - In order to fully take advantage of the capability of your Web Framework, you have to know how to use it to solve complex problems. Although Rails ActiveRecord looks simple on the outside, there are many ways to tweak and extend this GEM which may not be apparent at first glance. We will be running a 3 1/2 hour interactive workshop, where each attendee will get experience solving advanced ActiveRecord problems.

Podcasting & Screencasting in Rails

May 30th, 2018 - Portland, Oregon - Leading a panel discussion with other screencasters and podcasters talking about creating podcasts, screencasts, and looking to the future of media in technology.

Advanced ActiveRecord & AJAX on Rails

May 28th, 2018 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Will be doing two talks here, the first covering some advanced uses of the ActiveRecord Gem, and the second on how Rails allows developers to take advantage of AJAX in their web applications.

The Art of Testing Web Applications

April 22nd, 2018 - San Francisco, Ca - As Web Frameworks have evolved into best practices, methods of testing these frameworks are still rapidly evolving. We'll take a look at the revolutionary new testing methodologies coming out of Behavior Driven Development. Although the demonstration will be on a Ruby on Rails application running RSpec, we'll also take a look at BDD libraries for Java, .NET, PHP, and even Javascript.

Object Relational Mapping with ActiveRecord

March 5th, 2018 - Santa Clara, Ca - One of the most powerful features of Ruby is the glue we use to bind the database to the application; ActiveRecord. In this course, we will take a look at the Active Record design pattern and how it's utilized by Ruby to make Object Relational Mapping incredibly simple.


The Future of Web Services

December 13, 2017 - Orlando, FL - Gave a talk at the Orlando Ruby Users Group which gave an overview of REST and talked about the future of Web Services. More Info & View Video.


RESTful XML Web Services with Ruby on Rails

December 4th, 2017 - Boston, MA - He give a talk at the XML 2017 conference & expo on Rails Web Services.


How I learned to love testing

September 13, 2017 - Orlando, FL - Gave a talk at the Orlando Ruby Users Group covering Test Driven Development, and Behavior Driven Development. More Info & View Video.


ActiveRecord Tutorial

July 19, 2017 - Orlando, FL - Talked about ActiveRecord, the Object Relational Mapping for Ruby and Ruby on Rails. More Info & View Video.


Why Ruby on Rails?

April 18, 2017 - San Francisco, CA - gave a presentation at the Web 2.0 Expo covering the business and developer perspectives of using Ruby on Rails.


Why Ruby on Rails Presentation

March 15, 2017 - Orlando, FL - gave an introduction to Agile development and Ruby on Rails. More Info & View Video.


Semantic Web Applications with Ruby on Rails

November 15, 2016 - Orlando, FL - Invited to speak at the first big Refresh conference.


Speaking Topics


 

We are available for Speaking & Training on the following topics:

  • Intro to Ruby
  • Intro to Ruby on Rails
  • Ruby on Rails Best Practices
  • Why Ruby on Rails for Business?
  • Test Driven Development with Rails
  • Behavior Driven Development with RSpec
  • Optimizing your Ruby on Rails apps
  • Full Text Search in Rails
  • Building RESTful apps
  • Caching with Rails
  • Deployment with Capistrano
  • Source control with Subversion/Git

Contact us if you'd like to request a quote.

Sections: Speaking | Meta: 0 comments | permalink

Blog

Subscribe to RSS Feed SubscribeRSS

Podcast

SubscribeRSS
iTunes
Archive