Railsconf 2009 - Wednesday

by gregg on May 08, 2009

Finally, here's the last video I put together for Railsconf, summarizing the event. I'll be working on my speaker video and hopefully have that posted sometime next week.


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Thanks for Watching!

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Railsconf 2009 - Tutorials Day

by gregg on May 05, 2009

Couldn't make it to Railsconf this year? That's okay, I'm going to be putting together a bunch of videos so you can see what's been going on. Starting with this one:


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Stay tuned for more videos. Doesn't look like we're going to be putting out a podcast this week. Hopefully these videos make up for it.

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Philly Emerging Tech Video

by gregg on Apr 02, 2009

Last week Jason and I were invited to speak at Philly Emerging Tech. I was impressed with their speaker line up last year, so I was honored to be a part of it this year, and they even had me produce a conference video for them. The video contains some familiar faces including David Black, Nick Sieger, Ezra Zygmuntowicz, David Chelimsky, and John Resig (if you're a jQuery fan).

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Rubyconf Videos

by gregg on Nov 26, 2008

Didn’t make it to Rubyconf? Or maybe you missed a few talks? Well here you go, the entire event in 31 minutes. This video contains links to the Full Confreaks Videos, so if you see something you like, you can go view the entire video.

Warning: Not all the Confreaks videos are posted yet, so if you click the links in the video some may not be up. See the Confreaks Video page for a list of videos which are posted (the ones that are linked).

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The Rubyconf video is sponsored by Cloudspace. Cloudspace specializes in designing & building web applications using agile software development in Ruby on Rails and is currently looking for a few good Ruby developers. Email Tim at Cloudspace if you’re interested in joining their team.

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Rubyconf in 90 Seconds

by gregg on Nov 10, 2008

Rubyconf was last weekend, and I was there taking video of all the speakers for a nice little montage which will come out next week when the Confreaks videos are released. At some point I started wondering what it might look like if I condensed my 30 minute video down to 60 or 90 seconds. To get your appetite wet for my 30 minute video, here is what resulted:


Rubyconf 2008 in 90 Seconds from EnvyAds on Vimeo.


There could probably be some funny sentences made with each snippet of video if I had the time. Feel free to download the video from Vimeo (login then look in the bottom right of the video page) and have fun editing it. Just please leave us a link in the comments if you come up with something creative.

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Lone Star Ruby Conference in 21 minutes

by gregg on Sep 16, 2008

The Lone Star Ruby Conference was last week, September 4-6 in Austin, Texas. I did my video bit, going around to each speaker and asking them to give me their talk in 30 seconds. This time I teamed up with Confreaks to provide you with direct links to the full videos.

You should see quite a few familiar faces including Yehuda Katz, Jim Weirich, James Edward Gray II, Evan Phoenix, Bruce Williams, and Yukihiro Matsumoto the creator of Ruby.

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Production of this video was sponsored by FiveRuns. Check out their TuneUp service to catch performance and scalability problems before your applications go into production and their Manage service to monitor your full production stack.

Looking for a unique way to advertise at an event or conference? Would you consider sponsoring me to do one of these videos? They’re great for the community and to get the word out about your services or product.

This video above is the first time I’ve had a company sponsor one of my conference videos, and as you can see it’s a very unique way to get publicity. I can also work with the Confreaks guys to provide full service video coverage of your entire event. Email me (Gregg@RailsEnvy) if you’re interested.

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The Ruby Hoedown in 10 minutes

by gregg on Aug 12, 2008

Jason and I hit up the Ruby Hoedown last weekend and I did my video bit, putting together a montage of the proceedings for those who didn’t make it:

Ruby Hoedown in 10 minutes

You can also click one of the following links if you’re interested in seeing one particular person, but I highly recommend just watching the whole thing, it’s only 10 minutes for heaven sake!

Bryan Liles, Chris Wanstrath, David Black, Gregg Pollack, Jason Seifer, Jeremy McAnally, Jim Remsik, Jim Weirich, Joe O’Brien, Obie Fernandez, Rein Henrichs, Rick Bradley, Robert Dempsey, Yehuda Katz, and Yossef Mendelssohn

Anyone out there interested in having me do this for their conference/event? hehe… Hey, I can dream right? Talking about professional video, the Confreaks guys were there, so I suspect we’ll see full video coverage of the conference in a couple of days. When they do post them I’ll link up their videos as well.

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Oscon Videos

by gregg on Jul 29, 2008

Last week at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention (OSCON) I decided to put together a video attempting to capture the essence of the event (I did something similar with Railsconf in 36 minutes earlier this year).

I ended up with is 37 minute video of great speakers including the keynoters Tim O'Reilly, Damien Conway, Tim Bray, Robert Lefkowitz, David Recordon, Nathan Torkington, and Danese Cooper.

Oscon in 37 minutes


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Here is everyone shown in the video. You should really watch the whole thing, but if you want to skip to a certain person just click their name:

Larry Wall, Randal Schwartz, Chris DiBona, Adam Keys, Kevin Scaldeferri, Akkana Peck, John Goerzen, David 'Lefty' Schlesing, Clinton Nixon, Chris Messina, Brian Sam-Bodden, Rod Cope, Jesse Vincent, Darren Hoch, Joey Stanford, Nick Barcet, Gavin Doughtie, Jim Brandt, Ben Bleything, Theo Schlossnagle, Wen Huang, Robert 'r0ml' Lefkowitz, Ryan Briones, Matt Raible, Doug Judd, Vik Olliver, Steve Souders, Clint Talbert, Tim O'Reilly, Leslie Hawthorn, Nathan Torkington, Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Damian Conway, Simon Willison, Dan Mosedale, Jason Hunter, Tim Bray, David Recordon, Scott Kveton, Stephen Lau, Danese Cooper, Anthony Baxter, ongallery, Maker Media, and Edd Dumbill.

Thanks to everyone who gave me their 30 seconds. Sorry if I filmed you but you didn't make it into this video, I had to cut it down to the vids that were short and clear.

If you're wondering how this was produced:

  • $150 Flip Video.
  • Edited with iMovie 2008.
  • Exported from iMovie in mp4 (since that's the format the videos are from the flip).
  • The audio levels were all over the place, so I edited the finished audio track in Pro Tools.
  • Threw together a song in garage band.
  • Recombined the audio track with the video using Quicktime.
  • Uploaded to viddler.
  • Did my homework, and found all the links for the talks.

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Railsconf Videos

by gregg on Jun 02, 2008

Miss Railsconf this year? Thankfully I captured it here in a 36 minute video for you, free of charge. Just hit the play button and let the information flow directly into your brain. No podcast this week, enjoy the videos.

I also uploaded each of these clips separately, so feel free to re-post and embed to your hearts extent. The new MVC videos we premiered at the conference will be posted Tuesday morning, right here, so stay tuned!

Railsconf in 36 minutes from Gregg Pollack on Vimeo.

Below you'll find all the same clips in the video, but separated. You know, so if you really dig a certain clip you can embed it on your blog or what not.

  • Justin Gehtland & Aaron Bedra giving summaries of their talks
  • Amy Hoy giving a small rant
  • Matt Wood talking about the human genome project using Rails
  • Obie Fernandez talking about bad rails code
  • *Micah Martin summarizing what he hates about web apps
  • Podcasters & Screencasters Gregg Pollack, Ryan Bates, Christopher Haupt , Michael Slater, Geoffrey Grosenbach, and Mike Clark
  • Jeremy Kemper right after announcing Rails 2.1
  • Chu Yeow from Living on the Edge
  • Michael Koziarski talking about benchmarking rails
  • David Heinemeier Hansson summarizing his keynote
  • Bruce Williams talking about the big rewrite
  • Ninh Bui talking about phusion passenger
  • Jim Weirich talking about modeling systems
  • David Chelimsky talking about RSpec stories
  • Charles Nutter talking about JRuby
  • Dave Fayram & Tom Preston-Werner talking about Fuzed
  • Chad Fowler talking about nasty people and Rubyconf 2008
  • Josh Susser talking about the test framework dance-off
  • *Evan Phoenix talking about Rubinius and git jour

* Not seen in the 36 minute version, because I put it together very late at night. Sorry!

Heh.. doing the whole video thing turned out a lot better then I could have expected. Maybe someone might be interested in hiring me to do video? You know, like Duncan Davidson does photography? Hey, I can dream, right? Oh, and if you're looking for additional Railsconf videos check out these guys here.

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