Putting the “FUN” back in functional programming (or at least taking the “FU” out of it) Randall Thomas kicked off the morning with a talk on Functional Programming. I have seen a number of talks on functional programming but was really looking forward to Randall’s take on it as he’s not only smart but he’s really entertaining. The basis for functional programming was that there were a group of guys » read more.
Leadership 101 Jim Holmes kicked off day two with a talk called Leadership 101. This is an amazing talk. Jim, as humble as he tries to be about it, is an amazing leader. He has posted his slides at http://is.gd/2avEy. He started off the talk with a story about World War 1 and a story about trench warfare. I knew but it didn’t really hit home that the phrase “Over » read more.
This is my third year at eRubycon. I’m thrilled to be involved and speaking again this year. I’m shocked every year when Joe picks me as a speaker. I’m just honored to be considered worthy of speaking on a docket with Jim Weirich, Glenn Vanderburg, Leon Gersing, Charles Nutter, Randall Thomas, Neal Ford and all of the rest of the amazing speakers that are here. It’s definitely one of my » read more.
I was just on a cool webcast called the .NET Coffee Break Show. I did a short show on getting started with IronRuby and Silverlight. Because the show is supposed to be just 30 minutes or so, I didn’t get into my usual preaching about the Ruby programming language or why people should use a dynamic language. Instead I just stated the fact that I really like Ruby and I » read more.
I wrote a write up for eRubyCon 2008 Day 1 and eRubyCon 2008 Day 2. BTW – thank you to Jerry Nummi for all of the great pictures of eRubyCon. I haven’t had time to browse and put them in this post but I’ll do that tonight or tomorrow. *Update – I added pictures…* I’m sitting in the back of day 3 reflecting on the previous two days. It’s amazing » read more.
Yesterday I wrote a write up of eRubyCon 2008 Day 1. – Charles Nutter started up with JRuby. I’m always impressed by people that are able to make their weekend project their full time job. I was further impressed that Charles was up with the rest of the speakers until closer to 4am than any of us should really admit, drinking really good scotch and solving the world’s problems. Charles » read more.