16 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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ConFoo

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If you have never heard of ConFoo, it is one of the most important developer-oriented conferences. The team brings 100 speakers from around the globe to share their hands-on experience with various web technologies. The best news is: it's driven by the community and is non profit!

1h presentations cover: Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, Python, .NET, Java, e-Commerce, Security, Mobile, UX and other topics. The schedule is quite impressive.

They also have hands-on training and a hackaton in the two days before the main event.

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ConFoo is one of the most important developer-oriented conferences and includes Ruby content. ConFoo 2013 will be held on February 25 through March 1 in Montreal, Canada.

The team just opened its call for papers. Candidates can submit proposals until September 23 . Consult the call for papers page for details and to start submitting. That page also explains what expenses ConFoo can cover for speakers. You can even get advice on how to write proposals.

The call …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 2 years ago.
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The ConFoo cocktail party.

The ConFoo cocktail party took place Thursday evening, and it was a great way for all 600 attendees as well as interested non-attendees to get together, share ideas over drinks and just plain network.

The Hilton Bonaventure's heated rooftop pool at night. If you attend ConFoo, bring a bathing suit!

The rooftop outdoor heated pool was one of the most interesting diversions offered by the hotel. Even though it was -4 degrees Celsius (25 degrees Fahrenheit…

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 2 years ago.
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…about clear communication, and the best way to speak a language is to understand it idioms. In this session, we'll look at Ruby turns of phrase and other patterns that the best-written Ruby code uses to communicate clearly and that best take advantage of the Ruby language.

Register for ConFoo now!

This article also appears in the Shopify Technology Blog.

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 2 years ago.
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It's not too late to register for the ConFoo conference, which takes place in Montreal from next Wednesday, February 29th to Friday, March 2nd. ConFoo's the big "web techno conference" covering a wide array of software development topics:

Accessibility

Cloud Computing

CMS

Data Persistence

Front End

Java

JavaScript

Mobile

.NET

PHP

Project Management / Agile

Python

Ruby

Scaling / Performance

Security

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By Joey of Global Nerdy over 2 years ago.
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ConFoo's 160 sessions cover a wide range of topics:

Accessibility

Cloud computing

CMS

Data persistence

Dev tools

Fron end

Java

JavaScript

Mobile

.NET

PHP

Project management / Agile

Python

Ruby

Scaling / Performance

Security

Social networking

Startups

System administration

Testing / QA

Web services

I've been to ConFoo before and can say that the speakers and crowd are great, and that it's …

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This year, ConFoo is dedicated to software development, project management and best practices.

The technical part covers different aspects of Web development such as: Ruby , PHP, Python, .Net, Java, security, content management systems, frameworks, databases, system administration, Web standards, mobile development, accessibility and software architecture.

The management and best practices parts includes: project management, agile methodology, referencing ( SEO), Web marketing …

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 4 years ago.
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I'm looking a tad sleep-deprived in this interview - I was quite busy around the end of February and the start of March — but I managed to stay conscious long enough at the Confoo conference to do an interview with CT Moore (back in early march) and talk about my presentation, which covered both ASP.NET MVC and Microsoft's relationship with open source :

Should you not have two minutes free to watch the video, the take-away points from the interview are:

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By Joey of Global Nerdy 4 years ago.
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I'm in Las Vegas to catch Microsoft's MIX10 conference , where a lot of big announcements are being made. The combination of having just come from the Confoo conference in Montreal, flying to Vegas by way of Vancouver, and "springing forward" to daylight saving time has left me feeling like the bear pictured above.

More posts from Vegas and MIX10 to follow!

This article also appears in Canadian Developer Connection .

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