Build a Ruby Gem - Brandon Hilkert
This talk will cover the basics of creating a Ruby gem and touch on integrations with various elements of the Rails stack. I'm writing a book on the subject, which should be out around the talk!
FactoryGirl Introduction - Michael Toppa
An introduction to FactoryGirl: FactoryGirl provides a framework and DSL for defining and using factories in your tests. We'll cover the basics of how to use FactoryGirl by reviewing real-life examples from one of my projects, which uses RSpec with FactoryGirl and Faker. I'll also review how my use of FactoryGirl helped in some ways, and hurt in others, as I learned how to design code and write tests in the Rails environment.