Ruby in the Rain is this Saturday (January 24)! RSVP at Also, scheduled talks...

From: Peter A.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:09 PM
We're starting to get the list of scheduled talks in place; check for more. Also, if you're coming, please RSVP at The event is being held at WorkSpace (Suite #400, 21 Water Street, Vancouver).

Here is the current list of scheduled presentations:

Merb is Rails
Speaker: Brock Whitten
Last year Brock explained why Merb kicks ass in his "Off the Rails" talk. This last December, the Rails core team has come to agree. This year Brock Whitten will explain why Merb 2 will be Rails 3, what this means to Rails developers and how this will benefit the Ruby community on a whole. This will be a high-level discussion about the philosophy that the Merb team brings to the popular Rails framework with lots of room for Q and A. For more details on the merger, see

Mobile app dev with Sinatra, XUI and PhoneGap
Speakers: Brian LeRoux & Brock Whitten & Rob Ellis
In this talk Brian will walk through building a web service with Sinatra, then creating a mobile web user interface to the service with XUI and finally deploying the application to an iPhone with PhoneGap. Colleagues Rob Ellis and Brock Whitten will be on hand to provide further detail.

Sinatra, CouchDB and AIR: Making soup out of buzzwords, or a quick paced introduction to RestfulX
Speaker: Dima Berastau
In this talk, Dima will build a Sinatra app that talks to CouchDB and an AIR client that talks to Sinatra and then show CRUD + online/offline synchronization and undo/redo using the MIT-licensed RestfulX framework.

If you want to do a scheduled talk, please email a talk title and description to either me or Scott Patten ([address removed]).

Peter Armstrong

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