As part of my trip back to the US, I attended Red Dot Ruby Conf 2011 on April 22-23, 2011. This event takes place in Singapore, at the Singapore Management University (SMU).
I had an awesome time. I enjoy going to these social technology events. Got a chance to talk and hang out with a lot of smart folks. I really enjoy the Ruby/Rails community
Quick summary of the talks from the two days:
Pivotal Labs is awesome. So is Agile. Everyone uses Pivotal Tracker. Everyone is hiring. (Note this is meant in good fun)
A more technical day with code examples, MongoDB, etc ending with a coding competition. Everyone is hiring.
Here are some of my favorite pictures I took:
The two day schedule:
I woke up a bit late and arrived a bit tardy to the conference. This is what I heard when I was registering:
P1: "And who are you?" P2: "I'm Matz." ... *(laughter ensues)*
Matz was also late
The Matz (@yukihiro_matz) presenting on the future of Ruby:
I’d say about ~250 people in attendance.
We got Robin, Superman, and Batman!
Dave Thomas (@pragdave) presenting on day two on how Singlish is similar to Ruby. Easily my favorite talk of the conference.
Tom Preston-Werner (@mojombo) presenting on Github and Advanced Git techniques:
Andy Croll (@andycroll) closing the event:
The coding competition (used SingPath):
The winner of the coding competition walked out with a Macbook Air! Donated by Viki.
The after party was at Uluru, sponsored by Github
You can visit the full
Picasa Google Photos album here. Sorry, I really prefer Picasa over Flickr. (8/5/2020– Picasa is no more, updated to Google Photos link)
Sponsors of the event: HP Labs, Pivotal Labs, Github, Viki, and Rubify.