With Distill just over a month away, we wanted to get you better acquainted with some of our impressive speakers. To do so, we sent each speaker a customized set of questions to answer, providing some insight into these leaders’ unique backgrounds and perspectives on technology. Check out what Eli White, Matteo Collina, and Jim Weirich had to say about their experiences below.
Rails Girls is an incredible opportunity for women to not only build web applications, but ideas as well. Originally founded in Finland, Rails Girls covers sketching, prototyping and basic programming in Rails. To put it simply, the program is a web development workshop for women. And yet it goes far beyond its initial premise: it connects women and inspires a passion for technology with a built-in community. Since its creation, the organization has grown to over 15 countries, from Germany to Uganda.
Join us for a presentation from Sam Parnell, CTO of Bleacher Report: Making Bleacher Report Fast and Reliable: Building Scalable Apps to Support Big Spikes in Traffic
Back in May, the fourth annual JRuby Conference was held in Minneapolis, MN, the homebase of most of the core team. Open Source enthusiasts gathered from near and far for three days of talks, socializing and views from the historic Guthrie theatre. Well, we have good news for those who weren’t able to make it: all of the talks are now available for public consumption on our Vimeo channel! Head over there and take a look for yourself.