Nov 05 2007
I’m sitting in the airport in Charlotte, on my way home from RubyConf2007.
What a fabulous conference. This the most enjoyable conference I’ve been to in a very long time.
There was so many great talks/ideas/projects, it’s hard to pick highpoints, but these stand out for me (in no particular order):
- drnic for some very cool tech and sheer entertainment value.
- Laurent Sansonetti for a jaw-dropping talk/demo about what’s possible with the latest Ruby love from Apple.
- Charlie & Tom on JRuby
- Evan on Rubinius… that is one cool project… sign me up
- and, of course, Matz’s keynote
It’s no wonder the Ruby community is “nice people” when we have someone like Matz at the head of it.
Maybe as rewarding, or even more, than the tech & talks was seeing old friends again and meeting others face to face that to date I’d only known online.
It was an awesome weekend, and I’m eagerly looking forward to the next Ruby conference!