Archive for the tag 'conferences'

Mar 15 2007

Google Tech Talks

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Google, a mecca for top notch programmers, attracts many top speakers to give talks on (generally) technical topics. They graciously record these talks and upload them to Google Video. You can get a list of most of them by searching video.google.com for “engEDU”. Think of these as virtual user group talks, but usually with bigger […]

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Nov 10 2006

Disconnecting to Keep Distraction Away

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I’m back from AYE. The last session I attended was Dwayne Phillips‘s on “Distraction”. Distraction is a recurring enemy here, always ready to strike, to divert me from the task at hand. I’ve recently been using “disconnection” to fight distraction and focus on an intense task for a few hours, and noticed the same notion […]

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Nov 05 2006

Heading to AYE

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I’m heading to the AYE conference shortly, as I did last year. My strategy then was to attend many Weinberg sessions, which has turned out to be wise in retrospect, as Jerry won’t be there this year, he is home recovering from illness. I am eager to see how the rest of the AYE team […]

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Jun 23 2006

How To Do Deployment (Dave Thomas RailsConf Keynote)

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I just attended Dave Thomas’s keynote at RailsConf. He had many interesting things to say, most notably that 60%+ of his Java-centric conference-circuit friends, mostly people who have written books on Java, speak regularly on Java, and have lots of experience as Java “architects”, are now making a living with Ruby / Rails. Dave talked […]

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Jun 22 2006

At RailsConf, Sitting Around Ignoring Each Other

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I’m at RailsConf. In a flagrant attempt to be one of the cool kids, I’ve set up a Flickr account to share my RailsConf Photos. Of the few dozen conference I’ve attented, this one has the highest incidence so far of people sitting around, in large groups, working alone on their notebook computers; some of […]

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May 12 2006

Going to RailsConf. Be wary of software religion.

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I’m going to RailsConf 2006 in Chicago next month: The interesting thing about this is that I signed up before I knew how popular it would be – it sold out in a few days, so the pent-up demand must have been remarkable. More remarkable is that it sold out long before the full list […]

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