Posted on February 7, 2006
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I’m thinking seriously about going to RailsConf in Chicago (announcement here). I’m getting more into Rails all the time, and really enjoying it. It’s predominantly what I use for my fun-time programming nowadays. I’d like to be there with a lot of the game-stepper-uppers and hear about the intermediate to advanced topics, and meet some of the other mixed nuts in this dish.

The only downside is that it is happening at the Wyndham out by O’Hare. Seriously, when you have a conference at an airport hotel 30 minutes or more outside the city, it is almost irrelevant where you actually are. It could be Boston, Seatac, or Ontario California – you don’t actually see anything other than the hotel, conference center and possibly a Ruby Tuesday or Benihana nearby. Might as well hold it the airport Hilton in Joplin, Missouri to be the geographic center of the potential attendees. Oh well, at least that’s near the house of my buddy Coop.

Update: That problem took care of itself when the conference sold out earlier today. Maybe next year.

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5 Responses to “RailsConf”

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  1. Ken Nelson on February 7th, 2006 10:11 pm

    In Chicago? And no Siderunners?

    Say it isn’t so!


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  3. kook on February 8th, 2006 11:11 pm

    Not going to the conference myself, but I’ve really gotten into rails in the past few months also. I really like the new language (to me), Ruby. Its a big step up for me in web programming, since before it was straight HTML, and a *little* PHP. This is also my first venture into databases.

    If you haven’t checked out the Rails podcast, you should give it a try. The guy has a good interviewing style, and talks to some real live developers in the community (not marketing people 🙂


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  5. PJ Cabrera on February 11th, 2006 3:27 pm

    As I told my colleagues the other day (after one too many beers and too much hip hop coming out of the bar’s sound system):

    Java Enterprise Edition is mah pimp, but mah biatch’s name be Ruby now.

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  7. Ken Nelson on February 11th, 2006 3:50 pm


    Thanks for making me laugh on a cold, snowy day here. 🙂


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  9. PJ Cabrera on February 12th, 2006 2:37 pm


    I’m glad to be good for something here on Dave’s blog. 🙂