Andrew has done BarCamps and PodCamps for over a decade, but started getting more serious about speaking in the last three years including being one of our speakers at MaritimeDevCon 2016.
Andrew, if you were a programming language or technology, which one would you be and why?
What do you like best about Maritime DevCon?
Atlantic Canada has nowhere near enough nice technology / development conferences. The scale of Maritime DevCon is manageable and friendly. Also, Fredericton is a great town to visit!
Why do you feel your session, How I Finally Learned to Use the Magic of Ruby, would bring value to Maritime DevCon attendees?
While a lot of writing and speaking about code techniques tend to use idealized examples that don’t really work in the real world of day-to-day development, this talk will show some effective lessons learned the hard way in a real live application that has been in active development for several years.
People who don’t know Ruby will hopefully discover some of what makes it such a great language to work in. People who do know Ruby will hopefully learn some ways to apply it better in their own projects – or at least will have their current behaviours confirmed.
What is the key take away attendees will get from your session How I Finally Learned to Use the Magic of Ruby?
That there are several powerful techniques that can help simplify a complicated codebase (not all of which require Rub). Also, seeing what a real-world project looks like is often informative.
Thanks for joining us to present Andrew!