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Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.

Featured Event

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Dave Thomas of Pragmatic Programmers and Jim Weirich of EdgeCase will deliver the keynotes at Red Dirt Ruby Conference in Oklahoma City in May. The organizers hope to make it a uniquely focused and productive experience, partly by limiting attendance. The conference is organized around four themes:

  1. Ruby: The Ruby language still has the power to surprise us. This theme is focused on Ruby syntax, gems, and good development practices.

  2. Rails 3: Ruby on Rails is crossing a huge milestone. This theme is centered on topics such as routing, metal, the new response system, and advanced queries.

  3. NoSQL: Database choice affects application performance and scalability. This theme will focus on databases such as MongoDB, Riak, Redis, and Tokyo Cabinet.

  4. Servers: Ruby is well suited for web based applications. This theme will focus on tools such as Rack, Unicorn, EventMachine, Resque, and AWS.

Author Appearances

USENIX Events

  • Mar 13, Pittsburgh, PA
    WIOV ’10: Second Workshop on I/O Virtualization
  • Mar 17-19, Pittsburgh, PA
    VEE 2010: 2010 ACM SIGPLAN/SIGOPS International Conference on Virtual Execution Environments
  • Apr 27, San Jose, CA
    LEET ’10: 3rd USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats
  • Apr 27, San Jose, CA
    INM/WREN ’10: 2010 Internet Network Management Workshop/ Workshop on Research on Enterprise Networking
  • Apr 27, San Jose, CA
    IPTPS ’10: 9th International Workshop on Peer-to-Peer Systems
  • Apr 28-30, San Jose, CA
    NSDI ’10: 7th USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation

O’Reilly Events

  • Mar 30-Apr 1, San Jose Marriott, 301 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
    Where 2.0: “Now in its sixth year, the Where 2.0 Conference is where the grassroots and leading edge developers building location-aware technology intersect with the businesses and entrepreneurs seeking out location apps, platforms, and hardware to gain a competitive edge.”
  • Apr 12-15, Santa Clara, CA
    MySQL Conference & Expo: “The largest gathering of MySQL developers, users, and DBAs worldwide.”
  • May 25-27, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
    Gov 2.0 Expo: “Gov 2.0 Expo will showcase the real-world application of Web 2.0 technologies in government and municipal sectors, featuring a practical program that will teach government employees and contractors how to apply technology best practices to foster greater transparency, ef? ciency, and collaboration.”

Other Happenings

  • Mar 12-21, Austin, TX
  • Mar 16
    Richard Stallman is 57.
  • Apr 5
    Dean Kamen is 59.
  • Apr 6
    Andy Hertzfeld is 57.
  • Apr 14
    Matz is 45.
  • Apr 30
    The World Wide Web is 17.
  • May 17
    Alan Kay is 70.
  • May 19
    James Gosling is 55.
  • May 26
    Ward Cunningham is 61.