Author sightings, partner events, and other notable happenings.
A good url to check for events of interest to Rubyists.
- “Improving Customer Conversations” and “Manager as Work System Designer: 13 Essential Questions”
- “Agile Coaches Dojo” and “Refactor Your Retrospectives”
- “Exploring Coaching From Multiple Dimensions and Levels,” “Agile Managers: The Essence of Leadership,” and “Agile Program Management: Another Approach to Large Projects”
- Aug 10, Kansas City Ruby, Kansas City, MO“An Introduction to Node.js (with a Side of CoffeeScript)”Travis Swicegood, author of Pragmatic Version Control using Git
- August 10, Uniforum ChicagoIn his “Crash Course in Git,” Andy will be using Travis Swicegood’s slides as source material and giving away a copy of his book.Andy Lester, author of Land the Tech Job You Love
- Aug 17–20, Pragmatic Studios, Santa Clara, CA“iPhone Studio”
- Aug 18–20, Pragmatic Studios, Santa Clara, CA“Rails Studio”Dave Thomas and Chad Fowler, the author of The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development
- Aug 26–28, Lone Star Ruby Conference, Austin, TX“Mary Poppins meets the Matrix”Bruce Tate, author of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks
- Aug 28, RubyKaigi 2010, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan“A Metaprogramming Spell Book (for Ruby and Rails)”Paolo Perrotta, author of Metaprogramming Ruby: Program Like the Ruby Pros
- Aug 30–Sept 2, Obtiva, Chicago, IL“Advanced Ruby on Rails”Noel Rappin, author of Rails Test Prescriptions: Keeping Your Application Healthy
- Sept 3–4, Ruby Hoedown, Nashville, TN“There’s A Wheel For That Already—Hidden ‘gems’ in the Ruby Standard Library”Brian Hogan, author of Web Design for Developers: A Programmer's Guide to Design Tools and Techniques
- Sept 10, miniSPA, London, UK“Retrospectives Refactored”
- Sept 11, WindyCityRails, Chicago, IL“Testing in a Legacy Environment”Noel Rappin, author of Rails Test Prescriptions: Keeping Your Application Healthy
- Sept 20, MongoDB Conference, Boston, MA“From MySQL to MongoDB at Sluggy.com,” “Scala + Mongo for Java Developers who don’t know Scala,” and “Python Development with MongoDB”Brendan McAdams, author of the forthcoming MongoDB: A Quick Start Guide
- Sept 22–24, Pragmatic Studios, Reston, VA“Rails Studio”Dave Thomas and Chad Fowler, the author of The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development
- Sept 27–28, JAX, London, UK“Coaching Teams over Acceptance Testing Hurdles”
- Sept 27–29, iPhone/iPad Dev Con, San Diego, CA“Advanced Core Data: Building Your Own NSFetchedResultsController” and “Advanced Core Data: Importing and Exporting Data Efficiently”Marcus Zarra, author of Core Data: Apple's API for Persisting Data on Mac OS X
- Sept 27–29, iPhone/iPad Dev Con, San Diego, CA“Coming Up to Speed on Objective-C and Model-View-Controller,” “Mastering iPhone OS 4.0: What’s New, What’s Changed,” “Moving to the iPad: What You Need to Know,” “Building Killer Universal Apps for iPhones and iPads”
- Oct 5–6, Agile Business Conference, London, UK“Building a Culture of Trust”
- Oct 14–15, Strange Loop, St. Louis, MO“Mary Poppins meets the Matrix”Bruce Tate, author of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks
- Oct 18, Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference (PNSQC), Portland, OR“Document Your Software Project”
- Oct 20, MongoDB Conference, Chicago, IL“PyMongo and Python Development”Brendan McAdams, author of the forthcoming MongoDB: A Quick Start Guide
- Oct 25–28, Pragmatic Studios, Chicago, IL“iPhone Studio”
- Aug 11–13, 19th USENIX Security Symposium, Washington, D.C.Whether you’re a researcher, a system administrator, or a policy wonk, come to USENIX Security ’10 to find out how changes in computer security are going to affect you. The 3-day program includes an innovative technical program, starting with a keynote address by Roger G. Johnston of the Vulnerability Assessment Team at Argonne National Laboratory; invited talks, including “Toward an Open and Secure Platform for Using the Web,” by Will Drewry, Google; a refereed papers track, including 30 papers presenting the newest advances; and a Poster session displaying the latest preliminary research. Gain valuable knowledge on a variety of subject areas, including detection of network attacks, privacy, Internet security, Web security, and more.
- Sept 7–8, Gov 2.0 Summit, Washington, D.C.O’Reilly’s Gov 2.0 Summit happens in Washington D.C. Last year's event was sold out. Submit your request today and reserve your seat at the table with leaders and decision makers to refine the concept of government-as-platform.
- Sept 27–30, Web 2.0 Expo, New YorkO’Reilly’s Web 2.0 Expo New York happens at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. Early Registration is open and you can save $350 if you register before August 5. This year, Web 2.0 Expo New York focuses on Platforms for Growth, diving into the platform opportunities for the whole web ecosystem, particularly mobile, real-time, and the social web.
- Aug 9Alfred Aho, co-creator of AWK language, is 69.
- Aug 11Steve Wozniak is 60.
- Aug 20Game developer John Carmack is 40.
- Aug 21Linus Torvalds announces Linux project, 1991.
- Aug 29Boy genius Stephen Wolfram is 51.
- Sept 1This month the GNU Project turns 27.
- Sept 2First message sent over Internet, 1969.
- Sept 2sendmail creator Eric Allman is 55.
- Sept 4LISP creator and AI pioneer John McCarthy is 83.
- Sept 9C creator Dennis Ritchie is 69.
- Sept 10Space tourist Charles Simonyi is 62.
- Sept 27Perl creator Larry Wall is 56.
- Oct 2The Great Quux is 56.
- Oct 4The Free Software Foundation is 35.
- Oct 4Birthday of John Vincent Atanasoff, one of the inventors of the computer.
- Oct 5Linux is 19.
- Oct 6Adobe co-founder John Warnock is 70.
- Oct 12Birthday of Ole-Johan Dahl, co-creator of the Simula language and thus of object-oriented programming.
- Oct 15David Heinemeier Hansson is now over 30, hence not to be trusted.
- Oct 16Mike Muuss, who invented Ping, was born on this date in 1958.
- Oct 17October Manifesto issued by Tsar Nicholas II in an unsuccessful attempt to undermine the Russian Revolution. (October 30 according to the Gregorian Calendar.)
- Oct 25Peter Naur, the N in BNF, is 82.
- Oct 28Former software executive Bill Gates is 55.
- Oct 29On this date in 1969, ARPAnet first linked Doug Engelbart’s lab at SRI with Leonard Kleinrock’s at UCLA.
- Oct 31The traditional date for the leaking of confidential internal Microsoft documents outlining strategies for undermining open source software.