Canada on Rails: Vancouver, April 13th

On top of the official RailsConf in Chicago in June, Rails developers are getting a second chance to get together and rejoice this year. Canada on Rails is a two-day conference dedicated entirely to Rails and set in Vancouver, Canada for April 13th and 14th.

I will be there to keynote and Nathaniel is rounding up a bunch of other cool speakers to come talk about Rails. You can even submit your own talk proposal and the registration for conference is open too. There’s an early bird special for just $175 CAD.

So check it out, yo.

RailsConf 2006: June 22-25, Chicago

The long-rumoured RailsConf is a reality. We’ve just launched the website and finally announced the dates and place. It’s going down in the lovely Chicago Summer on June 22nd through 25th. There are a lot of details yet to be determined, but Dave Thomas and myself are already lined up to keynote.

Further details will soon trickle in. Such as how to propose a talk and naturally how to sign up for the event. We’re most likely going to cap the attendance to a hard 400. So if you don’t want to miss RailsConf like a lot of people missed RubyConf (which was capped at 200), you’d probably do be well-advised to stay alert on the opening of registrations.

Expect the registration fee to be around $350-400. So if you need to start saving, do that.

Write an article on Rails for .net

I got this pitch from UK magazine .net:

.net, the UK’s leading internet magazine, is looking for Ruby on Rails
experts to contribute to articles and tutorials. Please get in touch
with the editor at lisa.jones@futurenet.co.uk.

Your title as published writer is within reach. Get to it!

Penny Arcade is serving up the funny from Rails

Penny Arcade has been a personal long-time favorite, so I’m delighted to hear that their latest redesign features a backend that’s entirely done in Rails. Woop. Gabe, who’s obviously not the programmer behind the engine, writes:

Along with the slick new visuals the guts of the site also got a huge upgrade. Penny Arcade right now represents one of the largest implementations of “rails” on the intertron. I went and looked at a website about rails and then I got a headache. From what I gathered it’s either some kind of cutting edge programming language, or a way to liquefy a man’s brain inside his skull. I’m told that it means the site looks better and loads faster regardless of whatever hippy web browser you decide to use. Fuck M$!

Hungary on Rails

www.rubyonrails.hu is a new community site for the Hungarian Railers. It contains a translation of most of this site and its own blog among other things. Neato.

Talking Rails in London in February

The Future of Web Apps is a Summit penned for London in February where people from various parts of the industry will met to talk about.. well.. The FUTURE!

And so will I, under the banner of “Happy Programming and Sustainable Productivity with Ruby on Rails”. So if you have your future groove on and a chance to do London early next year, this is a match.

Thomas Fuchs shows off Fluxiom

So know we know what all that sexy script.aculo.us was been grown for! Thomas Fuchs has unveiled a taste of Fluxiom. It’s an asset manager that looks especially nice for keeping track of stock images, reusable graphics, and everything else that makes a creative firm spin. Very cool looking and decidedly sexy. Oh, and of course all powered by Rails.