Ruby Heroes & RailsConf '08 Day 1

Wow, this was a nice surprise last night - a Ruby Hero award at RailsConf '08! The group of guys I got to share the stage with was unbelievable: Ryan Bates, Evan Weaver, Yehuda Katz, plus two more winners who couldn't make it to RailsConf. It's amazing to see the community support, and kudos to everyone who voted, attended, and contributed to the conversation - you guys make it happen.

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A few topics that generated a lot of talk at RailsConf yesterday:

Last but not least, if you're at RailsConf and spot me in the crowd, come say hello! Talks I'm looking forward to attending today:

  • Assembling Pages Last: Edge Cache, ESI & Rails - Aaron Batalion
  • Asynchronous Processing with Ruby on Rails - Jonathan Dahi
  • Quick and Easy Custom Servers using EventMachine - Soctt Fleckenstein
  • Custom Nginx Modules: Accelerate Rails, HTTP tricks - Adam Wiggins
  • The Great Test Framework Dance-off - John Susser
Ilya GrigorikIlya Grigorik is a web ecosystem engineer, author of High Performance Browser Networking (O'Reilly), and Principal Engineer at Shopify — follow on Twitter.