Atlanta (May 17th): Need Ruby on Rails Advocate for Panel Di

Hi all Ruby on Rails Developers:

Do you know a business-savvy Ruby on Rails developer with the skill to
give a great presentation in the Atlanta, Georgia USA area? If so, I’d
really appreciate if you could either forward me their name and email
and/or send me their name and forward to them a link to this post.

I run a business-focused web entrepreneur group based in Atlanta,
Georgia USA that is having a meeting on May 17th [1] about selecting the
best technology for a web-based business. We plan to have someone
representing Ruby on Rails, Python, PHP, Java/JSP, and ASP.NET.
Currently, I am still in need of someone to sit on the panel to
represent Ruby on Rails.

What we are looking for is a business-focused Ruby on Rails advocate who
has obvious experience with other solutions but that still chooses Ruby
on Rails over the others, has the presentation skills to explain why,
and the business savvy to gain respect from our entrepreneurial audience
(i.e., someone who is pragmatic and shies away from language flame
wars.) Ideally the person would be/have been involved with at least one
successful website with significant traffic implemented in Ruby on Rails
technology ideally for a smaller company (i.e. not a Home Depot, Coke,
or Delta Airlines.)

In the first hour each language advocate will present a five minute
slide about the PROs and CONs of using their language for building
websites and where it is most and least applicable. They should mention
the open source and/or inexpensive solutions that are available for the
platform especially any tools as well as CMS and other apps. The second
hour will be for audience Q&A.

The meeting will be held at the Ga Tech Advanced Technology Development
Center at 5th and Spring at 6:45pm. We are a four month old
organization that has over 200 members. Our last meeting on SEO had 70
attendees; we expect this topic will draw 40 to 50. In addition, it
would be great help to have as many Ruby on Rails advocates in the
audience as possible because we will be asking for shows of hands for
who uses what technologies. Please RSVP at [1] if you are in Atlanta and
would like to attend (RSVP is required.)

So if you know someone to recommend, I greatly appreciate it if you
could let me know (sooner than later as time is running out.)

-Mike Schinkel
[email protected]


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