On 2/5/07, Todd S. firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I am new to Ruby and looking for some advice. There is a upcoming
conference on Ruby in my hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Before I shell out
$500 for a ticket I was
Wondering if anyone has heard these guys speak. The list of speakers
include: Bruce Tate, Stuart Halloway, Justin Gehtland, and Neal Ford.
Do you think it would be worth it to attend? You can check out the
details at www.erubycon.com. The conference runs February 9-11 so a
quick response would be appreciated.
Welcome to Ruby! I think you’ll find that it is a truly enjoyable
and wonderful community to work with.
I’ve heard Bruce, Stuart, Justin, and Neal talk on the NFJS tour and
was one of the guys who convinced me to try Ruby. I went there to learn
about Java and came out wanting to learn more about Ruby
They are all intelligent guys and are inspiring to listen to. I
enjoy hearing them present anytime I have the opportunity.
All that being said, you need to consider what your goals are for
Conferences are wonderful to learn what is going on with the technology,
learn some best practices, get some general direction, and to network
the community, but they usually don’t have the time to go in depth into
subject (although sometimes training is offered additionally). So weigh
that when considering your options. Personally, I really enjoy going to
conferences when I have the chance.
Jeff B., MasterView core team