EASTMEDIA GROUP TO OFFER RUBY ON RAILS TRAINING COURSES IN NEW YORK CITY AND LONDON EastMedia Group, New York City?s premier Rails shop, is now offering two separate training courses on Ruby and Ruby and Rails. On April 29, EastMedia will offer a one-day training course in New York, to be taught by Francis Hwang and Matt Pelletier. On May 5 through 7, Smartlab/Volks Lab and EastMedia will offer a three-day training course in London, to be taught by David Black and Matt Pelletier. These courses will teach web developers the concepts, tools, and real- world tips needed to build robust, scalable, full-featured web applications using Ruby on Rails. = About the instructors David Black, Ph.D., has been writing in and about Ruby for over five years, and developing Rails applications since 2004. He is a founding director of the non-profit organization Ruby Central, Inc., which produces both the annual International Ruby Conference (?RubyConf?), now heading into its sixth year, and the International Rails Conference, scheduled to debut in June, 2006. David?s book ?Ruby for Rails: Ruby techniques for Rails developers? is due out from Manning Publications this Spring. David is the chief author of Ruby?s standard scanf library, the creator and maintainer of the Rails-based Ruby Change Request Archive (?RCRchive?), and the chief developer of the Rails applications behind the Ruby FAQ. He contributed three chapters (?days?) to ?Teach Yourself Ruby in 21 Days? (Sams, 2001). He is a frequent participant on the ruby-talk mailing list and the #ruby-lang IRC channel (freenode.net). Francis Hwang is a long-time Rubyist and Agile coach who has been building websites with Ruby for 4 years. He has presented at the International Ruby Conference twice, and is on the Advisory Board of the publication Ruby Code & Style. He is the founder of the Ruby-NYC user group, one of the maintainers of the open source library Ruby- DBI, and the creator of numerous other open source Ruby libraries. Matt Pelletier is a partner and Director of Technology of EastMedia, a software, consulting, and business development company based in New York City. Since discovering Ruby and Ruby on Rails in early 2005 he has turned EastMedia into a full-time Rails shop. He has spoken on Rails at Google, and is a scheduled speaker at RailsConf 2006. EastMedia is a technology partner with VeriSign and a sponsor of the open source Mongrel web server. Recent Ruby on Rails EastMedia projects include LIME (http://www.lime.com/) and Olive and Peach (http://www.oliveandpeach.com/). He and Francis Hwang run the Ruby/ Rails NYC user group at the EastMedia office twice a month. = Audience Attendees will get the most out of these courses if they have experience building database-driven web applications, and are familiar with concepts of object-oriented programming. Prior experience with Ruby or Ruby on Rails is not assumed. However, the courses are also designed to give those with prior Rails experience a deeper understanding of Rails and Ruby fundamentals. = Date and price for New York City April 29, 2006 in New York City. Venue to be announced. $395.00 USD. = Date and price for London May 5-7, 2006 at University of East London. £1200.00 GBP = More information To register, go to http://eastmedia.com/event/list . For more information, or to be placed on a mailing list for future events, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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