Come join us for the first Austin Ruby on Rails User group meeting. We will have a few presentations about Rails followed by an open discussion. Let’s put Austin on the map as the place for Rails development!

Presentations

Intro to Ruby On Rails

Have you heard about Rails but don’t know what all the buzz is about? Rob will give a quick overview of Ruby, Rails, MVC, and why they all rock.

Speaker Info

Rob Jones can’t decide if he wants to be a coder or a designer when he grows up. He is currently a Design Analyst at Frog Design.

What’s coming in Rails 1.0

Damon takes a walk through the 1.0 release candidate and highlights some of the major changes that are coming in Rails 1.0:

  • Plugins
  • Database agnostic schemas
  • A cleaner environment.rb
  • Better session management

Slides[PDF]

Speaker Info

Damon Clinkscales is a software developer doing server-side Java development since 1997. In 2005, he made the switch to Ruby on Rails for web application development and has never looked back.