Come on out to Frog Design for a local RailsConf preview. Local Railers Damon Clinkscales and Jim Freeze are going to share their talks with us and will be looking for feedback.

Rails and Asterisk Get A Dental Office Talking by Jim Freeze

Automation of Medical and Dental offices will be a $25 Billion business in 2007. But today, the online presence of most offices is non-existent.

This talk is how we have changed that for two offices and how Ruby on Rails, coupled with Asterisk (an open source PBX), can significantly impact re-appointment, patient communication and office workflow.

In addition, we look at how Rails and Web 2.0 open the door to make Medical/Dental Web Applications a reality.

Agile Databases with Migrations by Damon Clinkscales

Database migrations are often a pain in the neck. Fortunately, Rails includes several new features to help keep your database agile along with your code.

In this talk, we’ll walk through several example migrations, discuss how to work with legacy databases, and outline a set of migration best practices and gotchas to keep you on top of your game.

UPDATE: Damon has posted his RailsConf slides on his web site.