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Introducing Rails to Java Users

21 January 2005 — 1-minute read

About a month ago, I gave a presentation of the Ruby on Rails web framework to our local RUG. Ben Galbraith, the president of the Utah Java User Group, was also in attendence, having been persuaded by the recommendations of Dave Thomas to take a look at Ruby.

And now, Ben has asked me to present Rails to the UJUG, in February.

There will be 60-100 people there, so it should be a good opportunity to show people what Rails is capable of. Howard Lewis Ship will be presenting after me, making me feel something like the unknown local band opening for the nationally famous one. :) I’m really looking forward to it.

So, now I just need to polish off my Rails presentation and practice it until I can do it blindfolded. This is really a golden opportunity to show how easy Rails is to use, as well as to point out how successful it has been commercially (Basecamp, 43 Things, and Tada Lists, to name a few).

The challenge will be fitting everything I’d like to say into an hour presentation, especially since the audience will have little (if any) prior Ruby experience.

Should be great fun!