RailsConf 2009: Build an App, Start a Movement

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks, Companies on May 13, 2009

RailsConf 2009: Build an App, Start a Movement

This talk walks through how we developed TweetCongress.org including

  1. Finding APIs and free data sources online
  2. Building a Twitter mashup using the Twitter API and Twitter Search API
  3. Spreading the word
    1. Twitter
    2. Facebook
    3. Meetups
    4. Media
  4. Recruiting volunteers
  5. Takeaways

Wynn loves the creative side of building software, from brainstorming with clients to designing the solution to executing the idea. The author of two programming books, he has over ten years of web application development experience. With a passion for building great user interfaces, he is a rare programmer that feels equally comfortable in a text editor, a command line shell, or Adobe Photoshop.


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Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Frameworks, Facebook, Twitter, Development, RailsConf 2009