Videos in category Conferences


Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Ruby in the Cloud

Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Ruby in the Cloud

Posted in Conferences, Development, Cloud Computing

This talk would be a case study in using Ruby to deploy, monitor, and manage a cluster of servers running in the Amazon Web Services virtual cloud. The example cluster is operated by OtherInbox.com, a consumer-driven website that automates email tasks and spam blocking. Every system administration task imaginable is carried out using Ruby, which means the developers can enjoy all of Ruby’...

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Deployment, Capistrano, Amazon S3, Rake, Cloud Computing, Amazon SQS, Clustering, Monitoring, Confreaks, ...



Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Creating Desktop Applications with Ruby on Mac OS X

Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Creating Desktop Applications with Ruby on Mac OS X

Posted in Conferences, Development, Operating Systems

As of Leopard, Apple has made Ruby a first class citizen for developing desktop applications. At some point everyone has an idea for a great desktop application. With a good number of Rubyists using OS X these days I want to give an introduction to what is possible with RubyCocoa so that when that great idea shows up, they know their options. This talk introduces Ruby Cocoa, listing the major f...

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, OS, MacOS, RubyCocoa, Confreaks, Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008, GitNub, MacRuby, RubyObjC, nu, ...


Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Building and Managing a Ruby Infrastructure

Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Building and Managing a Ruby Infrastructure

Posted in Conferences, Development, Frameworks, Databases

What do you do when your entire business is run on a ruby infrastructure. You have a set of command line applications for data collection, another suite of daemons and command line processes for massaging that data, several Merb clusters for providing both internal and external data services, and Rails applications for internal business management and external customer usage. In this presentati...

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Frameworks, Deployment, ActiveRecord, Merb, Gems, Confreaks, Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008, RubyForge, ...


Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Grammar - A BNF-like Ruby DSL for Parsing

Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Grammar - A BNF-like Ruby DSL for Parsing

Posted in Conferences, Development

A Grammar is an object similar to a Regexp. It specifies an input pattern to match and it integrates well surrounding Ruby code because it is simply an object. Instead of specifying the “pattern” using operators in a string (or file like most other parsing packages), operators and other methods to create build larger Grammar objects from smaller ones. This results in a Ruby DSL that...

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, DSL, Parser, Confreaks, Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008, Grammar, BNF


Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Care and Feeding of Ruby Developers

Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008: Care and Feeding of Ruby Developers

Posted in Conferences, Development

For folks who want to understand the rare ‘Ruby Developer’ creature and their native habitat, the Ruby community, there are some important qualities to recognize and understand. The ‘Ruby Developer’ is an interesting creature – similar enough to other developers to fool some at first glance, with some important differences to be considered. At FiveRuns, we assemble...

Tags: Conferences, Ruby, Confreaks, Lone Star Ruby Conf 2008, FiveRuns



Balance, Stress, and Optimal Health

Balance, Stress, and Optimal Health

Posted in Conferences, Companies, Science

Often acknowledged as one of the fathers of Mind/Body Medicine, Dr. Miller is a physician, poet, musician, and master storyteller, whose multicultural heritage has given him a unique social, medical, and spiritual perspective. His commitment to helping us to reclaim our inborn personal wisdom, integrated with the scientific knowledge and techniques of modern medicine, has allowed him to unite s...

Tags: Techtalks, Google, Conferences, Science, engEDU, Education, Google Tech Talks, Medicine, Companies


Digital Design: Beyond Trial and Error

Digital Design: Beyond Trial and Error

Posted in Conferences, Companies, Science

With few exceptions, the design of digital systems -- both hardware and software -- is based on trial and error, and it is this aspect of digital design that we must move beyond in order to achieve a fundamental advance in the reliability and security of the systems we create. In this talk, we take a critical look at the problem from the perspective of other engineering disciplines in which: (a...

Tags: Techtalks, Google, Practices, Conferences, Science, Computer Science, engEDU, Education, Google Tech Talks, Companies


Are Internet users at risk?

Are Internet users at risk?

Posted in Conferences, Companies, Security, Web Technologies

In a perfect world, Software would be secure and we would not have to care about vulnerabilites that can get exploited while surfing the Internet.However, given that Google found more than 3 million malicious web addresses that try a drive-by download infection on the visitor's web browser, it's better to have a close look at the risk that our users are exposed to when surfing the web. This tal...

Tags: Techtalks, Google, Apple, Conferences, OS, Microsoft, Security, engEDU, Education, Google Tech Talks, Web, ...


The Business Case for Protecting the Climate

The Business Case for Protecting the Climate

Posted in Conferences, Companies, Science

This presentation is drawn from Hunter's recent lead chapter in the U.S. Presidential Climate Action Project's report to the President-elect. It describes the business case for moving aggressively to solve such challenges as global warming, peak oil, the vulnerability of our energy infrastructure and others. Hunter discusses how climate protection, energy efficiency, renewable energy and other ...

Tags: Techtalks, Google, Conferences, Science, engEDU, Education, Google Tech Talks, Companies


Adium: Multi-protocol Chat for the Mac

Adium: Multi-protocol Chat for the Mac

Posted in Conferences, Companies, Operating Systems

Adium is now a widely-known multi-protocol chat program for the Mac, but this was not always so. Beginning as a single developer's pet project to learn Cocoa, Adium has evolved considerably through its 6 year history. This talk will discuss the best features of Adium, the major milestones in Adium's development, and where it looks to be going. Speaker: Matt Handley Matt Handley is a PhD candida...

Tags: Techtalks, Google, Conferences, OS, MacOS, Cocoa, engEDU, Education, Google Tech Talks, Adium, Chat, ...