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July 14, 2009

Ruby Craftsmanship

by Gregory Brown

Ruby as a language is special because it knows how to get out of our way and let us focus on our problem domain. But how do we move beyond raw technical understanding to actually improve our craft? This talk will focus on some techniques that help, and maybe debunk a few myths along the way.

December 4, 2007

Resuming an Open Source Project

by Gregory Brown

Much of it will be relevant to people taking over internal projects in their commercial work as well. Thigns like how to find your way around an unknown codebase, how to layer in testing, etc.