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IronRuby is going to Japan!

If you don’t already know, Japan is where the Ruby language was created, back in 1995. This is the origin of this great language, this is where it all started!

So I’m very excited to announce that on this August, IronRuby is coming to Japan!

IronRuby in Japan

I’m going to visit Japan in August and talk about IronRuby! I will participate in two very different conferences – TechEd Japan and RubyKaigi.

TechEd Japan, the main Japanese .NET conference, will take place between August 25th to August 27th. I’m going to speak on day 2 of the conference (the 26th) about IronRuby for .NET developers.

TechEd Japan 2010 

RubyKaigi 2010 will take place between August 27th to August 29th. It is a world-class Ruby conference that hosts Ruby great minds from all over the world like Yukihiro Matsumoto (the creator of Ruby), Yehuda Katz, Jeremy Kemper and others. I’m going to give there a talk on the 29th, named “IronRuby – What’s in it for Rubyists?”.

RubyKaigi 2010

I’m so excited to visit Japan and present in front of both .NET and Ruby developers. Maybe this will be the bridge between the large Japanese Ruby community and the large Japanese .NET community!

Shay Friedman – bridging between developers since 1983!

See you there!
Shay.



Upcoming Gig: DevLink 2010, Nashville, TN, USA

So Epicenter and NDC are now over but that doesn’t mean I’m stopping evangelizing IronRuby!

So my next talks will take place in the upcoming DevLink conference which will be running in Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, USA.

DevLink 2010

Currently I have 2 talks:

Practical IronRuby

Track: Open Source | Room: Ezell-E109 | Date: 7/8/2010 | Time: 11:30AM

Ruby has been a home for some great innovative frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Cucumber and Rake. IronRuby version 1.0 will soon be released, unleashing the power of Ruby to the .NET world. In this session you will get familiar with the Ruby language and its amazing ecosystem and you will learn to take advantage of it in your everyday development tasks. Come and see how this great new addition to the .NET family makes your development process faster, clearer and happier!

Riding IronRuby on Rails

Track: Open Source | Room: Ezell-E109 | Date: 7/8/2010 | Time: 1:00PM

The most famous Ruby-driven framework is, by far, Ruby on Rails. With IronRuby, .NET developers can now take advantage of this incredible web framework without leaving their comfort zone. In this session, Shay Friedman will build an entire Web 2.0 site from scratch while using and explaining the key features of Ruby on Rails. Come and see what Ruby on Rails is all about and what's made it the success it is today.

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Even though both of my sessions are on the last day of the conference, I’ll be around during the other days as well so I’m looking forward to chat, discuss and drink beer with you!

See you there,
Shay.



Slides and Videos of my Talks at Epicenter and NDC

I’ve just uploaded the slides from my recent sessions at the Epicenter and NDC conferences. They appear on the presentation page as well.

NDC 2010 – Riding IronRuby on Rails (Norway, June 2010)

Abstract: The most famous Ruby–driven framework is, by far, Ruby on Rails. With IronRuby, .NET developers can now take advantage of this incredible web framework without leaving their comfort zone. In this session, Shay Friedman will build an entire Web 2.0 site from scratch while using and explaining the key features of Ruby on Rails.
Come and see what Ruby on Rails is all about and what's made it the success it is today.

You can also watch the session video – streaming, iPod video (320x240), MPEG-4 for QuickTime (1280x480)

NDC 2010 – Practical IronRuby (Norway, June 2010)

Abstract: Ruby has been a home for some great innovative frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Cucumber and Rake. IronRuby version 1.0 has recently been released, unleashing the power of Ruby to the .NET world.
In this session you will get familiar with the Ruby language and its amazing ecosystem and you will learn to take advantage of it in your everyday development tasks.
Come and see how this great new addition to the .NET family makes your development process faster, clearer and happier!

You can also watch the session video – streaming, iPod video (320x240), MPEG-4 for QuickTime (1280x480)

Epicenter 2010 – Ruby on Rails Vs. ASP.NET MVC (Ireland, June 2010)

Abstract: 2010 is the year when two great web development frameworks arrive at the .NET world – ASP.NET MVC 2.0 and Ruby on Rails (via IronRuby). It is the time to get to know these frameworks and learn their advantages and disadvantages. In this session I will walk you through the good, the bad and the ugly of both frameworks providing you points to consider when coming to choose one of them.
Come and see how these two wonderful web development frameworks collide!

Epicenter 2010 – ASP.NET MVC (Ireland, June 2010)

Abstract: Since the early days of ASP and later on ASP.NET, web development has always been a confusing experience. Several different architectures were suggested over the years, all of them struggled with the same goal – to make the code clear, clean and easily maintainable. Eventually, Microsoft took up the glove and created the framework that would change web development in Microsoft environment forever – ASP.NET MVC.
In this session Shay Friedman will take you on a journey to explore the different capabilities of ASP.NET MVC 2.0 by building an entire web application from scratch. Come and see the future of web development in the .NET world!

Epicenter 2010 – Practical IronRuby (Ireland, June 2010)

Abstract: Ruby has been a home for some great innovative frameworks like Ruby on Rails, Cucumber and Rake. IronRuby version 1.0 has recently been released, unleashing the power of Ruby to the .NET world.
In this session you will get familiar with the Ruby language and its amazing ecosystem and you will learn to take advantage of it in your everyday development tasks.
Come and see how this great new addition to the .NET family makes your development process faster, clearer and happier!

Enjoy!
Shay.



Wrapping up my “Europe Tour”

The last two weeks have been really fascinating for me. I flew 6 different flights, took 4 trains, did a total of 5 sessions in 2 conferences, lost one suitcase and got it after two days, and met numerous amazing people.

So let’s start from the beginning. My first stop was Dublin, where the Epicenter conference took place. The agenda covered various different programming languages like .NET, Java, Ruby and even Smalltalk. I did three talks – Practical IronRuby, ASP.NET MVC and Ruby on Rails Vs. ASP.NET MVC. Apart from these talks I got to participate in a web frameworks panel where I talked about ASP.NET MVC. The other panelists were Peter Ledbrook that talked about Grails, Jamie Van Dyke who talked about Ruby on Rails, Julian Fitzell who talked about Seaside and Matt Raible who talked about Java web frameworks:

Web Development Frameworks Panel at Epicenter 2010

The great thing in this conference for me was that I got to hear, for the first time, about the worlds outside the Microsoft world. It was a really interesting experience for me, and I’m sure it will be the same for every .NET dev out there (highly recommended!).

Apart from that, I hanged out with a lot of cool people – thanks everybody for the great time!

After the conference was over I stayed in Dublin for a few more days mainly for sightseeing… On one of the days I took a trip to Glendalough which was spectacular! Ireland is soooooo beautiful!!!!

I'm at Glendalough!

Afterwards I moved on to the second part of my tour – the Norwegian Developer Conference. I took a flight to Oslo, Norway got a train to the central station and walked to the hotel (great location!)… A few minutes after I get to the room in Oslo I get a Twitter message to call Anders (one of the organizers). He asked me to replace Scott Bellware as the first talk on the day after since Bellware had done a very Bellware-like thing and missed his flight. Luckily I had my talk ready by that time so everything went really good. Eventually I had two talks – Practical IronRuby and Riding IronRuby on Rails.

So the conference, I must admit, exceeded all of my expectations – the organization was flawless (kudos to the organizers), I got to meet and talk with tons of awesome smart people, I talked in front of a lot of people and I learned so much about technology, about drinking a lot of beer and about sides of Microsoft which I’ve never thought about (thanks Scott, Rob and Seb!). It was a great experience for me and I wish any one of you to go through something like that.

One of the peeks of the conference for me however, came right after it ended… During the conference I tried, with the help of Tim Heuer, to run a simple IronRuby console on a Windows Phone 7 device. We faced some problems with the version Tim had so we kinda let it go with no success. But! Tim didn’t despair and contacted Tomas from the IronRuby team. Tomas found the problem and hacked a fix very quickly… so while I was sitting in my room just before leaving for the airport, I got this picture from Tim:

IronRuby on Windows Phone 7!

It ran! IronRuby console on a real Windows Phone 7 device! soooooooo cool!!!!!

So… Thanks all for the great time! I was really glad to meet each and every one of you and I hope to meet you all again sometime!
Shay.

P.S. The slides of the talks and links to the videos will be published soon.



Vote to See IronRuby in MIX10

Do you want to hear about IronRuby in the upcoming MIX10 conference? If so, make sure to vote for my IronRuby session - IronRuby - the Development Booster Machine.

In the session I plan to talk a bit about the Ruby language and its strengths and then move on and show how .NET developers can take advantage of these stengths in several different scenarios like testing, debugging and Silverlight.

YOU have the power to make it happen! Go ahead and vote!
http://visitmix.com/opencallvote/Entry?entryId=IRONRU127

See you all there,
Shay.