Ironing code, geek t-shirts and even presentations!


Upcoming Session: Riding IronRuby on Rails at WDC, Israel

I’m glad to announce that another IronRuby session is getting closer, this time at the Israeli Web Developers Community!


Sunday, 1st of  November, 2009. 17:00-20:00.


Microsoft Offices, 2 HaPnina St., Rannana.


The session is all about IronRuby, with a focus on Ruby’s most famous member – Ruby on Rails. The session will  start with an overview of the Ruby language and its powerful abilities, continue with IronRuby and  the stuff it brings to your everyday work and end with a Ruby On Rails overview, including live demo of building a Web 2.0 application from scratch.


Because IronRuby can enhance your everyday work, speed up your development process and make it enjoyable and fun! In addition, you will see another web development framework, Ruby on Rails, which will show you another way of web development and will also give you an idea about where today’s web MVC frameworks got all their ideas and probably their future ones as well  :)
And most importantly, there will be free food and drinks!


Register to the event at: 

By the way, If you’d like me to come and present at your event (conference, user group, internal gatherings, courses…), please contact me.

Hope to see you there,

My Presentation at the Nes Ziona User Group

Yesterday I did a presentation at the Nes Ziona user group. My session was about IronRuby and my main goal was to show the audience what they can do with IronRuby in their everyday .Net work.

First of all, thanks everyone for coming! I had a lot of fun!

I discussed the following subjects:

  • Creating internal tools and POCs with IronRuby – taking advantage of the Ruby language abilities and libraries to write code faster.
  • Using Ruby REPL abilities in .Net apps – can be used for polishing, debugging and extending .Net applications.
  • Cucumber – the amazing Ruby test framework that now can help test .Net code.
  • Gestalt – oh yea!

You can download all the demos from here: (4.82Mb)
I didn’t have any slides, so no ppt this time!

Some resources to get you started:

If you have any questions, suggestions, complaints, consulting needs or whatever, don’t hesitate to contact me (also via twitter)!

Thanks for attending!

Upcoming Session: IronRuby on the Nes Ziona User Group

It’s time for another session about IronRuby!


The Nes Ziona user group, HP Indigo Offices – Scientific Park – 20 Einstein St. Nes Ziona.

Nes Ziona!


Tuesday, 13-October-2009, 17:00 – 20:15


The session will be separated into two parts – the first one will be passed by Vitaly Kushner who works with Ruby everyday in the company Astrails. Vitaly will introduce Ruby to you – syntax, Ruby on Rails and general coolness. On the second part (starting from 19:00) I will take everything Vitaly has told you about and bring it to the .Net world. I will introduce you IronRuby (shortly) and then move forward to explain you how you can use it in your everyday work in order to enhance yours and your team development life.


Because IronRuby rocks and I really believe it can help any one of you in your everyday work.


Register at:
there’ll be food and drinks for free!!!

Hope to see you there!

My Presentation at the AltNetCrossGroup in London

I had the honor to be the first speaker of the cross language talks in altnet London group.

I really had a great time – the people were great, the MRM office was awesome (even though Kevin might think otherwise :) ) and most of the demos worked smoothly. Microsoft organized Pizzas and beer and the atmosphere was just incredible. Special thanks for Seb, Neil and MRM for making this happen.

And there was a talk too! I talked about Ruby, IronRuby, Cucumber and Ruby on Rails. I really tried to bring some real-world demos that you can take with you and implement right away. Hopefully, you will.

If you have any questions, requests, comments, notes or whatever don’t hesitate to contact me.

So, to those who came and to those who didn’t make it, here are the slides and demo files:

Some pics from the event (click to open a higher resolution version):

Talking… pegs, cucumbers…
Starting with a story about clothes pegs Introducing the Cucumber framework

When you drink and present, you get huge exceptions…
Beers are NOT good for demos

Audience! Thanks  for coming!
The session attendants #1 The session attendants #1

At the end of the session with Neil:
End of the session with Neil Robbins

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did,

Upcoming Session: IronRuby on the AltNetCrossGroup in London

Announcement!  Announcement!  Announcement! 

I’m coming to London this Friday and I’m going to do a session about IronRuby on the AltNetCrossGroup!

IronRuby Session on AltNetCrossGroup

The session will take place in MRM London (76 Southwark Street) on Friday, September 25th, between 18:30 and 20:30.
The agenda is:

  • Introduction to the Ruby language
  • IronRuby – using CLR objects from IronRuby and using IronRuby from C#
  • Cucumber – test your code with style
  • Ruby on Rails

This is the current plan. If you have ideas or requests, please let me know (via the contact page or twitter)!

Register here:
If you’re interested, make sure to register ASAP since the amount of seats is limited.

I am very excited to be the first speaker on the AltNetGroup series of cross language talks and I hope to see you there!