We think you'll learn something from the Kiwi Ruby talks whether you've been writing Ruby for ten years or ten days.
We'll be finding the complexity and wonder in the technology we use every day, exploring new technologies, and thinking about how to work with each other and ourselves more effectively.
All talks will be held in Soundings Theatre at Te Papa.
Arrive before 9am to pick up your nametag and swag bag and mingle at Te Papa.
'Hello, World!' is the first step of many a ruby journey. How much can we learn by going deep on everything it can teach us? Join me on a fun dive down through the stack as we go deep on everything from Strings, IO, Unix, the Ruby VM and x86 Assembler letting the simplest of programs be our guide.
I have a simple proposal: Let’s choose to fail! My talk will explore how we can utilise deliberate failure to accelerate our personal learning, foster a creative and brave environment we’re proud of, and even prepare for worst-case scenarios in our production environments.
dry-rb and rom-rb are libraries for Rubyists who are looking for a different set of tools for web app development. Let’s take a walk through how to build an app with these families of gems, and look at some lessons I’ve learnt during my own dry-rb/rom-rb journey.
Are you making the most of your juniors? Supporting your juniors to help them reach their potential will pay off for them, you and your whole team. We’ll discuss how you can identify the right level of challenge to provide and ways to make the most of the time you have to give.
Few topics confound developers as much as Date and Time calculations. TimeWithZone#dst?, Date#gregorian_leap?, what does it all mean? Combining modern Ruby with ancient history, let’s untangle the humanity underpinning the interminable strangeness of our modern timekeeping APIs.
The demands of programming can be extensive. So can the demands of parenting. This talk collates advice from parent programmers around the world on working, working from home, staying sane, returning after extended leave, and what the wider community can or should do to support parents.
From the earliest days of computing, people have tried to devise programs to generate comprehensible and authentic creative writing. From spam email to Twitter bots, to entire novels generated from code, we’ll explore the world of generative text via tools and techniques implemented in Ruby.
Does your git log output resemble an archaeological site from 500BC? Ransacked by Persians with some Spartan conflict? Let me take you on a journey to Classical Greece to show you the surprising similarities between archaeology and programming to understand the decisions developers make in 2017.
How do you build an app that holds billions of dollars of assets without sacrificing security for developer happiness? I want to talk about some of the ideas and tools that you can use to build and secure your code, environment and company without increasing friction with developers.
After suffering a debilitating stroke, Barbara, my girlfriend’s grandmother, was left disabled, bed-bound, and mostly non-verbal. We visited often, and were with her when she passed earlier this year. For Christmas, I built her a web application to be a window into the life of her granddaughter.
Come across the wharf to Macs Brew Bar for the after party.