I'm not organising this conference, btw, but I do think it is a fantastic opportunity.]
Announcement: ScotlandOnRails conference
I must confess that, these days, I struggle with recording macros in microsoft word, so I really struggled to understand what the big deal with Ruby on Rails is. A friend who is good at "explaining things so that even consultants can understand it", as he put it, told me that "you get loads more working software, for loads less typing". I took that to mean that it made developers more productive ... he said, yes... but, more important than that, developers just really like using it.
ScotlandOnRails - Ruby on Rails in Scotland - April 2008
Don't miss the this rare opportunity to learn about Ruby on Rails from the thought-leaders* of the Rails community - right on your door step in Scotland and for less than £200**. This April, Scotland on Rails hosts the UK's only Rails dedicated conference right here in Edinburgh***, with top speakers from the US and Europe.
Ruby on Rails has taken off. It is gaining popularity not-only with indie web developers, but is rapidly infiltrating the Fortune 400. Here's your chance to learn from some of the best Ruby on Rails thinkers and doers in the world. Sessions range from the cutting- edge to Rails adoption experience-reports to Behaviour and Test Driven Development in Rails.
Don't get left behind. Register now at http://scotlandonrails.com/.
Special Tutorial for "newbies": If you're new to Rails or eager to learn more from top US and UK rails developers, there's a special pre-conference charity tutorial especially for you. All proceeds to the Children's Hospice Association Scotland. See http://scotlandonrails.com to register.
(*) Speakers include Michael Koziarski of The Rails Way and Ruby Core, Ruby Central founder David A Black, Jim Weirich responsible for Rake and FlexMock, and many more.
(**) The price will be held at £180 until 12 March
(***) Edinburgh is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world but it is a quick trip from anywhere in Europe
P.S. There's a special Agile Scotland discount of £25 up to March 5. Just use the coupon code below while registering.