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Oct 16 2013

Big Nerd Ranch at the Big Data Road Show

I recently moved to Amsterdam from Atlanta to join Big Nerd Ranch’s European team, and this event was a great opportunity for me to share something as well. While most folks I meet in Europe know Big Nerd Ranch for our teaching and training, they don’t know us for our back-end web services. Attending a big data conference was a great way to begin to change that!

Oct 9 2013

Digging Ruby in the Rockies: Rocky Mountain Ruby 2013

I recently went to Boulder, Colorado, for the 2013 Rocky Mountain Ruby conference. More than 300 Ruby enthusiasts gathered there to attend workshops, presentations, drink ups and more.

The talks

For me the highlight of the conference was the presentation given by Eugene Kalenkovich titled “Rails: Shadow Facets of Concurrency.” Eugene used some simple examples to show how concurrent processes can create real problems in Rails code.…

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