Our Nerds are attending and speaking at conferences around the globe. Here’s a roundup of where we’ll be in April:
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The British author Arthur C. Clarke is renowned for his three laws of prediction involving technology, and the third and most famous law can be stated thusly:
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
We live in an amazing time.…
We’re a busy bunch at Big Nerd Ranch—not just at our desks, but also at conferences around the globe. Here’s a rundown of where we’ll be this month:
This post is about why starting a company is just dumb. And I know: I started a successful company.
As Rubyists, we give back to the community by helping out. And sometimes, helping out includes taking out the garbage.
For the past few weeks, a movement has been growing, sprouting from upper lips across the planet… and Big Nerd Ranch has joined.
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!
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.
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.…
Madison Ruby taught me that conferences are where you go to meet your heroes.
One thing that really drew me to Ruby as a language was its community, and when I first started learning to program, one of my greatest resources was Twitter.…
Big Nerd Ranch transforms novices into initiates and ideas into apps. We do it every day, and we keep doing it because we care and we like to help.
It’s great to find this same spirit echoed throughout the growing App.net community.…