Indieconf 2012 recap

Indieconf 2012 happened this past Saturday at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. I’ve attended every indieconf for the past 3 years and this was by far the best yet. Michael Kimsal does an incredible job of recruiting speakers and organizing a full day of thought provoking presentations. I really don’t … Continue reading

Ruby Hoedown 2012 recap

This year’s Ruby Hoedown was at the Scarritt Bennet Center in Nashville. Per his usual, Jeremy McAnally organized a top-notch, free, two day regional Ruby conference that was a pleasure to attend. A lot of work goes into organizing this type of thing. I doff my proverbial hat to Jeremy … Continue reading

Homesteading at indieconf

indieconf, Raleigh’s first conference for freelancers, took place Saturday, November 13th at the McKimmon Center near NCSU. It was, in a word, exceptional. And they had brownies. I was only able to attend the afternoon sessions, but the content was fantastic. It was even better getting a chance to interact … Continue reading

Airport wi-fi rant

I just returned from BizConf (a fantastic experience which I’ll be summarizing in a future post) and I have to report one very sad thing: out of four airports I passed through, RDU is still the only one that doesn’t offer free wi-fi. Nashville, Tampa, and Jacksonville all have it. … Continue reading

Ruby Hoedown 2010

This year’s Ruby Hoedown is happening in Nashville again on September 3rd and 4th. I’m really looking forward to attending. The quality of the talks combined with the smaller attendance size makes for some great hallway conversations. Last year’s Hoedown was at the Opryland hotel which was a stellar venue. … Continue reading

Secrets of Effective Nomading

“Secrets of Effective Nomading” was a lightning talk I was planning on giving at this year’s Ruby Hoedown. Due to my flight arrangements, however, I was unable to give the talk in person. I made a video recording instead. It’s about six minutes long. If you’re not familiar with the … Continue reading

BarCampRDU was a rousing success

BarCampRDU 2009 took place last weekend, and was a rousing success (as usual). I heard several attendees comment that the presentations outdid last year’s camp. One of the highlights for me was attending Nathaniel’s talk about startups. It was a longer version of the talk he gave at Ignite which … Continue reading

Ignite Raleigh

Ignite Raleigh looks quite interesting. It’s essentially a conference made up entirely of lightning talks. Voting is now taking place on submitted talks. The top 10 will be given on August 5th. I submitted a talk titled 3 Secrets to Effective Nomading. Check out the description and, if you feel … Continue reading

Audio interview for RubyRX 2009

Jared Richardson just posted a series of interviews in anticipation of the upcoming RubyRX/AgileRX conference taking place in Reston, Virginia in September. In my interview we discuss iPhone development, MacRuby, Git, and testing frameworks. I’m really looking forward to presenting again at RubyRX. I’ll be giving two talks this year. … Continue reading