David Keener will be speaking, along with Gray Herter and Arild Shirazi, at the Rails 101 Night being hosted by the NovaRUG (the Northern Virginia Ruby Users Group). The night is aimed at Ruby newbies, and will be focused loosely on “rails persistence,” i.e. – how data gets stored in the database. Dave’s topic will be “Rails Tips and Tricks” — basically, a compendium of tips that Dave wished he’d had in-hand when he started programming in Rails.
Loudoun County just ranked #4 in the United States for job growth according to CNN Money. There may be an economic downturn, but the IT market in Northern Virginia is hopping along just fine.
I’ve just added an Atom feed to the KeenerTech.com web site. The feed makes articles easily accessible to users with any feed reader. It also makes it easier to leverage the content on other sites, e.g. – article entries are now visible on LinkedIn.
Dave Keener just completed Pragmatic Studio’s “iPhone SDk” training course, held in Reston, VA this week. “Highly recommended for those who are serious about embarking into the realm of iPhone application development,” stated David Keener. The course covered the SDK, some fundamentals of Objective C, development tools (XCode and other tools), and various Cocoa Touch capabilities. The class was taught by Bill Dudney and Daniel Steinberg.