The 2nd Annual ExchangesConnect Video Contest launched at noon today. Within hours, users were uploading the first videos for the contest. I’m really pleased to have been involved in the development of this contest.
Woohoo! My company, MetroStar Systems, has signed up to be RubyNation’s Friday night Happy Hour sponsor, featuring two of the major food groups: Beer and BBQ!
I was in the studio yesterday with a team of seven volunteers to videotape interviews with people who have helped make RubyNation a reality. Interviewees included: 1) Gray Herter, the chief organizer of RubyNation, 2) myself as a RubyNation organizer, and 3) Johnny Nguyen, Vice President of the New Media Group at MetroStar Systems.
Gray Herter, Chief Organizer of the RubyNation Conference, being interviewed by David Keener in the studio at Arlington Independent Media. Photo by Johnny Nguyen, taken from the production booth.
Grab Networks, the media company known for making news video clips available on the Internet, just laid off their entire Ruby development team yesterday. I worked there myself until midsummer, so I know all of the folks who just got the axe. If your organization is looking for some good Ruby (or Java) developers, check out my Contacts page and send me an email.