I’m pleased to have been asked to consult on the business model for a new Internet startup.
The online XML Schema Validator from DecisionSoft has been excellent for validating XML files against an XML schema. Unlike most parsers, it also provides extremely useful error messages, which helps greatly in debugging.
Update: (2012/03/30) The company name and URL changed, so I have fixed the link.
I’ll be presenting my talk on “Creating Killer Business Models” on June 21, 2011 at the DC Computer Consultants Meetup. This is a “big picture” business talk that should be useful for anybody working for startups or contemplating starting their own company.
I added a RubyNation Collateral section to my portfolio to showcase some of the key documents and graphics that have been created for RubyNation over the last few years. Let me know what you think!
I’m the 3rd interview on Russ Olsen’s first podcast from his RubyNation 2011 Hallway Track Podcast series. Check out the podcast now (and buy Russ Olsen’s book, Eloquent Ruby, too).
I’ll be reprising my RubyNation 2011 talk, “Creating Killer Business Models,” at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems on April 27, 2011.
I just completed an excellent Scrum Master course by Sanjiv Augustine, the author of “Agile Project Management.” Then I completed the online test to get my Scrum Master certification. I highly recommend Sanjiv’s LitheSpeed company for agile/scrum training.
I’ve decided to make the leap. I’m in the process of upgrading the KeenerTech web site from Rails 2.3.5 to Rails 3.0.5. Lots of required changes, but mostly minor stuff except for the ActiveScaffold upgrade.
RubyNation 2011 is now in the history books. I have to say that it was another highly successful and inspiring conference, with dozens of talks by some of the field’s top Rubyists. We had 216 attendees this year, up from last year’s 185. Plus, I’ll treasure my pirate hat forever (speaker Chris Williams handed out pirate hats to go with his pirate-themed talk).