I just finished participating in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest for Area 45. It was held at AOL’s headquarters building in Dulles, VA, which I hadn’t been in since early 2008 when I used to work for AOL.
I’m very pleased that my own company, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, is sending ten people to RubyNation 2012.
The organizers met tonight and worked out the schedule for all of the talks at RubyNation 2012, which will be held March 23 – 24. I’m speaking right before the Saturday Closing Keynote by Corey Haines.
I’m submitting a proposal to speak at GFIRST 2012, the 8th annual Cyber Security Conference hosted by the Department of Homeland Security. Wish me luck!
Tickets for RubyNation 2012 are on sale now. With RailsConf on the left side of the country, where else are you going to get your Ruby fix? The conference is March 23 – 24, 2012.
My friend and former boss, Jessie Link, will be giving a talk on “Section 508 Compliance” at the NovaRUG meeting on January 25, 2012. Even if you’re not mandated to be compliant, it’s an excellent talk on web design practices. Check it out! (Plus my friend Arild Shiraz will be talking on Domain-Specfic Languages — DSL’s)
I’ll be speaking at the NovaRUG group on “Rails Security” on Thursday, September 22nd. Networking starts at 6:30 PM, with talks beginning at 7:00 PM. Be there! The other talks will be on reek (the static code analysis tool) and JRuby.
I will be speaking at the DCRUG on September 8, 2011 on the subject of “Rails Security.” The event begins at 7:00 PM.