Yesterday I presented Ruby on Rails for the first “real” time to a group of developers and interested minds. I think it went well. It was an introduction that covered a step-by-step for developing a simple issue tracking application (we traded off many of the application features to exploring the capabilities of Ruby and Ruby on Rails). The intelligent audience, albeit somewhat small, was so engaged and encouraging. You can view the slides here.
The opportunity was given by OpenCraft in their great “Technical Seminar” series. OpenCraft has been reaching out to and engaging in the FOSS community in Egypt and are taking on responsibilities in raising the level of collaboration, networking among entities, increasing awareness of FOSS, and improving the skills of IT personnel and users in various fields. That’s not to mention their awesome new space and idea factory (stupid me, I haven?t taken pictures !!). Kudos to OC.
Perhaps just one more word for Egyptian developers about Ruby on Rails.
One of those attending the seminar told me it was very interesting and was really excited about Ruby no Rails. After hearing that I really wished I knew about that seminar and and attended it. I’ve only heard about Ruby on Rails and seen some online presentation, but wanted a real life person in front of me to tell me what’s it all about. I’ll have a look at your slides now.