Magic-Ruby 2011 Conference Talks

I was lucky enough to be able to spend the last few days with some amazing Ruby developers. I enjoyed meeting so many new people and getting the chance to learn about some seriously awesome projects that they are working on. In an effort to consolidate some of the slides and information shared by the speakers I’ve created this post. If you have any updates please leave them in the comments and I’ll continue to complete the list.


  • Cultivating Cucumber: Slides
    Les Hill, Hashrocket
  • Geospacing Your Ruby: Slides and Video of similar talk from July 9, 2010
    Peter Jackson, Intridea
  • Loving your customers, loving your peers
    Alan Johnson, Carsonified
  • Code Isn’t Enough
    Gregg Pollack / Caike Souza
  • Exceptional Ruby: Slides, Code, and Review | Video
    Avdi Grimm
  • What Happened to Desktop Development in Ruby
    Andy Maleh, Obtiva
  • Keynote
    Dave Thomas, Pragmatic Programmers


  • Meditation + Code: Slides
    Mike Gehard, Pivotal Labs
  • Crank Up Your Apps with TorqueBox: Slides | Video
    Jim Crossley, Red Hat
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud: Slides
    Wesley Beary, Engine Yard
  • Developing Cocoa Applications with MacRuby: Slides
    Brendan Lim, Intridea
  • Documentation is freaking awesome: Slides and Links
    Kyle Neath, Github
  • Lightning Talks: Videos
  • Keynote – McDonalds, Six Sigma, and Offshore Outsourcing: Notes
    Chad Fowler, InfoEther

A special thanks to all the speakers and Jeremy McAnally for putting it all together. Anyone wishing to stay in touch can find me on Twitter @timknight.