Ruby Midwest Conference Speakers & BBQ!

I wanted to let everyone know that the Ruby Midwest conference speaker lineup has been announced. I’ve listed the speakers and talks below, but check out the Speakers page ( )
on the website for details.
I’m also excited to announce that Intridea ( is sponsoring OMGWTFBBQ
( ),
a dinner at the conference hotel with Kansas City barbecue open to all attendees after the first day of the conference.
Register to attend before May 15 for this 2 day, single-track, 20 speaker conference for only $75. (

  • Yehuda Katz - Keynote
  • Chris Wanstrath - Keynote
  • Joshua French - A New Set of Wheels: Leveraging Ruby for System Administration
  • Luigi Montanez - Civic Hacking
  • John Williams -
    Cooking 101 - Getting Started with Chef
  • Kyle J. Ginavan, Ryan Felton - Integration
    Testing Strategies: Locally and on
    the Grid
  • Adam McCrea - jQuery and Rails, Sitting in a Tree
  • Charles Nutter - JRuby
  • Aman
    Gupta & Joe Damato - Memprof: the ruby level memory profiler
  • Brandon Dimcheff - Metawhat? A look into the mysterious metaclass
  • Steven Bristol - Mobile Safari Apps
  • John
    Hwang - Object Oriented, Unobtrusive CSS
  • Alex Sharp - Practical Ruby Projects with MongoDB
  • Travis
    Swicegood - Pragmatic Guide to Git
  • Rob Kaufman & Patrick Crowley - Real World Rails: Migrating Legacy Data
  • Nick Quaranto - Redis: Persistence Power
  • Jeremy
    Evans - Ruby Techniques By Example
  • Mark Daggett - Surviving the last 20%: Indispensable real-world tips and techniques for Facebook development that pick up where Facebook gems and plugins leave off.
  • Wesley Beary - User Experience for Library Designers
  • Cory Flanigan - Zero to Hero

Luke Pillow