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Attendee prerequisites for this tutorial are listed below.
If you’ve built at least one Rails application, you should do fine in this talk. Attendees will get hands on experience implementing some of the core Rails Best Practices using the interactive Rails for Zombies code engine.
There will be 5 labs, and about 75% of the lab will be spent coding in the browser.
Thank you for registering for Rails Best Practices! All you’ll need to attend the course is a working laptop with wifi, and a browser which isn’t Internet Explorer (also your iPad won’t be good enough, sorry). The content for this tutorial will be the same as our Best Practices Course over on http://www.CodeSchool.com, except in this case WE’RE DOING IT LIVE, and we’ll probably cover some additional material. You don’t need to buy the Rails Best Practices course on Code School beforehand, we’ll hook you up to the system when you get in.
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Gregg Pollack works at Envy Labs, where he produces a podcast, creates educational screencasts, and develops websites with Rails. He also runs the Ruby Hero Awards, organizes the Orlando Ruby Users Group, and is also sometimes known as the Ruby on Rails guy in the “Rails vs” commercials or the “C” in MVC.
Eric is a Ruby developer but can sometimes get distracted by shiny things, like node.js or Cocoa Touch. He is excited by finding pragmatic solutions to hard problems, and turning those problems into compelling products. Catch him in a coffee shop and he would be just as willing to engage in a discussion of literature as he would the benefits of TDD.
Carlos (Caike) Souza is currently a developer at Envylabs, where he spends his time between client projects and the development of CodeSchool.com, an interactive learning platform of web technologies. When not programming, he can be found climbing walls or playing bass with his band.
Jason is a designer, husband, and father. He leads Envy Labs, a leading web development firm in Orlando, FL, making things like Code School. He’s led design and branding initiatives for Google, O’Reilly, GitHub, Cisco, and 12South. He’s the author of Branding Matters, the book on branding for small business, and Three Pipe Problems, a hand-crafted book about how design solves problems. He lives in Orlando with his wife and three children. He likes bourbon. And wine. And short sentences.
Nick is a Rails convert-in-training and WordPress aficionado. He splits time between design and front-end development, ensuring a successful bridge to functionality. Pixels and proportions are his leading causes of lost sleep, followed closely by Dr. Pepper intake.
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