GeekUp - Ruby and Rails

Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended, what a ball that was!

Below are links to slides along with other links mentioned on the day. We recorded Audio and Video of the day and will be releasing that as soon as its edited, so check back soon or join the GeekUp Mailing list to find out when.


Session Slides

A big thanks to all the speakers and our supporters Code Computer Love, MDDA, afeeda, Stuart Frisby. A further thanks to SiteVista and O'Reilly for the prizes.


Saturday 30th September 2006, 9:30am5:00pm

GeekUp - Ruby and Rails is a FREE, one-day mini conference aimed at people who want to start developing using Ruby and Ruby on Rails. The event introduces attendees to the Ruby language and the Ruby on Rails framework.

The event has limited places so register early to avoid disappointment.


Manchester Digital Development Agency
117-119 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6ED

The event takes place in Manchester in the North of England, the venue is kindly provided by the Manchester Digital Development Agency and is just a few minutes walk from Picaddilly Train / Tram and Bus stations.


Afternoon sessions are subject to change, some form of lunch will be provide but we advise that you bring along a packed lunch or some spare money to pop out for a bite to eat.

GeekUp - Ruby and Rails Schedule
Time Session
09.30 Registration
10:00 Welcome and opening comments
Andrew Disley - Simplified
10.15 Introduction to Ruby on Rails
Dave Verwer - Shiny Development
11.30 Break
11.45 Ruby For Existing Programmers
Carl Drinkwater - 29degrees
13:00 Lunch provided by Code Computer Love
14:00 AJAX and in Rails
Rob Lee - monkeyhelper
14:30 Discussion / Break
15.00 Hosting and Deploying Rails
Dave Verwer - Shiny Development
15:30 Discussion / Break
16.00 WATIR: Web Application Testing in Ruby
14:30 Discussion / Wrap Up


This event is FREE to attend all you need to do is leave your name and contact details on the event wiki page or send an e-mail with contact details to e-mail me andrew [at] geekup [dot] org.

a GeekUp event.