O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Session

A Starry Afternoon, a Sinking Symphony, and the Polo Champ Who Gave It All Up for No Reason Whatsoever
why the lucky stiff

Track: Ruby
Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2005
Time: 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location: E143-144

They say Ruby is like a fine ostrich skin glove. When worn while coding, your hands are possessed with a cunning dance. When the naysayers come beating at your door with disdain, the glove slaps them full force, leaving an intoxicating spearmint flavor on their chins. If only you could take Ruby into the shower.

Now you can touch and feel Ruby in a real, live Ewoks on Ice environment! It turns out that why the lucky stiff's 3-in-1 Ruby code fiesta is coming to OSCON.

A Starry Afternoon explores ideas behind teaching programming to adolescents and the eager. A Sinking Symphony will give a heartfelt tour of Ruby's rich, evocative culture. Finally, The Polo Champ Who Gave It All Up for No Reason Whatsoever will denounce the previous concepts and stampede the audience with code. And despite the obnoxious puppetry and synthesizer music, you will find yourself walking away, uttering, "How did I learn something?"

Please know, my friends: moustaches required.



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