ThoughtWorks JRuby Geek Night in Pune

I should really have blogged this earlier, but the last few weeks have been hectic. Anyway, better late then never, eh?

Tonight – that is Wednesday, March 24th – ThoughtWorks Pune will host a geek night where I will talk about JRuby. I will talk a bit about what’s coming in the upcoming 1.5 release, and other fun things happening in JRuby land.

If you’d like to come, you can find more information and registration here.

Ioke at Amsterdam.rb

Monday evening I’ll be in Amsterdam, talking about Ioke to Amsterdam.rb, inbetween some other presentations. Seeing as this is going to be the first public presentation about Ioke, I’m absolutely thrilled. It’s going to be great fun. I still haven’t decided exactly how to present Ioke, but I think it’s going to be eased by this being a Ruby crowd.

As far as I understand, the evening is actually fully booked, so there is no more space for people to come. But hopefully everyone in Amsterdam who is interested in Ioke (all three of you? =) will be there. The presentation will be at TTY’s offices in Amsterdam, from 19. It seems my presentation will be from 20:35.

Hope to see you there. This might be an historic event! =)

Talking about Ioke, at Amsterdam.rb

Thanks to Sam Aaron, I will talk about Ioke at Amsterdam.rb February the 23rd. Great stuff. Not sure what I will cover until then, since it’s so far in the future.

For the record, since I released Ioke 0 on December 23rd, it would be fun to release Ioke S on Jan 23rd, and Ioke P on Feb 23rd. The Ioke S release date I think I can hold, but the P one is much more worrisome. Anyway, see you in Amsterdam, hopefully!

Presentations this and next week

Wow. JRuby 1.1 is out! Go get! (And incidentally, wouldn’t JRuby be the perfect way for Google to support Ruby in Google Apps Engine?)

I’ll be doing a talk tonight at .NETAkademien about Ruby and Rails. It’s mostly an introduction.
You can find more info here.

On Thursday I’ll speak about JRuby at Developer Summit in Stockholm. I’ll be in the Dynamic Languages track and you can read the abstract and more information here.

And finally, next Monday I’ll talk about JRuby at the Stockholm Ruby User Group. You can find out more information about that event here.

Overall, it feels like the conference season is starting up again. I’ll be presenting at JavaOne in a month too.

I’ve been extremely quiet here lately. It’s been a bit slow in JRuby land, actually, and my focus has been elsewhere. Hopefully I’ll be able to start posting some really cool stuff soon – I have something up my sleeve that should be possible to talk about soon.

My presentation from JavaBin

If someone is interested in the presentation I did at javaBin in Bergen and Oslo, it can be found here.

JRuby presentation in Bergen

Next Wednesday (the 15th) I will present about JRuby in Bergen. I mentioned this in an earlier post. More information can be found here:;7&appmode=/showReply&articleid=5493.

JRuby at FOSCON 2007

So, I will attend and present at FOSCON 2007, which is arranged by the Portland Ruby Brigade (PDX.rb), and the theme is Really Radical Ruby. It’s on Tuesday, more information here. It seems to be an interesting event, so please show up!

I have not yet decided what I’m going to talk about. JRuby will be involved in some way of course. Anyone have any request about what I should talk about?

Burning cycles: the next month

Getting back from RailsConf meant getting thrown into loads and loads of preparation work for London. Oh my. Since I’m moving in 8 days, and almost all packing needs to be done during the weekend (and I haven’t begun yet), I don’t think I’ll be able to be that communicative. Further, I will have no access to a computer or cell phone from Wednesday to Monday, so if I don’t answer email, don’t get upset. =) That incidentally means I won’t blog either.

June 4th will be my first day at ThoughtWorks and I’m incredibly excited by it. Hopefully I’ll be able to blog some about my experiences, but I guess the first few days will be focused on getting setup and finding an apartment (If you know any nice place close to Camden Town that’s available by the beginning of June, please do tell), and doing all manner of things.

If I’m unlucky I’ll need to go to DC the week after that, but we’ll see. Hopefully I can wrangle out of it, since Stella (my girlfriend) will arrive in London that weekend.

After that week I’ll have a week of quiet and solitude, and then it’s time for TheServerSide Java Symposium in Barcelona. I will in fact be involved in no less than three events during this conference. First, a technical session on JRuby, secondly a BoF about deploying JRuby on Rails applications, and third a panel discussion called “2020: A Developer’s Odyssey Panel”, which is bound to be interesting. I have no idea whatsoever about what I’ll say yet, but Martin Fowler will be one of the panelists which makes it a certainty of fun. I’m looking forward to TSSJS for a few more reasons; seeing Barcelona, since that is said to be a lovely city, getting to say hi to Dr. Heinz Kabutz, meet up with Jonas Bonér from Terracotta and continue discussing how to utilize Terracotta and JRuby together. I’m looking very much forward to the whole event, in fact. If you are there, don’t hesitate to say hi!

JRuby at TheServerSide Java Symposium – Europe

Not sure if I’ve mentioned this, but I will represent JRuby at TheServerSide Java Symposium – Europe, in Barcelona, June 27-29. I will give one technical session on JRuby, and one BOF on how to deploy JRuby on Rails applications, both which should be quite exciting.

There are also a number of other nice presentations, so try to get to Barcelona!

Me presenting JRuby

I totally forgot about this; 4-6 weeks ago, I did a presentation for the local Railsgroup here in Stockholm; since Dr Nic was there, I decided to improve it in English. And Dr Nic did us the service of taping the whole presentation; I was sick at the time, it’s a short presentation about what’s new in JRuby, but it could still be potentially interesting for some of you.

It’s available at Google Video, here.