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I will be attending RubyConf in Orlando in November. I’m looking forward to it. I won’t be able to stay for the third day, but below are the classes I currently plan to attend on Thursday and Friday. Contact me if you are planning to go too!

Thursday

9:00 – 10:15
Keynote
10:25 – 11:05
Scaling Ruby by Gregg Pollack
11:15 – 12:00
No class for me. Take a break. Probably tired from driving in early. Explore the grounds.
Lunch
1:15 – 2:00
JRuby: What, Why, How…Try It Now
2:10 – 2:55
Recovering from Enterprise: how to embrace Ruby’s idioms and say goodbye to bad habits, by Jamis Buck
3:05 – 3:50
Unfactoring From Patterns: Job Security Through Code Obscurity, by Rein Henrichs
Break
4:20 – 5:05
Better Hacking With Training Wheels, by Joe Martinez
5:15 – 6:00
NeverBlock, trivial non-blocking IO for Ruby, by Mohammad A. Ali
Break
Lightning Talks?

Friday

9:30 – 10:15
Ruby 1.9: What to Expect, by Sam Ruby
10:25 – 11:05
All I Really Need to Know* I Learned by Writing My Own Web Framework, by Ben Scofield
11:15 – 12:00
Coding for Failure: All you need to know for building rock solid applications in 45 minutes, by Tammer Saleh
Lunch
1:15 – 2:00
What Every Rubyist Should Know About Threads, by Jim Weirich
2:10 – 2:55
Using Metrics to Take a Hard Look at Your Code, by Jake Scruggs
3:05 – 3:50
Ruby Heavy-Lifting: Lazy load it, Event it, Defer it, and then Optimize it, by Ilya Grigorik
Break
4:20 – 5:05
Components are not a dirty word: modeling your Rails interface with stateful objects, by Mike Pence
5:15 – 6:00
Ruby Kata and Sparring, by Micah Martin