I wrote a blog post about my experience organizing this year's Burlington Ruby Conference. I thought I'd share it here since there are probably some first time organizers and maybe even some future organizers who might get something out of it.
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Last chance to sponsor your cat for a good cause ^_^ burlingtonruby.com
Earlier this year we announced a sponsorship program for Burlington Ruby Conference where your cat (or dog, or guinea pig) can be a sponsor. 25% of the proceeds go toward our local humane society, the other 75% will go toward conference scholarships for women. As an incentive, we are offering two sponsorship tiers: As a "Middleclass Cat" your pet will be featured on our website, and as an "Aristocat" they will also be featured on the speaker videos. In order to get the donations and scholarship program wrapped up ahead of the conference, we will be closing the sponsorship form at the end of June. For details visit http://burlingtonruby.com/cat.html
We have opened a limited number of "fresh tracks" early bird tickets. There are only 100 for sale, and will only be available until April 17th. Please visit http://burlingtonruby.com for information about the conference and to purchase tickets. See you in August!
A Simplified Query Interface for Relationships in Active Record 4 beerlington.github.com
I wrote about a little known change to Active Record queries in the forthcoming Rails 4 release that I thought people would be interested in.
Burlington Ruby Conference 2013 - CFP Now Open - August 3 & 4 burlingtonruby.com
This summer we'll be hosting the 2nd annual Burlington Ruby Conference in Burlington, Vermont. We are looking for a diversity of speakers and topics that are of interest to Rubyists of all kinds. Proposals will be accepted until April 1st. For information about speaking and to submit a proposal, visit http://burlingtonruby.com/speak.html
Vermont's First Ruby Conference, July 28 - 29, 2012 rubyweekly.com
As mentioned in this week's issue of Ruby Weekly, Burlington Ruby Conf 2012 will take place in Burlington, Vermont on July 28 - 29th. Join like-minded Ruby enthusiasts for Vermont's first Ruby conference, hosted on beautiful Lake Champlain. Besides an amazing lake setting and great presentations from well known industry speakers, you'll be joining peers from around the region to network, eat good food, and discover new opportunities. We hope to see you there! For more details, head to http://burlingtonruby.com/
With the recent buzz over Github's mass-assignment security vulnerability, I thought some people might find my sudo_attributes gem useful. It provides a simple API for overriding protected ActiveRecord attributes while not interfering with existing behavior. It is useful in the parts of your application that are not exposed to mass-assignment from external, unfiltered sources.