Sunday Jun 10, 2007

RubyKaigi2007

I spent the weekend at RubyKaigi2007 in Tokyo. It was great to see Tim Bray again and also to meet Dave Thomas for the first time. Both Tim and Dave gave excellent presentations, along with Sun JRuby developers Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo. In fact, Dave got a standing ovation for his conference-closing keynote, which was a beautiful tribute to the Ruby community. He basically thanked the community and talked at length about the community's values and how to protect those values as the community enters into a rapid growth phase. Some nice lessons for us in the OpenSolaris community as we grow as well.

I met dozens of other people from Japan (obviously) and from Europe and the U.S., and I spent a lot of time talking with some great TLUG guys (Zev Blut, Edward Middleton, Alain Hoang) as well. I even met Yukihiro Matsumoto after his opening keynote. Very cool. Overall, I was very impressed with the Ruby community. There is huge diversity there, and the community feels totally authentic. The Japanese presentations seemed creative, and the audience responded enthusiastically to the speakers. And there were a lot of speakers, too! Dozens. How they pulled off so many speakers without a hitch I'll never know. But it just worked. I also loved the IRC screen for live audience conversation during the presentations, and the live IRC translations of the English speakers, too. Very creative.

I took a lot of pictures, and I think they represent the passion I so clearly felt at the conference. This community is young. It's alive. It's dynamic. I had a blast. And thanks, guys. I learned a great deal about the most important thing you are teaching.


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See Takayuki Okazaki (here, here, here, here) and Masaki Katakai (here, here) for more on Ruby Kaigi 2007. More photos on flicker here. Presentations here.

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