Intrideans at RailsConf 2010

This year we have three Intrideans giving presentations at RailsConf 2010 in Baltimore, MD, as well as several other teammates attending the event. We’re thrilled that our developers are active members of the Rails community and we support their endeavors to share their knowledge with the larger ecosystem. If you’re at RailsConf this week, be sure to say hello to one of our guys, or attend one of their presentations:

Jeremy McAnally
Presentation: Rails 3 Deep Dive
When: 1:30pm Monday, 06/07/2010
Location: Ballroom I

This workshop will tour through a number of advanced, in-depth topics on Rails 3. We’ll take a tour of many of the new additions to Rails 3, talk about how to exploit Rails’ new focus on Rack to your advantage, dig around in the source to really understand how many of the pieces work (and how to use that understanding effectively), and take a look at how to bring some common, advanced patterns used in Rails 2.x into the world of Rails 3.

Michael Bleigh [view profile]
Presentation: The Present Future of OAuth
When: 1:50pm Tuesday, 06/08/2010
Location: Ballroom I

OAuth 2.0 brings together many best-in-breed ideas for authentication into one specification, providing a powerful and flexible method for standardized authorization to RESTful APIs. Attendees will learn:

  • What the OAuth standard represents.
  • Who uses OAuth.
  • How OAuth 2.0 is different.
  • How to access resources from OAuth 2.0 compatible sites.
  • How to become an OAuth 2.0 provider.

Flip Sasser
Presentation: Persistence Smoothie: Blending SQL and NoSQL in Rails Applications
When: 2:50pm Wednesday, 06/09/2010
Location: Ballroom II

Participants will learn about a number of available NoSQL persistence engines (including document-oriented databases such as CouchDB and MongoDB, key-value stores like Tokyo Cabinet and Redis, and more) and when they might be appropriate for a Rails application. In addition, attendees will learn good practice techniques for blending these systems together with traditional SQL for a “best of all worlds” implementation with real-world examples.