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Intridea at Lonestar Ruby Conference

For the third straight year in a row, senior-level Intrideans will be at the Lonestar Ruby Conference, on Thursday, August 26th, teaching students about Ruby. Students attending the Ruby Intrigue class will work with our Director of Mobile Development, Brendan Lim, our Director of Development, Adam Bair, and our Director of Research and Development, Pradeep Elankumaran.

In a small class setting, students will work on writing a web crawler, an Asteroids clone, and an SMS server. The instructors will also discuss coding practices and methodologies along the way. In keeping with tradition, we have three instructors to ensure a laid-back and collaborative atmosphere. Students will walk away with three different hand-crafted applications, an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment, and a spiffy t-shirt designed by our creative mastermind, David Potsiadlo.

Lonestar Ruby Conference is part of the Lonestar Ruby Foundation, which aims to educate the public about the Ruby Language. The conference, held in Austin, Texas, is in its fourth year and continues to boast a strong lineup of presenters and teachers. This year’s lineup includes Blake Mizerany, the creator of Sinatra, Tom Preston-Wernor, co-founder of Github, Gregg Pollack, James Edward Gray II, and many other prominent members of our community.

Registration is still open for the conference and for the Ruby Intrigue class. If you’re local to the area, or if you want to spend some time learning about Ruby in the “live music capital of the world”, be sure to sign up today!

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