Ruby Conf 2013 - Adventures in Miami

Some lucky MongoHQ folks (Ben Wyrosdick, Dusty Hall, Nick Stott and Shaun Davis) packed our bags last week and flew to sunny Miami for Ruby Conf 2013.

Ruby Conf, AKA The International Ruby Conference, is an annual gathering of Rubyist that has been running since 2001. This year's conference was held in Miami Beach, with over 750 attendees from all over the world.

Some of our favorite presentations were:

Ron Evans and company's presentation ' Ruby On Robots Using Artoo'. Artoo is a very cool Ruby framework for controlling robots. Ron gave a great presentation and even better demo of the power of Ruby using a Crazyfile and Ardrone. We highly recommend that you check out some of his videos: http://artoo.io/videos/.

Another great presentation was 'Being Boring: A Survival Guide to Ruby Cryptography' by Tony Arcieri. Far from being boring, Tony gave a impressive talk on Crypto in the Ruby world. He presented several examples and tips for choosing wise crypto which we found very useful. Thanks Tony!

Matt Aimonetti's presentation, 'Bad Ruby Code', was a very interesting take on the term "Bad Code". Matt gave his opinion and thoughts on the subject then questioned Bryan Helmkamp and Bryan Liles. Matt's opinion is that there is no such thing as 'bad code'. Some of us here disagree and think it does, in fact, exist. We'd love to hear what you think, in our comments section below.

Thanks to the Ruby Conf organizers for a truly outstanding, thought-provoking conference. We're looking forward to next year already!