Travel: Ruby and Denver

Backstage Coffee

I’m in the middle of a 2-part trip right now. I’ve been in Denver since Sunday to attend the Pragmatic Studios Advanced Ruby workshop. After filling my brain with continuations, object models, and metaprogramming for three days, I have an open (well, work from hotel and coffeeshop) day here, then tomorrow I fly to Austin for SXSWi.

Yesterday was a good ego day. Dawn Foster did an interview with me about community event organizing for Web Worker Daily. Lizzy Caston gave a shout-out to my food cart map on her Portland Food Cart blog. And I think I actually understand how to use continuations.

It was a good day for Open Source Bridge, too. Slowly we’re getting the word out about what we’re doing. If you want to be part of the conference, don’t wait. Especially since we’re a first-time conference, we need your registration/sponsorship/proposal/volunteer support now so we can plan appropriately for June.

The other fabulous news yesterday is that the Portland City Council approved the MLS soccer plan. As a Timbers fan, I’m thrilled. I think moving up to the MLS level will be great for Portland in many ways (bringing attention, tourism, and income). I am crossing my fingers that all the details pan out.

Another bit of serendipity yesterday was finding out that Ignite Denver was happening, just a few blocks from my hotel. I got to meet a bunch of friendly Denverites, and talk to Chris Messina (who was there to speak about activity streams) and Luke Sontag (also visiting from Portland) about open web projects.

So, busy week. It’s only going to get busier. But I am excited to be attending SXSW this year. It should be a great time.

One response to “Travel: Ruby and Denver

  1. How’s Austin?