O’Reilly announcing that they are hosting the next years Rails conference (in Portland, Oregon) is another sign of the increasing importance of Ruby on Rails.
I am right now in Chicago to attend the RailsConf 2006. It is the first International Conference focussed purely on Ruby on Rails. The excitement and the response is huge. I would blog about the conference later and probably would need to do a few blogs to cover all that I have to say about the conference. For now back to Chicago.
Chicago is a beautiful city. The skyline from the lake is simply gorgeous. Navy pier in the downtown is an excellent area, if you want to get some nice views of the Chicago Sky line. I have included a couple of photos here, but would be posting more on flick later.
Robert Scoble is moving to Half Moon Bay, California . That’s a good news. Another huge addition to the list of great bloggers from Bay Area. Robert, looking forward to meet you at once of the local conferences.
For those of you, who don’t know Scoble, he is an (ex Microsoft) geek blogger who is very widely read in the Blogosphere and gave huge media attention to Microsoft in blogosphere. He quit his Microsoft Job and is joining Podtech.tv in Palo Alto.
Alan found out tequila & vermouth in eBay break room. I must admit, I have seen pack of beers once in a while in the break-rooms, but tequila, never. (That too with a cup).
That would be tempting, having a shot after work. Isn’t it?
I am flying to Chicago on Jun 21 to attend the RailsConf 2006. I am pretty excited about this conference. I would be posting more on this later.
Bill Gates giving a keynote at the SharePoint 2006 conference.
MicroSoft is betting heavily on SharePoint 2007 & it is positioning it as a de-facto Office development platform. This reminds me of the the investment and focus MicroSoft was putting back in 1995 on Windows.
After attending Canada on Rails, I had the weekend left in Vancouver, so I decided to visit Whistler. It’s a very famous ski resort near Vancouver, Canada. Many people call it as the best Skiing resort in North America. In fact, I came to know about Whistler from the Hindi (Bollywood) Movie “Neal & Niki“, where some scenes were shot in Whistler.
Whistler is no doubt amazing. Very huge mountains, long runs to ski. This could be my biased view as I haven’t skied much other than Lake Tahoe & Auli in India. I could relate Whistler more to Auli as the snow was pristine, weather was like you are somewhere out of the world, clouds & sky was so near as you feel you can touch them. An unforgettable experience.