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+# A Case of Accidental Concurrency
+
+Concurrency is all the rage these days, and people can't seem to agree
+whether Threads, Fibers, event loops, or actors are the best
+solution. But did you ever consider that your *sequential* Ruby
+program might be concurrent, with nary a Thread, Fiber, or callback in
+sight? Well, it happened to me.
+
+This is the story of how accidental concurrency (also known as
+re-entrancy) broke my brain multiple times over the course of two
+years, spawned flamewars on Twitter, long blog posts, and the various
+solutions I took to solve the problem. Along the way we'll illuminate
+some subtleties of concurrent programming in Ruby, differences between
+several Ruby implementations, and how we can all write code that is
+friendlier when accidental concurrency strikes.
+
+## Sean Cribbs
+
+Sean is a Software Engineer for Basho Technologies, where he hacks in
+Ruby, Erlang, and JavaScript (and occasionally Python) on the client
+interfaces to Riak, Basho's distributed, fault-tolerant database. A
+prolific open-source author and contributor, he maintains
+Webmachine(-Ruby) and Ripple, and previously maintained Radiant CMS.
+
+- [Website](http://seancribbs.com/)
+- [Twitter](http://twitter.com/seancribbs)
+- [Github](https://github.com/seancribbs)
+- "Resources, For Real This Time", given at RubyConf '11, RubyConf
+ Uruguay '11, NYC.rb:
+ [(video)](http://confreaks.com/videos/699-rubyconf2011-resources-for-real-this-time-with-webmachine)
+ [(slides)](http://rubyconf-webmachine.heroku.com/)
+ [(slide source and code)](https://github.com/seancribbs/rubyconf-webmachine)
+- "Embrace Eventual Consistency and NoSQL with Ripple", given at
+ RubyConf Argentina '11:
+ [(slides)](http://www.slideshare.net/seancribbs/embrace-nosql-and-eventual-consistency-with-ripple)
+- "Wrap your SQL Head around Riak MapReduce", given at
+ [Berlin Buzzwords '11](https://vimeo.com/25627365),
+ [StrangeLoop '11](http://www.infoq.com/presentations/Wrap-Your-SQL-Head-Around-Riak-MapReduce):
+ [(slides)](http://strangeloop-riak-mapred.heroku.com/)
+ [(slide source)](https://github.com/seancribbs/strangeloop-riak-mapred)
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