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%h1 Who Should Attend
-= image_tag '/images/content/learn.png', :style => 'position:absolute; right:0px;'
-%div{:class => 'w330'}
+/ Andy
+
+%div{:class => 'mb30'}
+
+ = image_tag '/images/content/wsa_andy.png', :class => 'floatr'
+
+ %h3
+ Interested in Andy's talk?<br/>
+ Here is an abstract from the introduction of his book on the matter.
+
+ %p
+ We're going to begin to refactor your wetware—redesign and rewire your
+ brain - to make you more effective at your job. Whether you're a programmer,
+ manager, "knowledge worker", technogeek, or deep thinker, or if you just
+ happen to have a human brain you'd like to crank up.
%p
- Do you want to save time and money by learning about modern software development? Perhaps you
- are curious as to the technology that drove the push to "Web 2.0" and backs some of the most
- popular sites like 37signals, Twitter and Linkedin? If so, show up!
+ I'm a programmer, so my examples and rants will be directed at the world
+ of software development. If you're not a programmer, don't worry; programming really
+ has little to do with writing software in arcane, cryptic languages (although we
+ have a curious attachment to that habit).
+
+ %p
+ <strong>What Are Agile Methods?</strong>
+ The term agile methods was coined at a summit meeting in February 2001 by seventeen
+ leaders in software development, including the founders of various development
+ methodologies such as Extreme Programming, Scrum, Crystal, and, of course, our very
+ own pragmatic programming. Agile methods differ from traditional plan-based methods
+ in a number of significant ways, most notably in eschewing rigid rules and discarding
+ dusty old schedules in favor of adapting to real-time feedback. I'll talk about agile
+ methods often, because many of the agile ideas and practices fit in well with good
+ cognitive habits.
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+/ Clinton
+
+%div{:class => 'mb30'}
+
+ %h3
+ Interested in Clinton's talk?<br/>
+ Perhaps your an Ad/Interactive Agency, Web Shop or
+ other type of business that utilizes the internet?
+
+ = image_tag '/images/content/wsa_agile_webdev.png', :class => 'floatr'
+
+ %p{:class => 'bold'}
+ Here is an except from
+ = link_to '<em>Agile Web Development with Rails</em>', 'http://www.pragprog.com/titles/rails3/agile-web-development-with-rails-third-edition'
+ which can be found on the Pragmatic Bookshelf or at your local bookseller.
+
+ %p
+ Ruby on Rails is a framework that makes it easier to develop, deploy, and maintain
+ web applications. During the months that followed its initial release, Rails went
+ from being an unknown toy to being a worldwide phenomenon. It has won awards, and,
+ more important, it has become the framework of choice for the implementation of a
+ wide range of so-called Web 2.0 applications. It isn’t just trendy among hard-core
+ hackers; many multinational companies are using Rails to create their web applications.
%p
- Maybe you are an interactive agency, a technology shop, or an entrepreneur that wants to launch a
- new web based product or mobile iPhone application? Perhaps you need to manage a technical team
- and you are interested how the brain works and what makes great software, despite your current
- programming language of choice? If so, show up!
+ Why is that? There seem to be many reasons.
+
+ %p
+ First, a large number of developers were frustrated with the technologies they were
+ using to create web applications. It didn’t seem to matter whether they were using
+ Java, PHP, or .NET—there was a growing sense that their job was just too damn hard.
+ And then, suddenly, along came Rails, and Rails was easier. But easy on its own doesn't
+ cut it. We're talking about professional developers writing real-world websites. They
+ wanted to feel that the applications they were developing would stand the test of
+ time—that they were designed and implemented using modern, professional techniques.
+ So, these developers dug into Rails and discovered it wasn't just a tool for hacking
+ out sites.
+
+/ Jamie
+
+%div{:class => 'mb30'}
+
+ %h3
+ Interested in Jamie's talk?<br/>
+ Perhaps you want to get rich from your own idea? Maybe
+ you've been asked to develop an app as part of an ad
+ campaign?
+
+ = image_tag '/images/content/wsa_iphone.png', :class => 'floatr'
+
+ %p{:class => 'bold'}
+ Here is an abstract from
+ = link_to '<em>iPhone SDK Development</em>', 'http://www.pragprog.com/titles/amiphd/iphone-sdk-development'
+ which can be found on the Pragmatic Bookshelf or at your local bookseller.
+
+ %p
+ The iPhone has changed everything.
+
%p
- We have worked very hard to assemble a diverse and top notch group of speakers from the peers
- of the local Ruby and Objective-C community. Whatever your reason, if you want to learn and
- meet some of the areas best talent, show up!
+ Maybe by the time you read this you'll no longer notice that the latest cool new phone
+ from every manufacturer now looks and behaves more like the iPhone than like the models
+ they used to sell before the iPhone was released. Meanwhile, at the time we write this,
+ Apple's iPhone ads showcase the apps that you and other third party developers are
+ creating. The Apple marketing campaign is highlighting the iPhone as a platform for
+ great software—software that you will create.
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