RubyAndRails Europe

Date 21-22 October 2010
Location Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam
Price € 149,00 incl. VAT

Our speakers

Piotr Szotkowski


From Profiling Ruby 1.9 to Frankenstein Programming

In one of his lifes, Piotr is a PHP (!) programmer working on CiviCRM, an open source CRM for NGOs, advocacy and non-profits. In another, he works at the Warsaw University of Technology, where he fell in love with Ruby after using it for his PhD research (implementation of finite state machines in FPGA devices) and nurtures the relationship by coding various (web and non-web) applications.

Given that Ruby is not exactly known for its execution speeed, even sworn Rubyists hesitate before choosing it for computation-intensive tasks; Piotr’s talk – ‘From Profiling Ruby 1.9 to Frankenstein Programming’ – shows how to benefit from Ruby’s beauty, elegance and expressiveness without having to sacrifice the overall performance.