December 5-7, 2016
Vancouver, Canada

Keeping Ruby Relevant in 2016

Ruby is 21 years old this year. Despite Rails being a popular tool that startups use, and despite the lushness of the RubyGems ecosystem, there are plenty who would declare Ruby as being on the wane. However, at Lighthouse Labs, we are still convinced that Ruby is the best vehicle for students to learn OOP programming. In this talk, we will discuss some of the strategies used to demonstrate the power of Ruby to a new generation of developers.

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Don Burks

Lighthouse Labs

Don Burks has been active in the web and IT scene for 18 years. Currently Head Instructor at Lighthouse Labs, Don has also held roles with Microsoft and MetroLyrics.com. He has been involved with ten startups in the Vancouver area. Also an avid amateur musician and published author, creativity is the fuel that drives him every day.

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