FutureRuby is starting tomorrow (July 9th til the 12th) and it saddens me that I will not be there to revel in the geeky activities that are about to unfurl. As I was not able to attend Railsconf either, I wanted to make sure that I would still be a part of the oncoming pursuits. I interacted on the conference’s irc channel and have found this to the closest thing to knowing what is happening in the sessions less than having a live stream of the talks. You also get an added bonus of the audience’s amusing commentaries.
Secondly, I search for the FutureRuby hashtag via twitter (#futureruby) and start following people that are attending the conference. I aim to fill most if not all of my twitter stream with the conference’s references for those following couple days. With the knowledge that I amass in the irc stream and via twitter, I try to hold somewhat intellectual conversations with people.
** I am assuming that the irc channel will be on freenode, with hashtag #futureruby. If this is not right, please ping me. Thanks.