Hitting the Road to Give a Talk at RailsConf: Our Own Dev Adam Sanderson

Adam Sanderson | April 26, 2013

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The development team is packing their bags and driving down from Seattle to Portland on Monday for RailsConf – the world’s largest gathering of Ruby and Rails developers.


I have the honor of speaking at the conference this year.  I’ll be covering how developers can use Postgres and ActiveRecord to build some interesting features.  For example, at LiquidPlanner we’ve used these techniques to:

  • model complex project structures
  • quickly search for tasks by name and description
  • define custom fields for tasks and projects

To be honest, presenting is equal parts terror and excitement for me, but there’s also a lot to look forward to. I can’t wait to see some great presentations, meet wonderful folks, and – it is Portland, so maybe I’ll have some great beers and coffee as well.


I’m also looking forward to the following talks:

  • Sandi Metz on The Magic Tricks of Testing
  • Chris Kelly on Object-Oriented Lessons for a Service-Oriented World
  • Noel Rappin on Rails Vs. The Client Side

So if you’re going to RailsConf, perhaps I’ll see you there. If you are not at RailsConf, but you’re in Portland and want to find out a bit about what goes on behind the scenes at LiquidPlanner, I’d be happy to chat with you, too!