Nick of UrbanMelt.com will be giving a presentation at SocialDevCampChicago about UrbanMelt’s switch from Java to Ruby on Rails. Find out why we made the switch and what he’s learned during the tedious process.
Here’s a bit more about the event taken from the SocialDevCampChicago event wiki (check out the wiki to see who else will be there and what topics will be discussed):
“SocialDevCampChicago is an unconference for people passionate about social networks, web applications, platform development, new media, and any of the exciting (but messy) topics in-between. Join some of the brightest minds in the Midwest for a day of fun, learning, and coding!
SocialDevCampChicago will be on Saturday, August 9, 2008, 8:30am-6:00pm (with afterparty TBD)
Illinois Institute of Technology
McCormick Tribune Center (the cool Rem Koolhaas building)
3201 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60616
After Party Location:
1416 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Complimentary drinks from 6:30 – 8:30
Feel free to stay longer
Easily accessible from the CTA Red Line via the Sox-35th Street exit. Even better – the Green Line actually lets out *inside* the building (the tube above the building are the El platforms). Ample parking is available to the south of the building.
Grace O’Malley’s is also accessible from the CTA. Both the Green Line and Red Line stop at Roosevelt and the bar is two blocks south on Michigan.
SocialDevCamp Chicago was inspired by SocialDevCamp East, hosted on May 10 in Baltimore. The name remains the same (with permission of course). The crew for the Chicago installment, however, will be headed by Tim Courtney and Andy Angelos. Same mission, different minds!”