Standards Deviation: running Ruby on Rails inside the worlds largest PHP shop
It's been said that the key to corporate survival is adaptability. This talk will provide an in-depth look at my experiences when I chose to deviate from the given standard inside the worlds largest PHP shop and build an application using Ruby on Rails instead. The talk will cover the benefits, drawbacks, potential pitfalls, and the lessons learned over the past 2 years.
About Sean O'Brien
Sean O'Brien is a software engineer at Yahoo! Inc. In mid-2007 he was tasked with developing internal tools to facilitate Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance testing. Along with the Brickhouse team, he was responsible for introducing a new unsupported platform (ruby/rails) into the Y! ecosystem and has been handling the long-lasting effects since. He currently lives near Pasadena, CA with his wife, daughter, and a son on the way.
Time and Location
Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 AM in 1404 Siebel Center