Giles Bowkett captures the heart and soul of the RubyFringe conference as he demonstrates his revolutionary Archaeopteryx MIDI generator. He delivers an eloquent, highly politicized call to action in a career-defining presentation that is raucously hilarious yet unnerving in its practicality.
Giles Bowkett is an artist, musician, Ruby developer, acid freak, activist, Burner, entrepreneur and explorer. He is a prolific open source contributor and frequent technology conference speaker. He publishes one of the top Ruby blogs and created the first UI for web television start-up Hulu. Giles' latest adventure is Archaeopteryx, a revolutionary MIDI generator.
RubyFringe is an avant-garde conference for developers that are excited about emerging Ruby projects and technologies. They're mounting a unique and eccentric gathering of the people and projects that are driving things forward in our community.
This was one of the best presentations I've ever saw!
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The bio and summary where so repulsive, I had to see what's this guy about.
And he is not as bad as his bio makes him seem. He does suggest few interesting points, like, VCs are not programmers heaven ... its still a desk job.
I like how he want to encourage people to follow their passion.
I didnt knew DJs can make up tp 25,000$ a day, wow this is huge.
I also dislike, all the cliche glitter: ruby-power, the presentation style with all the pictures from flickr and the one word slides (eeek), textmate (double-eeek)! it makes him feel like the white-rapper-wannabe equivilant for programmers.
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