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Learning Rails for Fun and Nonprofit



Scott Smerchek presents the benefits of using a nonprofit web project to learn Rails and what he learned while building, introducing various Rails topics.


Scott Smerchek is considered a man of all trades at Softek, working on anything from SQL on the back-end to HTML/JS on the front-end and everything in between. He has recently specialized in using Puppet to deploy infrastructure and customizing Lucene and Solr. He is very interested in search, analytics, dealing with big data, and data visualization.

About the conference

The conference is a three-day, multi-track event that covers all aspects of software development and agile project management. We have speakers from all over the world who are industry experts that deliver both learning sessions as well as hands-on workshops to further the audience’s knowledge and understanding of the topics.

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Sep 27, 2014