In case you have not noticed, there is a whole plethora of resources for the presentations that were made during OSCON 2005. Here is the link to get your hands on those resources.
Unfortunately, the best stuff might not be on that page. Why the lucky stiff has been kind enough to provide some links to other presentations here. Of course, he has been too modest and conveniently forget to include his own wonderful presentations. So, to grab why's unorthodox presentations, which befitting that term, head over to redhanded and enjoy some truly hilarious fun with his videos.
My personal recommendations as of today are:
- 10 Things Every Programmer Should Know About Ruby I cannot believe that Weirich actually mentions the Sapir-Whorf theory! Shows that what you learn in Anthropology does come in useful sometimes.
- All of Why's Stary Afternoon Torrents
- Metaprogramming Ruby
As mentioned in my previous post, I cannot wait to see what why did with drb. He might really be onto something here: a new, more fun way to teach programming in a new and more fun language. A language that is not designed to appease corporate managers, but one to get hackers together.
In case anyone is wondering, I am posting these links not because there is a dearth of web blogs writing about how awesome OSCON was, but because I really think these presentations are interesting. And I would really loved to be there too.Tweet
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