After a very negative experience with @amiando during the process of trying to get a ticket for euruko 2011 I had the luck that my former coworker@dias_jorge who got a ticket but was finally unable to go.
Euruko was a wonderful experience an a great example to take notes from regarding the next Conferencia Rails. Berlin is a very wellcoming city where I felt a great envy for the bike friendly streets and infrastructures. The venue was a big win in many asects the incredible screen and very comfortable seats accounted for the scarce power lines let alone the very good wifi signal they secured throught some antenna-jutsu.
I will try to ensure my tickets next year, and reproduce this very positive experience, but not the unnecesary emtion of not having tickets til last moment.
On Friday, March 12th, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the North East coast of Japan resulting in massive devastation and human casualties. At this time, hundreds of thousands are without shelter, power, food or water and the conditions are quickly deteriorating.
Japan is the birthplace of Ruby, and Ruby has made our lives collectively better. It’s now our turn to focus our attention and efforts towards helping our friends, partners and the citizens of Japan. As we’ve learned from recent disasters, the initial rescue and recovery work is only the first step of a long journey and as members of the Ruby community, we hope to make a difference one dollar at a time. We invite you to join us!
We are directing people to the American Red Cross to provide support, which may include mobilizing relief workers, sending relief supplies, and providing financial resources for recovery.