I’m just back from Arrrrcamp Gent 2009. Arrrr stands for “About Ruby, Rails, Radiant and Rum”, and is obviously about the programming language Ruby and 2 of it’s most popular web frameworks. This years edition took place right in front of my door, in the Zebrastraat, Gent. I followed 2 of the main presentations, and 4 visitor presentations, in essence similar to lightning talks.
The most interesting talk for me was about JRuby, an implementation of Ruby I’m considering to learn and use. I also gained a lot more insights in how Rails works, and into the more general Ruby community. Some other very interesting things I wasn’t really aware of, like GIT, the real-time web and push technology where also mentioned in the talks.