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Ruby on Rails training in London

Posted by Fri, 21 Apr 2006 20:07:00 GMT

As mentioned on the Ruby on Rails weblog earlier today, EastMedia is hosting a 3-Day Ruby and Ruby on Rails Training course in London. PLANET ARGON was invited to send one of our developers to London as one of the three instructors. We’re excited to announce that Jeremy Voorhis, Lead Architect at PLANET ARGON, will be joining David Black and Matt Pelletier in London as an instructor.

University of East London – Docklands Campus — May 5 – 7 — £1200.00 GBP

A three-day training course which offers a thorough introduction to Ruby and the Ruby on Rails web application framework. Organized by Smartlab/Volks Lab and EastMedia, this course will provide web developers, product managers and entrepeneurs with a solid foundation for understanding the concepts, tools, and real-world tips needed to build robust, scalable, full-featured web applications using Ruby on Rails.

For more information, see here.

Stay tuned for more fun announcements… :-)

Running a Rails development firm is great because...

Posted by Thu, 23 Feb 2006 03:07:00 GMT

4 comments Latest by Jeremy Voorhis Fri, 24 Feb 2006 06:13:39 GMT

you can find yourself saying, “boy, I sure wish that X could do Y.”

15 minutes later… you find that one of your developers has created a solution and then contributed it as a patch to the Rails project.

>> reset!
=> []

Yes… this is just a short-cut to Dispatcher.reset_application! ... but it’s saving me a whole 24 characters each time I need to reset my application while hanging out in script/console.

Thanks Jeremy!

Overheard at PLANET ARGON

Posted by Fri, 20 Jan 2006 18:54:00 GMT

6 comments Latest by Ian Mon, 23 Jan 2006 18:39:41 GMT

Some random quotes from this week:

“It’s fun coming to work and finding a passport form on your desk.”Jeremy Voorhis, Lead Architect of PLANET ARGON.

“Bright ideas are nearly worthless. Execution is everything.”Jason Watkins, Lead Product Developer of PLANET ARGON.

Speaking at Canada on Rails

Posted by Sun, 15 Jan 2006 18:00:00 GMT

I love getting good news at 1am on IRC.

Nathaniel Brown notified me last night that my talk, (Sneaking Rails into the (legacy) system) was accepted at Canada on Rails. He then also informed me that Jeremy Voorhis, Lead Architect of PLANET ARGON also got accepted for his talk on Internationalizing Rails. I’m really looking forward to flying up to Vancouver, B.C (for the first time) with my colleague .

List of speakers include:

  • David Heinemeier Hansson
  • Thomas Fuchs
  • Dave Astels
  • David Black
  • Joe O’Brien
  • James Adam
  • Steven Baker
  • Michael Buffington
  • Robby Russell
  • Geoffrey Grosenbach
  • Kyle Shank
  • Jeremy Voorhis
  • Alex Bunardzic
  • Sebastian Kanthak
  • Amy Hoy

For more information and to register, please visit:

Early-bird registration ends… today!

Fowler, Voorhis and Travel Clothing

Posted by Wed, 21 Dec 2005 02:22:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by Bruno Mon, 21 Aug 2006 12:59:46 GMT

Martin Fowler has written a piece on his bliki titled, TravelClothing

He goes on to describe some best practices for choosing travel-friendly clothing. While reading this… I was instantly reminded of a trip that Jeremy and I made in November.

This is how Jeremy Voorhis packs for a business trip.

How about you?

Refactoring and the Pacific Ocean

Posted by Tue, 22 Nov 2005 12:59:00 GMT

I am currently sitting in a hotel about 40 miles north of San Francisco. One more day on-site and then I fly home to Portland, so I can drive to Seattle for a day of rest. I might be back down here in a week or so.

I took a photo of the luggage of Jeremy... it was too funny to pass up.

Jeremy Refactors Luggage

He takes great pride in his packing… just like he does with the code that he designs. It was great that we fit in a few minutes for him to take his first real look at the Pacific Ocean.

jvoorhis sees the Pacific

I’ve been meaning to post those… so there you have them. :-)

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