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Guest Blogger: Allison Beckwith

Posted by Mon, 19 Jun 2006 18:35:00 GMT

2 comments Latest by Bryan Liles Mon, 19 Jun 2006 19:53:31 GMT

For the next two days, I will have a guest blogger to post updates from the Argon Express. This guest blogger has been known to hang out in #planetargon as allisbe and is the Creative Director at PLANET ARGON.

Some of the passengers should be getting into Portland this afternoon and we leave in less than 4 hours!

A tough decision

Posted by Sun, 18 Jun 2006 06:06:00 GMT

2 comments Latest by Jacob Harris Sun, 18 Jun 2006 16:59:40 GMT

Due to some fairly complex personal issues that have surfaced in the past week or so, I finally decided that I needed to cut back on a few of my professional engagements. This morning I made the decision that I will not be able to speak at RailsConf. I’m still going and plan to have a blast but I haven’t had the mental capacity all week to finish preparing for the talk and it was causing me quite a bit of stress. We all have our limits and I decided to side with personal sanity. :-)

Chad said they’ll make it work out and I’ll be more than happy to talk about legacy integration with Ruby on Rails while at the conference.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m human and can’t work like a robot. ;-)

All aboard the Argon Express in just three days

Posted by Fri, 16 Jun 2006 14:51:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by Devin Ben-Hur Sat, 17 Jun 2006 05:15:47 GMT

On Monday, a handful of PLANET ARGON developers will be catching the Amtrak Empire Builder in Portland, Oregon and riding the train almost across the entire country to Chicago, Illinois.

Here is the current roster of Rails enthusiasts who are taking The Argon Express to RailsConf!

  1. Alain Bloch
  2. Brian Ford
  3. Chris Anderson
  4. Dave Goodlad
  5. Jamie Macey
  6. Jason Watkins
  7. Jeremy Hubert
  8. Jeremy Voorhis
  9. Josh Knowles
  10. Mark Anderson
  11. Nathan Witmer
  12. Robby Russell
  13. Sean Porter
  14. Steven Baker
  15. Trevor Squires
  16. Vince Nibler

This should be pretty fun… and I’ll try to take a ton of photos and share any interesting stories from the trip.

I expect to do a lot of reading, writing in my personal journal, talking shop with many of these people, and enjoying the sights. :-)

Catching a train to RailsConf

Posted by Thu, 25 May 2006 21:04:00 GMT

4 comments Latest by Joe Grossberg Fri, 26 May 2006 19:48:02 GMT

We’re finally getting our confirmations for who is coming to RailsConf with the team at PLANET ARGON via the peace train Argon Express. We’re departing Portland, Oregon on June 19th… the names of people who confirm are being added to the site.

...this should be fun… and you can still join us if you act soon!

All aboard the Argon Express

Posted by Sun, 23 Apr 2006 17:50:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by David Goodlad Sun, 23 Apr 2006 19:39:19 GMT

People are purchasing their Amtrak tickets for The Argon Express. If you’re interested and haven’t let us know… you better send us an email. :-)

Here is the reservation information:
28 Empire Builder

Portland, OR (PDX) 
4:45 pm 
19-JUN-06

Chicago, IL Union Station (CHI) 
3:55 pm 
21-JUN-06

45h 10m

It’s not too late! ...can you think of a better way to get to RailsConf? ;-)

Speaking at RailsConf 2006

Posted by Thu, 16 Mar 2006 22:24:00 GMT

1 comment Latest by Rick Martinez Fri, 17 Mar 2006 18:23:34 GMT

While talking to a client in our office this afternoon… I glanced at my email and it seems that I got accepted to speak at RailsConf 2006! About ten minutes later… Jeremy said that he also got accepted to speak at RailsConf!

We’re also speaking next month at Canada on Rails. :-)

The title of my talk is… “Sneaking Rails through the (legacy) System.”

How are we getting there? By train of course!

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