Presented by:

Henne Vogelsang

from Open Build Service

I am a full stack developer of the modern web. I express my apps business values in RSpec, capture it's behaviour in Ruby on Rails models and help Humans to interact with it's data through mobile first, responsive and progressive enhanced HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript driven user interfaces. For more than a decade I am a rigorous practitioner of Free Software development. I love the raw power of communities collaborating and I believe that everyone should be able to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software that is running the world. My day job at is hacking the Linux distribution development platform Open Build Service. In my free time I practice my skills by developing an event organization app, the Open Source Event Manager, by operating the server infrastructure of the openSUSE project and by teaching free software development with programs such as Google Summer of Code.

Learning Rails is fun, and Rails for Geekos allows you to get your feet wet with the popular open source web application framework written in Ruby. You're going to learn how to install Ruby and Rails, Ruby programming language basics and how to create a basic Ruby on Rails web application. All you need to bring with you is a laptop with openSUSE 13.2, basic understanding of the Linux console and an Editor like gedit ( or kate ( and some curiosity. You will take away basic Ruby on Rails knowledge and a huge list of ideas how to deepen that!

2015 May 2 - 11:15
1 h
Third room
openSUSE Conference
Development, Technology & Security

Happening at the same time:

  1. Exploring history with Hawk
  2. Start Time:
    2015 May 2 11:30

    Second room

  3. News from the YaST Kitchen
  4. Start Time:
    2015 May 2 11:30

    Main hall