I had a great time at Lone Star Ruby Conference,
meeting fellow Rubyists and hanging out with the entire OtherInbox dev team. I had the privilege of speaking about all the benefits we've gained from using as much Ruby as possible in running our service. Confreaks will be posting the video soon, but here are my slides:
Ruby in the Cloud (PDF, 5.8 MB)
I really enjoyed sharing our experiences with the conference, but the highlight of the event for me was getting to hear the inventor of Ruby speak, and also getting to meet him. You will not meet a more generous, noble, joyful person than Matz, and I can't think of anyone I don't know personally who has had more of an impact on my professional life than him.