Friday, September 19, 2008

My Rails TakeFive interview

Now that OtherInbox has launched we can publicly talk about what we're doing and why, and what technologies we use and why.  I was honored to be interviewed for the FiveRuns "Take Five" feature. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Video of my talk at Lone Star Ruby Conference

Confreaks has posted my entire Ruby in the Cloud talk from Lone Star Ruby Conference.  Check it out and let me know what you think!

Here's a 30 second synopsis filmed by Gregg Pollack:

Monday, September 8, 2008

Today we launch OtherInbox!

Josh and I are in San Francisco at Techcrunch50.  Sometime between 1 and 5 pm Pacific time we'll be launching OtherInbox!  You can see the demo live at

What a great year it's been!  Thanks for everyone's help and support.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

My talk at Lone Star Ruby Conference

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.