On a recent Friday, my friend Mark and I decided to embark on a spontaneous road trip that led us to the lovely city of Bath. Little did we plan for this trip to coincide with the Bath Ruby Conference, but we were certainly pleased it did! We had been eagerly anticipating this event for months, knowing that it would bring together Ruby enthusiasts from all over. The conference featured an impressive lineup of speakers, including industry experts like Sandi Metz and Linda Liukas. They covered a wide array of interesting topics, with a strong emphasis on the significance of good engineering practices in code development. Sandi’s talk titled ‘Nothing is Something’ shed light on how Nil can sometimes hinder code readability, conciseness, and predictability. Similarly, Ben Orenstein’s ‘Live Coding’ session provided valuable insights on creating code units that can be easily tested and have clear responsibilities.
I must also mention the outstanding presentation by Katrina Owen, which managed to be both insightful and humorous. Additionally, Xavier Riley captured our attention with a talk that lasted a mere 5 minutes and involved no spoken words whatsoever!
All in all, Mark and I had an absolutely amazing day at the conference. The event was superbly organized, and every talk exceeded our expectations. If you have the chance, I highly recommend checking out a few of the presentations online. They were truly worth it!