How to quickly and elegantly tell the story of an HTTP request and have it acting to your will in production with nothing more than Ruby and Git. No MVC, no tricks, no obtrusive design patterns. Just highly scalable, juicy, fun web stuff you'll be using on a daily basis from here on out.

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Blake Mizerany

Blake has been into ruby since way back in 2001, and is the creator of Sinatra, the popular ruby microframework. Blake spends his days at Heroku, where he makes mind-blowing features out of ruby and erlang, and often says “you’re doing it all wrong”. He speaks regularly at ruby events and in conjunction maintains a completely indiscernible beard-shaving schedule.