On Thursday 30th of August I will be presenting a talk as part of the LRUG BOF (Birds of a Feather) session at NFJS, No Fluff Just Stuff. It will be my first time presenting outside of an academic conference and I am really looking forward to it. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to be talking about how JRuby can be used to rapidly prototype new features into a Java application.
I must admit, the biggest concern I have is about estimating the audience. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quite a varied conference, mainly Java and Agile, and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not clear what proportion of the audience will know anything about Ruby, and what proportion will be experts. Figuring out what level of understanding in each language to pitch the talk at is going to be an open question. It wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be until I start the talk that I will really know if I have got it right.
The BOF session is free, but you need to pay if you wish to attend the rest of the conference. On the plus side, as valued readers of this blog you get a discount. Simply quote NFJS-BLO182 when you register and you get Ã‚Â£100 off the registration fee.