Topic: What Would You Like to See in a Rails Presentation
I've recently been asked to give a "poster session" about Ruby on Rails for the 2006 HighEdWebDev conference this fall. For those of you who don't know, a poster session is similar to an expo (grown-up version of a science fair ), so I will be set up at a table, with a laptop & some matte board that will serve as my stage.
The audience is a wide-range of web professionals who work within higher education institutions. I originally submitted my proposal as a one-hour presentation with the title "Before You Ride The Rails" with the intent being a introduction, so that will be the primary focus.
So my questions for you is what would you like to see in a demonstration of this format? I'll be able to have some one-on-one conversations, give quick demonstrations and answer questions. The time frame is about an hour in length.
Some of my basic thoughts:
* Express the concept of Agile Development
* Discuss what makes Rails stand out (MVC, ActiveRecord, etc...)
* Demonstrate how quickly a Rails app can be developed
Please, any suggestion is a good one so do not hesitate to respond.