Shawn Anderson
Introduction to ruby for writing small tools and applications
Software Developer

Shawn Anderson is a software developer for and a ruby evangelist. He is an avid user of open source software and Linux. He has been developing with ruby since 2004 and currently spends his free cycles working on game development in ruby.


An introduction to the ruby language and some of its nuances.  The talk will focus on basic syntax, file manipulation and web requests. It will touch on how to do more research, finding gems (ruby packages), and finding documentation.  There will also be an introduction to using irb (the interactive ruby shell).

Any remaining time will be spent answering questions and looking at examples.