Ann Arbor Computer Society Meeting On February 6th, 2008

I just got off the email with Joe O’Brien 🙂 I’m really excited for this one.

On Wednesday, February 6th 2008, Joe O’Brien of EdgeCase will be speaking at the Ann Arbor Computer Society about Domain Specific Languages: Molding Ruby.

Ever wondered what all the fuss is about when it comes to DSL’s and Ruby? It seems to be all we hear about. This talk will peel away the onion and look at what it is about Ruby that makes it the perfect candidate for creating your own languages. I will show you, through examples, how you can create your own languages without the need for compilers and parsers. We will also cover some real world examples in areas of Banking and Medicine where DSL’s have been applied.

From EdgeCase:

Joe is a father, speaker, author and developer. Before helping found EdgeCase, LLC, Joe was a developer with ThoughtWorks and spent much of his time working with large J2EE and .NET systems for Fortune 500 companies. He has spent his career as a developer, project manager, and everything in between. Joe is a passionate member of the open source community. He co-founded the Columbus Ruby Brigade and helped organize the Chicago Area Ruby Users Group. His passions are Agile Development in the Enterprise, Ruby, and demonstrating to the Fortune 500 the elegance and power of this incredible language. Joe is currently working on a book for the Pragmatic Programmers on building DSL’s with Ruby.

If you haven’t seen Joe speak, I promise you he is awesome. I’m always left scratching my head wondering why I don’t write Ruby.

The Ann Arbor Computer Society meets at SRT Solutions offices at 206 S. 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan at 6pm the first Wednesday of every month.