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mountain.rb wrap up

Posted by Marty Haught on Oct 12, 2010Comments

Last week was mountain.rb. It was an intense week for me with all the organizer duties weighing on me but the event turned out great. I got a mountain of positive feedback and some even considered it the best regional Ruby conference out there. I don’t know if I’d go that far since I know of many ways that it fell short of what I was hoping for. Now that it’s all done I can finally emerge to a normal schedule. Being an event organizer was fun in some ways but I am very thankful it is not my main job. However, I would like to go over a few of the things that stood out for me personally.

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Posted by Marty Haught on Oct 28, 2010Comments

After some encouragement from some of my fellow programmers, I decided to do Movember. For those of you not familiar with it, it’s a month where the men participating start clean shaven on November 1st and grow a mustache for the month of November. They do this to raise awareness and money for men’s cancer research. I’m joining an existing team, GeekWithBalls, that is comprised of many fellow programmers from the Ruby community. I’ve never grown a ‘Mo’ as they call them so this should be interesting. I am prepared to be sufficiently embarrassed but I’m happy to do it for a good cause. If you see me, please come up and talk to me about it.

Oh, and you can check out my progress here as well as make a donation for my effort: My movember page. I’ll upload my starting picture on Sunday.