Rubber, Meet Road RailsConf Talk

Wow, what a week.

I just got back from Portland, where I hung out with tons of great Ruby folks, said and did lots of potentially embarrassing things, and gave a talk on designers and developers, working together. (“You got designer in my developer!” “You got developer in my designer!”)


Grab the goods:

Please be sure to save ’em to disk because I am paying for the bandwidth, y’know. (And if you like ’em, consider adding to the tip jar. You’ll have my gratitude and a shout out here!)


I told several folks to check out my feed for design-related links. You can see the whole thing, or just the design tag (recommended, because I bookmark lots of crap).

Need kickass design?

In my talk, I offhandedly mentioned a business project that I’m undertaking with John Athayde. We’re creating a designer co-op (our own private designer army!) to help answer the question “Where are the good designers?”

If you’re in need of design services, contact me (see email riddle) or John (see contact link).


Got it? I want it.

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  1. zundra says:

    Fantastic talk Amy. I downloaded the audio and followed along with your slides and it was almost like I was there 🙂 Sorry I missed the real thing though. Maybe next time!

  2. Of all the presentations at RailsConf, I wish I had been able to be there for yours. I heard it was great. I haven’t had a chance to listen to the audio yet, but I loved your slides. Very nice.

    I really like the wireframe flow (slide 41). I plan on incorporating something like this into my process.

    Do you use Omnigraffle for your wireframes? If so, have you found a good workaround for Omnigraffle’s lack of master elements? I have been toying with the idea of moving my wireframing into illustrator, because of this. I do love Omnigraffle though, so it is a tough call.

  3. This talk and slide deck are destined to become classics. Congrats, the slides are wonderful.

  4. Sean Cribbs says:

    Amy, great slides as always. Now I’m sorry I missed your talk… not sure whether I was in another session or just in the lobby. Anyway, I was sitting next to Zed on Sunday at the table when you sat down. Hope you didn’t think I was blowing you off by not acting like a fanboy!

  5. Ft. Lee says:

    There will be a conference in Amsterdam at 7th of June and there are no seats already! I’m shocked

  6. =vg says:

    Great talk Amy, and thanks for the slides.

    I’d been looking for them at <; – why not post them there and let them pay for the bandwidth?

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