Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
  • Conference Themes
    nike air precision
    The life and times of Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch Born April 22, 1986, Marshawn Lynch grew up in inner city Oakland, where he played football at Oakland Technical High School. It was during his prep years that his mother, Delisa Lynch, began giving him "power pills" or Skittles during games to keep his stomach settled. 2 high school running back behind Adrian Peterson. less Born April 22, 1986, Marshawn Lynch grew up in inner city Oakland, where he played football at Oakland Technical High School. It was during his prep years that his mother, Delisa Lynch, began giving him "power . more Lynch was recruited to Cal the University of California at Berkeley just a few miles away from his hometown. He became the starting running back his sophomore year, when he tallied 1,246 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 196 carries despite missing two games with a hand injury. It was at Cal that Lynch first wore jersey No. 24. nike kd hat less Lynch was recruited to Cal the University of California at Berkeley just a few miles away from his hometown. He became the starting running back his sophomore year, when he tallied 1,246 rushing yards . more Photo: Jay Drowns Sporting News via Getty Images Lynch has always been quite the character. In 2006, his junior and final year at Cal, he celebrated an overtime victory over the Washington Huskies by driving an injury cart around the field (YouTube video). In three seasons with the Golden Bears, Lynch became the school second all time career rusher, and was named Pac 10 Offensive Player of the Year in 2006. less Lynch has always been quite the character. In 2006, his junior and final year at Cal, he celebrated an overtime victory over the Washington Huskies by driving an injury cart around the field ( . more Still to date, his most productive game (by rushing yards) came in his nike youth size chart rookie year, when he ran for 153 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries and added a touchdown through the air as a passer as his Bills beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 4, 2007. less Still to date, his most productive game (by rushing yards) came in his rookie year, when he ran for 153 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries and nike 3m jacket added a touchdown through the air as a passer as his Bills . more Photo: Rick Stewart Getty Images Lynch finished his rookie season with 1,115 yards and seven touchdowns, despite missing two games with an ankle injury. He didn miss another game due to injury until 2011, when he sat out Seattle 6 3 loss to the Cleveland Browns a game he would have likely helped the Seahawks win. less Lynch finished his rookie season with 1,115 yards and seven touchdowns, despite missing two games with an ankle injury. He didn miss another game due to injury until 2011, when he sat out Seattle 6 3 loss . more Lynch was elected to his first Pro Bowl in 2008, when he rushed for 1,036 yards and eight touchdowns (plus another through the air) for the Bills. But his career in Buffalo was soon to hit the rocks. In 2009, Lynch was charged with misdemeanor gun possession in Los Angeles and was suspended for the Bills first three games. Combined with a previous hit and run case in 2008, Buffalo patience with Lynch was running thin. less Lynch was elected to his first Pro Bowl in 2008, when he rushed for 1,036 yards and eight touchdowns (plus another through the air) for the Bills. But his career in Buffalo was soon to hit the rocks. In 2009, . more Photo: Tom Dahlin Getty Images In 2010, after four games with the Bills, Lynch was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for two future draft picks a fourth round selection in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012. Lynch made an immediate impact, and on Dec. 5, 2010, he scored three touchdowns against the Carolina Panthers. less In 2010, after four games with the Bills, Lynch was traded to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for two future draft picks a fourth round selection in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012. Lynch made an . more Photo: Jonathan Daniel Getty Images On Jan. 8, 2011, Lynch made the play that defined the start of Seattle run to the top of the NFL. In the divisional playoff against the New Orleans Saints Lynch first career postseason game he rushed for a breathtaking 67 yard touchdown that has since become known as the "Beast Quake," because Seahawks fans cheered so hard they registered on a nearby seismometer. less On Jan. 8, 2011, Lynch made the play that defined the start of Seattle run to the top of the NFL. In the divisional playoff against the New Orleans Saints Lynch first career postseason game he rushed . more It was in the 2011 season that Seahawks fans learned of Lynch love for Skittles. On Dec. 24, he wore Skittles shoes against the San Francisco 49ers, incurring a uniform fine from the NFL. Lynch also made the Pro Bowl in 2011 for the second time in his career. less It was in the 2011 season that Seahawks fans learned of Lynch love for Skittles. On Dec. 24, he wore Skittles shoes against the San Francisco 49ers, incurring a uniform fine from the NFL. Lynch also made the . more Photo: John Froschauer Associated Press In 2012, Lynch had his best season yet, rushing for 1,590 yards and 11 touchdowns plus one more through the air as he led the streaking Seahawks into the postseason. He made the Pro Bowl for the third time, and was named first team All Pro that year as the NFL second best running back behind Adrian Peterson. That summer, however, he was charged with driving under the influence near Oakland in a case that is still ongoing. less In 2012, Lynch had his best season yet, rushing for 1,590 yards and 11 touchdowns plus one more through the air as he led the streaking Seahawks into the postseason. He made the Pro Bowl for the third . more