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 presto flyknit womens
    ´╗┐Sculptures hit the water in Eureka during Day 2 of Kinetic Grand Championships are you thinking of? Come on! Just do it, said Mighty Melvin pilot Dave Rempe who has raced for more than 20 years. a bicycle and a canoe and just do it. Put on a costume and have fun. It doesn matter even if you have to drag it through the sand. It awesome and fun. if you break or even if you ace it, it all good. Just start somehow and just do it. Schaible, pilot of Flaming Farmers and an nike flip flops 11 year veteran of the race, agreed. You just gotta do it. It a great time, he said. meet a lot of people here and you make friends. I got lifelong friends I made here and it kind of a reunion. Everyone gets together, has party and, has a great time. do it also provided the perfect mind set as sculptures went down the dock Sunday morning near the Wharfinger Building at the Eureka Public Marina and into the frigid waters. Making a splash, indeed. A bevy of onlookers and champing at the bit racers were anxious and eager to take in the moment. Some sculptures were extravagant, others simple. Yet all the unique rigs shared one common trait creativity. And the crews shared a common bond determination. Mighty Melvin, cruised down into the water with no troubles, much to the delight of Rempe. best scenario is you just cruise in the water and pedal for an hour and cruise right up onto the (exit) ramp, he said. worst case is chains locking up, winds blowing and you drift off course. You paddling with feet in water and you still drifting and there you are. Or you getting towed in . but we don talk about that. What we usually do is we cruise in really good and we cruise out really good. all good. It all good. The fun is trying to avoid the bad stuff. But, the bad stuff happens and we fix it, you know? Drill For Glory flew down the launch and created the crowd pleasing big splash. Flaming Farmer, on the other hand, experienced technical difficulties and turned back for the ramp after entering the water. Not surprising considering this: hope we float. We haven really tested this craft in water yet, Schaible said. the paddles stay on and we can make it through the water okay. 11px; The sculpture piloted by the California Conservation Corps tipped to it right soon after entry and the crew was dipped into nike air force 5 the cold, cold water. nike 6 sfb field Despite a scare the woman in the lead seat remained briefly under water all were okay and, once their ride was righted, headed toward Halverson Park for the exit back to land. All of this was done in the name of pure, unadulterated fun. creator) Hobart (Brown) used to say adults having fun, said the Rampmeister, a 24 year vet of the vent. to make kids want to group up and be adults. So, it all about that. Day 2 of the championship ended with a private campout for racers and volunteers at Crab Park. That where Day 3 starts today as teams head across the Eel River (on land just outside of Fernbridge). The finish line is on Main Street in Ferndale. Over the three days of the event which started Saturday, racers will travel will travel 42 miles between Arcata and Ferndale through a variety of terrain. you can accomplish an ace in this race, you have accomplished something, said Schaible. a grueling triathlon, you can call it. It just for the glory. You do it to say you did it, you know? Ray Aspuria evenings at 707 441 0527.