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 blazer mid premium
    ´╗┐Nike gets 'Back to the Future' with self NEW YORK I just got to try on new Nikes that I never have to lace up, the futuristic sneaks Nike has been talking about for years. Unveiled to much hoopla at a New York event Wednesday, Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 has power operated laces. As soon as you step into a pair as if they were slip ons press a "+" button, the laces tighten. The shoe even lights up. The new shoe was unveiled by Nike CEO Mark Parker, along with a raft of other technologies. They expected out by the holiday season, but Nike hasn announced pricing yet. Nike has been talking about its self tying shoes for over two years (and actually working on this technology for ten years). Movie goers have been anticipating them for even longer: Marty McFly, the time warped teenager played by Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Part II, famously had self tying shoes. Nike expects the shoe to come in various sizes and for multi purposes. The size 10 shoes I got to wear briefly at the nike mercurial event indeed felt snug once I pushed the + button. When I was ready to pull them off, I pressed a " " (minus) button and the fit relaxed making them easy to pull off. The shoes are battery operated and use an inductive charge system and magnetic cup. It takes about three hours for a full charge. Nike says with average use you have to charge the battery every couple of weeks. A lighting system lets you know when you need to charge it. Which nike t shirt design raised the question, what if the battery dies when you are ready to pull them off? Nike says you can easily pull them off as a low top shoe. At the event, Nike also unveiled a new version of the Nike + app, slated to launch in June, aimed at combining its Nike Training Club, Nike Running Club and retail apps into one, more personalized experience. Users will be able to shop, be notified of local Nike events and have access to personalized training programs and "on demand coaching." The app experience differs based on a user location, clothing and shoe sizes, and sport and lifestyle preferences, which they are prompted to enter when first setting up the app. "Athletes want more than a dashboard," Parker said at the event. "They want a relationship." Contributing: AP and Hadley Malcolm 'Did you really have to do this?' New details revealed in Plano mass shooting Friends remember teens killed in I 94 crash Woman dies from flesh eating bacteria from floodwater Airbnb guest charged with attempted sexual assault of host's 7 year old Watch: Prosecutors address charges to NCAA coaches Mayo Clinic research could help maintain weight loss This Is How To Cut The Cord The Deal Guy What we learned NFL Week 3: Protests in spotlight Congressman Walz calls for federal investigation of VA ER denials Teen fights for life after allergic reaction About Us Contact Us Reporters Index Help Connect With Us FCC Online Public Inspection File EEO Public File Report Home Local National Politics Jacob Wetterling Newstips eyesUP Politics KARE Investigates More. Land of 10,000 Stories Extras Money Healthfair 11 Verify Standing Rock Life Decisions More Local Minnesota State Fair Education Health Business Jamar Clark Investigation Kids Who Kare Motivation Monday Real Economy Recalls Shows Heroin US Bank Stadium Charlie Foxtrot Side Effects Ways to Save Year in Review If My Parents Only Knew Bridge Collapse Clear the Shelters Weather 7 Day Outlook Weather Alerts CabinCast Regional Satellite and Radar State Satellite and Radar Local Dew Points More. Local Wind Speed Radars Maps Grow with KARE State Temperatures Local Feels Like Temperatures State Dew Points Local Temperatures State Feels Like Temperatures Minnesota Wind Speed Weather Resources WeatherNation Grow With KARE Science Club Monarch Mission Health Detail Explore with Sven More Weather Newsletters Location Search Interactive Radar Nation Now Traffic Gas Prices Sports Olympics High School Sports Vikings Minnesota United WNBA: Lynx MLB: Twins More. NHL: Wild NBA: Timberwolves Share Your Catch SBLII Fairway Favorites More Sports Athlete of the Week Minnesota Gophers NCAA Basketball Tournament US Bank Stadium Features Entertainment Community Sandwich Generation Kids Who KARE Magnify Money Amped Up More. Inventures Cars Feeling Good Minnesota Toys for Tots CarSoup Real Men Wear Gowns More Features Jobs Recipes Coffee With KARE Eleven Who Care Contests Healthfair 11 Holiday Lights Monarch Mission Celebrate Summer Our Say On Blu Ray Oscars Grammys Race for the Cure Prince Minnesotas Own TD Jakes Thankful Life Decisions Project Green Norad Santa Tracker eyesUP Eclipse About Meet The Team Advertise With nike shoes usa Us Contact Us Work at KARE TV Schedule Social Media More. Closed Captioning Internships Mobile Apps Connect With Us Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights RSS Community Rules Newsletters FAQ Terms Justice Network Ad Choices News Tips FCC Public Inspection File More About KARE What's On NBC Survey Video