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 slides instagram
    The biggest Seattle sports stories of 2012 Feb. 4 Seattle arena proposal leaked to press The Seattle Times first reported Feb. 4 about a mysterious hedge fund manager who had a . That investor turned out to be Chris Hansen, and that proposal turned into one of the biggest sports stories of the year. After months of presentations, opposition, rallies and deliberation, it looks like there could be a new arena in Sodo sometime soon. Photo: Arena investor Chris Hansen listens during a news conference in which he, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a of understanding on financing a new NBA and NHL arena in Seattle. 15 27 Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, others join Sounders Women To prepare themselves for the London Olympics, national soccer team players , , Megan Rapinoe and Sydney Leroux joined the Sounders Women and were welcomed with open arms by Seattle fans. They brought new found excitement to the local soccer faithful who have embraced teams like Sounders FC. Bad losses earlier in the season also led the , and UW was relegated to the NIT. As a No. 1 seed, the Huskies ended up . As a backup at Green Bay, Flynn was one of the most desirable free agents after nike pegasus his huge victory against the Detroit Lions, in which he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns. The 12th Man was watering at the mouth for a promising quarterback after suffering through a season of Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst in 2011. Photo: Matt Flynn warms up before the Seahawks game against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. The Seahawks ended up being that demonstration team, and from Seattle nike untouchable 1 12th Man. The Seahawks have since said there has been a . The next day, on April 27, in the second round and, in the third round, some . Little did Seahawks fans know, they be cheering for Wilson as the starting QB months later as the Hawks battled toward the playoffs. Sweezy and DL Greg Scruggs.) Photo: nike zoom fly Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates his team berth in the Rose Bowl after beating the Michigan State Spartans in the Big 10 Conference Championship on Dec. Kevin Millwood started on the mound until he got injured in the sixth inning, then was relieved by Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League and Tom Wilhelmsen, in that order. The Mariners beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1 0. Seattle got some national attention or, perhaps, some sympathy and the locally produced documentary . Things had been heating up after an . When the Thunder made it to the finals, the that read, advance to finals, oh wait. Seattle fans were happy when the Heat eventually won the NBA title. The club and fans gave him a big sendoff during his last game, a friendly with Chelsea in Seattle that the Sounders lost 4 2. Levesque also for their support over the years. Photo: Roger Levesque is held up by teammates after Sounders FC lost 4 2 to Chelsea in a friendly July 18 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.