MashPit + CocoaDevHouse at MWSF 2007

Blake told me about this event and it really makes me wish I was at Macworld right about now. Looks like a unique event that discusses and hacks together Hybrid Apps, specifically Cocoa apps that talk to open web APIs.

Here’s the details of MashPit + CocoaDevHouse at MWSF 2007:

Mash Pit is a Barcamp-inspired, hackfest for collaborating on solving human problems with open APIs, open source and web-based technology.

For this Macworld-week event we’re adding a healthy dose of Apple’s Cocoa frameworks and Mac hardware hacking in addition to discussions of web service mashups, open authentication and such.

Intermediate Rails training in Reston, VA this January

I met Patrick Reagan of Viget at the December NovaRUG and he told me about a Rails training event that Viget has set up with the one and only Chad Fowler. I’m not going to this particular event but I think it might be useful to a lot of other people who might be reading.

Brief aside: Chad told me that he had gone indie just recently as well to focus on his writing, training, speaking, conference organizing (hehe I asked if he was going to speak at RailsConf and he reminded me that he was the program chair), and his all around guru-ing. So belated congrats to Chad for going indie!

Anyways, Chad is coming to town January 15 – 17 to do Intermediate Rails training event. I inquired further and this falls inbetween the (Beginner) Rails Studio and the Advanced Rails Studio. To quote Patrick: “The session is geared toward people who have web development experience and have played a bit with Rails but want to get more in-depth.” The cost is $750 which I think is a good deal. If you’re interested, email