RuPy 2008

This year I was able to attend RuPy on two days, not like year ago. It makes huge difference ;) Pozna? by night with Ruby and Python zealots was remarkable experience.

Talking about experience – I need to tell what happened when I was returning from Pozna? to Warsaw. I was on RuPy by car, so after my talk (which was last one – I suggest You never agree to be the last speaker :) ) I jumped in and was heading to Warsaw. Just after I left Pozna? I did something unusual for me – I picked up a hitchhiker. He has shown me few shortcuts, which made my journey much easier. What is special in that? This guy, Wiktor Racinkowski was born blind. I was astonished by his courage and openness. This trip was for him something normal, as he said, he is traveling that way since late 70-s, so it make almost 30 years.

He has phenomenal memory – told me about his journeys with very detailed routes, dates and a lot of stories… I guess he is able to remember route after he go through it two times. Incredible.

If You do speak Polish You can listen to this reportage about hitchhiking from Polish public radio, where Wiktor is featured.

Returning to more geeky things – the whole experience of RuPy was awesome. I have met a lot new very interesting people and hope that from those contacts something will be born – maybe finally hack fest in Warsaw become reality – keep Your fingers crossed for this idea :)

My talk was how to write application using Rails and Facebook platform – it should be available on YT, but hard to say when – I will post a link when I got it.

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