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Closing Keynote: Why RailsInstaller? Didn't Rails Win Already?

A talk by Dr Nic at RubyNation 2011

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April 2, 2011 12:50 PM

Reston, VA

Reston, VA

The path to becoming a "Top Gun" of Ruby on Rails starts with first being interested in airplanes, flying really fast, and making smart-assed jokes like "There's two Os in 'Goose', boys." The achievements and glory are only if you come in first, "No points for second place."

At the end of Top Gun, Maverick gets the girl and becomes a Top Gun instructor. Time to teach. Time to share the wisdom. Time to create more fighter pilots.

That's where we are now with Rails community. We have thousands of Top Gun Rails developers, but we need another 100,000 or 1,000,000 amateur pilots. We need to continue to bring developers and designers into the Ruby on Rails community. RailsInstaller started as a mission to help Windows developers get started in Rails. It's now much bigger. Can we get Ruby on Rails onto every developer's machine?

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