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I'm Ryan Lowe, a Software Engineering graduate living in Ottawa, Canada. I like agile software development and Ruby on Rails.
I write this blog in Canadian English and don't use a spell checker. Typos happen.
» Full-time Ruby on Rails freelancer
» Full-time with Rails since May 2005
» Former committer for RadRails (now Aptana)
» I also have a few Rails side-projects in development:
1. wheretogoinTO.com Toronto nightlife
2. Hey Heads Up! TODO list and sharing
3. Layered Genealogy family history research
4. foos for foosball scoring
5. fanconcert for music fans (on hold)
Hiring Rails developers? I can telecommute by the hour from Ottawa, Canada
»» Email: rails AT ryanlowe DOT ca
Now hosted on Hey! Heads Up -- check it out!
Derek Lowe's (Ryan's older brother) words at Ryan's funeral
firstname.lastname@example.org no more
Forging Email Headers: Good, Bad or Ugly?
Sarcastic Dictionary (Part 1 of Many)
Twisting Rails is Risky Business
Risky Business? My Take on Early Alphas
Whoa, it's August 2007
A Postscript to "Growth at the grassroots"
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David Heinemeier Hansson
James Duncan Davidson
Signal vs. Noise
Amy Hoy: (24)slash7
Luis de la Rosa
BarCamp Ottawa: Creating Open Source Communities and Platforms
Creating Open Source Communities and Platforms
based on a talk at Adobe dev conference
why is it number 1?
best thing you can do for an open source project? write a great bug report
(talked about Eclipse...)
switch to EPL was hell
Borland and BEA are moving to Eclipse/RCP
Architecture of Participation
Eclipse is very laissez-faire (same with Apache)
Unique to Eclipse
Eclipse uses it's membership dues to pay for massive bandwidth costs
"Brand Hijack" is a book (Alex Wipperfurth)
Anatomy of a Community
Is it fanatical?
How to get there?
How not to do it?
The next generation of platforms do not have to be open source but it sure helps
Last updated April 22, 2006 at 11:18 AM EST