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Fri 28 Jun
Brighton Dome

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The Magic of Rails // Friday, 30th June 2023

Eileen Uchitelle


We’ll look at the philosophy behind the framework as well as the overall structure of the components and explore some of the common patterns that Rails uses to build agnostic and beautiful interfaces, and the techniques it implements to hide complexity so you can focus on building your application.

By the end of this talk you’ll be more confident navigating the Rails codebase and better understand the patterns it uses to create the framework we all know and love. But Rails is so much more than its design and architecture. We’ll dive into my motivations for working on the framework and why the community is so important to the long term success of Rails.

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Eileen is a Senior Staff Engineer at Shopify where she helps lead the effort to improve and maintain the Rails framework and Ruby language. As a member of the Rails Core Team her goal is to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Rails framework and its continued adoption as one of the leading open-source frameworks.