Active Record makes interfacing with the database in a Rails app easy and clean, but it can cause headaches when working with a lot of data. I will walk through how to effectively use Rails to Create, Read, Update, and Destroy Mb or Gb of data, as well as what might be causing the headaches in the first place.
Stephen Freund is a data engineer at Springbuk. His primary focus for the last ~1 year has been normalizing and importing healthcare data for use in the Springbuk app. Besides writing Ruby, he enjoys running, reading, watching football, and debating the merits of Star Wars vs Star Trek.
Clayton is the DevOps wizard at Octiv, where he got his professional start in Ruby. When he’s not hacking away in Vim, you’ll find him on the soccer field or drinking a craft beer somewhere around town.
Andrew is the head of product and engineering at Lessonly. He started out doing Net and Java (even some COBOL back in the high school days)… but found the light around 2011 which is when he found RoR. He loves engineering, but recently his passions have been split between engineering, design, product, and servant leadership.
Anna is a Team Lead/Senior Developer for MOBI and has been programming in Ruby since 2007. She likes DevOps and performance work far more than UI. Before that, she wrote java for the NCAA. She has two adorable goofball daughters that are 1 and 5.
A senior web developer with about 10 years (most of it in Ruby) of total experience building web sites professionally. By day, he curses DHH’s name while hacking away at code and trying to keep junior devs from scraping their knees. By night, he’s peeling away from the starting line while blowing up other vehicles in his way in Mario Kart.