Ruby and I are what some may call "going steady." We do everything together. I've spoken at the last 2 MountainWest RubyConf conferences, and the last one was awesome. Git is my secret lover. I love listening to good music, and I never go anywhere without some sort of Apple product on me.
I work for a Salt Lake City company called OC Tanner. We make awards for people who do great things.
I like to write, and I wish I had more time to do it. Skullcandy is great, and I like music loud.
I'm a novice cinematographer. I love photography too, but video is where my passion is when it comes to light.
I'm fluent in French, and I speak it to myself without realizing it. Oh, I talk to myself sometimes, too...
Look, I know you love your sprinkler timer, with its endearing little dials and simple, easy-to-use interface, and its killer dot-matrix LCD.
I thought I could do better, and I thought Ruby could help me. With the awesomeness of things like the Raspberry Pi and maybe a little Arduino, who's to say I can't use Ruby to water my lawn, remind me to fertilize, or let me know where I could save a little water?
I'll take you on a quick tour of the automated sprinkler system world and the problems it has, and how I aim to solve them with Ruby, Raspberry Pi, and about 24V of AC power. I promise not to electrocute you, but I can’t guarantee you won’t get a little bit wet.
I gave it as a full 30-minute presentation at MountainWest RubyConf and it went really well. I'm still improving it, too, so it would be different!
Haha, I love this proposal and its hilarious approach. Seems fun, interesting and practical. Would love to see this as a lightning talk.
Don't forget to bring your gardener hat!