Corey Woodcox
Ranked 27 in Phase 2 with a weighted final score of 122

About the author

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...

Ruby in my yard!

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.

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  • The proposal author responded 8 months ago

    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!

  • 3c7964e731bc7da3786195d7ac264209?d=retro Fotos Georgiadis suggested 8 months ago

    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!