Went to a presentation last night put on by 757 Studio.
It was a small but very intense group of 50 programmers interested in Ruby and iPhone development. It was organised by Ken Collins, and there were three speakers.
Andy Hunt (of The Pragmatic Programmer fame) was giving a very brief talk about the data in his new book - Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware. This was about how to make the most use of your brain. Very interesting, and it roused a lot of enthusiasm. I bought the book as soon as I got home. I'll have it in a few days and I plan on implementing a lot of his suggestions.
Clinton R. Nixon spoke about The Joy of Ruby. I've been working with Ruby and this didn't really teach me anything new, but it made me more enthusiastic about working with it.
Jamie Pinkham is an iPhone developer from Richmond. He gave a quick intro to what iPhone development is like. I have started learning Objective-C and Cocoa and iPhone development so I am eager to get any hints I can, and this talk was fun and I learnt things.