It seems like a long way away, but "The Rails Edge":http://pragmaticstudio.com/therailsedge/ is coming to Chicago on August 23-25. The Rails Edge content continually changes, which makes this a favorite for speakers as well as attendees. Looking at the fresh lineup of talks, this is going to be the best one yet. When you get a group like this together: "Dave Thomas":http://pragmagmaticprogrammer.com "Mike Clark":http://clarkware.com/cgi/blosxom "Justin Gehtland":http://relevancellc.com "Stuart Halloway":http://relevancellc.com "Marcel Molina Jr.":http://project.ioni.st "Jim Weirich":http://onestepback.org "Ezra Zygmuntowicz":http://brainspl.at/ "me":http://chadfowler.com ;) ...it's bound to be both education _and_ entertaining. Anyway, the early bird registration ends July 1. People tend to get distracted during the summer and miss this kind of thing. "Here's registration":http://pragmaticstudio.com/therailsedge/register.html if you're interested. Seeya there!