September 20, 2013: This Week at Engine Yard

GoGaRuCo! An awesome conference in my favorite city – much of the SF office is decamping tomorrow to go learn, mingle, and play with the spheros our awesome community team gave us to give away at our booth! Hope to see you there!

If you would like to fork our Sphero repository and send us a pull request to get small round robots to do awesome or ridiculous things, here’s the repo: https://github.com/engineyard/sphero

Tasha Drew, Product Manager

Engineering Updates

This week the popular nginx packages SPDY and pagespeed have been released into limited access. If you’d like to check them out, you’ll need to open a ticket with our support team! Also, any and all feedback you’d like to share with us would be greatly appreciated (we have a forum dedicated to early access releases!). You will need to be using the latest version of nginx 1.4.2, which is also in Limited Access, to take advantage of the modules.

Social Calendar (Come say hi!)

Friday, September 20 - Saturday, September 21st: Engine Yard’s Joe Hsu, Amanda Quaranto, and PJ Hagerty will be hosting Nickel City Ruby Conference in Buffalo, NY! People are encouraged to stop by the After Party Saturday night at Electric Avenue (we’ll be giving away a Sphero robotic sphere).

Friday, September 20 - Saturday, September 21st: GoGaRuCo! Our San Francisco office is attending in full force. We have a booth, spheros, in-office rivalry, and more! Come say hi and hack on spheros!

Sunday, September 22nd - Thursday, September 26th: It’s our first year attending JavaOne and we’re really excited! Come stop by our booth to learn about the latest Engine Yard news.

Wednesday, September 25th - Friday, September 27th: Our support team is headed to Boulder for Rocky Mountain Ruby!

Thursday, September 26th: Our Dublin office is hosting Node.js Dublin. Get your tickets ahead of time to reserve your spot here.

Friday, September 27th - Saturday, September 28th: Engine Yard is excited to sponsor the 4th annual RubyShift in Kiev. The dynamic duo Kevin and Slava will be in attendance, and as always, feel free to say hello!

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