From the session summary
bq. The Ruby language has taken the development world by storm. Its combination of clean, object-oriented syntax (everything is an object) coupled with Perl-like platform independence and inline text processing power make it a useful tool both for writing small utilities and as a rapid prototyping language. The popular web framework, Ruby-on-Rails, allows for easy development of highly-functional web applications.
bq. This session will explore these aspects of Ruby, namely for utilities, prototyping and web development. We will also discuss issues such as scalability and deployment.??
bq. Intended audience: experienced developers who are curious about what Ruby has to offer, and want a fair appraisal and introduction without all the hype.??
I promise there will be no powerpoint and lots of interactive stuff.