The Web 2.0 Revolution: Starting your own Web 2.0 Company using Ruby-on-Rails and Agile Development

Date: 
Monday, November 5, 2007 - 10:05am


KLAUS SCHAUSER
DATE: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007
TIME: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Computer Science Conference Room, Harold Frank Hall Room 1132

ABSTRACT:

In this talk I will give a summary of the Web 2.0 Summit I recently attended and will discuss our experience with creating a new exciting startup using Web 2.0 technologies.

I will discuss how leveraging Web 2.0 Technologies,

· Ruby-on-Rails,

· Open Source,

· Agile Software Development,

· Test Driven Development, and

· Extreme Pair Programming

helped us quickly create with a small team of programmers sophisticated web based software offered as Software-as-a-Service. This software can be accessed from anywhere and runs in any web browser, including on the iPhone.

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Klaus Schauser was professor in Computer Science at the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Citrix Online (formerly Expertcity). At Citrix Online Dr. Schauser combined visionary leadership and years of expertise in overseeing technological developments. Citrix Online, a division of Citrix Systems, provides easy-to-use, on-demand applications for remote desktop access, Web conferencing and collaboration. Citrix Online’s award-winning services, which are used by more than 20,000 businesses and hundreds of thousands of individual subscribers, include: GoToMyPC for easy, secure remote PC access from anywhere; GoToAssist for live, easy remote support; GoToMeeting for online meetings made easy; and GoToWebinar the industry’s first do-it-yourself solution for Web events. Dr. Schauser is a widely published research scientist with extensive experience developing scalable, highly parallel computing environments and has received numerous academic awards. Dr. Schauser holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

HOST: AMR EL ABBADI