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

Monday, November 5, 2007 - 10:05am

TIME: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Computer Science Conference Room, Harold Frank Hall Room 1132


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.


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.