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島根 September — RubyWorld · The rea­son I went to Ja­pan was to at­tend RubyWorld 2009, a con­fer­ence cen­ter­ing around the Ru­by pro­gram­ming lan­guage. The rea­son the con­fer­ence was in this rather re­mote cor­ner of Ja­pan is that Mat­sumo­to Yuk­i­hi­ro (known to geeks as “Matz”), the in­ven­tor of Ruby, choos­es to live and work in Mat­sue, and the city and pre­fec­ture gov­ern­ments are try­ing to use his pres­ence as lever­age in di­ver­si­fy­ing the lo­cal econ­o­my in­to Open-Source soft­ware. While the con­fer­ence was rea­son­ably well-covered in the Ja­panese me­di­a, I’ve seen noth­ing in English, so I’ll try to rec­ti­fy that here. With pic­tures ...
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