The end of January turned out to be quite busy. I held a presentation at Stockholm GTUG talking about Google App Engine.
(I also got to fiddle a bit with a Nexus One)
Somehow Patrick Chanezon, a Google developer advocate heard about it and invited me to join him at his JFokus presentation. The GTUG presentation was quite general, focusing on the Java version of App Engine. Slides are available on my Slidehare account.
The GTUG presentation
For the second presentation I focused more on demos. First the basic Java Hello World (in the cloud) using the Eclipse plugin. The I decided to go for the more fun stuff showing JRuby on App Engine, with a basic Rails app, and scaffolding with a DataMapper model. I had only a few days to do the preparations but thanks to some great help by jruby-appengine developer John Woodell everything went well.
I was quite nervous live demoing with a dependency on having a network connection, but the demo gods seemed happy that particular day as nothing went wrong. To add to the nervosity I spotted awesome JRuby developer Charles Nutter in the crowd. However all feedback I managed to extract from Twitter afterwards was positive: