• Florian Plank

    Beautiful Rubyist

    About Florian Plank

    Florian solves problems on the open web. He works with his tiny software shop Polarblau somewhere close to the polar circle for companies of all sizes around the globe. Between gigs he builds please revise!

    Florian prefers Ruby over PHP, Coffeescript over Javascript, beer over bubbly, open source over proprietary software, bike over car, work over meetings, small over big, action over talk, learning over degrees and his family over everything.

    This talk

    We — as Rubyists — have proven to be perceptible to aesthetics through our choice of (primary) programming language.

    In our daily work we often have to touch user interfaces — on the web, desktop and mobile apps or even in API definitions. And while we might sometimes secretly enjoy working so close to the user and out in the open, visible to everyone, we do so rarely with confidence.

    It’s time to gain some confidence! This talk will attempt to bring visual aesthetics and code together and to explain some of the most fundamental rules of art and visual design through Ruby: Using Ruby idioms, patterns and syntax we will try to clarify basics like hierarchy, composition, contrast and proportion using everyday interface–related problems as examples and hopefully take on an interesting journey through language, design and code.