I'm co-founder of Ruby consultancy 80beans, where we build awesome products for our international clients. We also founded SliceCraft, the only company globally that offers PSD-to-Haml/Sass services. In addition I try to blog and am an contributing author for TheSassWay.com. You can find me on Twitter (@roy).
I have presented on the basics of Haml/Sass/Compass/CoffeeScript at various local user groups and at ArrrrCamp in Belgium. In March I gave a talk about modular front-end code at wroc_love.rb (Poland) and RubyNation (USA). In September I'll be giving a full-day workshop on CSS pre-compilers for Fronteers, the Dutch association of professional front-end developers.
My English is close to fluent, I was trained to be a teacher and I have experience in improv theater. I try to combine all of this into an informative, yet fun to attend presentation. Be advised: my slides may contain pictures of Bob Ross.
Stop Swashbucklin' and Shipshape yer Front-endWatch the video
Front-end code should be fun to write and fast to run. Combine front-end meta languages like Haml, Sass & CoffeeScript with the Rails 3.1 asset pipeline and achieve both.
Modular & reusable front-end code with HTML5, Sass and CoffeeScript (2012)Watch the video
A lot of Ruby developers use Rails for their everyday projects. Often they toy around with front-end themselves or outsource it, ending up tangled in a web of css-all-over-the-place.
Keeping your front-end code clean is hard. Before you know it you're suffering from CSS specificity issues and not-really-generic partials. Find out how to keep things tidy using the HTML5 document outline and modular Sass & CoffeeScript, for truly reusable code.