When I found Ruby several years ago, I had no idea how strong an influence it would be in my life.
It made my life happier and I was eager to share this new found happiness with other developers.
Then by the way of MagLev - I found the magical world of Smalltalk - and my joy was complete.
Come hear about this journey, how Ruby.is_a? Smalltalk and appreciate the following quote on another level:
I always knew that one day Smalltalk would replace Java. I just didn't know it would be called Ruby. -- Kent Beck