The entry below is classified as a LEGACY post, meaning that it was written (well) before the current version of Avalonstar was released. Although these posts have survived the numerous moves over years, there is no guarantee that they've survived the trip unscathed (especially the links).

Super Hybrid Robots

Last year, I presented the concept of J-pop to my colleagues of GitHub at my first summit. It was surprisingly well received. Since I missed a summit due to the wedding, I gave my second summit talk yesterday. When it came to this year's topic, as always, Jen was the catalyst that got me started—two weeks in advance.

Whew. I need to work on putting coherent sentences together, but at least the slides were pretty! ;) #ghsummit

— Bryan Veloso (@bryanveloso) January 18, 2012

Here's a quick preface.

The day I finished my first Django app, three or four years ago, my life changed. Up until then I was an interface designer who had a lot of ideas but never the foundation to go forward. Also, I feared it. But after that first successful app, I wanted to know the entire stack. So over the next few years I tried everything, from Cocoa to Puppet and now Redis and Rails. I followed what was interesting and what seemed fun at the time, even if it was a waste of time. So, I started to associate with the concept of a hybrid.

Oh yes, my presentation. I found a lot of parallels to two of the greatest series of platformers of all time, Mega Man and Mega Man X for the NES and SNES respectively. I talked a bit about Mega Man X last month, but I completely ran with it this time. As to not derail the deck, I'm quite happy to present "Super Hybrid Robots" below:

Finally, go be a fan! (o^_^)b

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