RubyConf 2015

Cómo me convertí en arqueólogo gracias a mis contribuciones de software libre Ruby

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- Great, can you hear me? Awesome, uh, hi, I'm super excited to be here today, it's uh, Ruby Conf, it's my birthday, and, wooo! And uh, I'm going to be talking today about Ruby in 70AD, and uh, specifically, how I am open sourcing my role as Indiana Jones.

But, before I get going, I'm Sean Marcia, I work at George Mason University. Specifically, I work for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and that's me on the Twitters, um, so, I'm going, this talk, I'm going to give you a little bit of a history

lesson, like I said, I work in a University and if I went back, and I didn't teach you guys, if I don't teach you guys something, I'll get yelled at by all the academics I work with. I'm gonna talk a little bit about higher education, uh, how to get involved

in Open Source, Open Source in higher education, and then some other random details sprinkled in, and, to where everything's gonna come together at the end so, don't uh, don't worry. So, I know we just had lunch, and so, if you're really full and you wanna

just close your eyes and just imagine everything, I'm mostly going to be telling a story for this first part, so, feel free to put your heads down and, uh, you can even pretend you're back at school and it's 8 a.m. on a Monday. Uh, so, let's, let's imagine

it's year 79AD, and this was a really amazing time to be alive, there was both like a cultural and intellectual Renaissance going on, um, and I guess, I should point out that I understand that AD is an anachronism and CE is the accepted term now. But um, I'm

gonna be using AD and BC in this talk just because that's uh, more recognizable. And um, to really understand the why there was this, this cultural and intellectual um, um, Renaissance going on, we actually have to have a little bit more history to explain

the history. Uh, so, back in 44BC, there was this guy named Julius Caesar, and if you've ever taken 10th grade English, you probably read a Shakespeare poem about him, uh, you know he was this badass Roman General who came, declared himself Dictator, and as

Dictators do, you start eroding all the power structures in Rome and you know, consolidating all power with himself. But, you know, Rome was a Republic, and the Senate thought, hey, this is a bad idea, that uh, you know this guy's uh, taking all the power

for himself, so, you know, they invited Caesar to the Senate and all these Senators took turns shanking him, and health care then isn't what it is today, so Caesar died, but he was, he was an extremely popular fellow. Um, like both, because when he died he

left all his money to the, er a lot of his money to the Roman people, which engenders a lot of goodwill, but he also, uh, you know he was also really popular for being such a badass General. And so, so this lead to, you know, an uprising and like those Senators

were uh, were, you know, taken care of, and there was new, sort of like, there's a triumvirate of people in charge, uh, there was uh, Caesar's nephew, who was, um, Gaius Octavius, who took, who took Caesar's name, Augustus Caesar, and actually, interestingly

enough, every Roman emperor after Augustus took the name Caesar and even into the Middle Ages when there's the Holy Roman Empire, and the name Caesar even kind of entered like, the language (mumbles), like uh, the German word Kaiser comes from Caesar and the

Russian word Czar comes from Caesar, which is kind of interesting, but so these, these three gentleman were, were sharing power, you know, Antony, Marc Antony, uh, uh, Augustus, and this other guy, Lepidus. But, Lepidus, he disappeared, like even faster than

Jim Webb, and um, (coughs), no? He disappeared even faster than, than, than Webb, and left the two guys, there was a civil war uh, Antony, he committed suicide, him and Cleopatra left uh, Augustus in charge. But, the really, really smart thing that Augustus

Caesar did at this point, is, you know, he never declared himself Emperor, he never declared himself Dictator, only ever called himself The First Citizen of Rome, and, and, you know, The First of the Senate Among Equals. But, you know, but there you know,

there was no question he was the Emperor, you know, in any sense, he was the Emperor. And actually, this was his, the beginning of his rein, uh, marks the demarcation point from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire. So, he did, he did something that uh,

a lot of people thought would be impossible, but because he had so much power, he switched the entire economy of Rome from one of, of constant warfare and bringing back slaves, to one of peace. And, because of this, he was uh, uh, you know, uh, we had this

period that lasted about 200 years that's called, Pax Romana, basically Roman Peace. But if you have this uh, you know, this massive infrastructure of people that aren't, you know, beating on your neighbors all the time, you can do a lot of really amazing

things, and like, this is why, like, they have this, this, this Renaissance going on, like, like, like, the legions during this time, they built 55,000 miles of roads, like of paved roads, like that's not even including the 130,000 miles of unpaved roads they

built. And, um, again, like having good, safe roads, that's good for transportation, for trade, for the exchange of ideas, uh, they built like amazing works of architecture. Like, this is the Alcantara Bridge in Spain, and if you, if you got to this bridge,

there's an inscription on it by the architect that says, "I've built a bridge that will last "until the end of time," and it was built 2,000 years ago and it's still used everyday which is amazing. Uh, and like, we tend to think that all our, our philosophy

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