CT-SPIN #114: The not so very Short Migration to Rails 3.0

Wine Sponsor

Polymorph Systems

About the Talk


The Journey of updating a huge legacy Rails 2.3 website to Rails 3 with initial estimates of a few weeks, ending in a 1.5 year project. With learnings of upgrading huge code bases and continuing to add functionality.

About the Speaker

Grant Petersen-Speelman is a software Developer at Unboxed Consulting for the last 3 years now, during which he has worked on many Ruby on Rails projects. After completing his degree in Computer Science over 10 years ago has worked on many web projects and used many different technologies like PHP, C, Java, HTML, CSS, MYSQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, Elasticsearch and more. During his free time he currently works on his pet Ruby projects trying out new gems and technologies.


Bandwidth Barn,
3rd Floor,
Block B,
Woodstock Exchange,
66-68 Albert Road,

Enter  from Williams St (around the back) which is closer to the lift/stairs. Their offices are in the corner of the building by Williams and Station St. There is parking on Station St and Williams St around the venue. Dial 300 on the intercom if the door isn’t open.


Anyone is free to attend. Please RSVP via Meetup.


18:15 Welcoming and Introduction – Dale Humby
18:25 The not so very Short Migration to Rails 3.0 – Grant Petersen-Speelman
19:25 Closing and Thanks – Dale Humby
19:30 Networking & Discussion