Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

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    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
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    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
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    KLM cheer teams earn honors Final Destination attracted more than 530 teams and 8,000 cheerleaders and dancers from teams all abilities and skill levels. Sparkles team members include Aijah Drake, Alianah Early, Aniaya Massey, Bianca Beatty, Chase Ellington, Courtney Hawkins, Jordan Trammell, LaNeigh Jones, Riayn Mack and Shante Boston. Stars team members include Shayna Price, Taelynn Still, Taylor Simons, Tiara Burno, Alexis Massey, Aliya Drake, Andrea Hairston, Angel Brock, Autumn Smith, Candice Madison, Dasia Leathers, Daja Vines, DeAnna Hill, Erica Sanford, Genae Butler, Indera Sahadeo, Jade Davis, Kianna Spencer, LaTyre Moore Conley and Nevelyn Staton . The KLM staff includes director Marcella Daniels, assistant director Donnella Rucker, staff member Sharita nike golf pants Leathers and coaches Em Briscoe, Tamika Dunston, Adrienne Massey, Shawnee Parker, De Rucker, Lisa Alexandra and Toni Rucker. The Maryland Lady Shooting Stars U 13 girls basketball team went unbeaten to win the Maryland State Regional tournament and clinch a berth in the Division I AAU National Tournament, set for July 10 20 in Norman, Okla. The Stars won their regional tournament games by an average of 25 points. They beat the Baltimore Starz, 66 54, in overtime to win the championship game. They scored 12 unanswered points, holding Baltimore scoreless in the overtime period. The Stars combined for 15 steals, 15 blocked shots and 56 rebounds in the title game. Mooriah Rower led the way with nike quarter zip 26 points, while Imani Bailey also was in double figures with 12. Dinah Jones had seven points. Jonelle Britt and Kazzidy Stewart each had six points. Domonique Hagins had five points. Aleeyah Hopkins added three points and Raven Makins had one. The Stars will return to action this weekend in the Nike Midwest Showdown in Mason, Ohio. The Maryland United Lady Ballers went undefeated and came from behind in the championship game to win the Potomac Valley AAU Division II Regional at Georgetown Prep. The Ballers trailed the previously unbeaten Maryland Flames, 23 12, at halftime in the title game. Kenyatta Butler recorded eight steals and Jaylyn Watson had four back to back layups to help the Ballers get back into the game in the second half. Alexis Newbold added solid play on the boards and helped the Ballers break the Flames press. The Ballers finished the game with a 53 48 victory. The team also came from behind to beat Team Sol in the semifinals, 40 37. The Ballers trailed 18 7 at halftime of that game, but Sydney Chapman and Drew Arnett led the way on defense and Natalya Britt hit clutch free throws as the Ballers moved on to the final. The team also includes Marshawna Butler, Aleeyah Colbert, Sierra Eggleston, Jazmin Faulkner and Amidat Sonekan and is coached by Johnny Watson, Erik Chapman and Melody Britt. Assault, 33 31, in the title game on a last second shot from Jared Bynum. Slam N Jam team members include Bynum, Xavier Mack, Donovan Steward, Kevin Fuller, Cameron Norman, Myles Lewis, Auturo Harkless, Donnell Frayer Jr., Micah Dixon, Alec Chapman and William Luckey under coaches Vincent Williams, Delonte Jenkins, Curtis Norman, and Rhonda Steward. The Lady Majic U 15 girls basketball team went 3 1 last weekend in round robin play at the Hoop Group Spring Jam Fest at Seton Hall University. The Majic opened play with a 67 52 loss to the New York Gauchos. Jasmine McIntosh had 15 points and eight rebounds, Jazzmine Johnson had 12 points, Alessandra Flores had 10 points and three steals, Myisha Goodwin had seven points, six rebounds, seven assists and five steals and Gaby Hall had eight points. The team bounced back with a 64 41 victory against the James Lee River Blaze, as Goodwin had 13 points, five rebounds and five assists. Hall added 12 points and Jessica Harlee had 10 rebounds and seven assists. The Majic beat the New York Liberty Belles, 66 41, behind 14 points and five assists from Goodwin. McIntosh added 14 points and six rebounds. Harlee had 14 points, 10 rebounds and eight steals. Johnson and Latonya Simon each had six points and Janay Borum added three assists and three steals. In the final game of the weekend, the Majic beat the New Jersey Hawks, 65 47, behind 16 points from Goodwin, 13 from McIntosh and 12 from nike shoes popular Harlee. Johnson and Hall each added six points and Flores had five. Assault Classic last weekend at Oxon Hill High School. The Assault won four straight in the tournament before dropping a 61 45 decision to the Speed City Chargers in the second round of bracket play. The Assault began pool play with a 49 33 victory against the Fairfax Stars Gold, then beat the Dream Makers, 44 32, and the Virginia Cardinals, 52 37. The Assault finished first in their pool and then won their first round bracket game, beating the Long Island Lightning, 56 53 in overtime. In the five games, Aaron Thomas, Adam Hamilton, Develle Phillips, Isaiah Martin, Jamal Wright, Jamar Arrinbell, Jiar Watson, Jordan Barr, Justin Route, Khalid Slocum, Michael Jackson, Ra Hines and Stevon Douglass combined for 104 rebounds, 19 blocked shots, 64 steals, 57 assists and 246 points. The Kingfish Swim Team, based at the Lake Arbor Pool, is looking for swimmers ages 5 to 18 for the summer season beginning June 1. Monday through Thursday. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards using any stroke. Elijah Brooks Elite Training Services will offer a strength and conditioning camp for ages 12 to 21, focusing on sport specific development. The camp runs from June 30 to Aug. at Shytimba Total Fitness Center. Call Elijah Brooks at 240 731 1802. KLM Elite is holding tryouts for ages 4 to 18 for its competition cheerleading teams. May 31. The Riverdale Baptist Baseball Academy is accepting applications for its summer camp. The Bowie based Freestate Blazers U 18 boys soccer team is looking for players for the fall 2008 and spring 2009 seasons. Tryouts will be held June 10, 12, 17 and 19 at times and locations to be determined. Session I will be June 14 15, June 21 22 and June 28 29. Session II will be July 5 6, July 12 13 and July 19 20. Session III will be July 26 27, Aug. 2 3 and Aug. 9 10. Tuesdays at Kettering Middle School. The cost is per session. The registration hotline number is 301 350 2344. Call camp directors Mariquiest Gadson at 347 693 9856 or Dale McNeil at 412 378 3960.