Red Dirt RubyConf 2011

  • Keynote
    Aaron Patterson
    Open source contributions include:
    ARel, Nokogiri, and Mechanize
    Aaron Patterson - AT&T Interactive
  • Keynote
    Dr Nic Williams
    Open source contributions include:
    Hudson.rb, RoR Textmate Bundle, and ChocTop
    Dr Nic Williams - Engine Yard
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    The Growth of Sales in Sportswear According to a research report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., the global market for Sports and Fitness Clothing is projected to reach US$231.7 billion by 2024. Growth in the market is driven by a growing portion of the population living healthier life styles and stronger nike c width participation in sports and fitness activities. The research also indicates that technological developments designed to improve comfort and performance has also led to the growth in sales of sports apparel. As a result, sportswear is turning into a highly popular style statement and fashion trend. The report points out that the Asia Pacific region is nike golf pants expected to be fastest growing region, with a CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period. RYU Apparel Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU), Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE), Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UAA), DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) The provider of strategic market research Euromonitor International, has provided data regarding the role that sports and fitness clothing plays in the apparel and footwear industry. What improved the industry results is sportswear. The report points out that sales of sportswear, which includes items such as yoga pants and activewear, performed stronger than other categories for three years straight. Bernadette Kissane, Euromonitor's apparel and footwear analyst explained, "Although performance sportswear takes the lead in terms of market size, valued at US$78 billion in 2016, sports inspired is the category driving growth. Both sports inspired footwear and apparel is growing at a rapid pace, registering 10% and 6% growth in 2016, respectively. In addition to emerging markets such as India and Thailand, core markets such as the US are also producing significant sports inspired growth, despite its reputation as a performance orientated market." Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) is a healthy lifestyle inspired athletic apparel company for yoga, running, training, and most nike womens running shoes other sweaty pursuits, with products that create transformational experiences for people to live happy, healthy, fun lives. Lululemon Athletica and 7mesh Industries Inc., an emerging global brand in high performance cycling apparel, announced on June 19th, a strategic partnership to co create and push the boundaries in advanced technical apparel. "We're always open to unlock opportunities to fuel our innovation pipeline," said lululemon CEO Laurent Potdevin. "In bringing together 7mesh's extensive technical apparel expertise and performance focused mindset with the capabilities of our industry disrupting R Whitespace team, we perfectly blend fashion and function to co create transformational products for our guests." Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fosters a culture of invention, the company creates products, services and experiences for today's athlete while solving problems for the next generation. On June 29th, Nike reported fiscal 2017 financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended May 31, 2017. International geographies and the Direct to Consumer businesses globally led strong revenue growth in the fourth quarter and full year. "NIKE continues to create both near term wins in today's dynamic environment and a lasting foundation for future growth," said Mark Parker, Chairman, President and CEO, NIKE, Inc. Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE: UAA) is the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment. On August 1st, Under Armour announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017. "Our second quarter performance validates the strength of our multiple growth levers to deliver solid results in today's dynamic global environment," said Under Armour Chairman and CEO Kevin Plank. "More than doubling our business over the last three years has required significant investments and resources to build our brand. We are utilizing 2017 to ensure that operations across our diverse portfolio of sport categories, distribution channels and geographies are optimized as we are building a stronger, faster and smarter company." DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) is a leading omni channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. The company announced on August 4th, that they will be opening two new DICK'S Sporting Goods stores and three new Field Stream stores in the first half of August. "Having a presence in these cities will allow us to better serve the athletes and outdoor enthusiasts who live there. We hope the community joins us for the celebrations that we have planned," said Lauren Hobart, President, DICK'S Sporting Goods. 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