I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at Mountain West Ruby Conference again this year. I’ll be presenting “Solving Ricochet Robots”, a talk about how to build a program to solve a puzzle game. I’ll explore graph search algorithms, data representation, heuristics, pruning, and optimization using a fun vehicle. I plan to bring my copy of the game to play in the hallway track with anyone who’s interested.

This will be my fourth straight MWRC and it’s one of my favorite conferences of the year. I highly recommend it, and it looks like a great group of speakers. If you’re there, feel free to introduce yourself. I’d love to meet you.