Obie Fernandez

Talk: Patterns of Application Development Using AI

Patterns of Application Development Using AI

This presentation draws on over a year of practical real-world experi- ence and explores patterns ranging from code generation to real-time data analysis and automated customer support. Attendees will learn how to integrate AI tools and techniques: both potential pitfalls and emerging best practices.

Taking advantage of AI components can transform an application developer’s workflow into an incredibly potent force, capable of competing at an unprece- dented scale. This presentation draws on practical real-world experience gained by the presenter over the last 12 months of developing We will explore practical approaches ranging from code generation to real-time data analysis and automated customer support. The emphasis is on new tools that let application developers focus more than ever on innovation and creativity.

Attendees will leave with a roadmap for integrating AI tools and techniques into their projects, insights into the potential pitfalls and best practices, and inspiration to explore the boundaries of what a single developer or a small team can achieve with the right tools. The presenter is a well-known Ruby on Rails expert and his latest book, “Patterns of Application Development Using AI” is the definitive tome on the subject.


The illustrious and widely-known bad-boy Obie Fernandez is one of the world’s first prominent Rails evangelists and author of The Rails Way series of books, now in its seventh edition. During his tenure alongside his mentor Martin Fowler, Obie is arguably one of the first people in the world to get paid to do Rails development. He went on to found the famous Rails consultancy Hashrocket, and ever since gained project delivery experience with every major release of the framework. These days Obie is semi-retired and splits his time music and tech worlds. When he’s not rocking crowds as a festival DJ and techno producer, he is delivering valuable open-source code with his work on next generation AI language model-backed frameworks in his position as Partner and Chief Consultant at MagmaLabs.