David and Ben at Windy City Rails

Next month, both David Eisinger and Ben Scofield will be speaking at WindyCityRails, an annual one-day conference in Chicago on September 12, 2009. For Ben, a speaking veteran with experience presenting at international conferences and to audiences as large as 600-800, this is an opportunity to hone his skills and polish his talk. For David, the conference represents a milestone in his speaking career. "My previous experiences giving presentations have been local to one of Viget's offices," David explained "so this is a great opportunity." Both David and Ben are looking forward to WindyCity. "I expect we'll meet some new people and be exposed to new ideas," Ben said, "which is what you hope for when attending events like this." David is presenting his talk "Optimizing Perceived Performance," and Ben will present "'Comics' Is Hard: On Domains and Databases."