Campfire Stories: March 12-16

This post was originally published on the Elabs blog, before Elabs and Varvet joined forces.

I missed a week while traveling, but here’s another edition of Campfire Stories, pulled from our Campfire rooms last week.

Monday, March 12

MongoDB Stockholm

Conference about MongoDB in Stockholm, April 5th.

Tuesday, March 13

Elabs team on Coderwall

Hating on IE6

Coderwall encourages users to update their profiles by showing you "embarrasing" defaults.

Nordic Ruby speakers

We announced the speakers for Nordic Ruby, the Ruby conference that we organise every year. We have an amazing lineup of speakers again this year, and we can’t wait for the event in June.

Landing page for ProjectPuzzle

As we mentioned in our previous Campfire Stories post, we’ve been working on an app to help with project scheduling. We’re getting closer to launch, but in the mean time we’ve put up a landing page where you can sign up if you’re interested in learning more about the app when it launches.


Elycharts looks like an interesting alternative to Highcharts JS.


A framework agnostic Javascript date picker.

Wednesday, March 14

Strong Parameters

Gem from the Rails core team to help deal with mass assignment security issues. An alternative to our own trusted_attributes.

Using event capturing to improve Basecamp page load times

37signals describes how they improved page load times for the new Basecamp by deferring Javascript event bindings.


More pictograms.

Thursday, March 15


Detail from the internal dashboard we’re working on.

Friday, March 16

Where’s _why?

Wonderful article about the disappearance of "Why the lucky stiff", one of the heroes of the Ruby community.…


A vector drawing app that generates resolution independent Objective-C drawing code for Mac OS X and iOS.