Ruby on Rails is a powerful web application framework that allows you to be productive and write well-structured, easy-to-understand code, instead of focusing on the complex infrastructure necessary to implement a web site all by yourself. A more detailed introduction to the framework can be found here.
This talk will introduce the fundamentals of web development and then will move into a basic exploration of Ruby on Rails. There will also be a small demonstration to show how quickly and easily Ruby on Rails allows you to build a website, just by using an object-oriented mindset, even with minimal knowledge of databases.
The slides associated with this talk can be found here