Title: Zoning Out - Best practices when working with timezones

Jamie Wright

Jamie Wright

Target Audience: Some prior knowledge needed

Ruby has many libraries that help us develop global applications spanning many users across many timezones. Rails expands on these libraries further as well. But what are the gotchas? What should we use to display dates and times in the user interface? When should we use Time objects? How do we convert to another Timezone? What is UTC anyway? In this talk, I distill the best practices I have found when working with Timezones through my building of multiple applications, both on the Rails and off.

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