International Ruby Conferences Fall 2018
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- Sep 04, 2018
The hot summer days are behind us and fall can already be felt in the air. After the wonderful holiday and vacation season, fall is the perfect time for both veteran and junior developers to regain strength, master development skills, and learn something new, as nothing remains constant in technology.
We can’t wait to share our must-visit list of four international Ruby conferences being held this fall. Get familiar with these conferences, choose the one that’s most interesting to you, and attend one of the most forward-thinking events in the Ruby world.
#1 RubyRussia 2018
RubyRussia is the reinvented RailsClub with a new name, ambitious plans, and an exciting program for this fall! It’s the leading Ruby conference in Russia that unites Ruby developers from all over the world in one large-scale event.
This conference has taken place in Russia since 2009. It all started from a meetup of 30 developers and has grown into a global Ruby event. For the last seven years, this community has invited world-famous speakers and nominees for the Ruby Hero Award to share their experiences, tips, and techniques. The most prominent speaker at RubyRussia has been Yukihiro Matsumoto, who gave a talk in 2016. The conference has brought together more than 600 people from all over the world, and that number keeps growing with every conference.
RubyRussia 2018 is a one-day conference with two tracks. This year you’ll be able to learn something new, enhance your skills, and get inspired by talks from Aaron Patterson, Charles Nutter, Godfrey Chan, Maciej Mensfeld, and many more famous Rubyists. In addition, RubyRussia gives you the opportunity to speak at the conference. To apply to be a speaker, look for detailed information on the official site.
#2 RubyConf MY 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
RubyConf MY is a two-day Ruby technical conference. This fall, RubyConf MY expects to host 300 Rubyists from across the globe and more than 20 professional and amateur speakers. The keynote speakers at this year’s conference in Kuala Lumpur are Ajey Gore, Konstantin Haase, Aaron Patterson, and more than 20 other Ruby experts.
The conference is open to students for a discounted price of just 100 Malaysian ringgit (about 24 USD). Early bird tickets are already sold out, but you can buy a normal ticket for 300 ringgit (about 73 USD) here. The conference will take place at the amazing Menara TA One business center.
#3 Keep Ruby Weird
Keep Ruby Weird sets itself apart from the usual Ruby programming conferences. It’s an annual daylong Ruby conference held on Austin’s iconic 6th street. The distinctive feature of this conference is its funny and entertaining atmosphere combined with useful and efficient talks.
The 2018 conference will be held in the historically weird Alamo Ritz Drafthouse, which is located in the very heart of downtown Austin. The venue is actually a theater, and every seat will have its own table served with gourmet food.
The conference program will cover soft skills, technical topics including coding tips, career-oriented talks, and even non-Ruby-specific topics that are still interesting for any developer. This conference is famous for its quizzes, brainstormings, tech word bingo, and other entertainments that will make your day.
If you think that you’re weird enough to join the speakers' list for this conference, feel free to send in your proposal and share your knowledge.
This year’s ticket price is $105.55 in honor of the conference’s fifth year anniversary, which is cheaper than before. So don’t lose your chance: buy a ticket for you and your friend here.
Los Angeles, California
RubyConf is the oldest annual meeting of Ruby developers globally. RubyConf is brought to developers by the dedicated team of volunteers at Ruby Central. This event brings together both experienced Ruby developers and newcomers to socialize, share ideas, and just have a good time.
The purpose of RubyConf is to provide useful and unique experiences for all attendees. The Ruby community is extremely welcoming and open, so participants will have a chance to meet new people, make friends, and even find a team for future projects. This event is always a great opportunity to learn new skills and get inspired by leading Ruby developers.
Every year, RubyConf participants learn something new about the Ruby world from Matz’s annual keynote about the continual evolution of Ruby. At this year’s conference, you’ll be able to learn from Saron Yitbarek, Bianca Escalante, and many other speakers.
The 2018 conference will last for three days and will host 800 attendees and 38 speakers. RubyConf 2018 is putting together one of the best programs ever! The new program is sorted into themed blocks that you can check out on the official website.
We also have great news for underrepresented groups in the technology sector. This fall students, women, and minorities have a chance to get a scholarship and attend the conference absolutely free. You can apply for a RubyConf scholarship here.
The regular ticket price starts from $400 and $209 per night for staying at the partner hotel.
No matter if you’re a Ruby veteran or a student wishing to join the community, RubyConf 2018 would definitely love for you to join them.
If you haven’t been to any Ruby conferences yet, then this fall you have the perfect chance to become a part of such an interesting and useful event for the programming world.
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