4 Upcoming Ruby and Rails Events To Check Out (in Berlin, London, Hawaii, and Washington)
RailsWayCon - Berlin, Germany, May 25-27, 2009
Overview: RailsWayCon is, in many ways, a logical replacement for RailsConf Europe this year. Taking place in Berlin, as RailsConf Europe did, there's a wide range of well known Ruby and Rails faces attending and a significant number of sessions organized into three tracks.
Well-known attendees/speakers: Amy Hoy, Yehuda Katz, Neal Ford, Thomas Fuchs, Michael Koziarski, Steven Bristol, Ola Bini, Stefan Tilkov, Jonathan Weiss
Registration: You can buy a ticket to the main conference for €699 for both days or €349 for a single day. Freelancers and students get significant discounts. Click on "Registration" on the official site to learn more.
Rails Underground - London, July 24-25, 2009
Overview: The Rails Underground conference was formed by British Rails developer Mark Coleman in response to the cancellation of RailsConf Europe this year. Rails Underground is set to be London's first major Rails conference and is taking place over July 24 and 25, 2009 in the Royal National Hotel located near Russell Square in London.
Well-known attendees/speakers: Yehuda Katz, Dr Nic Williams, Geoffrey Grosenbach, David Heinemeier Hansson (over video link)
Registration: Registration is still open and costs £240 ($366) for a standard ticket or £180 ($275) for an early bird ticket (if you book before June 25th).
Aloha On Rails - Hawaii, October 5-6, 2009
Overview: Aloha On Rails is a Waikiki (a suburb of Honolulu), Hawaii based Rails conference that bills itself as an "unforgettable conference in beautiful Hawaii." It takes place in the Marriott Waikiki. You can follow @alohaonrails on Twitter for updates and news.
Well-known attendees/speakers: Chad Fowler, Obie Fernandez, Gregg Pollack, Anthony Eden, Desi McAdam, Scott Chacon, Jon Crosby, Jeremy McAnally, Charles Nutter
Registration: Prior to June 30th, registration costs $199. After July 1st, it's $299, and after September 1st it's $399, which still isn't too bad.
RubyNation - Reston, Virginia, June 12-13, 2009
Overview: RubyNation is a two day Ruby conference (with a single tutorial day on June 11) taking place in Reston, Virginia, very close to Washington DC. So far, a wide selection of presentations have been announced and the event will mostly be following a two-track format.
Well-known attendees/speakers: Hal Fulton, David Keener, David Eisinger, Yehuda Katz, David A Black, Ben Scofield
Registration: You can currently register for $249 (plus a $6.23 booking fee). Students can get a $50 discount.