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Going To EURUKO 2008 Tomorrow? See You There!

By Peter Cooper / March 27, 2008


After putting out the call on Ruby Inside in February, the EURUKO European Ruby Conference is breaking all previous records with 300 Rubyists expected to descend on Prague, Czech Republic this weekend (March 29 - 30). The attendee list includes Matz, Koichi Sasada, Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo of the JRuby team, David Black (Ruby for Rails), Dr. Nic, Peter Szinek (scRUBYt!), me (of this place!), and many more. Even David Heinemeier Hansson will be there in spirit, as he's doing a video session over Skype.

I'll be on site from Friday night through to Sunday afternoon attending the parties, doing interviews, trying to find out about some of the lesser known exciting Ruby projects people are working on, and generally seeing what people are up to. If you're going, do say hi! You'll know who I am because I'll probably be the only person wearing red shoes and red glasses (yes, it's a Ruby theme).. The same also applies to the Ruby Fools conference in Copenhagen next Tuesday and Wednesday (April 1-2) where I'll be doing an "Introduction to Ruby" session. See you there!

I'll be trying to update Twitter with my location, so if you're going to be there, feel free to follow me on Twitter (username: peterc) and let's meet up. I want to do some interviews (video and/or audio) for Ruby Inside and highlight some of the great stuff happening with Ruby here in Europe, so don't be a stranger.. just come and harass me! It'd also be cool if you comment on this post, just to get an idea of who I'll be bumping into.

For those unable to attend, I'll be posting a few summaries of the event over the next few days.


  1. seb says:

    I ll be there too :)
    Hope to see you

  2. Peter Cooper says:

    Already aware of three of us who are getting the 1350 EasyJet flight from Stansted to Prague tomorrow (Friday). If there are any others doing that flight, post here and let us know!

  3. bronson says:

    I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

    See you there!

  4. Botanicus says:

    See you, Peter :) !

  5. David Currin says:

    I live 10 minutes down the road from the Conference venue so I thought it would be a crime not to show up. Can't make the Friday night party but I'll be there on Saturday. See you there!

  6. Stephan says:

    Hope to see you there

  7. Thomas koll says:

    It conny be so much tun :) anyone taking the train over Linz?

  8. Daniel says:

    I'll be there, too.
    Let's have a beer! Czech beer is delicious and cheap over there! ;-)

  9. Peter Cooper says:

    It kinda sucks that I'm going to the Czech Republic and I don't / can't drink beer at all. Just hoping they have good spirits (or, better, cider) over there!

  10. Daniel says:

    They have absinth! ;-)

  11. pepe says:

    The best spirit here is home made from plums or apricots. Got small bottle for you ;)

  12. Peter Cooper says:

    Now apricot and plum spirits sounds good :) Look forward to it!

  13. Jonathan Conway says:

    See you on the plane mate... Now to run to the train!

  14. Aleksandr says:

    Me and 3 colleagues from are going to be there :)

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