Two Upcoming Ruby Events: Euruko and MountainWest RubyConf
Euruko 2009 - The European Ruby Conference - May 9-10, Barcelona, Spain
Euruko is Europe's annual Ruby conference. In 2008, it went down a storm in Prague, Czech Republic, with over 300 Rubyists attending, including Matz and the JRuby guys! Plans are now well underway for Euruko 2009, now scheduled for May 9-10, 2009 and being held in Barcelona, Spain. Matz is, again, confirmed as an attendee, so if you're a European Ruby developer and fancy meeting Matz, this is the ideal chance.
Registration is not yet open but you can subscribe to the event's feed (note to event organizers - please get some sort of pre-registration up before getting us to mention your event - you're losing registrations!). Last year the conference only cost about €30 or so to attend, so I expect the cost will be similarly low this year.
There's currently a call for papers. They're looking for people who want to talk on topics such as non-conventional uses of Ruby, interesting development practices and techniques, useful Ruby libraries, and cross-sector uses for Ruby. The call for papers finishes on February 28.
MountainWest RubyConf - March 13-14, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The successful MountainWest RubyConf returns for a third year! It takes place on March 13 and 14, 2009 in the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. The line of speakers has already been announced with Jim Weirich, Jeremy Evans (Sequel), James Britt (with a potentially exciting presentation called "Wii Ruby"), James Edward Gray II, Yehuda Katz, and more.
Tickets are $100 and registration is open.
Support from: acts_as_conference; - A two day Rails conference in Orlando, Florida on February 6 and 7. Only $125, free food, a great venue, and lots of top Rails speakers including DHH. Click here to learn more.