Speaking at SDForum SVRC

— April 3, 2007 at 04:32 PDT

I mentioned before that the SDForum Silicon Valley Ruby Conference was coming this month (April 21-22). My talk proposal was accepted, so I'll be giving a presentation there.

My topic will be how to contribute to the Ruby on Rails open source project. I gave an version of this talk nearly a year ago at a SF Ruby Meetup, but I've learned a lot since then, so I figure it would be worthwhile to update the talk and deliver it to a larger audience.

I'll be in very good company as a speaker. The program isn't 100% complete yet, but the list of speakers so far is pretty impressive. The program should be finalized later this week. In the mean time, here's a partial list (from my various sources):

  • Alex Chaffee - something interesting, I'm sure
  • Kevin Clark - Heckle and test coverage
  • Blaine Cook - Scaling Twitter
  • Evan Henshaw-Plath - Getting started with ActiveRecord
  • Charles Nutter and Thomas Enebo - JRuby
  • Evan Phoenix - Rubinius
  • Tom Preston-Werner - Chronic
  • Josh Susser - Contributing to Ruby on Rails
  • Ezra Zygmuntowicz - Custom Mongrel handlers

I'm pretty thrilled to be sharing a stage (podium?) with this lineup. Talks on both JRuby and Rubinius? Sweet! I also have to say I love it that there are three of us from Powerset who are speaking. Can you tell Powerset takes Ruby seriously?

The conf is going to be at the Tech Museum in San Jose. Should be room for a big crowd. If you're in the Bay Area, I suggest checking it out.

Oh one more thing. If you're thinking of attending, and also thinking about signing up for the Pragmatic Rails Studio, you might want to become a SDForum member - you'll get a discount on both events.

2 commentsconference, events, sdforum

  1. Jeff Lindsay2007-04-03 20:11:03

    I really wish I could go but I'm too poor to get in. Do speakers get in free? Maybe I can do that next year.

    I'd love to meet up sometime though since I'm in the area. With Ezra too.

  2. Josh Susser2007-04-05 16:56:39

    Jeff, yes speakers don't have to pay registration (that's traditional). And you may want to check with SDForum and see if they need any volunteers for the event.

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