Like most things open source, Ruby on Rails has a fairly large and active community, so a Ruby on Rails programmer always has opportunities to learn from others and share their own knowledge. If you are one of these professionals or someone who is after a good Ruby on Rails developer, conferences are the place to go.
Dedicated Ruby on Rails conferences may not be that numerous, but each of the events in this post are worth adding to your Ruby on Rails event calendar.
WindyCityRails is an annual Rails conference, gathering “some of the best developers and designers on the planet”, according to the event’s website. Born at a ChicagoRuby meeting in 2007, the conference is organized by ChicagoRuby, a group of local Ruby and Ruby on Rails enthusiasts. In 2014, WindyCityRails will include some practical talks with Rails pros that will help Ruby on Rails programmers build better products using the framework. If you want to get a better price, hurry up: an Early Bird discount is still available.
When: September 4-5, 2014
Where: Venue One, Chicago, USA
How Much: $499 ($399 with an Early Bird discount)
Frozen Rails is one of the most informative and entertaining European events, dedicated to Ruby on Rails development. Held in Finland, it’s organized by the country’s leading Ruby consultancy firm Kisko Labs, and in 2014 will feature speakers from Japan,USA, Germany, UK, and more.
When: September 11-12, 2014
Where: Paasitomi (Boulder Tower), Helsinki, Finland
How Much: €249 – €349, with discounts available
Railsberry is a relatively new event, but it has won its fans with a creative touch and its fun atmosphere. Originally started as a continuation of European Ruby Conference (EuRuKo), Railsberry successfully happened in 2012 and 2013, bringing together Ruby on Rails programmers from Europe and beyond. In 2014, the Railsberry team says, the event will be held in yet another, more experimental format.
When: final dates not agreed yet, September-October 2014
Where: Krakow, Poland
Last but not least, RailsConf claims to be the largest event gathering Ruby on Rails developers from around the globe, starting in 2006 and taking place every year since. RailsConf brings together programmers and companies to share and learn the state of the art in Rails development, as well as connect with fellow Rails professionals. Annual events include sessions, workshops, and parties for social networking and good old-fashioned fun. The 2014 conference is over, but you can start preparing for the next year’s event:
When: April 21-23, 2015
Where: Atlanta, GA, USA
Whether you are a Ruby on Rails developer, looking for networking or knowledge and know-how, or an entrepreneur who considers setting up a Ruby on Rails development team, each of these events will help you reach the goal.
Would you attend any of the Ruby on Rails conferences here? Which one? Feel free to reply in the comments.
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