Our Speaker List and Schedule is complete, and features a bunch of great talks. We had almost ninety submissions this year, so the quality of talks will be very high. You won't want to miss RubyNation this year.
RubyNation will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center just a short walk from the Silver Spring Metro stop at: 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD.
We are pleased to announce that Heroku is a new Gold sponsor. Here is what Heroku wants you to know:
Heroku is a multi-language PaaS designed for developers. By abstracting away the infrastructure, Heroku lets developers focus on their application and not on servers. Using known tools like Git and the command line, developers can instantly and continuously deploy their application to the cloud. By leveraging a broad catalog of add-ons, developers can accelerate their development and quickly add features to their applications.
Thanks to sponsor SAIC (and AT&T for Rails Girls DC), those arriving early to RubyNation can join up with the Rails Girls DC after their training session for a happy hour at the Twisted Willow bar and restaurant for appetizers and drinks Thursday night starting at 6 PM. The Twisted Willow is is just two short blocks from the RubyNation venue in the Hilton Doubletree hotel. This event is limited to RubyNation attendees and is not open to the general public. Invites will be email shortly to all registered attendees, and we will have RubyNation registration available at the happy hour so you can get your badge early.
We are very happy to welcome back repeat Gold sponsor Intridea. Here is what Intridea wants you to know:
We don't just make web apps - we solve problems. At Intridea we write intelligently designed software to help businesses develop strategic solutions and launch new ideas. Armed with the brightest engineers and designers and positioned at the forefront of the technological ethos, we help businesses disrupt industries.
We are thrilled to welcome Platinum sponsor SAIC. Here is what SAIC wants you to know:
SAIC solves their customers' mission-critical problems with innovative applications of technology and expertise. In medical labs researching cancer cures, in the desert testing next-generation robotics, in the ocean deploying tsunami warning systems, SAIC people and technologies are there. In crime labs investigating new evidence, in Iraq helping protect and support our men and women in uniform, SAIC is there.
SAIC does all this with the constant and deliberate commitment to ethical performance and integrity that has marked SAIC since their founding.
Thanks to our awesome sponsor Sequoia we will be meeting at McGinty's Public House McGinty's Public House for appetizers and drinks Friday night. McGinty's is just one block from the RubyNation venue. It is an awesome location to unwind after a fun day of Ruby. This event is limited to RubyNation attendees and is not open to the general public. Invites will be email shortly to all registered attendees.
We are very happy to welcome Booz Allen Hamilton as a new Gold sponsor of RubyNation.
Booz Allen Hamilton is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services to the US government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets. Clients have trusted Booz Allen’s management, and technology consulting services for 99 years. Our insight, deep domain knowledge and market-leading capabilities help our clients be ready for what’s next.
For our sixth year, we will be getting great conference t-shirts from our Platinum sponsor CustomInk! Thanks for sponsoring us once again.
CustomInk operates an innovative website that enables people to design and order custom decorated products such as printed t-shirts and embroidered caps for their groups and events including student groups, bands, small businesses, corporations, family reunions, and more. Their t-shirt printing operations accommodate orders of all sizes, ranging from a single t-shirt to quantities in the thousands. In 2005 and 2006, CustomInk was named to Inc. Magazine's "Inc500" list of America's fastest-growing private companies. They were also included in Washingtonian Magazine's last list of "Great Places to Work" in the DC area.
We are very happy to announce that Solution Street is once again sponsoring RubyNation. Solution Street, based in Northern Virginia's high-tech corridor, is an information technology consultancy that helps public, private, government, and non-profit organizations achieve their business goals through the design and rapid deployment of web applications. Solution Street employees are experts in building large, highly scalable and well performing web applications using J2EE, .NET, PHP and Ruby on Rails technologies.
We have special rate arranged at the Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown. Located at 8506 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Maryland, this is a great hotel just across the street from the conference.
Here are the links for the Courtyard:
Many thanks to our first 2013 sponsor, Sequoia.
Sequoia is a team of passionate, dedicated individuals who love collaborating to build exceptional software products and solutions. As a trusted, long-term partner, we work side by side with our clients, offering expert, objective software and systems development solutions to help solve their most important and complex problems. We leverage proven agile methods and open source technologies to build stable, scalable, extensible software for our clients. Today’s technologists are looking for a company that will share ownership, make necessary commitments and investments for growth, success and well-being and reward based on merit and results. These are the core principals and philosophies of the culture at Sequoia. Developing innovative solutions and investing in passionate technologists is our core mission, and we’re just getting started!
We are partnering with the Rails Girls DC to offer a full day workshop on building web sites with Ruby on Rails on June 13th.
The Rails Girls movement started as a way to encourage women to enter software professions by providing free web development workshops. From its recent beginnings in Europe, Rails Girls chapters have sprung up all over the world. Luckily, we have an excellent chapter right here in DC.
Like the Rails Girls, we believe that women have a lot of offer to the technology community and vice versa. So, to help out we asked if we could put on a workshop with them at RubyNation this year. The workshop is shaping up to be an awesome day of fun and learning, and will feature several of the RubyNation organizers and speakers as coaches, in addition to the regular Rails Girls DC members. If you are interested in attending the workshop, please see the Rails Girls DC web site for details and sign up before all the spots are gone!
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