Ruby Conference Kenya 2020

Nairobi July 23, 2020, July 25, 2020
Tags: Emerging tech, Agile, Opensource, Ruby, Rails, Community, Kenya, Entrepreneurship

CFP closed at  March 09, 2020 23:04 UTC

Thank you for your interest to speak at Ruby Conference Kenya 2020. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the conference for 2020 and expect to have a larger conference in 2021; Ruby Conference Africa, tentatively in the second week of July 2021 more details will be shared on our CFP which will be live for submission soon.

In preparation for Ruby Conference Africa, there will be a series of workshops in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda between April 2020 and June 2021. The workshops will be held in the following months:

Kenya: April 2020, August 2020, November 2020, March 2021, May 2021 Uganda: April 2020, August 2020, November 2020, March 2021, May 2021 Tanzania: June 2020, October 2020, January 2021, May 2021, June 2021 Rwanda: June 2020, October 2020, January 2021, May 2021, June 2021

Please let us know if you might be interested in facilitating/instructing at one of our upcoming workshops, or apply to speak at the conference in 2021.


Ruby Conference Kenya (RubyConfKe) is an annual conference dedicated to Ruby programming language. It is organized by, a community-driven group of developers who wish to promote the use of Ruby, the formation of an inclusive and supportive Ruby community, the Involvement of startups and corporates, and the education of Ruby developers.

Ruby Conference Kenya 2020 will take place at iHub, Nairobi, Kenya on July 23th through July 25th, 2020. We will be accepting talk proposals from August 20, 2020, through April 15th, 2020. Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, we encourage you to submit your proposal as early as possible. RubyConfKe 2020 is a single-track conference with two days of talks and workshops. This means that the number of proposals we can accept is limited to the number of talks and workshops we can comfortably fit in three days. Don’t be disappointed if your proposal isn’t accepted!

CFP Description

2020 THEME: AGILE, OPEN SOURCE, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP All speakers are required to adhere to RubyConfKe code of conduct. We will reject any proposals that do not appear to be in good taste. We encourage you to submit proposals that cover a wide variety of skill levels and a wide variety of topics. Our selection committee will attempt to create a program that is enjoyable for everyone by choosing talks that are aimed at Entrepreneurs, Opensource maintainers, Open source contributors, beginners, seasoned Ruby developers, and people who know how to bootstrap Ruby 2.6.1 and Ruby Frameworks.

Important dates 1. This call for proposals closes **April 15, 2020, at 23:59:59 EAT. 2. We will contact you about your proposal on or before **May 5, 2020. If not, please contact us!

Mentoring and review assistance Ruby Conference Kenya 2020 lasts for three days, Singletrack format, targeting 500 people. Speaking to an audience of this size can be daunting. To assist speakers, we will be providing experienced mentors from our community to help mentor and review presentations.

Duration: Proposals should be for a presentation of a maximum of 45 minutes. Speakers should budget 5-10 minutes at the end of their 45 minutes for questions from the floor. The time limit of 45 minutes will be enforced by the moderator.

Diversity: We strongly encourage diversity at our events. We will be actively soliciting proposals from a variety of potential speakers. Not all speaking slots at the conference will be filled by this CFP. Ruby Conference Kenya reserves the right to invite speakers who have not submitted proposals in order to create a conference that is more enjoyable, more informative, and more inclusive.

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