RubyConf Colombia is a non-profit event organized by a group of volunteers from Colombia.dev, consisting in 2 full days of talks.
Last year the conference had 200+ attendees from all around the world, we got excellent feedback from both attendees and speakers.
We are looking for talks of all types of audience -beginner, intermediate or advanced- and great non-technical talks that you think would appeal to the conference attendants are also welcome!
This will be the second edition of RubyConf Colombia and the conference will have even better content, will be bigger in size, will have more talks and will be held at a brand new venue. You don’t want to miss it!
Last year speakers include amazing people such as:
- Sandi Metz
- Sarah Mei
- Matt Aimonetti
- Steve Klabnik
The conference will be held in El Teatrico in the beautiful city Medellín, known as the city of the eternal Spring because of its great weather year round. Never have been to Medellín? Look at this video by a local videographer and this short visit of some representative places of city by the New York Times.
Travel expenses for speakers
We offer travel assistance for speakers:
- Up to $1.000 USD for plane ticket (coach) and hotel accommodation (3 nights) which includes breakfast, transportation from and to the airport.
- If you are a new parent (1 year old or less), we will provide accommodation for your S.O and will do our best to provide transportation for them too. If required, we can make suggestions for child-care and will cover the cost.
- If your employer or a company you know can sponsor your trip, we will be forever thankful and will show our appreciation by listing them as sponsors at the Supporter tier.
Topics we would like to see
- Performance tuning for Ruby/Rails applications.
- Web application security.
- Mobile applications built with Ruby.
- Unconventional uses for Ruby.
Code of conduct
All the talks and speakers should follow the Code of Conduct of the conference.
We are providing speaker travel assistance, this is detailed below.
This is how we will select the proposals:
- We will have two rounds of voting.
- First round of voting will be done in the blind (meaning, we will anonymize all proposals so judges can’t know who submitted what).
- All proposals will be rated from 1 to 5.
- In the second round of voting, talks will be selected from the best ranked proposals looking for a consensus among the selection committee.
- What we value the most when rating talks:
- Originality of the talk. We really want to offer the best content, we don’t want the same talks given by the same people. Feel free to give it a creative and out of the box touch.
- Topic and content driven. It doesn’t matter who you are, what we’ll take in to account will be the topic and description of your talk.
- We will let everyone that submitted a proposal if they were selected or not by June 20th and we will need your cooperation in order to able to book you plane tickets as quick as possible.