RubyConf Colombia 2017

Medellín, Colombia
Tags: Rails, Ruby

CFP closed at  June 01, 2017 05:00 UTC

RubyConf Colombia is the premier Ruby conference in Latin America, consisting in 2 full days of talks. Hosting over 200 attendees from all around the world. This will be the third edition of the conference.

We run a Diversity Scholarship Program which will be awarded to 30 people from underrepresented groups from the local community.

Some speakers from previous years are:

  • Sandi Metz
  • Camille Fournier
  • Sarah Mei
  • Matt Aimonetti
  • Steve Klabnik
  • Rafael França
  • Nick Sutterer

About Medellín

The conference will be held at Ruta N in beautiful Medellín, known as the city of the eternal Spring thanks to its great weather year-round. Never have been to Medellín? Look at this video by a local videographer and at this interesting visit report done by the New York Times.

CFP Description

We are looking for technical talks for all types of audiences -beginner, intermediate or advanced- and for great non-technical talks that you think would appeal to the conference attendees.

While this is a Ruby focused event, we love hearing and learning about lots of different things, so don’t be shy and send your proposal even if your main language is not Ruby.

You can submit talks in either English or Spanish, we will have interpreters at the event for both.

Selection process

Our first round of review is blind, meaning reviewers will not see your name or biographical information. They will see the title, abstract, description, notes and the additional information field contents. Please keep any potentially identifying information out of these fields.

During this first round, reviewers may have questions for you about your proposal. The CFP application allows two-way correspondence in comments without revealing your identity. You’ll get an email (and see a notification on the site) if there are questions for you. Please reply promptly and consider adjustments, if requested.

Once every talk has at least five ratings, we move into the second round, where we evaluate highly-rated talks alongside their biographical information to come up with a balanced program. We are committed to selecting a diverse and well-qualified group of speakers.

Expect to be notified about the CFP result by June 17th.

Still don’t know what to talk about?

Here are some things that we find interesting:

  • Testing
  • Refactoring
  • Ruby and hardware
  • Web applications security
  • Developer happiness
  • Machine learning
  • Ruby internals
  • Building and maintaining APIs (REST/GraphQL/RPC)
  • Scaling Rails applications

Having trouble writing a proposal?

We recommend you take a look at Zach Holman’s guide to writing a good proposal.

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