RubyNation, the Mid-Atlantic’s annual Ruby and Web Development conference, will be held June 3-4 2016 at the amazing GMU Law School in Arlington, VA, a fantastic venue for our speakers and attendees. Our keynote talks will be by long-time Rails contributor Aaron Patterson and Linda Liukas, co-creator of Rails Girls and author of Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding.
We expect an audience of 300 developers. So, this is a great opportunity to reach a large and influential audience of East Coast ruby fans, and have a great time doing it!
If you are interested in doing a full-day or half-day workshop the day before the main conference, on June 2nd, please contact us separately at info at nationconfs dot com. The workshop day will be anchored by a large Rails Girls DC workshop.
Share your experience! Submit your presentation proposal to RubyNation, the Mid-Atlantic’s Ruby and Web Development conference.
Our scope of talks includes a broad area, anything of interest our audience, as long as it is in the realm of ruby programming (JS, NoSQL, etc. are OK). Also, this is a conference for everyone, so beginner topics are welcomed.
Keep in mind that our audience will be members of the software developers community, mostly software engineers and practicing developers, technical team leads, etc. Your presentation should appeal to them. Fun topics are encouraged, so please feel free to be creative. Everyone wants to have fun at a conference.
We would like all our presentations to be 25 minutes long, including time for questions and discussion. If you want a longer or shorter time, please tell us in your submission.
You do NOT have to be an experienced speaker or even an expert to present here. Some of our best speakers have been people who simply had a very interesting experience or perspective to relate. RubyNation has a very friendly crowd.
Submit as many proposals as you like. Panels or multiple presenter proposals are fine with us. All of the accepted presenters will receive a free ticket.
We welcome proposals from everyone, and will evaluate each proposal on it own merits, regardless of the speaker’s ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc. We strive to be encouraging and inclusive of everyone in our community. Therefore, we expect all of our attendees, speakers included, to follow our code of conduct. See our code of conduct for the complete description.
Proposals containing marketing-based content will mostly likely be rejected. Our attendees want to be entertained and learn from your presentation. An overt sales pitch will not get the reaction you want from our audience.
Please submit your proposal by 11:55 PM ET on Friday April 21st, 2017. We might accept and announce a few (or even many) talks before that time.
If you have any questions, please contact us. You can email us at info at nationconfs dot com or tweet (or direct message) to us. Your presentation is important to us. We want to help you make it fantastic.