I just booked my flight, hotel and conference tickets to MountainWest RubyConf 2008. It should be pretty interesting – they’ve got a good lineup of speakers. I think its a single track and probably won’t be too crowded so should be a good chance to meet up with some fellow Rubyists. If you’re going, let me know.
What’s interesting about the Ruby community is that there are a lot of regional Ruby conferences. I think this is at least partly due to Ruby Central’s Regional Conference Grant Program. Which is great because smaller conferences provide you more opportunities for connecting with fellow programmers. There’s so many though that I thought I’d run through them all here. Here’s all the ones I spotted for 2007 and hopefully they’ll all be back in 2008. I’ve put in the confirmed 2008 ones in bold.
February 8-9, 2008(Sadly already over.)
Philly Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise
March 26-27, 2008(The Ruby “track” is only March 26.)
March 28-29, 2008
Salt Lake City, UT
Silicon Valley Ruby Conference
April 2008? (last year it was April 21-22, 2007)
San Jose, CA
GoRuCo (sold out)
April 26, 2008
New York City, NY
August 2008? (last year it was August 10-11, 2007)
Lone Star Ruby Conference
September 4-6, 2008
September 2008? (last year it was September 28, 2007)
Fort Washington, PA
Any out there that I missed?
Update: Added acts_as_conference and Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise, which is done by the same folks who brought you Ruby East.