About

RubyConf is the annual fall conference for Ruby enthusiasts to gather and enjoy talks about new projects, meet and network with other Ruby developers, and hear from the community's leading minds.

Our Mission

Focused on fostering the Ruby on Rails programming language and the robust community that has sprung up around it, RubyConf brings together Rubyists, both established and new, to discuss emerging ideas, collaborate, and socialize in some of the best locations in the US.

RubyConf strives to provide an inclusive and welcoming experience for all participants. We have an anti-harassment policy that we require ALL attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and staff to comply with — no exceptions. We also collaborate with a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant.

Ruby Central, Inc.

RubyConf is brought to you by the small team at Ruby Central, as well as a small but dedicated group of volunteer directors and board members. Ruby Central is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and advocacy of the Ruby community. Ruby Central functions as the organizers and hosts of the annual RubyConf and RubyConf software conferences, supports community growth, and provides vital infrastructure for the Ruby programming language. ​

For several more years, the growth of the community expanded and new programming of the Ruby language was created and incorporated into the event planning. In Chicago, Illinois of 2006, Ruby Central added a new dimension to the world of Ruby conferences when they produced the first official Ruby on Rails conference, better known as RubyConf.

Our Team

RubyConf is brought to you by the team at Ruby Central, as well as a small but dedicated group of volunteers from the Ruby and Rails communities. We cannot do these conferences without them!

Program Chairs

Kinsey Durham Grace

Engineering @ Github, Ruby Central Board

Jim Remsik

CEO of Flagrant

Program Committee

Tess Griffin

Program Committee

Kerri Miller

Program Committee

Mina Slater

Program Committee

Jenny Shih

Program Committee

Sarah Mei

Program Committee

Ben Sheldon

Program Committee

Joel Hawksley

Program Committee

Mike Perham

Program Committee

Ruby Central Staff

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Adarsh Pandit

Executive Director

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Ally Vogel

Operations Manager

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Irene Kannyo

Marketing Manager

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Tom Chambers

Sponsorship Manager