The largest official gathering of the year, RubyConf brings together top talent, companies, and project representatives from around the world. Learn and build with the best in sessions, workshops, keynotes and parties.
RubyConf has stretched your mind, now it’s time to stretch your body in our 30-minute vinyasa yoga class. We’ll bring the studio to your home with this calming yet energizing flow. Open to beginners, first-timers, and yogis of all levels!
Elevate your gourmet game by turning your kitchen into an iron chef studio! Our professional chef will instruct you to make a Cardamom Tahini Brownie in a Mug, using ingredients that already exist in your kitchen. Learn a new culinary skill while creating a nourishing masterpiece -- your taste buds will thank you!
Zines - simple DIY self-published magazines - are a very cool way to express yourself creatively. They’re low tech, can be about whatever you want, and there’s no barrier to entry! Anyone can make a zine, so let’s make one together!
I’ll teach you how to fold a small zine out of a single sheet of paper. Then I’ll walk you through a series of writing prompts about your journey through tech to make your first zine! After, I’ll let you loose on the world to make whatever zines you want and you can show them to me at Rubyconf 2021!
Can a group of RubyConf attendees complete FizzBuzz in 30 minutes? In this game, we will adopt a technique from "Twitch Plays Pokemon" and see if we can work together enough to get all the tests passing in time and ace this technical interview question for the ages. Will the chat descend into anarchy trying to find the optimum solution? Will the spirit of cooperation prevail and the green lights of passing tests guide us to the finish line? Will we demonstrate what amazing developers we are, impress the interviewer, and be given a more challenging puzzle as a reward? Only one way to find out!
Kick off happy hour with a custom Ruby cocktail! Our resident mixologist will design a delicious signature Ruby recipe to teach conference attendees how to make at home. She’ll guide you not only in making the cocktail itself, but also explain the symbolism behind the recipe, and essential mixology tips. We’ll provide opportunities to “cheer” and celebrate one another who attend the session.
Beat the clock in our mini escape room, where teams will work together to crack codes, solve puzzles, and piece together clues to advance through a 3-5 levels of challenges. We’ll develop a custom storyline and puzzles around a RubyConf theme that foster collaboration, teamwork, and communication with fellow attendees. Come with a colleague or on your own! Everyone will get placed on a team and will have fun while meeting new people.
The happiest 30 minutes of a conference takes place with a llama on screen. Join us on a private farm tour in upstate New York, hosted by the local residents: two llamas and an alpaca. This session will leave you smiling ear to ear, if not wagging your tail. It’ll be a llamazing time!
What it says on the tin: let’s do our nails. Bring your own nail polish and come chat. We’ll talk about what we’ve enjoyed at the conference so far, what technical things are interesting us, and generally have a good time. Never done your nails before? That’s fine, everyone starts somewhere, come with your questions.