Nickel City Ruby Conference 2013: 9/20-9/21

Nickel City Ruby Conference
Nickel City Ruby Conference 2013: 9/20-9/21

Nickel City Ruby Conference will be Western New York’s first regional Ruby conference. Held in downtown Buffalo, NY at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library on September 20 - 21, 2013, the event is expected to bring developers from the region under one roof for a weekend of learning and interaction. Even if you don't use Ruby, you'll get a lot out of this conference, with talks about mentorship, craftsmanship, architecture, and more.

Organized by members of WNY Ruby User Group, and with help from the local tech community, this conference will present Western New York as a haven for developers and tech businesses.  “The idea is to showcase the city of Buffalo while we bring people together to discuss the Ruby programming language and Open Source Software in general,” says PJ Hagerty, one of the coordinators of the event.

The conference brings big names from the Ruby and Open Source Software community, such as the keynoters: Jeff Casimir - head of Jumpstart Labs, Sara Chipps - founder of Girl Develop It, Zach Holman - developer at GithHub, and Neal Sales-Griffin - co-founder of Starter League.  In addition, there will be 11 speakers from various parts of the Ruby community.

The conference is made possible by several sponsors: Synacor, GitHub, Chargify, Engine Yard, 37signals, Littlelines, Harvest, and Division by Zero.

Prior to the main conference, an O'Reilly Media sponsored Ignite event will be taking place, Ignite Buffalo. ( This event will help kick off the festivities and get folks in the mood to talk tech. Following the main conference is a Code Retreat on September 22, led by Jim Hurne at Z80 Labs in downtown Buffalo.

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