The Ruby Central Community Grant is meant for organizations and individuals who are launching new events (conferences, user groups, etc.) benefiting the Ruby community. We support the continued expansion of our community into new areas, be they geographic, demographic, or topical. If you’re launching a new event and have a need for our guidance and/or support, please look over the program details link below.
We see any support we provide, both advisory and financial, as a first step towards ensuring your event’s success as well as sustainability in future years. As such, our Community Grant is not meant to recur past an event’s first year. There are rare occasions where we will consider grants to conferences that are past their first year, but only under special circumstances.
Before contacting us for assistance, conference organizers should already have a clear idea of: your event’s unique purpose in benefiting the Ruby community, the areas in which you would apply our assistance, and your event’s code of conduct, as we will not support any event without one.
Finally, as a part of our active support for the Ruby community, we are very invested in the success of new events. As such, we aim to provide active assistance to conference organizers who are recipients of the Community Grant, via at least two check-in meetings, one during the planning process, and one after the event has taken place.
Answer the following questions in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to start the process. Thank you!