Join a Lineup of Technical Talks and an In-person Keynote by the Ruby Language Creator

PASADENA, C.A. (June 6, 2024) – Ruby Central, Inc., has just opened the CFP for RubyConf 2024. RubyConf is the world's largest and longest-running gathering of Ruby enthusiasts, practitioners, and companies. This year’s event is happening Wednesday, November 13 to Friday November 15, 2024 in Chicago, IL. 

This year, Ruby Central is curating a more technical program than in previous years. Inspired by Ruby Kaigi in Japan, the conference will feature more technical talks from people contributing to the Ruby language itself. If there is interest, the program committee may even add a Kaigi track.

“We’re looking for talks on any Ruby topic that are technical yet accessible,” said Kinsey Durham Grace, Co-chair, RubyConf 2024. “Our community loves talks on topics like AI and machine learning with Ruby, and performance optimization. We’re excited to bring them more.”

One keynote speaker has already joined the program. Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto, the creator of the Ruby programming language, will be appearing at the conference in person for the first time since 2019.

“Our community has grown up and is solving bigger business problems,” said Jim Remsik, Co-chair, RubyConf 2024. “We also don’t want to lose sight of the creative, thoughtful, and weird ways people engage with Ruby.” 

Aspiring speakers can start by exploring this year's conference themes of Performance and Scale, Ruby on the Web, Ruby in AI, Data Science and Machine Learning, and Weird Ruby. 

The CFP is available here. Apply before the July 8 deadline. 

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