Planet Ruby Events

Tuesday, 11. August 2015

Rails Rumble

Announcing Rails Rumble 2015!

After the success of last year’s Rails Rumble, we’re extremely happy to welcome back the one and only Heroku!

The 2015 Rails Rumble will take place on the weekend of November 7th & 8th.

  • Registration: Oct. 26th - Nov. 4th
  • Competition: Nov. 7th - Nov. 8th
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Every year we get questions about using other technologies, in addit

After the success of last year’s Rails Rumble, we’re extremely happy to welcome back the one and only Heroku!

The 2015 Rails Rumble will take place on the weekend of November 7th & 8th.

  • Registration: Oct. 26th - Nov. 4th
  • Competition: Nov. 7th - Nov. 8th

Ruby++

Every year we get questions about using other technologies, in addition to Ruby, in your entry, so we just wanted to take a brief moment and expand on this. Despite our name, the Rails Rumble is a hackathon for apps built, at least partially, with Ruby. You may be using Rails, Sinatra, or another Rack-based Ruby web framework for both the front and backend. On the other hand, you may build the entire backend API of your app with Rails, and your frontend with Ember.js, Backbone.js, or AngularJS! Either way, we don’t discriminate!

Heroku

If you aren’t familiar with Heroku, they provide services and tools that let you focus on building apps, without worrying about infrastructure. You can have your app deployed in minutes and easily scale it to support millions of users. Give them a try by heading over to their site and creating a free account.

Heroku Add-Ons & Sponsors

After hearing from so many competitors about how they loved the ease of integrated Heroku add-ons last year, many of our sponsors again this year will be available during the competition, free of charge, using Heroku’s ridiculously powerful add-on system.

Over the coming months, we’ll be announcing even more sponsors, in addition to Heroku, so if you have a product or service that’d you’d like smart, young, intelligent, thoughtful, developers and designers, from around the world to check out, please let us know.

Judging

Because of another success of last year’s competition, our judging revamp, we’re very happy to announce that judging for this year’s Rumble will be once again in the hands of the community. If you ship an app, you’ll be considered a judge!

Furthermore, each team will again see exactly how many points they received, privately in their team’s dashboard, while points for winning teams will be displayed publicly.

Job Board

The last thing we’d like to mention is the Rails Rumble Job Board is back again. If have an opening, and want to support the Rails Rumble, please consider checking it out.

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To stay up to date on everything happening with the rumble, you can follow @railsrumble on Twitter, subscribe to our RSS feed, or sign up for our newsletter.

We’re super excited about bringing back the Rails Rumble for 2015 and can’t wait to see what amazing things you all build on Heroku. See you soon!

- @tsmango

Monday, 15. June 2015

Rails Girls

It’s a wrap: The 2nd edition of Rails Girls Groningen 2015

We truly felt lucky to have such a talented and enthusiastic crowd of girls with us! The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with love for Rails. It was well attended with over 40 awesome people. Some of them already familiar with some form of webdevelopment (Java, HTML, CSS, Python), others never-ever used one of them! But they all had one thing in common: they were all curio

We truly felt lucky to have such a talented and enthusiastic crowd of girls with us! The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with love for Rails. It was well attended with over 40 awesome people. Some of them already familiar with some form of webdevelopment (Java, HTML, CSS, Python), others never-ever used one of them! But they all had one thing in common: they were all curious about Ruby on Rails but had never gotten around to trying it out. Until this weekend!

Let’s Go Back:

Friday’s Eve: It was the hottest day of the year so far and by hot we mean really HOT - temperatures reaching a scorching of 30 degrees. Coupled with thunderstorms & heavy rain! Of course we knew it was going to happen - just look at this years logo (just kidding).

The LaunchCafé was generous enough to facilitate our Rails Girls event AGAIN. They even gave the girls the opportunity to work two weeks for free at the LaunchCafé. Gotta love them!

Did we already mention it was hot? Oh yeah we did. Luckily we had the fridge full of cold beverages. It was time for our Install Party with a bunch of pizza’s! Our amazing coaches helped the girls out to install Ruby on Rails on their computers. Some enthusiasts even already started on TryRuby.

Perhaps it was because the inspiring talk of Daan van Berkel - such a cutie right? Daan told us “What happens when your world is rocked”. Well, he rocked our world.

After a bunch of pizza’s, drinks and Daan…

it was time for a beautysleep for the Rails Girls. Saturday is supposed to be a busy day!

Saturday: Thanks to our Amazing Sponsors we had the opportunity to provide all the girls with breakfast - The Best Way to Start the Day in the early morning.

After the girls’ bellies were filled with love it was time for the hardest part… start coding! The girls dived into the magic world of Ruby on Rails. But before they started, Henk van der Veen learned the girls the language of love, oh no, we mean technology! He used the Bentobox – a conceptual model for understanding web applications.

After the rough morning, where the girls made a jumpstart to their first webapplication in Rails, it was time for lunch.

After the lunch there were some amazing lightning talks by Hester van Wijk, Karen Sijbrandij, Steffen Witvliet, Daan van Berkel & Laura Dijkstra, to fight the afternoon dip!

But there was no time to lean back, after the lightning talks the girls had gone back to work.

The clock was ticking and the girls still had to finish amazing web applications they were working on. Felt sorry for the girls? No need to… There was even pie!

Are we forgetting something? Oh yes, the unboxing of the Goodiebag!

A week ago we received an amazing tip of custom 3D 8bit designed jewelry at zazzy.me! However they have a delivery time of 3 weeks! We sended Zazzy an e-mail by telling them how much we loved that jewelry and that we were not taking NO for an answer. We had to have them! “Oh My Goodiebag!” Especially for us Zazzy rushed their delivery time and one of our coaches Anouk picked them up all the way from Amsterdam for us. Thank you Zazzy and thank you Anouk. We hope that the necklace will bring you tons of good memories.

Also many thanks to the LaunchCafé and our Amazing Sponsors: Clubcollect, Peperzaken, GitLab, RoQua, PayPro, Spindle, & CrowdRipple. Without whom our event would not be possible.

And lets not forget our amazing coaches for their time and talents.

Last but not least thanks to you girls we had a wonderful weekend. We hope many of you girls will continue working with Rails in the future - you have the tools, now built something cool!

That’s all for now!

Sincerely,

Debbie, Ivan & Hester
Rails Girls Groningen 2015

Friday, 27. March 2015

Ruby Conferences

ArrrrCamp Announced

Dates have been announced for ArrrrCamp 2015: October 1st-2nd, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.

Dates have been announced for ArrrrCamp 2015: October 1st-2nd, 2015 in Ghent, Belgium.


ROSSConf Vienna Announced

Date have been announced for ROSSConf Vienna: April 25th, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Registration for the event is open.

Date have been announced for ROSSConf Vienna: April 25th, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. Registration for the event is open.

Tuesday, 17. March 2015

Ruby Conferences

RailsIsrael 2015 Announced

Dates have been announced for Rails Israel 2015: November 26th, 2015 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Both registration for the event and the call for proprosals are open.

Dates have been announced for Rails Israel 2015: November 26th, 2015 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Both registration for the event and the call for proprosals are open.

Monday, 16. March 2015

Ruby Conferences

EuRuKo Announced

Dates have been announced for EuRuKo 2015: October 17th-18th, 2015 in Salzburg, Austria.

Dates have been announced for EuRuKo 2015: October 17th-18th, 2015 in Salzburg, Austria.

Friday, 13. March 2015

Ruby Conferences

eurucamp Announced

Dates have been announced for eurucamp: July 31st through August 2nd in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany.

Dates have been announced for eurucamp: July 31st through August 2nd in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany.


JRubyConf EU Announced

Dates have been announced for JRubyConf EU: July 31st in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany.

Dates have been announced for JRubyConf EU: July 31st in Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany.

Thursday, 29. January 2015

Ruby Conferences

Brighton Ruby 2015 Announced

Dates have been announced for Brighton Ruby 2015: July 20th. Registration is now open.

Dates have been announced for Brighton Ruby 2015: July 20th. Registration is now open.


RubyConf Kenya Announced

Dates have been announced for RubyConf Kenya: May 8th and 9th in Nairobi. Registration is now open.

Dates have been announced for RubyConf Kenya: May 8th and 9th in Nairobi. Registration is now open.

Tuesday, 20. January 2015

Ruby Conferences

RailsConf Opens Registration

Registration for RailsConf is now open.

Registration for RailsConf is now open.

Tuesday, 06. January 2015

Ruby Conferences

RailsConf Opens CFP

The RailsConf call for proprosals is open now through February 6th.

The RailsConf call for proprosals is open now through February 6th.

Monday, 05. January 2015

Ruby Conferences

Ruby on Ales Opens CFP

The Ruby on Ales call for proprosals is now open.

The Ruby on Ales call for proprosals is now open.

Monday, 29. December 2014

Rails Girls

After a couple of days trying unsuccessfully to install Ruby on Rails on my WIndows machine, I came accross your site and tried your installation guide. Thanks to your help, the setup was successful :) Thanks , Kind Regards from Greece

Thank you :)

Thank you :)

Wednesday, 24. December 2014

Ruby Conferences

RubyCaribe 2015 Canceled

RubyCaribe 2015 has been canceled - more in this blog post.

RubyCaribe 2015 has been canceled - more in this blog post.

Wednesday, 26. November 2014

Ruby Conferences

Burlington Ruby Conference Announces Dates For 2015

The dates have been announced for Burlington Ruby Conference 2015: July 31-August 2, 2015.

The dates have been announced for Burlington Ruby Conference 2015: July 31-August 2, 2015.


Ruby devroom at FOSDEM CFP Closes Soon

The Ruby devroom at FOSDEM call for proprosals closes December 1st.

The Ruby devroom at FOSDEM call for proprosals closes December 1st.


Ruby on Ales Announces Dates for 2015

The dates have been announced for Ruby on Ales 2015: March 5th and 6th.

The dates have been announced for Ruby on Ales 2015: March 5th and 6th.

Monday, 24. November 2014

Rails Rumble

Interview With 2014 Winner RefactorCop

It’s here! The most recent Rails Rumble episode from Sean Devine of 5by5’s Ruby on Rails Podcast is up and in it, Sean speaks with the 2014 Overall Winners, RefactorCop! Hear about the team, the idea, and their thoughts on this year’s competition.

To check it out, head over to the Ruby on Rails Podcast!

It’s here! The most recent Rails Rumble episode from Sean Devine of 5by5’s Ruby on Rails Podcast is up and in it, Sean speaks with the 2014 Overall Winners, RefactorCop! Hear about the team, the idea, and their thoughts on this year’s competition.

To check it out, head over to the Ruby on Rails Podcast!

Friday, 21. November 2014

Ruby Conferences

RubyConf Announces Dates for 2015

The dates for RubyConf 2015 have been announced: November 15-17 in San Antonio, Texas.

The dates for RubyConf 2015 have been announced: November 15-17 in San Antonio, Texas.

Wednesday, 19. November 2014

Ruby Conferences

Ancient City Ruby Opens Early Bird Registration

Early bird registration for Ancient City Ruby is open now through January 1st, 2015.

Early bird registration for Ancient City Ruby is open now through January 1st, 2015.

Monday, 17. November 2014

Rails Rumble

Interview With 2014 Solo Winner Flora Saramago

The latest Rails Rumble episode from Sean Devine of 5by5’s Ruby on Rails Podcast is up! This time it’s with the 2014 Solo Award winner, Flora Saramago. Not only did Flora take home the Best Solo award, but she also placed 4th overall with her fantastic entry Pack Pal.

To check it out, head over to the Ruby on Rails Podcast!

The latest Rails Rumble episode from Sean Devine of 5by5’s Ruby on Rails Podcast is up! This time it’s with the 2014 Solo Award winner, Flora Saramago. Not only did Flora take home the Best Solo award, but she also placed 4th overall with her fantastic entry Pack Pal.

To check it out, head over to the Ruby on Rails Podcast!

Tuesday, 04. November 2014

Rails Rumble

2014 Rails Rumble Gem Teardown

Keeping with tradition, Adam Doppelt of Dwellable and Patrick O’Donnell, just released the 2014 Rails Rumble Gem Teardown! It’s a great read, so definitely check it out. And thanks to all the teams that anonymously submitted their Gemfiles for dissection, and of course, thanks to Adam and Patrick for crunching this data!

- @tsmango

Keeping with tradition, Adam Doppelt of Dwellable and Patrick O’Donnell, just released the 2014 Rails Rumble Gem Teardown! It’s a great read, so definitely check it out. And thanks to all the teams that anonymously submitted their Gemfiles for dissection, and of course, thanks to Adam and Patrick for crunching this data!

- @tsmango

Thursday, 30. October 2014

Rails Rumble

5by5's Ruby on Rails Podcast - Favorite Entries

Prior to the winners being revealed on Monday, Sean Devine of 5by5’s Ruby on Rails Podcast released a new episode where he talked about a number of his favorite entries from this year’s rumble. So take a listen and see how his picks did, or didn’t, line up with the real winners.

And coming soon from the Ruby on Rails Podcast will be interviews with the overall winning team, and the solo

Prior to the winners being revealed on Monday, Sean Devine of 5by5’s Ruby on Rails Podcast released a new episode where he talked about a number of his favorite entries from this year’s rumble. So take a listen and see how his picks did, or didn’t, line up with the real winners.

And coming soon from the Ruby on Rails Podcast will be interviews with the overall winning team, and the solo winner.

pluto.models/1.4.0, feed.parser/1.0.0, feed.filter/1.1.1 - Ruby/2.0.0 (2014-11-13/x86_64-linux) on Rails/4.2.0 (production)