Steel City Ruby CFP Open, Speakers Announced. Charles Nutter,
Jessica Kerr, Laurent Sansonetti, Bryan Helmkamp
Charles works on JVM languages at Red Hat. He has worked on
JRuby for the past eight years and has been a JVM enthusiast since
Java 1.0. Charles hopes to make JRuby the best Ruby implementation
for high performance, big data, and heavy loads, and to use lessons
learned from JRuby to help the JVM and other languages that run on
it meet their potential.
Jessica Kerr loves software, the code and the community.
After ten years of Enterprise Java, she smelled the coffee and woke
up to other languages. She works in Scala now, and writes Ruby for
fun, in a functional style. She also teaches Git at every
opportunity. Her mission is to bring every developer some ideas
that are immediately useful and eventually mind-changing. Her
methods include tweets (@jessitron), blogs
(abstractivate.jessitron.com), and conference talks (like at Steel
City Ruby!). To get her fired up, ask about mutable state,
parenting, or cultural expectations.
Belgian software hacker, husband, dad and cat wrangler. Founder
of @HipByte. I work on @RubyMotion. Former Apple employee, @MacRuby
Bryan (@brynary) is the founder of Code Climate, an automated code
review tool for Ruby apps, and the lead organizer of the Gotham
Ruby Conference in NYC. For the last seven years, he's been an
active in the Ruby community as an acclaimed speaker, author and
open source contributor. In 2009, he received a Ruby Hero Award for
Speak In This Lineup
Would you like to be included in this line up of awesome
speakers? We are currently accepting proposals from additional
speakers to help round out our speaker list.
We're looking for 30 minute talks targeting varying skill levels
from beginner to expert that will help create a lineup filled
with a variety of topics related to Ruby and the world around
To submit a talk proposal for this year's lineup, just visit our
website and fill out the CFP form.
Whisky Night Fundraiser
A goal of Steel City Ruby has always been to make sure that anyone
who wants to attend has no hesitation to do so.
To support potential attendees with financial concerns, we will be
providing travel scholarships.
Help us raise money for these people by joining us for a night of
Whiskey cocktails at Pittsburgh's Wigle Whiskey. Wigle will be
graciously donating 12% of the money spent on drinks and Wigle gear
to our scholarship fund.
At the event, we will announce the results of our CFP so you will
be the first to hear our speaker lineup.
Tickets are on sale now and are just $10! The entire $10 will go to
our scholarship fund.http://www.showclix.com/event/3817863/listing