I was honored to be asked to join the Steering Committee for RubyNation.org, which is a new, regional Ruby Conference that will be held in the DC metropolitan area this year. The organization is headed up by a sterling group of people, who I have already worked with in various capacities. Naturally, I accepted, even though I realize it’s going to be a lot of work. We’re expecting not only to run a successful conference this year, but we’re also hoping to make it an annual event.
I will be presenting for the Northern Virginia Java Users Group (NovaJUG) on April 9, 2008. The topic will be “Creating Dynamic Charts With JFreeChart.” I’ve given this talk several times for AOL during my recent tenure there, so the presentation is already available in PDF form on my Presentations page. See the NovaJUG web site for directions to the meeting location at the FGM headquarters in Reston. The talk begins at 7:00 PM, although the (optional) networking activities begin around 6:30 PM.
The as-yet-unnamed regional Ruby conference being planned by the NovaRUG has been tentatively scheduled for June 28th. Right now, it’s planned as a one-day event, although I’m hopeful that it will expand to a two-day event. Expansion to two days would, of course, increase my chances of being one of the speakers.