Registration for the 2008 RubyNation Conference just opened today. Join the nation! Get your ticket for the DC area’s very own regional Ruby conference.
RubyNation 2008 Progress Report
Plans for RubyNation, a new regional conference serving metropolitan DC and surrounding areas, is progressing nicely. The venue and budget have been finalized. The Call for Papers just closed earlier this week, and final selection of speakers will be done in a couple of days. Finally, registration will be opening shortly for this two-day conference, which will start on August 1, 2008.
On the Steering Committee for RubyNation
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.
Regional Ruby Conference (2008)
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.
Shenandoah Speaking Engagement
I have been asked by the Shenandoah Ruby Users Group to give my OpenID/Rails presentation to their membership. I’m scheduled for June 24, 2008 at their regular meeting locale, which is the headquarters of Rosetta Stone in Harrisonburg, VA.
Regional Ruby Conference
I’m a member of a NovaRUG committee that’s organizing a regional Ruby conference for the Northern Virginia area, to be held sometime in June 2008. I’ll post more news about this event as it becomes available. I’m also tentatively planning to speak at the event, probably on a topic related to JRuby.
AOL Ruby Users Group
I got a last-minute request to speak at the AOL Ruby Users Group, which is held the second Thursday of each month (March 13th for this month). So they’re getting a preview of my March 19th NovaRUG presentation. The topic will be “Implementing OpenID for Your Social Networking Web Site.”
NovaJUG and JFreeChart
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.”
NovaRUG March 19th
I will be speaking at the Northern Virginia Ruby Users Group on March 19, 2008. The topic will be “Implementing OpenID for Your Social Networking Web Site.” Meetings start at 6:00 PM for networking, with presentations beginning at 7:00 PM. Meetings are held at the FGM building in Reston; see the NovaRug web site for directions.
David Keener did a presentation on JFreeChart at AOL’s Unconference. This unique event exposed AOL’s IT staff to a wide array of technical topics presented by some of AOL’s top technologists.