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London Ruby Unconference
Sat 22 October 2016, 10:00 – 18:00 BST
Welcome to the London Ruby Unconference 2016!
Reconnecting and reigniting the London Ruby community!
What is an Unconference anyway?
An 'unconference' is a gathering which aims to provide an open and creative conversation on a topic of mutual interest to surface their collective knowledge, share ideas and insights, and gain a deeper understanding of the subject and the issues involved. It is unlike a normal conference is that there is no pre-planned agenda, no central organisation, no fixed speakers, and no eye-watering price tag!
But surely that'll never work?! Well, you might think that, but there are already a very long list of very successful unconferences - in London we have XP Day and the LJC Open Conference, and outside London the SoCraTes (un)conference, to name but three. Somewhat more famous examples include BarCamp (worldwide) and even UKGovCamp!
There aren't many rules.
You must be nice to everyone. Yes, everyone. Even if you don't agree with them!
There are no presenters at Unconference, only participants
There are no spectators at Unconference, only participants
Everyone is here to learn, and to contribute
You must not use the unconference to try and sell products or recruit people, this is an open space for people to learn together, not a sales presentation or a founder-dating event
These aren't rules, per se, but they are things that you should expect:
Expect to talk about Unconference outside of the event
Expect to blog/tweet/post on social media about Unconference
The 'law of two feet' applies: if you're not getting or adding value at a session, expect to get up and walk to a different one
Expect to have your point-of-view challenged (respectfully)
Expect to have to explain the 'why', and to talk about the meta around things that you may take for granted in your usual workplace/community
What will we talk about?
We expect to have at lest 16 sessions.
Ideas can be suggested by anyone by editing the London Ruby Unconference Wiki Page
These are some ideas*:
The Crystal Programming Language, proposed by Eleanor McHugh.
Understanding Ruby Code, proposed by John Cinnamond.
Reactive frameworks, for example, the Volt Framework
Internet of Things with Artoo, Ruby on Robots
Object Oriented Analysis and Design in Ruby, for example, review of the book 99 Bottles of OOP by Sandi Metz and Katrina Owen
We plan to have four rooms where we can have discussions for the topics suggested by the attendees. The suggested schedule is:
09.15 - 10.00 Registration
10.00 - 11.00 Welcome Session and Scheduling
11.00 - 12.00 Attendee-lead sessions (1 to 4)
12.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14.00 - 14.45 Attendee-lead sessions (5 to 8)
15.00 - 15.45 Attendee-lead sessions (9 to 12)
16.00 - 16.45 Attendee-lead sessions (13 to 16)
17.00 - 18.00 Round-Up
18.00 - 20.00 Drinks
Where do I sign up?
Get your ticket at the top of this page!
Use the twitter name @rubyunconf and tag #lrun and for tweets related to the unconference.
Absolutely! Check it in detail here.
*The topics are led by attendees so these topics may change on the day of the event.