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London Ruby Unconference

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6th Floor, New Penderel House

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Welcome to the London Ruby Unconference 2017!

Unconference Theme

All things related to Ruby, including Elixir, Crystal, etc.

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!

How does it work?

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!

The rules of Unconference

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

Un-rules, or expected behaviours

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 Github Page

These are some of the topics suggested for last year*:

  1. The Crystal Programming Language

  2. The Elixir Programming Language

  3. GraphQL and Rails

  4. Functional programming in Ruby

  5. Reactive frameworks, for example, the Volt Framework

  6. Internet of Things with Artoo, Ruby on Robots

  7. Domain-Driven Design with Ruby/Rails

  8. Advanced shell scripting with ruby

Event Schedule

We plan to have four rooms where we can have discussions on 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!

Social Networks?

Use the twitter name @rubyunconf and tag #lrun and for tweets related to the unconference.

Do you have a code of conduct?

Absolutely! Check it in detail here.

*The topics are led by attendees so these topics may change on the day of the event.

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