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London Ruby Unconference


Saturday, 7 October 2017 from 09:30 to 18:00 (BST)

London Ruby Unconference

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Welcome to the London Ruby Unconference 2017!

Unconference Theme

The love for Ruby and all things related to Ruby (Elixir, Crystal) and current trends. 

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 organization, 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 is 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 behaviors

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 least 14 sessions and 6 hands-on workshops.

Ideas can be suggested by anyone by editing the London Ruby Unconference Github Page

Workshops are 1 to 2 hours hands-on sessions lead by an experienced developer. So far, we have confirmed:

  1. Hypermedia and Ruby Workshop led by Ismael Ceris

  2. Writing Nomads (Functional Programming) in Ruby with Adam Lancaster

  3. Integrating React into your Rails Application by Hrishi Mittal

  4. Building a chat app with Elixir and Phoenix by Tetiana Dushenki

  5. A pipeline to get you excited by Gerhard Lazu

These are some of the topics that attendees have suggested this year*:

  1. Rails Security and Continuous Integration/Delivery

  2. Topics about Performance

  3. Elixir

  4. Rails, Gem authorship, war stories

  5. How to structure large/complex Ruby/Rails projects effectively

  6. Opal (Ruby to JavaScript Compiler)

  7. DDD (Domain Driven Design)

  8. Work related: careers / contracting / remote work advice

  9. Rails 5.1

  10. Alternative Ruby runtimes such as TruffleRuby and JRuby

  11. Elegant ruby

  12. Ruby 3!

  13. Machine Learning/ AI

  14. Future of Rails

Topics confirmed:

  1. What impact will optimizing runtimes such as TruffleRuby have on how we write Ruby code? by Ivo Anjo

  2. JRuby in 2017 and beyond: Challenges, Bugs, Hopes and Dreams by Ivo Anjo

  3. Talking about Talking by John Cinnamond

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.

Do you have questions about London Ruby Unconference? Contact Codescrum
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CarWow HQ
6th Floor, New Penderel House
283-288 High Holborn
WC1V 7HP London
United Kingdom

Saturday, 7 October 2017 from 09:30 to 18:00 (BST)

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Codescrum are best-in-class Ruby on Rails specialists solving the most difficult problems for our clients in London. 

Codescrum is a Ruby community supporter by organising events such as the Ruby Hacknight and the Ruby Business UK in London.  

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