In May, if you don't want to cough up almost a thousand dollars to go learn things you already know, but want to come to Portland to network with skilled Rails coders from all over the world, instead of hanging out in the lobby at the Lloyd Center like I did last year, come to Caboose Conf.
The best part of the last few conferences I have attended in the Ruby and Rails fields have been the "lightning talks", where people have five minutes to present their idea, app, or otherwise. The other great thing about some of these expensive conferences is the networking which occurs in the hallways and lobbies.
So, we're going to hold our own tiny unconference, to be held on a weekend when a bunch of Rails coders will be in town, from May 29 to June 1st, at the entp.com headquarters in Portland, Oregon.
In the grand tradition of the unconference, there are very few planned talks (we'll have an open roster where anyone can sign up for a slot) and it will be completely free. There will be no werewolf.
We'll get a signup page soon.
I have a bunch of ideas:
- We'll be sponsoring a documentation drive, where we hack on Rails Documentation in exchange for beer and pizza.
- Hackfests! Let's work on something awesome.
- Keynotes! Do you want to give one? Hit me up (court3nay gmail.com)