[ANN] Lone Star Twitter Conference 2009


The Lone Star Ruby Conference is being renamed. We
are now LSTC, the Lone Star Twitter Conference.

We are accepting submissions for talks that have
anything to do with Twitter, tweets, twitter-mania,
you name it.

We also have new keynote speakers. This year we will
have Oprah and Ashton Kutcher as our keynote speakers.

It should be an exciting conference!

Okay, now that I have your attention, the deadline for
speaker submissions is getting close. There are just
over 10 days, 7 hours remaining before the deadline
on May 2 to submit a proposal.

If you plan on submitting a proposal, please use the
link below. As usual, speakers get full access to the
conference and training at no charge.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference in August.
Please feel free to email us with your suggestions on
how we can make this your best conference of 2009.


Lone Star Ruby Conference 2009
(Thu-Sat) August 27-29, 2009
Norris Conference Center
Austin, TX

We invite you to submit a proposal for a 45-minute or a
7-minute talk. The only requirement is that the topic be
Ruby related. (Note, although not finalized, expect
speaking time to be 35-minutes with 10-minutes of Q&A.)

Here are a few topics to give you some ideas:

  • Design and coding techniques
  • Testing tools and techniques
  • Developer productivity tips and tools
  • Patterns and best practices for developing Ruby code
  • MRI, Rubinius, JRuby, YARV
  • Rails, Rail3, Merb, Sinatra, Ramaze, Waves, etc
  • Ruby in the Enterprise
  • Ruby in Small Business
  • Ruby internals, meta programming
  • Data filtering, reporting, parsing

You name it. If it is Ruby related, we want to hear from you.

Please submit your proposal at:


Hands-on training is back this year. Courses can be
either 3hr (half-day) or 6hr (full-day). It is
recommended that full-day courses be team taught.
Also, remember that trainers are compensated. Last
year LSRC 2008 paid out over $15,000 to trainers.

When submitting a course curriculum outline, remember
that a training course is NOT an extended talk.
Trainers should provide labs and hands on learning
experiences for the participants. Your course
submission should provide practical skills that
participants can take away and begin using immediately
to improve their coding.

Please submit your proposal at:


Proposals are due May 2, 2009.

Registration for LSRC 2009 will open in early May.

See you in Austin in August!

Jim F.
Lone Star Ruby Foundation, President

For sponsorship, media or promotional partner opportunities,
contact Jim F. at lsrc2009 at gmail dot com.

P.S. Proposals are due by midnight May 2, 2009.

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