CFP: Ruby and Rails devroom at Fosdem 2009

Hi folks,

The Belgian Ruby U. Group is happy to announce the second Ruby and
Rails devroom at Fosdem 2009. Fosdem is a gathering of Free and Open
Source Software developers and the ideal occasion to meet fellow Ruby
and Rails developers (and 2,000 other FOSS developers). If you have a
good idea for a talk or tutorial, consider sending in an abstract. You
can find the Call for Papers at, and quoted below.

See you at Fosdem!

Kind regards,
Tom Klaasen


Second Ruby and Rails devroom at Fosdem (Brussels, 7 Feb 2009)

After last year’s enormous interest, The Belgian Ruby U. Group organizes the second Ruby and Rails devroom at
Fosdem 2009 (Brussels, 7 February 2009). We are calling on presenters
to propose an abstract for a presentation in the Ruby and Rails
devroom. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Tutorials (installation, basic Ruby, advanced Ruby, metaprogramming,
DSLs, testing, design patterns, Rubygems, C-extensions, GUI
programming, multi-processing/multi-threading…)
New developments (Ruby 1.9, JRuby, IronRuby, …)
Important/interesting libraries (your own, other’s, HOWTOs,
demos, …)
Technical showcases (interesting applications of Ruby, challenges,
solutions, …)

Tutorials (installation, basic/advanced web app design, good
practices, …)
New developments (Rails 2.1/2.2, Phusion Passenger, RubyEE,
NeverBlock, cloud computing, …)
Important/interesting plugins (your own, other’s, HOWTOs, demos, …)
Technical showcases (interesting applications of Rails, challenges,
solutions, …)

You can view last year’s program at
to get an idea.

We accept 25 minute and 50 minute talks and tutorials, but we are not
strict on this so please indicate the preferred length of your talk/
tutorial in your proposal. We may still slightly adjust this length
depending on the response we receive. We would like to ask you to
include a short bio when you submit your proposal. This bio will
appear on the FOSDEM website and should consist of a single sentence
description and an extended description; examples can be found in last
year’s program: .

Please send your abstract to [email protected] before Monday 5
January 2009. It will be reviewed by the program committee and you
will receive a decision by Friday 9 January 2009 if your presentation
is accepted.

The program committee that will evaluate the proposals is comprised
Tom Klaasen (10to1, tom AT 10to1 . be)
Peter V. (XaoP, peter AT xaop . com)
Peter V. (peter AT vandenabeele . com)
Entrance to the Fosdem conference and devrooms is entirely free.
Sorry, we cannot give any travel grants to foreign visitors (local
hospitality with one of the organizers is possible to save hotel
costs). In past years, approx. 2,000 people visited the Fosdem
conference. More information on Fosdem can be found at


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