Lone Star Ruby Conference 2009 Talk Submission Deadline


This is friendly reminder about the speaker submission
deadline. The deadline is Sunday, May 3 at midnight.
We have extended it one day to give you the weekend
to submit your proposal.

If you plan on submitting a proposal, please use the link below.

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:

Speaker/Trainer Submission Form for LSRC 2009

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:

Speaker/Trainer Submission Form for LSRC 2009

Proposals are due Sunday, May 3, 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 3, 2009.

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