Lone Star Twitter/Ruby Conference 2009


After much feedback about the Lone Star Twitter
Conference, it looks like the LSTC will NOT be
replacing the Lone Star Ruby Conference after all.

Half of the speakers complained that 140 characters was
not enough for an interesting talk, and that they needed at
least 180.

The other half of the speakers thought the conference
was an elaborate scheme by Ashton Kutcher to publicly
punk them.

And, finally, Oprah embarrassingly admitted that she
thought the Ruby conference was about jewelry.
You don’t want to know what she said when I asked her
her thoughts about Matz.

I’m sorry about the false alarm for LSTC and apologize
to those who will be disappointed.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled station.

The deadline for speaker submissions is midnight, May 2,
just 3.5 days away.

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

P.P.S. You can follow conference announcements on Twitter at

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