RubyWorld Conference 2012

Hello,

I’m Shugo M., the secretary general of the RubyWorld Conference.

I’m glad to announce that the RubyWorld Conference 2012 will be held
at Matsue, Shimane, Japan from Nov 8th to Nov 9th 2012. This year,
Matz and Dave T. will deliver keynote addresses, and many other
exciting talks will be delivered by the speakers from Japan, the USA,
and Germany. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided, so you
don’t need to learn Japanese. See the following site for details:

http://www.rubyworld-conf.org/en/

There is no conference fee, but registration is required:

http://www.rubyworld-conf.org/en/entry/

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the conference. Thank you!

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Shugo M. [email protected]
wrote:

http://www.rubyworld-conf.org/en/

There is no conference fee, but registration is required:

wow.
(if only i could speak jap… i have phobia on foreign land…)

thanks a lot shugo
kind regards -botp

Hi,

In message “Re: [ANN] RubyWorld Conference 2012”
on Thu, 20 Sep 2012 18:52:54 +0900, botp [email protected] writes:

|> http://www.rubyworld-conf.org/en/
|>
|> There is no conference fee, but registration is required:
|
|wow.
|(if only i could speak jap… i have phobia on foreign land…)

We provide simultaneous interpreting for some sessions.

          matz.

In message “Re: [ANN] RubyWorld Conference 2012”
on Thu, 20 Sep 2012 18:52:54 +0900, botp [email protected] writes:

(if only i could speak jap… i have phobia on foreign land…)

If that city is anything like Tokyo, you probably won’t need much
Japanese. I studied Japanese for a couple of business trips to Tokyo
a few years back, but any time I went up to the counter at a hotel,
restaurant, train station, etc., they saw my round eyes and started
talking English to me. The only times I needed to speak Japanese were
a tiny sushi restaurant and a tiny antique dealer stall.

On the other claw, just like anybody, they really appreciate it when
you try to learn their language, rather than ass-u-me that everybody
speaks yours. (Learning a few bits of basic French, even if spoken
poorly, will even get you decent service from Parisian waiters!) So
when it came time to give my presentations (to Japanese audiences), I
started with several sentences of Japanese. I think that really
helped cement the relationships.

-Dave