Hi folks, After last year's success, the Belgian Ruby User 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 http://wiki.rubyist.be/wiki/show/CallForPapers, and quoted below. See you at Fosdem! Kind regards, Peter Vanbroekhoven --------------------------------------------------- Second Ruby and Rails devroom at Fosdem (Brussels, 7 Feb 2009) After last year's enormous interest, The Belgian Ruby User Group http://www.rubyist.be/ 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: * Ruby - 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, ...) - ... * Rails - 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 http://wiki.rubyist.be/wiki/show/FosdemDevroom2008... 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: http://archive.fosdem.org/2008/schedule/events . Please send your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 of: Tom Klaasen (10to1, tom AT 10to1 . be) Peter Vanbroekhoven (XaoP, peter AT xaop . com) Peter Vandenabeele (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 http://www.fosdem.org/ . For all further information, check this page: http://wiki.rubyist.be/wiki/show/FosdemDevRoom2009 .
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