RailsConf Europe 2008 Call for Participation
Call closed 11:59pm 18-03-2008 CET.
Be a Part of the Program!
Ruby on Rails reached a big milestone at the end of 2007: it turned 2.0! Version number, that is. And 2008 is looking to be a watershed year in the growth of the framework’s popularity and adoption.
RailsConf Europe 2008 will bring together hundreds of Rails practitioners from Europe and around the world, for three days of presentations, tutorials, and Rails comradery. Ruby Central and O’Reilly Media are looking for presentation and/or tutorial proposals from Rails developers and hackers, Rubyists at large, Rails trainers, designers with a Rails focus, database engineers, project managers—anyone with Rails experience, expertise, and insight.
Topic Areas for Proposals
Presentation proposals should focus on helping attendees by teaching from experience. Any Rails-related topic can be proposed; some specific areas we’d like to see represented are:
- Time-saving developer productivity tips, tricks, and tools
- Spotlights on important Rails subsystems
- Making the most out of new Rails features
- Rails development case studies, including application rewrites and organizational bootstrapping
- Migrating applications and people from other technologies to Rails
- Gem and plugin highlights
- Patterns and best practices
- Extending Rails
Technical Level and Content
We’re looking for topics at all technical levels, from advanced beginner onward, but with the program overall strongly weighted toward the advanced level. The audience, for the most part, will be made up of experienced Rails practitioners; and the relative newcomers are fast learners!
Keep your topic focused; don’t try to package a whole Rails course into your proposed talk. You should have a clear plan for informing and educating your audience with something directly useful to them.