and not a moment too soon... The rest of our line up has been confirmed!
Johnny T hailing from Salt Lake City, UT will be joining us to present on Data Migrations with MagLev. A story of ruby running on MagLev in production. John and I first met at URUG back in 2006-2007 and has always been a big supporter of the local community along the Wasatch front.
Adam Cuppy is a Partner and COO of the Ruby on Rails, Node.js, and AngularJS consultancy ZEAL, he is also a professional working actor for the past 15 years and has worked for the largest Shakespeare company in the World. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, located in Ashland Oregon. So he knows both sides of his presentation "What if Shakespeare Wrote Ruby?" and promises to be a lively presentation!
Ylan Segal will be joining us from just down the road, San Diego, CA and is going to presenting "Practical Unix for Ruby & Rails". Many developers starting out with Rails do not have experience working with the Unix command line. For those this will be a great introduction and even if you've been living in a Unix based CLI for years there are sure to be some great nuggets to take away.
Lito Nicolai coming down from Seattle, WA will be presenting "Botany with Bytes". When he's done you will understand Lindenmayer Systems (L-Systems) both as a description of how plants grow and as a formal rewriting system. You will also learn the basics of Turtle (like Logo) with L-Systems to describe 2D and 3D plants.
Austin Fonacier another local to the Los Angeles area will be returning for his second time to the stage at LA Ruby Conference and will be presenting "Hacking Development Culture: Treating Developers As People". Austin and I worked together at YellowPages.com back when we first started the Los Angeles Ruby conference in 2009.
So buy your ticket and come join us on October 10, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Media Center in Burbank, CA.
First speakers announced!
We are happy to announce our first group of selected speakers.
Mike Moore will be joining us for the third time, he spoke in 2014 about building games in ruby, and in 2012 on managing success. Mike is the primary organizer of Mountain West Ruby Conf held annually in Salt Lake City,Ut.
Next up is Michael Hartl, creator of the "Rails Tutorial", and also an alumni presenter he shared the "Rails Tutorial Story" with us in 2011. In addition he has ran workshops on learning Rails multiple times as part of LA Ruby Conf.
Aja Hammerly will be presenting on "Stupid Ideas for Many Computers". Aja has presented at numerous conferences on a wide range of topics. One of my personal favorites is "Story Time with Auntie Aja" delivered at Ruby on Ales in 2015.
And the fourth speaker in this group is Ryan Davis AKA zenspider. Ryan helped start the world's first Ruby Brigade in Seattle, WA in 2002, but has been working with ruby since 2000,is a ruby core committer, and has built and maintains an incredible number of gems that make the ruby ecosystem better. I've been a huge fan of Ryan since I recorded his "Hurting Code for Fun and Profit" talk at Ruby Conf in 2007. I've had the privilege of hiring him and working with him on two separate occasions, and am delighted to have him closing out the Los Angeles Ruby Conference this year.
About LA RubyConf
We founded the Los Angeles Ruby Conference in 2009.
is a developer focused conf-
ference, both in content and
the amenities provided.
It is destined to be an an-
nual event for our team.”
We look forward to making this an event that you will want to return to again and again as an opportunity to learn more and solidify your work.
We invite you to visit Los Angeles this coming October to reunite with your Ruby community. Tickets to the conference are available now. Stay tuned by following us @larubyconf on twitter, watching the website for announcements or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Getting to the Holiday Inn Media Center in Burbank
The Holiday Inn Media Center in Burbank is located just off of the Golden State Freeway at exit 146 A on 150 East Angeleno Avenue between South First Street and South San Fernando Boulevard.
If you are flying into the conference you'll want to book your flight into the Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) or the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
There are shuttles, cabs, and rental cars available at both airports. You may want to book your ride beforehand. The ride from Burbank Bob Hope Airport to the Holiday Inn Media Center takes 10 – 20 minutes and the ride from LAX to the Holiday Inn Media Center takes roughly an hour.