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Southeast Ruby is returning in 2018! We had so much fun last year that we decided to do it again. Join us August 2-3 in the 'burbs of Nashville, TN for two days of Ruby, Ruby, and more Ruby!

When: August 2-3 2018

Where: Ramsey Solutions Conference Center - Brentwood


9:00 am Opening Remarks
9:15 am Keynote - Erin Page
10:30 am Vladimir Dementyev
11:30 am Noah Gibbs
12:00 pm On-site Lunch ( Newks)
1:00 pm Beth Haubert
2:00 pm Joe Ferguson
3:00 pm Seema Ullal
4:00 pm Keynote - Nick Means
9:25 am Welcome
9:30 am Brittany Martin
10:30 am Paul Stefan Ort
11:30 am Christopher Coleman
12:00 pm On-site Lunch ( Blue Coast Burrito)
1:00 pm Brandon Weaver
2:00 pm Craig Kerstiens
3:00 pm Tom Ridge
4:00 pm Keynote - Avdi Grimm

Keynote Speakers

Avdi Grimm

Avdi Grimm is a father, a Ruby Hero, the head chef at RubyTapas.com, and author of the books Confident Ruby and Exceptional Ruby. He splits his theoretical spare time between hiking the Smoky Mountains and dancing to oontz-oontz music.

Erin Page

Erin is a US Army Veteran, mom to two brilliant teenage boys, and Product Developer at Beachy. She helps organize Nashville's Ruby User Group, Nodevember, Nashville's local JS conference, and BarCamp Nashville. Erin is a speaker at local and regional events. When she is not mentoring or hacking, she can be found on the lake with her dog, Wiggles.

Nickolas Means

Nickolas Means is infatuated with disasters of all kinds and the amazing things we can learn from them. You’ll often find him thinking about leadership in software teams and how we can all work together better to build amazing things.

When he’s not stuck in a Wikipedia loop reading about plane crashes, he leads the engineering team at Muve Health, helping build software to improve healthcare for patients and caregivers. He works remotely from Austin, TX, and spends most of his spare time hanging out with his wife and kids or going out for a run.

Session Speakers

Brittany Martin

Rails Against the Machine

Christopher Coleman

Repositories in Rails

Beth Haubert

Cats, The Musical! Algorithmic Song Meow-ification

Joe Ferguson

The open source talk that changed my life wasn't technical

Noah Gibbs

Make Ruby 2.6 Faster with JIT!

Craig Kerstiens

Postgres at any scale

Vladimir Dementyev

The Gem Check: writing better Ruby gems

Paul Stefan Ort

Reflection in Ruby: Understanding the Implications of Loading Gems and Files

Seema Ullal

Writing Lovable Code

Brandon Weaver

Reducing Enumerable - An Illustrated Adventure

Tom Ridge

Your story matters.

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Wednesday, August 1 - Conference Kickoff Party at Ramsey Solutions

Thursday, August 2 - Official Conference After Party

Feel free to checkout last year's conference.

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Code of Conduct

Southeast Ruby is to be a safe space. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at the conference and conference-related events are required to abide by the code of conduct.

© 2018 Jason Charnes + Southeast Ruby, LLC