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May 18, 2010

RailsConf in Baltimore June 7-10


I'm gonna plagiarize a little from Wikipedia here, but Ruby on Rails is an "open-source web application framework" that developers love to use because you can build web apps fast with it. Separately, if you've learned anything about geeks from reading BaltTech, you know they love to conference and un-conference and share what they know in an open setting.

So of course, there's a Ruby on Rails conference, and the next one is right here in Baltimore, which is home to the Bmore on Rails community.

Here's a guest post from Mike Subelsky and John Trupiano, two Bmore on Rails geeks who are helping out with the RailsConf at the Baltimore Convention Center on June 7-10:


Baltimore's Ruby-on-Rails programmers have been eagerly anticipating a tech conference being held in Baltimore next month: RailsConf, which focuses on the Ruby-on-Rails technology that powers many web 2.0 websites including Twitter. They've organized a few different projects to welcome Rails programmers to the city:

  • Ignite RailsConf: an unofficial pre-party held on June 6th with a variety of lightning talks, featuring Ruby luminaries like Chris Wanstrath, Gregg Pollack, and Ilya Grigorik.

  • Stay with a Local, a website to connect RailsConf attendees with Baltimore Rubyists. 9 Bmore on Rails members have opened up a total of 12 rooms in their homes to host attendees traveling to Baltimore.

  • BohConf, a free unconf running in parallel with RailsConf, organized by Baltimore software consultancy SmartLogic Solutions. It will be held in the convention center for the duration of RailsConf. This hacking-centric event will include community code drives featuring well known OSS authors, a code retreat, a programming competition, and barcamp-style discussions.

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Posted by Gus Sentementes at 10:42 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Events (Baltimore area)


We're very excited about RailsConf next month!

Btw, you've got the wrong url for the event's website. It's (not .org).

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About Gus G. Sentementes
Gus G. Sentementes (@gussent on Twitter) has been writing for The Baltimore Sun since 2000. He's covered real estate, business, prisons, and suburban and Baltimore City crime and cops. He was one of the first reporters at The Sun to use multimedia tools and Web applications -- a video camera, an iPhone -- to cover breaking news. He hopes to cover Maryland geeks and the gadgets and Web sites they build, and learn -- and share -- something new every day.

Gus has a wife, a young daughter and two feuding cats. They live in Northeast Baltimore.
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