I am co-organizer of SDForum's 3rd Silicon Valley Ruby conference. It will easily be the best conference for all things Ruby and Rails in the valley this year and likely the best such gathering outside of Portland (RailConf 2008) and Salt Lake City (RubyConf 2008).
The line-up of speakers includes emerging applications of Ruby and Rails by startups, esoteric applications by academia, as well as mature enterprisey companies seeing the "light" and supporting the community. As quick a sample, we will have technical presentations by:
- Microsoft, Sun, and IBM
- Rails cloud computing deployment providers: Joyent and Heroku
- Startups like Twitter and Top 10% Facebook application "Friends for Sale" of We.AreSerio.us
- Lighting talks and demos + lots more
Like last year, the conference happens in the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation starting Friday April 18th and continuing Saturday April 19th.
Come learn what folks are doing with Rails and Ruby. However, let me forewarn you that If you are still deciding what platform to use to create your new Facebook or OpenSocial application _OR_ your new Web 2.0 startup _OR_ your next enterprisey project, attending this conference could result in a no-brainer decision...
Hope to see you there!