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The Gotham Ruby Conference (GoRuCo) is a one-day event that will take place in New York City on Saturday, May 30th. It will be a technical conference aimed at highly motivated programmers interested in all things Ruby. You’ll spend the day among Rubyists, Rails developers, and language enthusiasts in New York City, home of Silicon Alley. The agenda will feature 5-6 speakers and an open session of lightning talks by attendees.

We’ll be starting the day at 9:00 am with registration, and the last talk will conclude at 6:45 pm. Pace University will be providing the venue. We can accommodate a wide range of dietary restrictions; if you have any special needs you should contact us at An afterparty for attendees will be provided at a local bar later that evening.

Attendance is limited to 150 people and will be opening in April.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

GoRuCo is organized by volunteers from NYC.rb and other New York-area rubyists.




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9:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:00 a.m. Where is Ruby really heading? Gregory Brown
10:55 a.m. The Ruby Guide to *nix Plumbing Eleanor McHugh
11:50 a.m. Resource-Oriented Architecture With Waves Dan Yoder
12:35 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Into the Heart of Darkness: Rails Anti-Patterns Jake Howerton
2:40 p.m. SOLID Object Oriented Design Sandi Metz
3:25 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Building Cross Platform Mobile Apps with Ruby & PhoneGap Ben Stein
4:40 p.m. From Rails to Rack: Making Rails 3 a Better Ruby Citizen Yehuda Katz
5:35 p.m. RejectConf

Location and Directions

GoRuCo 2009 will be held on May 30th, 2009 at 1 Pace Plaza on the Pace University Campus in Lower Manhattan. Directions to the campus can be found on their website.

Pace Plaza is on Spruce Street between William and Gold Streets. The 4, 5, 6 City Hall subway stop provides the shortest, easiest walk to it. GoRuCo organizers and Pace students will be just inside the main doors to help register attendees.

More detailed directions to the building and a map of the immediate area will be posted soon.