On May 7, 2007, at 10:44 PM, Giles Bowkett wrote:

>> If Matz isn't available I vote for Joe Armstrong to deliver the
>> keynote. Heck, invite Joe regardless.
>
> An Erlang keynote at a Ruby conference? I mean, yes, Erlang's
> interesting, but a keynote?
>

It wouldn't be the first time. We had Brad Cox speak in 2004 (he's  
one of the guys who made Objective C).   RubyConf is typically  
populated by language geeks, so getting a name-brand language guy in  
would normally make _some_ sense :)