GoRuCo, a one-day, single-track event in New York City dedicated to everything
Ruby, is now accepting proposal papers. This conference will be held on
Saturday, April 26th in the Manhattan campus of Pace University, our hosts
for the day.

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.

We will select five speakers to give one hour talks, and invite all
interested speakers to submit a proposal. Our speakers will receive:

 * Free attendance to the event
 * A $600 honorarium
 * A $600 travel reimbursement if you live outside of New York, New
Jersey, and Connecticut

We are reserving at least two slots for speakers from New York, New
Jersey, and Connecticut, so if you live in the tri-state area we
strongly urge you to submit a proposal.

Talks should be about 50 minutes long, including time for questions
and discussion. A good proposal paper will include:

 * A explanation or outline of your talk.
 * A short biographical statement about you and your involvement in
the Ruby community.
 * Your state of residence.

Your proposal does not need to be long, but it should give us the information
necessary to evaluate your talk.

All proposals must specify exactly who will be presenting. For example, we will
not accept proposals from companies unless they specify who will be presenting
on behalf of the company. Presentations may be given by more than one
person, but
multiple speakers will split the honorarium and travel reimbursement.

Please send all papers to papers / goruco.com by 11:59 PM EST on January
31st, 2008. You should receive confirmation that we have received your
proposal within 48
hours of submitting it.

If you have any questions about the proposal process or other conference
related questions, please email info / goruco.com. More information on the
conference itself to come. Check the conference website
(http://goruco.com) and subscribe to the RSS feed for updates.