Lone Star Ruby Conference 2009
(Thu-Sat) August 27-29, 2009
Norris Conference Center
Austin, TX

Greetings

The third annual Lone Star Ruby Conference is getting
under way by opening the call for speakers.

This year the conference is going to be bigger and
better than ever! We have the whole conference center
this year, so there will be plenty of room to relax,
visit or create adhoc coding teams to unleash your
latest conference ware on the public.

The author of Ruby, Matz, will be keynoting this year.
Matz is expected to roll in on his Segway and treat
us all to the latest goodness in Ruby.

The ever entertaining Rich Kilmer will also be Keynoting.
Rich has been an advocate of Ruby from the very first
conference and can usually be found coding prototypes
that are three to four years before their time.

The popular hands-on training will be back this year.
There will be half-day and full-day training sessions
for you to sink your teeth into and take home valuable
Ruby knowledge.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference in August.
Please feel free to email us with your suggestions on
how we can make this your perfect conference.

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Speakers:
We invite you to submit a proposal for a 45-minute or a
7-minute talk. The only requirement is that the topic be
Ruby related.

Here are a few topics to give you some ideas:
 - Design and coding techniques
 - Testing tools and techniques
 - Developer productivity tips and tools
 - Patterns and best practices for developing Ruby code
 - MRI, Rubinius, JRuby, YARV
 - Rails, Rail3, Merb, Sinatra, Waves, Ramaze, etc
 - Ruby in the Enterprise
 - Ruby in Small Business
 - Ruby internals, meta programming
 - Data filtering, reporting, parsing

You name it. If it is Ruby related, we want to hear from you.

Please submit your proposal at:

  http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cFFLMDFLajgwYXRZSUx4RzY2TkxJT0E6MA..


Trainers:
Hands-on training is back this year. Courses can be
either 3hr (half-day) or 6hr (full-day). It is
recommended that full-day courses be team taught.

When submitting a course curriculum outline, remember
that a training course is NOT an extended talk. 
Trainers should provide labs and hands on learning
experiences for the participants. Your course
submission should provide practical skills that
participants can take away and begin using immediately
to improve their coding.

Please submit your proposal at:

  http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=cFFLMDFLajgwYXRZSUx4RzY2TkxJT0E6MA..

Proposals are due May 2, 2009.

Registration for LSRC 2009 will open in early May.

See you in Austin in August!

--
Jim Freeze
Lone Star Ruby Foundation, President

For sponsorship, media or promotional partner opportunities, 
contact Jim Freeze at lsrc2009 _at_ gmail _dot_ com.

P.S. Proposals are due by midnight May 2, 2009.

P.P.S. You can follow conference announcements on Twitter at http://twitter.com/lsrc