It looks like Ruby will be a part of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention
in Portland in June 2003 ... the call for papers is here:
   http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2003/create/e_sess

Here's the relevant bit:
   Ruby

   * Introductions to aspects of Ruby for people unfamiliar with the
     language
   * Power user talks for experienced Ruby programmers

Time to start writing proposals for presentations eh?

-pate

Pat Eyler
Kaitiaki/manager               migrant Linux sys admin
the Koha project               ruby, shell, and perl geek
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