[ADV] Ruby Hoedown (the southeastern regional Ruby conference) updates!

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Jeremy McAnally, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. Hello all,
    Since registration opened, we've been hard at work to get the details
    nailed down for the Hoedown, and here are some updates:

    The charity workshop has been (basically) finalized. It will be led
    by Marcel Molina, Jr., Bruce Tate, and Chad Fowler on August 10, 2007
    from 8a.m. to 12p.m. at the Redhat International Headquarters. The
    topic the guys have chosen is testing Ruby, from simply using assert()
    all the way through concepts like mocking and stubbing (and beyond I'm

    The minimum donation is $50, and all proceeds go straight to a
    Research Triangle local food bank. The Hoedown website will have more
    details soon, so be on the lookout. This will be a great chance to
    learn from serious Ruby masters while also helping out your fellow man
    (and woman).

    The significant others gathering is also shaping up. The idea (at
    this point) is to meet the first day and hang out (I'm told there will
    be board games, food, and a Wii involved somehow), and on the second
    day, go do something (i.e., away from the conference!) that is decided
    upon on the first day (confusing enough? ;)). So, if you're bringing
    your S.O. and they don't want to putter around the hotel room (or if
    they complain they don't want to go because they'll be bored silly),
    then head over to the Hoedown website and register them up (and
    yourself for the conference!) :)

    We've arranged some giveaways for attendees, and who doesnt like free
    stuff, right? You can score some copies of some great books from
    APress or Manning or some of the other great giveaways from sponsors,
    but the "Big Daddy" prize that we're offering is a free workshop from
    the Pragmatic Studio (valued up to $1500!). We'll be giving away
    prizes before each talk, so make sure you stay around if you want to
    pick up something sweet.

    If you'd like to help us make this conference great, we're still
    accepting sponsors!
    Drop us an e-mail at and we'll get back to
    you as soon as possible.

    Jeremy McAnally
    Ruby Hoedown Organizer


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    Jeremy McAnally, Jun 20, 2007
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