Kiwi Ruby

November 2-3 2017
Wellington, NZ

🤔 Tell me more

Kiwi Ruby is a new Ruby conference being held in Wellington, New Zealand.

With a mixture of local and international speakers, there will be one day of workshops and one single-track day of talks. We'll cover topics that interest, excite, and delight Rubyists and the Ruby-curious of all levels.

We'll also have a selection of social events around the conference.

🎟 Sign me up

Thanks to our generous sponsors for allowing us to set ticket prices at a level that we hope is affordable for you and your whole team.

Ticket sales will close on 19 October or when sold out.

Conference day

Come see one day of enlightening talks at the Kiwi Ruby conference at Te Papa on November 3.

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Student tickets - thanks to Summer of Tech

Workshop day

Pick a day's worth of mind-expanding workshops at Te Papa on November 2.

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Workshop + Conf Combo

Come to a day of workshops on November 2 and the conference on November 3.

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🎙 Conference

The conference will be held in the beautiful Soundings Theatre at Te Papa on the 3rd of November. We'll provide lunch and plenty of opportunities for you to get to know other attendees.

We have a stellar single-track lineup of talks. You'll learn something whether you've been writing Ruby for ten years or ten minutes.

Jeremy FloresLena PlaksinaJojo HallEoin KellyEleanor Kiefel HaggertyDaniel FoneGraham JensonCaitlin Palmer-BrightMark RickerbyAmanda Wagener

💻 Workshops

We're holding one day of deep-dive workshops on the 2nd of November. One ticket gets you a day of workshops - either one full-day workshop, or one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

All day • 9:30am—5:30pm

Next Generation Web Apps with dry-rb

Tim Riley, Andrew Croome

Morning • 9:30am—1:00pm


Jon Rowe

Afternoon • 2pm—5:30pm

🗺 Where is it?

Kiwi Ruby is being held at Te Papa, on Cable Street on the Wellington waterfront. Read more about Wellington and Te Papa here.

Map to Te Papa

😎 Sponsors

Kiwi Ruby wouldn't be possible without the support of our friends.

If you're interested in sponsoring, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Ruby sponsors

Loyalty New Zealand is New Zealand’s expert in loyalty and runs the most comprehensive coalition loyalty programme in New Zealand, Fly Buys. We love to enable smarter business for our clients using customer insights and data analytics under our brand Lab360.

We are proud to sponsor Kiwi Ruby to support our talented Technology team and help promote diversity in the local Ruby community, because we love to give.

Trineo is a highly capable team with expertise in building software and experiences that drive value for businesses around the world. Every day we wrangle complex problems in data brokering, consumer/employee identity management, CRM and modern system integration on the web.

Our projects deliver these at scale and provide effortless user experience through snappy performance, sublime interactions and engaging interface design.

We offer engineering excellence, product strategy/execution and strategic consulting. Our dynamic team are found in offices in the US (Boulder), New Zealand (Christchurch and Auckland) and Australia (Sydney).

Design sponsor

Icelab has been with us from Day One. From scheming in the back of the bus back from Rails Camp right through to the beautiful and sleek logo and website, Icelab has been a delight to work with, and their commitment to the Ruby community is legendary.

They are great at design, they are great at websites, and we love them.

Gold sponsors

YouDo is a Wellington software house with a country wide customer base. We have been at the forefront of a number of energy industry and fintech innovations since our inception 10 years ago.

Ruby at YouDo is an integral part of our web, mobile and data science applications. Ruby’s beauty and elegance allows us to build complex solutions in a highly interactive environment.

AddressFinder is your cost-effective solution for collecting and verifying NZ and Australian addresses. Within a few keystrokes users get a predictive dropdown of suggested addresses. The selected address autocompletes all the address fields accurately.

Flux Federation is the engine that powers Powershop in NZ, Australia and the UK. With a team of 100+ developers and designers (and the odd office dog) we deliver marvellous products and experiences for energy teams and their customers, all around the world.

Optimal Workshop is a user research platform that makes life easier for anyone trying to design things better. Their tree testing, card sorting, first-click, survey and qualitative research tools enable organisations, big and small, to test, benchmark and make evidence-based design decisions.

Silver sponsors