Kiwi Ruby is the first Ruby conference in New Zealand

Ruby is a friendly and interesting language, and the community is full of friendly and interesting people.

We want to give the community the opportunity to learn and grow, and we want to showcase the talent we have right here in New Zealand.

Diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility

We are committed to making Kiwi Ruby accessible and inclusive. We believe it's important that the community is diverse and can accommodate many different people.

  • We have a code of conduct in place. We will not tolerate harassment.
  • There will be childcare available onsite at no cost to attendees.
  • There are diversity scholarships available to help people make it to the conference.
  • We have confirmed with the venue that the stage and audience are accessible to people with mobility impairments.
  • There will be an audio loop available for people with hearing impairments.
  • Unfortunately there are no gender-neutral toilets on site.

If you have any accessibility needs or concerns, please get in touch with us at [email protected].


Kiwi Ruby is a community event run by volunteers, overseen by Ruby New Zealand.

The organisers are Mathew Hartley, Ben Moskovitz, Natasha Dowse, Dave Harris, Katherine Nagels, and Merrin Macleod. Between us, we have a lot of experience in running Ruby and Rails events.

The first Kiwi Ruby conference took place in November 2017, and we’re delighted to be presenting a second edition!

We want to give the community the opportunity to learn and grow, and we want to showcase the talent we have right here in New Zealand.

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

Moa sponsor

Lightning fast testing and delivery for all your software projects. Buildkite is a platform for running fast, secure, and scalable continuous integration pipelines on your own infrastructure.

Kiwi sponsors

Loyalty specialise in the clever use of data to help Kiwi businesses know more about their customers. Loyalty NZ is best known for the Fly Buys programme, New Zealand’s most loved loyalty programme.

Trineo uses Ruby to build world-class app ecosystems on Heroku. Our mission is to work in service of people and the planet. We hope you enjoy Kiwi Ruby!

Kererū sponsors

Flux is a software platform that makes it easier for you to run your energy retail business end-to-end while unlocking opportunities to innovate.

Boost are a team of technology professionals designing and building web and mobile apps from our office in central Wellington.

Flick Electric Co. is the electricity retailer giving Kiwis power over their power. We’re bringing honesty and transparency to an industry in serious need of a good shake-up.


Ticket sales are closed.
Take a look at the schedule.