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RailsConf in Baltimore June 7-10

I'm gonna plagiarize a little from Wikipedia here, but Ruby on Rails is an "open-source web application framework" that developers love to use because you can build web apps fast with it. Separately, if you've learned anything about geeks from reading BaltTech, you know they love to conference and un-conference and share what they know in an open setting.

So of course, there's a Ruby on Rails conference, and the next one is right here in Baltimore, which is home to the Bmore on Rails community.

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Here's a guest post from Mike Subelsky and John Trupiano, two Bmore on Rails geeks who are helping out with the RailsConf at the Baltimore Convention Center on June 7-10:

Baltimore's Ruby-on-Rails programmers have been eagerly anticipating a tech conference being held in Baltimore next month: RailsConf, which focuses on the Ruby-on-Rails technology that powers many web 2.0 websites including Twitter. They've organized a few different projects to welcome Rails programmers to the city:

  • Ignite RailsConf: an unofficial pre-party held on June 6th with a variety of lightning talks, featuring Ruby luminaries like Chris Wanstrath, Gregg Pollack, and Ilya Grigorik.

  • Stay with a Local, a website to connect RailsConf attendees with Baltimore Rubyists. 9 Bmore on Rails members have opened up a total of 12 rooms in their homes to host attendees traveling to Baltimore.

  • BohConf, a free unconf running in parallel with RailsConf, organized by Baltimore software consultancy SmartLogic Solutions. It will be held in the convention center for the duration of RailsConf. This hacking-centric event will include community code drives featuring well known OSS authors, a code retreat, a programming competition, and barcamp-style discussions.
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