New Relic Ticket Giveaway

Posted by Josh

I’m very excited to announce that New Relic has graciously offered to giveaway a ticket to the SOLD OUT conference. For a chance to win all you need to do is send a tweet to @newrelic describing your favorite RPM feature (while also mentioning @goruco).

Winner will be chosen at random and notified after 9 a.m. ET tomorrow, May 21st.

Good Luck!


Pivotal Happy Hour

Posted by Josh

Our friends (and Gold sponsor) from Pivotal Labs are hosting a recruiting happy hour on Friday May 21st, the night before GoRuCo, at the Blue Owl.

Blue Owl
196 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This is a great opportunity to get to meet some of the team who will be in from San Francisco for the conference as well as hang out with fellow attendees.

No RSVP required - hope to see you there!


Mongo NYC

Posted by Josh

Our friends over at 10Gen have graciously offered a discount to GoRuCo attendees for their Mongo NYC conference which just happens to be the day prior to GoRuCo. This looks to be a great event and a perfect compliment to the awesomeness that will be next Saturday.

Use the code ”goruco” when registering to save 10%.


Sold Out

Posted by Josh

Looks like we’ve sold out - that was sure quick!

Congrats to everyone who grabbed a seat - sorry to those who didn’t.

If you purchased but can’t come please let us know as there is still lot of people who’d be willing to buy your seat.


Registration Open

Posted by Josh

Registration is now open for Gotham Ruby Conference, May 22nd in New York City.

Register now! Yeah!

  • Nick Gauthier on faster testing
  • Aman Gupta on memory profiling
  • Luke Melia on managing Ruby teams
  • Chris Williams on caching with JavaScript
  • Alex MacCaw on building desktop applications with Bowline
  • Paul Dix on performant web service clients
  • James Golick speak on scaling lessons learned

Learn more about the speakers and their talks.

Tickets are $175 each and include breakfast, lunch, and the famous GoRuCo after-party, ending the day in fantastic company with a night on the town! The adventures only begin as the conference closes.

Check the site for updates and logistics, and follow @goruco for updates and spicy tidbits.

See you in May!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Posted by Josh

GoRuCo, a one-day, single-track event in New York City dedicated to everything Ruby, is now accepting sponsors inquires. This conference will be held on Saturday, May 22nd in the Manhattan campus of Pace University, our hosts for the day.

GoRuCo is headed by leaders in the region’s Ruby and Rails community, including founders of the New York City Ruby user group, and past speakers at the International Ruby Conference and RailsConf. GoRuCo’s sold-out 2007, 2008 and 2009 conferences have been highly acclaimed by both local and visiting Rubyists and this year looks to be just as good.

Please check out the sponsorship opportunities and contact with any questions.



Posted by Jesse

We are happy to announce that we have finalized our list of speakers for GoRuCo 2010. We’re very excited about this program and are looking forward to May 22nd. Please keep your eye on this space or our twitter for information on registration and more details on the talks in the days to come.

Our 2010 speaker lineup is:

  • Nick Gauthier on how to Grease your Suite: Tips and Tricks for Faster Testing
  • Aman Gupta on memprof: the ruby level memory profiler
  • Luke Melia on Managing Ruby Teams
  • Chris Williams on how Rails’ Best Caching Method is JavaScript
  • Alex MacCaw on Bowline - Ruby Desktop Applications
  • Paul Dix on Building Web Service Clients with ActiveModel
  • James Golick on real-world experiences scaling a Rails site to 150 million monthly pageviews

Save the date

Posted by Josh

We’re back for our 4th straight year and ready once again to prove why GoRuCo is one of the premier regional Ruby conferences which you’re not going to want to miss.

Make sure to mark off May 22nd, 2010 in your calendars. Stay tuned to the site over the next few weeks for more details.


Call for Proposals

Posted by Jen

The Gotham Ruby Conference, a one-day, single-track event in New York City, is now accepting proposal papers. GoRuCo will be held on May 22nd, 2010 on the Manhattan campus of Pace University, our hosts for the day.

GoRuCo is a technical conference aimed at highly motivated programmers interested in all things Ruby. You’ll spend the day among leading Rubyists, innovators and developers in New York City, home of Silicon Alley. Past topics have ranged from pragmatic new approaches to design and testing, to pioneering language application and far-reaching abstractions.

We are looking for individual speakers and moderated panel discussions. We will have around seven slots, depending on the quantity and quality of the proposals we receive.

Individual speakers

The majority of the day’s content will be individual talks. Our speakers will receive:

  • Free attendance to the event.
  • A $300 honorarium.
  • A $600 travel reimbursement if you live outside of the tri-state region.

Talks should be at most 40 minutes long, including time for questions and discussion. A good proposal paper for your talk will include:

  • An explanation or outline of your talk.
  • A short biographical statement about you and your involvement in the Ruby community.
  • Your city and state of residence.

All proposals must specify exactly who will be presenting. For example, we will not accept proposals from companies unless they specify who will be presenting on behalf of the company. Presentations may be given by more than one person, but multiple speakers will split the honorarium and travel reimbursement.

Panel discussions

We are also accepting proposals for panel discussions composed of a moderator and up to four panelists. Panel moderators and panelists will receive free admission, but no honorarium and no travel reimbursement.

Panel discussions should be at most 40 minutes long, including time for questions from the audience. A good proposal paper for your panel discussion will include:

  • An explanation or outline of the topic under discussion.
  • A full list of up to four panelists.
  • Short biographical statements of the moderator and panelists.
  • The state of residence of the moderator and panelists.

If you are submitting a proposal for a panel discussion, we ask that you get a firm commitment from your panelists to appear at GoRuCo if your panel is accepted. We understand that last-minute changes are likely when coordinating a group; however, we reserve the right to remove a panel from our schedule if the panel changes drastically from what was originally proposed. Please make it easy on everybody by only proposing a panel if you are fairly certain that most of your panelists can make it.

Local speakers and panel moderators

GoRuCo believes in highlighting local talent. We reserve at least two slots for local speakers or panels. Individual talks and panels will be considered local if at least half of the participants are from the tri-state region - that is, within typical commuting distance of Manhattan. In the past, these slots have been less competitive than the other talk slots, so if you live in the tri-state region we strongly urge you to submit a proposal.


We will be videotaping all the talks and panels, and making this video freely available online. You should be okay with this if you are submitting a talk or a panel, and if you are submitting a panel, all of your panelists should be okay with this.

How to submit

Please send all proposals to by 11:59 PM EST on March 26, 2010. You should receive confirmation that we have received your proposal within 48 hours of submitting it.

If you have any questions about the proposal process or other conference related questions, please email For more information about the conference itself, check the conference website or follow @goruco on Twitter for updates.




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9:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:00 a.m. Grease your Suite: Tips and Tricks for Faster Testing Nick Gauthier
10:55 a.m. memprof: the ruby level memory profiler Aman Gupta
11:50 a.m. Managing Ruby Teams Luke Melia
12:35 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Rails Best Caching Method is JavaScript Chris Williams
2:40 p.m. Bowline - Ruby Desktop Applications Alex MacCaw
3:25 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Building Web Service Clients with ActiveModel Paul Dix
4:40 p.m. Scaling to Hundreds of Millions of Requests James Golick
5:35 p.m. RejectConf

Location and Directions

The next GoRuCo will be held at 1 Pace Plaza on the Pace University Campus in Lower Manhattan on May 22nd, 2010. Directions to the campus can be found on their website.

Pace Plaza is on Spruce Street between William and Gold Streets. The 4, 5, 6 City Hall subway stop provides the shortest, easiest walk to it. GoRuCo organizers and Pace students will be just inside the main doors to help register attendees.

More detailed directions to the building and a map of the immediate area will be posted soon.