RailsConf 2009 is a wrap!

Thanks to everyone who came and made it a great event! Check out all the highlights from Las Vegas:



Four Days Dedicated to Ruby on Rails

Happening May 4-7, 2009 at the Las Vegas Hilton, RailsConf is the official event for the Ruby on Rails community. If you're passionate about Rails and what it helps you achieve—or are curious about how Rails can help you create web frameworks better and faster—RailsConf is the place to be. This deeply technical conference connects developers and other IT professionals with the information they need to stay competitive in a changing, challenging environment. Learn more about RailsConf.

Exciting Changes for 2009

In addition to moving RailsConf to the Las Vegas Hilton—with restaurants, shows, casinos, shopping and more—we're making a couple more changes designed to enrich your conference experience.

RailsConf 2009 will take place entirely during the work week. We recognize that most of you are professionals as well as fans, so this should make it easier for more of you to attend without giving up your weekend.

We kept the Call for Participation open longer—three months longer—to accommodate late-breaking news on up-to-the-minute Rails topics. Having a longer call for presentations for RailsConf 2009 means you'll gain an edge on the latest updates and versions, get your hands around brand new skills, and meet up with the people doing cutting edge work with Rails and related technologies.

Rails 3 Tentatively Scheduled to Be Released during RailsConf

In December, it was announced that Merb would be merging into Rails 3.0, putting an end to the rivalry between the two communities. As David Heinemeier Hansson put it on the Ruby on Rails blog, "We all realized that working together for a common good would be much more productive than duplicating things on each side of the fence. Merb and Rails already share so much in terms of design and sensibility that joining forces seemed like the obvious way to go."

While tentatively scheduled to release during RailsConf in May, DHH recently noted that the flow of Merb ideas into Rails 3 is already under way.

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  • Heroku
  • Sun Microsystems
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  • New Relic

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at RailsConf, contact Yvonne Romaine at yromaine@oreilly.com.

Download the RailsConf Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus

Media Partner Opportunities

Download the Media & Promotional Partner Brochure (PDF) for information on trade opportunities with O'Reilly conferences or contact mediapartners@ oreilly.com

Program Ideas

Post your suggestions for speakers, topics, and activities on the RailsConf wiki or send an email to rails-idea@oreilly.com.

Press and Media

For media-related inquiries, contact Maureen Jennings at maureen@oreilly.com.

Contact Us

View a complete list of RailsConf 2009 contacts.