RubyNation will be held at the brand new, amazing Silver Spring Civic Building, a fantastic venue on the DC Metro's Red Line, on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15 2013.
Presentations will be 40 minutes long including time for questions and discussion. We expect an audience of 300 developers, so this is a great opportunity to reach a large a influential audience.
Keep in mind that our attendees will be active members of the Mid-Atlantic Ruby and web development community. Your presentation should appeal to knowledgeable, active developers. Presentations should be loaded with code and technical insight. No overt marketing-based content will be accepted.
Submit as many proposals as you like. Panels or multi-presenter proposals are great. All of the accepted presenters will receive a free ticket.
We welcome proposals from everyone, and will evaluate each proposal on it own merits, regardless of the speaker's ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc. We strive to be encouraging and inclusive of everyone in our community. Therefore, we expect all of our attendees, speakers included, to follow our code of conduct (see http://www.rubynation.org/code_of_conduct for the complete description).
We plan to record all the presentations, and post the videos online for free. By submitting a presentation proposal you grant us permission to do so.
Please submit your proposal by 11:59:59 PM ET on Weds April 10, 2012. We reserve the right to accept and announce a few accepted proposals before that time.
If your presentation is accepted we will ask you to NOT present it in the greater DC area prior to RubyNation. Presenting a different presentation or a lightning talk version is fine, and in fact is encouraged (especially if you mention us!).
If you have any questions, please email us at proposals at rubynation dot org. Your presentation is important to us. We want to help you make it great.