Rails World is an annual two-day, two track community conference featuring technical talks, demos, networking, and keynotes about the latest features and best practices in Rails development.
You’ll hear from the creators and maintainers of Rails and its supporting frameworks on the latest features and best practices in Rails development.
With Rails World, our goal is to create a fun and affordable space for the Rails ecosystem to connect, learn, and build lasting professional relationships while pushing the boundaries of where Rails can go.
Talks submitted should be max 30 minutes long, and there is space for 24 talks in the agenda, including 4 invited keynote spots.
What kind of talks are we looking for?
Today Rails is stronger than ever thanks to continued progress in both core frameworks, like Active Record and Action Mailbox, as well as associated tools and frameworks, like Hotwire, Kredis, and Propshaft.
The upcoming Rails 8.0 release is going to push the bar even further.
We will especially be on the lookout for original talks that fall into a few specific themes:
Your talk might also align Rails with emerging or important current trends in our industry right now, such as security, PWAs, observability, monitoring, accessibility, LLMs, or the move from microservices back to monoliths, to name a few.
Other suggestions could fall under:
We encourage you to submit proposals that challenge the status quo, showcase forward-thinking ideas, and push the boundaries of what’s possible with Rails.
A committee will review all proposals and make a final selection based on the technical content of the proposal, and its potential to inspire attendees with forward-thinking ideas and insights.
Please note: preference will go to:
At Rails World, we believe that diverse voices and perspectives are critical to driving innovation and advancing the tech industry as a whole, and so our ideal lineup would showcase a diverse range of speakers.
With that said, we want to be transparent about our selection process. We recognize that, despite our best efforts, our strict commitment to selecting talks based on the content of the sessions might limit the diversity of our speaker lineup. To mitigate this issue, we will strive to share this CFP with as broad an audience as possible, and we encourage all presenters, regardless of their background or experience, to submit proposals that showcase their technical expertise and their ability to push the boundaries of what's possible with Ruby on Rails.
"We need disagreement. We need dialects. We need diversity of thought and people. It’s in this melting pot of ideas we’ll get the best commons for all to share. Lots of people chipping in their two cents, in code or considered argument." - Rails doctrine
Thank you for helping us spread the word about this CFP as far as possible.
We want the experience of speaking at Rails World to be one of the best and most inviting in the industry. If you are chosen as a speaker, here is what is included:
Code of Conduct
Rails, the Rails Foundation, and Rails World organizers are committed to fostering a welcoming community. We abide by, and expect all community members both online and in person to abide by the Rails Code of Conduct.
We reserve the right to remove or refuse entry to any attendee, speaker or sponsor from the event for violating the Code of Conduct, without refund or compensation.
Max $400 travel stipend per talk thanks to Fullscript, 3 nights accommodation in the Speaker hotel, Speaker dinner invite, Speaker gift
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