SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- SDForum, Silicon
Valley's leading source of information and education in the technology
community, today announced the Third Annual Silicon Valley Ruby Conference,
a two-day event to be held April 18-19, 2008 at The Tech Museum in San
Keynote addresses will be delivered by Tim Bray, director of Web
Technologies at Sun Microsystems, and John Lam, creator of the original
RubyCLR, leading visionary for IronRuby and open source ambassador at
"I'm pleased to be invited to participate in SDForum's Ruby
Conference," said Lam. "I look forward to meeting folks from the Ruby
community in Silicon Valley, and helping them understand why we're building
IronRuby and what they can expect from Microsoft in the future."
Ruby has become one of the hottest programming languages, with Ruby on
Rails becoming the framework of choice for many new Web 2.0 applications.
Attendees at this event will have the opportunity to interact and discuss
new developments within the Ruby community, share success stories and learn
more about how the programming language is rapidly optimizing Web
application development and innovation.
"Ruby is a major driving force in the advancement of next-generation
Web innovation," said Bess Ho, founder and chairman of Silicon Valley Web
Builder, as well as the SDForum Ruby SIG chair and Ruby Conference program
chair. "Silicon Valley Web Builder is proud to join SDForum in this
influential conference, which will host some of the most accomplished
visionaries in the field."
"The Ruby community is critical in driving Web and software
development, especially in terms of pioneering next-generation Web 2.0
capabilities," said Susan Lucas-Conwell, CEO of SDForum. "Since its
inception three years ago, this conference has become an increasingly
in-demand venue for the exchange of ideas on Ruby and Ruby on Rails."
Some of the speakers at the event include:
Tim Bray, Sun
John Lam, Microsoft
Julian Kamil, IBM
Blaine Cook, Twitter
Joel Dudley, Stanford
Tom Mornini, Engine Yard
Alex Le, Friends for Sale
Pete Armstrong, Ruboss Technology Corporation
Jason Hoffman, Joyent
James Lindenbaum, Heroku
Adam Wiggins, Heroku
Parker Thompson, Pivotal Labs
Event: Third Annual Silicon Valley Ruby Conference
Dates: Friday, April 18 (8:30AM - 5:30PM)
Saturday, April 19 (8:30AM - 6:00PM)
Location: Tech Museum in San Jose, Calif.
Media are invited to attend the event. For media registration, please
contact Jennifer Lankford at SDForum@fortythreepr.com.
SDForum has been instrumental in setting the high tech industry agenda
for more than 22 years. As a high-tech non-profit dedicated to educating
and creating relationships within the technology community, SDForum
provides the latest insights on emerging technology trends and best
business practices through events, specialized services and resources. The
SDForum reaches 12,000 software professionals annually, through more than
20 programs a month that promote emerging technologies and business
practices. Long-standing relationships in Silicon Valley include technology
companies such as HP, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, SAP and Sun Microsystems. In
addition, SDForum has support from the City of San Jose, and sponsorship
from over 30 venture capital firms, financial institutions, multinational
enterprises, international trade organizations and service providers. For
more information, visit http://www.sdforum.org.
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