SDForum Presents Third Annual Silicon Valley Ruby Conference: Using Ruby and Rails for Innovation and Creativity

Two-Day Conference Draws Top Leaders from Web 2.0 Programming Community

Apr 01, 2008, 01:00 ET from SDForum

    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
 Jose, Calif.
     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 ELC 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. Press Registration Media are invited to attend the event. For media registration, please contact Jennifer Lankford at About SDForum 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
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