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 Microsoft. "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 Qik.com 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 SDForum@fortythreepr.com. 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 http://www.sdforum.org.
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