We put this conference on to give our friends a chance to visit Bend, drink a little and hopefully learn a thing or two. Each year we're amazed at the support we receive.
To our amazing sponsors: Goldstar, G5, Elemental, SEOmoz, Josh Software, Engine Yard, Yammer, Confreaks, BendBroadband, BloomCrush, Perez Design, New Relic, Pivotal Labs, Cloud City Development Zendcoder. Thank you so much for making this event possible. We ♥ you guys.
To our speakers: Sarah, Jonan, Brian, Andrew, Davy, Kerri, Nic, Ralph, Shane, Evan, André, Terence, Elise, Jessica, Andy, Ryan, Jim & Robert, you are all amazing. Each of you made this year the best yet. Thank you so much for your support!
To our attendees: You are the lifeblood of this event. There were so many familiar faces in the couches that it felt like all our friends had come to visit. Thank you for taking the time to make it out this year.
We want to send a special thanks to Thunderbolt Labs for unexpectedly sponsoring the after party this year. Tammer and Randall, we ♡ you guys.
If you want to give a lightning talk (and we really think you should) then you should sign up here.
Congrats to all of you early birds out there! This year almost all of our available tickets sold at the early bird reduced price. Unfortunately, that also means Ruby on Ales sold out earlier than we were expecting. If you were waiting until closer to the conference date to get your ticket, we're sorry to say you'll have to wait until next year.
On the bright side, there will be a next year! So follow us on Twitter if you aren't already and you'll be among the first to know when our 2014 tickets go on sale. Cheers!
It’s that time of year again. The weather is crisp, the venue is dreamy, the kegs are tapped. We invite you to attend the third annual Ruby on Ales conference this coming March 7-8 2013 at McMenamins in Bend, Oregon. Last year's conference was a real hoot - we had killer presentations, a packed house, and an open bar starting at 8am every day. Raise a glass and join us next March for two special days at the finest Ruby conference around. Love, the Ruby On Ales guys
Ruby on ales is held in Bend right in the center of Oregon. We hold the conference at The Old St. Francis School in a wonderful little gymnasium turned movie theater.
The Old St. Francis School, conveniently located in the center of downtown Bend, has undergone a transformation from 1936 Catholic schoolhouse to lively destination hotel complete with classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery and bakery, a movie theater, private meeting and event space and a truly fantastic soaking pool that beckons day travelers, shoppers, hikers, skiers and snowboarders alike.
If you are flying to the conference you'll want to book your flight into Roberts Field in Redmond, Oregon (RDM).
There are shuttles, cabs and rental cars available at the airport. You may want to book your ride beforehand. The ride from Redmond to Bend takes 15 - 20 minutes.
We have discounted rates for Phoenix Inn: