A few upcoming tidbits:

  • I’m flying to London late this week to teach my Rails intro course for Skills Matter. The course runs from Feb 5-8. If you’re in the area of the UK and you’ve been looking for a way to dive into Rails, now’s your chance.
  • On February 9, also in London, Skills Matter is putting together a one day Rails mini-conference called The RoR eXchange. I’ll be speaking, as will a host of other Rails developers. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing Tom Locke’s Hobo.
  • Tickets are on sale for the first Mountain West Ruby Conference. The conference will be from March 16-17 in Salt Lake City. It’s another in a chain of regional Ruby conferences that have been popping up around the country. The speaker list for the Mountain West conference is particularly interesting—especially the Ruby implementers’ panel and summit.
  • For the past several years, O’Reilly’s OSCON has featured a really nice Ruby track. This week is the last week to get a proposal in for this year’s conference.
  • Registration for the second International Rails Conference should be opening this week. Last year sold out fast, and RubyConf sold out even faster. If these two data points are part of a trend, you’ll need to stay alert if you want a ticket.
  • Update: Josh Susser reminded me that I neglected to mention that the CFP for the Silicon Valley Ruby Conference is out. We had a great time last year. Recommended if you’re looking for a Ruby gathering on the West coast.