"RailsConf":http://railsconf.org registration is open. And, as they did last year, the "Pragmatic Studio":http://pragmaticstudio.com are donating their time to produce "The Rails Guidebook":http://clarkware.com/cgi/blosxom/2007/02/02#RailsGuidebook07 to help those new to Ruby and/or Rails with a full day tutorial to help them get more out of the conference. This year, while entrance is technically free, Dave, Mike, and Nicole are requiring a $75 charitable contribution. Last year, the Rails community raised around $8,000 for charities through the Guidebook. With the conference doubling in size this year, it would be great to see us hit upwards of $20,000. You don't have to attend the session to donate. See Mike's post for details. Seeya in Portland.