Upcoming Ruby and Rails Conferences in 2024

Aji Slater

We’ve always found the Ruby community to be one of the most welcoming, diverse, brilliant and newcomer friendly groups around. Any chance to meet new #rubyfriends (it’s a thing), learn about new developments in the ecosystem and grow our skills as rubyists is one we won’t pass up.

Ruby Central puts on the two large tentpole events of the discerning rubyist’s social calendar: RailsConf and RubyConf, will be held this year in Detroit and Chicago respectively. You’ll usually be able to say hello to a thoughtbotter or two there, but 2024 is exciting because so many regional conferences are reappearing after a bit of global hibernation. (thanks, 2020)

Regional conferences can usually be more community-specific events. Emphasizing locally relevant content and highlighting local innovators and peers make them fantastic opportunities for first-time speakers, or folks that might not have the leeway to travel as much or as far, adding new voices and perspectives to make the Ruby community stronger and better for us all.

Regionals, because attendees are drawn from nearby, can be more conducive to fostering long-lasting connections that continue to be fulfilling long after the talks and workshops have ended. Intimate discussions and meaningful networking are personal experiences that can often be lost in the crowd at larger events. Truly, the best conference is the friends we made along the way.

Conference list

With that in mind, here is a list of Ruby and/or Rails conferences coming up in 2024 that we’re excited about.

Conference Dates Location CFP Deadline Investment
Ruby Warsaw Community Conference Feb 2 Warsaw, Poland 🇵🇱 closed Regular PLN 162.60 - Supporter PLN 650.41 (range)
Ruby Devroom at FOSDEM 2024 February 3-4 Brussels, Belgium 🇧🇪 closed Free!
Sin City Ruby March 21-22 Las Vegas, NV, USA 🇺🇸 closed $499-$699 USD
Tropical.rb April 4-5 São Paulo, Brasil 🇧🇷 closed TBD
RubyConf AU 2024 April 11-12 Sydney, Australia 🇦🇺 closed TBD
wroclove.rb April 12-14 Wrocław, Poland 🇵🇱 closes January 28 TBD
Balkan Ruby 2024 April 26-27 Sofia, Bulgaria 🇧🇬 closes February 2 Early Bird €100, Regular €120
Helvetic Ruby May 17 Zurich, Switzerland 🇨🇭 closes February 25 Early Bird CHF 120, Regular CHF 140
RubyKaigi 2024 May 15-17 Naha, Okinawa, Japan 🇯🇵 closes January 31 TBD
Blue Ridge Ruby May 30-31 Asheville, NC, USA 🇺🇸 TBD Individual $299, Corporate $499 USD
Rubyday May 31 Verona, Italy 🇮🇹 closes January 31 Online Only €19 - In-Person €129 (range)
Ruby UnConf June 8-9 Hamburg, Germany 🇩🇪 TBD TBD
Brighton Ruby June 28 Brighton, UK 🇬🇧 TBD Regular €129 - Latest €169 (range)
Madison Ruby August 1-2 Madison, WI, USA 🇺🇸 TBD Ticket $335, Supporter $500 USD
EuRuKo September 11-13 Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 🇧🇦 closes April 15 TBD
Friendly.rb September 18-19 Bucharest, Romania 🇷🇴 TBD Early Bird $150 - Supporter $300 USD (range)
RubyFuza October 17-18 Cape Town, South Africa 🇿🇦 TBD Early Bird R1600, Full Price R2200
Rubyconf Taiwan TBD, usually December Taipei, Taiwan 🇹🇼 TBD TBD

Okay, see you!

We hope to see you at those big get-togethers in Detroit and Chicago this year, but with all these great conferences around the world, make it a point this year to connect to the ruby community closer to home.

We can’t wait to meet you all!