Upcoming Talks at Ruby Conferences in Spring and Summer 2024

Upcoming Conference Talks by thoughtbot

The year’s already gone by so fast; Since January 2024, thoughtbotters have already attended and presented talks at events like CCOSS and Sin City Ruby 2024.

Didn’t make it to these events? Don’t worry, we’ve got more amazing talks lined up for the spring and summer of 2024. Mark your calendars for these upcoming talks by thoughtbotters!

Tropical.RB: April 4-5

Tropical.RB brings together Rails developers from Latin America to talk about Rails and share knowledge.

The Fast Lane: Asynchronous Rails

Join Matheus, a senior developer at thoughtbot, at Tropical.RB on April 5, 2024, as we explore how to leverage concurrency and parallelism concepts to enhance performance and scalability.

Balkan Ruby 2024: April 26-27

Balkan Ruby is an international conference hosted in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was started in 2018, and is coming back for a third time in 2024!

20 years and going: making it as a consultancy

thoughtbot gets leads thanks to its strong presence in the community: open source contributions, blog posts, podcasts, and conference talks. Dimiter, a development team lead at thoughtbot, will break down how we do it on April 27, 2024.

RailsConf: May 7-9

RailsConf bills itself as the “world’s largest gathering of Rails developers,” emerging in 2006 and attracting attendees and speakers from around the world!

From RSpec to Jest: JavaScript testing for Rails devs

Are you a Rails developer who wants to build their confidence in unit testing with JavaScript? If you’ve ever gotten stuck trying to write a “simple” Javascript test, this talk is for you! On Thursday, May 9, 2024, from 1:30-2:30 PM ET, Stefani Brasil, a senior developer at thoughtbot, will cover the basics of JavaScript Unit testing with Jest, gotchas, and helpful tips to make your JS testing experience more joyful.

Stefani Brasil also presented this talk at Sin City Ruby 2024; Check out their highlights and learnings from that experience.

Dungeons and Dragons on Rails

Build a digital character sheet in Rails and Turbo with Joël Quenneville, a principal developer at thoughtbot, in this Dungeons and Dragons-themed talk on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

Glimpses of Humanity: The Wonders of My Game-Building AI Partner

Learn how to pair with an artificial intelligence as if they were a human partner! Louis Antonopoulos, a team lead at thoughtbot, built a game with an AI partner and will share the journey of discovery, iteration, and building a working product on Thursday, May 9, 2024.

So writing tests feels painful. What now?

Join Stephanie Minn, a senior developer at thoughtbot, in a talk that covers learning how to listen to your symptoms, diagnose the cause, and find the right treatment when testing with RSpec on Tuesday, May 7, 2024. This talk will cover testing headaches familiar to any Rails developer!

We’re so excited to have a global presence at so many conferences around the world! We hope to see you at one of these events. If you have any questions beforehand, please reach out!