The 2017 Rubyfuza conference will be held February 2-3 in Cape Town, South Africa. CNN and TripAdvisor lists Cape Town as one of the world’s 10 most loved cities. In 2014, the Mother City’s unique blend of spectacular natural scenery, cultural diversity, award-winning wines, and great weather earned it the title of World Design Capital.
The event comprises of two days of single-track presentations and an additional workshop day. The organizers of Rubyfuza 2017 is encouraging the submission of proposals for 30-minute presentations OR workshops related to Ruby development. Sessions may be geared toward non-expert audiences or focus on topics relevant to experienced developers. The deadline to submit proposals is December 15, 2016.
Proposals should include:
Your name, affiliation, contact address, and email address
Why you would like to present at Rubyfuza 2017
Credentials or a brief description of your professional background
All proposal submissions will be evaluated via a blind review process by Rubyfuza organizers, and authors will be informed about acceptance or rejection by early January 2017. (Please note that acceptance of a proposal includes a free conference ticket but does not cover travel, accommodation, or additional financial compensation for the presenter of a session.)
Workshops will be on the 4th and we are using the following guidelines.
Workshop proposals should containing the following sections:
2. Who will be presenting the workshop? Include names, contact details and a short biography of each presenter, explaining the chair's expertise for the workshop.
3. Abstract: Summary of the workshop purpose/objective.
4. Motivation: In one to three paragraphs, describe the needs of your workshop participants: why is the topic of particular interest to Ruby Fuza attendees?
5. Workshop Format: An outline of your workshop presentation e.g. skills or topics you will cover, and the intended mix of events, audience participation etc.
6. Audience: Who and how many people are likely to attend? What resources are required by participants (e.g. laptops with specific software pre-installed)?
7. Length: short (2 hour) or full-day?
8. Audio/Visual and Computer Requirements: Indicate your A/V requirements, such as wireless access, wired access, extra power outlets, microphone, digital projector, overhead projector, flip charts and pens, whiteboards, etc.
1. We will be evaluating submissions based on relevance, anticipated interest, quality, presenter’s experience in the workshop topic, opportunity for interaction and audience participation, and availability of appropriate facilities.
2. We welcome workshops with an innovative structure and a diverse programme which attracts various types of contributions and ensures rich interactions.