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Really? So Few? #

by why in cult

D. A. Black is concerned. Not enough RubyConf proposals. And yet, anyone can. You have like four days.

Any explainers out there? David says Ruby-Talk readers are moving to blogs. Well, yeah, lots of blogs. Or is it the cap on attendance? (Search for: 240.)

said on 26 Jun 2006 at 19:29

Like, I submitted mine. I also talked to Joe O’Brien about doing a publish/subscribe/services/SOA talk, so hopefully he’ll submit that.

said on 26 Jun 2006 at 20:21

Thanks for the link, Why. They’re starting to pick up. We’ve got some really good stuff. Keep ‘em coming!

said on 26 Jun 2006 at 20:45

I have something I’d like to present, but I really don’t think the code will be at all presentable by RubyConf, my summer job is killin’ me.

I don’t think I’ll be able to make it either.


said on 26 Jun 2006 at 22:10

I just submitted mine, too. Now David will complain that there are too many.


said on 27 Jun 2006 at 08:42

9 out of 10 MenTaLguYs surveyed say that the cap would be a minor obstacle to attendance and moreso to talk proposals.

(What happens if your proposal is accepted but you aren’t able to beat the rush when registration opens? Does the accepted proposal guarantee you a place in line? If not, they should be doing registration, then proposals…)

On the other hand, all 10 say they wouldn’t be able to make it this year anyhow.

said on 27 Jun 2006 at 08:45

(It would help if RubyConf weren’t scheduled so close to SPX .)

said on 27 Jun 2006 at 09:38

Good grief – if your talk is accepted you automatically get registered. Use some common sense.

said on 27 Jun 2006 at 12:17

To be honest, I have three different talks I would love to give. I just happen to be so busy (new job and new home) that I don’t think I have time to prepare the necessary things in time (words aren’t as interesting as working code). The fortunate thing is I get to work with Ruby every day (not only rails too). I suspect Ruby jobs are behind the lack of submissions.

Maybe next year…. Now for preparing to click the submit button the very second the registration form is put up.

said on 27 Jun 2006 at 13:06

Submitted mine. :)

said on 27 Jun 2006 at 13:06

Dan: Yeah… I’m not giving people enough credit. :/ I think I’ve been debugging those sorts of dependency issues in code too much lately—it starts to color one’s thinking after a while.

12 Jul 2010 at 22:16

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