Why You Should Attend RubyKaigi 2009

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Advertising for the Tokyo, Japan event "RubyKaigi 2009". Performed as 5 minute lightning talk at the November 2008 Sydney Ruby on Rails Meetup.

Derived from: http://www.slideshare.net/kakutani/why-dont-you-come-to-rubykaigi2009-presentation

Sydney RoR: http://rubyonrails.com.au/2008/8/2/sydney-meetup-august-2008

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Why You Should Attend RubyKaigi 2009

  1. 1. This is A Public Service Announcement
  2. 2. G’day
  3. 3. I’m Leonard twitter.com/lchin
  4. 4. Currently living in Tokyo
  5. 5. p.s. Not Japanese!
  6. 6. This is An Invitation...
  7. 7. http://rubykaigi.org/
  8. 8. RubyKaigi2009 July 17th - 19th Tokyo,Japan
  9. 9. “Kaigi” means Conference in Japanese
  10. 10. RubyKaigi is the largest Ruby conf. in Japan
  11. 11. Japan!
  12. 12. Here!
  13. 13. To be more precise…
  14. 14. Tokyo
  15. 15. 2008 2007 2006
  16. 16. 2009 Akihabara Imperial Palace Tokyo St.
  17. 17. RubyKaigi Attendees
  18. 18. RubyKaigi Attendees
  19. 19. RubyKaigi Attendees
  20. 20. RubyKaigi Attendees
  21. 21. RubyKaigi Attendees
  22. 22. RubyKaigi Attendees ?
  23. 23. So,
  24. 24. Why
  25. 25. http://rubykaigi.org/
  26. 26. ?
  27. 27. Well…
  28. 28. Testimonials
  29. 29. “Kaigis are Fun.” Tim Bray http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2007/06/14/Ruby
  30. 30. “This is one of the warmest and most welcoming conferences I've attended.” Dave Thomas http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/cgi-bin/scat.rb/ruby/ruby-talk/286265
  31. 31. “If you’ve considered coming to Ruby Kaigi and have never been to Japan, I highly recommend it.” Chad Fowler http://chadfowler.com/2008/6/21/ruby-kaigi-2008
  32. 32. Oh,
  33. 33. and Japan’s also a nice place to visit too!
  34. 34. What else?
  35. 35. legendary Japanese Rubyists:
  36. 36. ! Matz ! Koichi Sasada ! Shugo Maeda ! Masatoshi SEKI ! Minero Aoki ! Tanaka Akira ! arton ! gotoken ! Yugui ! .. and many ruby-core committers!
  37. 37. non-Japanese Speakers:
  38. 38. 2006
  39. 39. RubyKaigi2006 ! David Heinemeier Hansson
  40. 40. 2007
  41. 41. RubyKaigi2007 ! Dave Thomas ! Tim Bray ! Charles Nutter , Thomas Enebo ! John Mettraux ! Park Jiin
  42. 42. 2008
  43. 43. RubyKaigi2008 ! Rich Kilmer ! Chad Fowler ! Charles Nutter ! Evan Phenix ! Laurent Sansonetti ! Aaron Patterson ! Zev Blut ! Alex Kane ! Michael Fellinger
  44. 44. 2009?
  45. 45. We need more ! non-Japanese Speakers ! non-Japanese Attendees
  46. 46. We Want You!
  47. 47. But,
  48. 48. What about the language barrier?
  49. 49. No Worries!
  50. 50. “...the trip wasn’t as harrowing as I expected.” Chad Fowler http://chadfowler.com/2008/6/21/ruby-kaigi-2008
  51. 51. And,
  52. 52. We all speak Ruby
  53. 53. http://rubykaigi.org/
  54. 54. [ANN] with more details on ruby-talk soon
  55. 55. look forward to meeting w/ you in RubyKaigi!
  56. 56. RubyKaigi2009 July 17th - 19th Tokyo,Japan
  57. 57. 2009 Akihabara Imperial Palace Tokyo St.
  58. 58. Don’t Forget
  59. 59. “...the trip wasn’t as harrowing as I expected.” Chad Fowler http://chadfowler.com/2008/6/21/ruby-kaigi-2008
  60. 60. For More Info… ✓ 2009@rubykaigi.org ✓ www.rubykaigi.org ✓ twitter.com/rubykaigi ✓ [ANN] on ruby-talk

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