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1930 State Street
SLC, Utah

Date & time

9am - 5pm
20th - 21st
April 2017


250 People
12 Presentors

Presenting our inaugural event, RubyHACK aims to foster knowledge-sharing, innovating and career advancement within our vibrant Ruby community.

Our Mission
Who We Are

An [Array] of Ruby enthusiasts coming together in Salt Lake City on the beautiful OC Tanner campus to share our passion for creating awesomeness.

Event Format
The Format

A single-track conference with space for HACKing: collaboration, mentoring, white-boarding, meeting with presenters, or whatever makes sense between sessions!

FAQ & Info
FAQ and Info

Commonly asked questions about the conference, registration details and things of interest in our local area.

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Come HACK with us and share our love of Ruby, our community and creating great software!

Ruby Sponsor

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Sapphire Sponsors

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Emerald & Other Sponsors

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University of Utah

We leverage the deep resources of the University of Utah to provide you with up-to-the-minute knowledge and cutting-edge skills to make you highly marketable and extremely valuable. Our programs are designed to give students tangible skills that translate immediately into positive results professionally. Our instructors are all successful business professionals who provide hands-on training. Available certificates include: Business Analysis (Fall 2017), Project Management, Agile Project Management, Web Development, and more...
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Utah Geek Events is a 501c3 Non-Profit that holds and partners with large events and conferences here in Utah. We have Kids Code Con in the summers with hundreds of kids and their parents learning about coding. We have run may conferences and competitions including the Big Mountain Data Conference, Intermountain Data Conference, Share Point Saturdays, Data Science for Social Good and Business Competitions and hold the largest technology agnostic conference in the state - Code Camp. We have helped OpenWest, the West Big Data Hub and NDSO out of the Office of Science & Technology Policy and NSF, and many more. We have also helped roughly 3 dozen different Meetup groups over the years.

We cannot put on the RubyHACK event without support from sponsors and the community. The prospectus outlines our sponsorship levels and benefits. This year’s event will bring together Ruby enthusiasts: students, hobbyists and seasoned professionals to network, learn and collaborate. Presentations will be available after the event online to reach more viewers.

We'll have great speakers giving excellent presentations and the venue at OC Tanner is fantastic. All sponsorship support is tax deductible through our partnership with Utah Geek Events which is a 501c3 corporation. Excess funding will be donated to support community programming education in accordance with the UGE guidelines. Gracious sponsorship credit will be given with any donations!

For questions, please call Allen Maxwell at (801) 502-4745 or email us at

Here is the lineup for 2017!

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Mozart Could've Been an Engineer - Music + Code
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Learn to use Rails Composer, a generator for starter apps.
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Ruby Racing: Challenging Ruby Methods
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The Future is Function, or, OO is Dead
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"Serverless" Ruby on AWS
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Leveraging machine learning for awesome
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How To Write Infrastructure as Code
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Functional Programming from Ruby to Elixir
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Improving Coverage Analysis
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What do you do with a drunken sailor... er.... Jr. Dev?
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ActionCable and ReactJS tie the knot
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Lightning Talk Gallery

For questions about speaking, please call Allen Maxwell at (801) 502-4745 or email us at

Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:00a - 9:00a
Registration & Coffee
9:00a - 9:15a
Welcome & Announcements
12:00p - 1:25p
1:25p - 1:30p
3:30p - 4:00p
Lightning Talks
Sign Up At The Event
5:00p - 5:15p
7:00p - 9:00p
Meet & Greet
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Friday, April 21, 2017

8:00a - 9:00a
Coffee & Mingle
9:00a - 9:15a
Welcome & Announcements
12:00p - 1:25p
1:25p - 1:30p
3:30p - 4:00p
Lightning Talks
Sign Up At The Event
5:00p - 5:30p

Our Venue

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1930 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
(801) 493-3000

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