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Ruby Conferences for Students

I'd love to be able to go to a Ruby conference, but 350$ is somewhat
outside my price range as a full time student. Are there any
programs available for students to get a discount to attend such meetings?

Thanks for your time,

Brandon Weaver

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Re: Ruby Conferences for Students

By Dave Aronson at 09/20/2012 - 16:44

There are occasional free conferences (and "unconferences"). For
instance, here in Northern Virginia, we have RubyDCamp coming up at
the end of the month, and the Arlington Ruby Meetup has started
putting on unconferences every several months or so. If the
"keystone" reference in your username is Pennsylvania (the Keystone
State), you might be able to make it down here for those. (Except
that this year's DCamp is full, with probably a long waiting list
already.)

Start by getting active in your local Ruby community, assuming there
is one. Not only can they help you learn, but also they can clue in
to nearby free (or at least cheap) conferences.

-Dave

Re: Ruby Conferences for Students

By Brandon Weaver at 09/20/2012 - 17:27

On Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Dave Aronson < ... at davearonson dot com

I currently live in Joplin Missouri, so the nearest area is Tulsa Oklahoma
about 2.25 hours away. I'm actually currently working on getting a Ruby
group together in the area in relation to a class I'll be teaching on Ruby.

At this point I'm looking to just find professional conferences where I can
meet other people, especially ones with vastly more experience than myself.
It's always entertaining to meet someone like that with more experience,
just to get their insight and wisdom on the subject.

Thanks for your time in responding,

Brandon Weaver