Sunday 23rd June, 2013
3:20pm to 4:05pm
"So you are here at the only ruby conference in India, and have the following questions running through your mind:
- How come there aren't more events like this in India where I can meet fellow ruby enthusiasts across the nation on a more frequent basis?
- In fact, why isn't there an active ruby community in my home town? Why can't someone organize regular meetings so that I can get an opportunity to meet other local ruby developers in person and learn from them on a regular basis?
- How would it be if every major city in India have a size-able ruby & rails community solving real-world problems in the local community and creating job opportunities galore for the local developers?
This talk will address all that and more, while exploring the numerous ways in which you - yes, you who are reading this - can contribute towards making the Ruby community in India to scale new heights, irrespective of how long you have been programming in ruby.
Bring your community building hat, and explore with me the beautiful future we could create together for the Indian ruby community!"
Ruby on Rails Freelance developer. Runner. Passionate about community.
Prakash is a ruby programmer, working as a freelance web developer, splitting time between India and US, and currently based in Mysore. He discovered ruby/rails in early 2010 when he was looking to become a full time programmer after more than a decade in a customer support role in the financial services software field, and has thrived in his chosen path every since. He came to ruby world because of the effectiveness of rails and staying here for the beauty of ruby and the awesomeness of the community.
He is very disappointed with there not being a vibrant ruby community in many of the cities in India known as software hubs, and want to do something about it.
He is also a passionate runner, having discovered the joy and thrill of running when he finished his first 5K race in 2006; now he wants everyone to take up the good habit of running regularly, and is organizing the 5K run at RubyConfIndia 2013 to get fellow Indian Rubyists to take up running.
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