What's EuRuKo?

EuRuKo is an annual conference about the Ruby language with an informal atmosphere and lots of opportunities to listen, to talk, to hack and to have fun. This year takes place in Krakow, Poland, on the 29th-30th of May.

Speaker List

  • Yehuda Katz

    Why Bundler?

    Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ruby on Rails core team, and lead developer of the Merb project. He is a member of the jQuery Core Team, and a core contributor to DataMapper. He contributes to many open source projects, like Rubinius and Johnson, and works on some he created himself, like Thor.

  • José Valim

    DSL or NoDSL? The power is in the middle

    Ruby developer for 3 years, author of several open source projects (here and here) and member of Rails Core. Currently living in Kraków.

  • Scott Chacon

    Gittin' Down to the Plumbing

    Scott Chacon is a Git evangelist and developer working at GitHub.com. He is the author of the Pro Git book by Apress (progit.org), the Git Internals Peepcode PDF as well as the maintainer of the Git homepage (git-scm.com) and the Git Community Book. Scott has presented at LinuxConf.au, OSCON, RuPy, Symfony Live, Ruby Kaigi, RailsConf, RubyConf, Scotland on Rails and a number of local groups and has done corporate training on Git across the country.

  • Marcin Kulik

    Easy building of Ruby Web Frameworks with Rack

    Marcin Kulik lives in Cracow and is a senior developer at Lunar Logic Polska. He breathes HTTP. He was dealing with wide variety of web and distributed applications for several years, in various languages like Ruby, Python, Java and PHP. He’s experienced web developer with tens of web applications developed and deployed on various setups. He also has experience in developing distributed, high-availability server-side apps. Marcin always tries to use right tool for right job and that’s why he likes to try out new technologies.

  • Marcin Bunsch

    Scripting Mac Applications with Ruby

    Krakow-based web developer. After spending a few years building web apps in PHP he switched to Ruby, realized it's coding heaven and that he's not going back. Currently working at Applicake, where he has worked on several successful Rails apps.

  • Elliot Crosby- McCullough

    Choice architectures

    Elliot is a developer for Eden Development in the UK, and specialises in Ruby on Rails and UX work. Seeking asylum in the Ruby community after fleeing the world of .NET, he gives back where he can, and works to improve the libraries he loves. An eclectic learner, Elliot feels ideas from disciplines such as architecture, psychology and economics can improve the way we write code and interact with our users.

  • Sven Fuchs

    The Anatomy of Ruby I18n

    Sven Fuchs is the author of the I18n gem which is shipped with Rails to provide internationalization support. The gem is built in a modular way to make it easy for you to pick optional and add your own features. In this talk we will go over the architecture of the I18n gem and the advanced, optional features it comes with. We will also cover a few external extensions that are useful for building internationalized Rails applications.

  • Tim Lossen

    Remodeling a Facebook Game

    Tim Lossen works as Ruby backend developer at social gaming startup wooga. He fell in love with Ruby in 2005 and is an active member of "rug-b.de" (Ruby User Group Berlin). Tim lives in Berlin with his girlfriend and two small daughters. In his spare time he likes to work on secret hardware projects down in the basement.

  • Piotr Szotkowski

    Profiling Ruby 1.9

    PhD student at Warsaw University of Technology, uses Ruby to write my dissertation’s code on implementation of finite state machines in FPGA devices. Talk is based on the experiences with PhD codebase and whether choosing Ruby for a computation-intensive application is a sane thing to do.

  • Patrick Hüsler

    Hacking together small OSX apps with MacRuby

    Patrick is a computer enthusiast and the proud owner of huesler informatik which is based in his home country Switzerland. Wanting to work abroad and travel from city to city he got stock in Berlin(because he loves it there), where he has been working on several different Rails projects for the last two years. When he is not writing Ruby code or working on web projects, he plays around with new technologies and dreams of surfing waves all around the globe.

  • Rocky Bernstein

    Ruby debugger

    Rocky Bernstein is the current maintainer of ruby-debug and related gems. All of the IDEs for Ruby debuggers, such as Eclipse, Aptana, and Netbeans/JRuby, use some portion of this code. He has also written debuggers for a number of other systems including bash, ksh, zsh, Python and GNU Make. Many OS distributions provide packages for some set of these.

  • Elise Huard

    Evaluating quality of a Rails codebase

    After her studies in metallurgy, Elise realized job in that area were not her cup of tea, and she looked for jobs in an earlier interest, software. Since then, she's been rolling through jobs in C, C++, Java, a master in AI, before falling in love with Ruby and going freelance. 10 years of software have helped her get a firm understanding on what works, what doesn't, and what will make you cry bloody tears on nights before deadlines. She's a jack of all trades, loves reading, tinkering, food, travel, learning, and people out of the ordinary.

  • Florian Hanke

    Devising a fast and complex search engine in Ruby

    Lover. Fighter. Computer Scientist. Biker. Book Devourer. Language aficionado. Film enthusiast. Electronics hobbyist. Runner. Penciller. Speaker. Listener. Thinker. Seeker and Finder. Eat. Sleep. Ponies.

  • Florian Gilcher

    Encoding in Ruby 1.9

    Ruby programmer since 2004 and (together with some friends) running the largest Bulletin Board/Wiki for Ruby in Germany. Nowadays, is exclusively using Ruby 1.9 to good results. Since 2007 (Vienna), attends EuRuKo, usually holding a lightning talk (Prague: Patterns, Barcelona: A blues in doc minor).

  • Karel Minařík

    Spoiling the youth with Ruby

    Karel Minařík is as a freelance designer and developer of web applications, consultant, software architect and Ruby, Rails and Git evangelist. He lives in Prague with his wife and two daughters.

  • Nicolás Sanguinetti

    Benefits of CI

    foca has been hacking and building stuff since he first got his hands on a computer. About 6 years ago he started doing some web development, and then when rails came out he fell in love and started playing with it immediately. He loves learning new things on his own and making sure that he's doing things "the best way possible," and is a huge board game geek

  • Jason Goecke

    Tropo - Voice, IM and SMS enable your web applications

    Jason is the operationalizer, organizer, co-pilot, co-evangelist and lead business developer of Adhearsion. He brings extensive experience in telecoms and enterprise call centers having been an original employee of the leading CTI company, Genesys, where he is an inventor on multiple patents. He enjoys his family, sailing and of course all that is technology.

  • Mislav Marohnić

    Getting and loading code: current state of packaging & best practices


  • Tomasz Stachewicz

    Putting the static back to Ruby

    Tomasz is a full-time rubyist since early 2007. Besides working with Ruby, evangelizing Ruby and building Warsaw Ruby community, he also follows the world of compiled languages in search for inspiring tools and methods. Recently he's been exploring how much can be squeezed out of Ruby using static code analysis and other methods less-than-popular in the Ruby world.