Attending Ruby by the Bay
Ruby by the Bay is an annual event based out of the SF bay area where Ruby programmers from all over the globe get together for a long weekend to build projects that help our communities. In 2019 the event will take place at NatureBridge at Golden Gate, located in Sausalito, CA. Participants will stay in on-site housing with coding and socializing taking place in communal areas. Join us March 2019 for the fun of giving back!
How Does Ruby by the Bay Work?
If you’ve attended Ruby for Good, Ruby by the Bay is the west coast edition of the event. The organizers of Ruby by the Bay work year round contacting and working with non-profits to find projects that are both within the scope of Ruby by the Bay and helpful to non-profit organizations and individuals. In 2019 projects are focused around issues affecting our communities.
This is an event for people of all skill levels so even if you are new, don’t let that prevent you from contributing! Attendees self-select into projects that are meaningful to them and the fun begins! Most projects have a need for a variety of skills including both developers and designers. You don’t HAVE to be a Ruby programmer but it does help. We’re more than happy to welcome programmers of other languages, especially if you’re interested in learning some Ruby. :)
That Sounds Awesome, Tell Me More!
Here is what actual attendees have written about Ruby for Good (the original DC event):
Interested in Leading a Team?
During registration we’ll ask if you’d like to lead a team - say yes! We’ll be in touch in mid-to-late January with potential projects. We’ll brief you on expectations and put you in touch with your non-profit so you can work with them in advance of the event to set up project requirements, milestones and initial set up so you can hit the ground running with your team at Ruby by the Bay. Setup includes creating a github repo under the Ruby for Good github, filing issues, and making some technology suggestions. If you want to know what it will be like to lead a team this year, read our team lead guide. For an in-depth look at what it’s like to lead a team, check out Brandon Rice’s blog. If you’re not sure and want to talk about it with an organizer? Drop us a note.
Also — if you have a project in mind that you’d like to lead, suggest a project to work on!
We are particularly interested in creating a diverse and inclusive space, and especially encourage those underrepresented in tech to join the event. Want to help make the event more inclusive? invite others who will make the space welcoming, and sponsor a scholarship recipient waitlisted for lack of funds <3
Please read our Code of Conduct prior to attending.