RAILSCLUB 2017

Main Ruby event of 2017 in Russia
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Sergey Siminskiy
06 June

RailsClub conference is unique Ruby on Rails event. This event has been taking place in Moscow since 2009 and every time it gathers the best representatives of the Ruby and Ruby on Rails community.

Rails Club

Biggest Russian Ruby on Rails event

This year it will be held on September 23 and its participants will have a great opportunity to talk with colleagues, share live experience, meet old friends and learn something new.

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Speakers

Ruby on Rails

Framework written in the Ruby programming language
 

Ruby

Dynamic, open source programming language with a focus on simplicity and productivity

At this year’s conference you will be able to hear live talks of

Piotr Solnica

Piotr Solnica

A software engineer with over 10 years of experience, working as Tech Lead at Icelab. Active OSS contributor and maintainer of various projects for over 5 years. Former DataMapper core team member, creator of the popular Virtus gem, lead developer of Ruby Object Mapper project, and dryrb core developer.

Richard Scheeman

Richard Scheeman

2016 Ruby hero, top 50 Rails contributor. Maintainer of Sprockets, Heroku. Creator of Code Triage.

Nick Sutterer

Nick Sutterer

Creator of Trailblazer that introduces several new abstraction layers into Rails, Rails contributor and gem author. 

Luca Guidi

Luca Guidi

Software engineer, Open Source indie developer, speaker. Author of Hanami, a full stack web framework for Ruby.

Reports of dozens Russian developers are also planned. The range of conference's topics includes not only Ruby and Rails, but also design, engineering, prototyping, testing, debugging, scaling, configuration management, deploying, development methodologies, project administration.

History of the Conference

The conference started from a meat-up for 30 developers of evrone.com in 2009 and has since grown into a worldwide Ruby event. Since 2011, world famous speakers contributors in Ruby and Rails,nominees for the Ruby Hero Award and representatives of world-renowned projects had been invited,. In 2016, the conference brought together over 600 people.

In 2016, the conference was attended by the Ruby creator Yukihiro Matsumoto. Before 2016, organizers invited Yukihiro Matsumoto for four years in a row but he hadn't come.

We've understood why he did not come and Yukihiro confirmed it for us by himself. Matsumoto does not attend a conference with Rails in the title. But we proved that our conference, even though it contains name of this framework in the title, is much broader and coincides in spirit with the fact that Matsumoto laid in the foundation of Ruby.

 

Oleg Balbekov

founder of Rails Club conference

Yukihiro Matsumoto was very excited and noticed that he is really happy to see such big amount of Ruby enthusiasts.

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 Yukihiro Matsumoto

I’ve started Ruby as a hobby, a personal project. In last 20 years it grew up and now it has  huge influence for so many people.
 

Yukihiro Matsumoto
Creator of Ruby

Yukihiro Matsumoto spoke at the conference with a report "What made Rails Possible"

Take part in the conference. 

Nikolay Ryzhkov: RoR is a tool for fast webdev, and it's good at it

Nikolay expects big explosion at frontend development and renaissance of functional programming
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Sergey Siminskiy
20 June

nikolay ryzhkov

Nikolay Ryzhkov

RailsClub

Biggest Russian Ruby on Rails event

Health Samurai CTO, Saint Petersburg Ruby & Clojure, Piter-united communitites activist, speaker of RailsClub 2016.

At the conference, Nikolay talked about functional paradigm for Ruby coders.

After the conference, we've managed to talk with Nikolay.

How have you became a Ruby developer? 

I came to coding late, when I was 25 years old, from radiopharmacy. For several years I was coding on php, java, C #. And then there was a project on ruby on rails, it was about 8-9 years ago.

What are you working on right now? 

Developing a medical platform. Also, our team in engaged in developing international standard called FHIR and open source tools for it. 

What's last interesting thing that you have learned? 

ClojureScript * React is an interesting unite, that allows you to develop frontend easily and comfy.

In your opinion, how will Ruby and Rails develop in the nearest future? 

RoR is a tool for fast web development, and it is good at it. I don't think that it's vector will change somehow. A lot of different good and helpful features will be created.

What's the main problem that RoR community faces at the moment? 

That main Ruby activists migrate to other technologies, like rust, go, erlang, clojure and so on.

What is missing in Rails, in your opinion?

Simplicity and elegance are present outside, but not inside.

What’s your favorite programming language besides Ruby? 

Clojure, definitely. For me, the transition from ruby ​​to clojure can be comparate as java to ruby. Clojure is a functional language that allows to solve most of my tasks easier and more rigorous. Next comes a long list: dynamism and metaprogramming, interactive development, support for competitiveness, the ability to use java libraries, etc.

What technology, in your opinion, will be the most promising in the near future?

A big explosion in the frontend, I think there will still be a lot of discoveries. The containers grow (docker, rkt). Distributed and reactive systems (databases, processing of large data streams, queues, consensus). Renaissance of functional programming.

What is Open Source for you? In which projects are you involved and why?

We put in the open source a significant part of our work related to the FHIR standard (fhirbase, fhir.js etc). In general, if something can be opened, we open it. Because practical all our stack is built on open solutions, and we are part of this ecosystem.

What’s your favorite books about programming? 

  • Structure & Interpretation of Computer Programs (H. Abbelson)
  • Domain Drive Design (E. Evans)
  • The Design of Design (F. Brooks)

What advice would you give to developers who want to achieve great success?

Never stop at what has been achieved. If in a year your professional worldview has not turned 180 degrees, then it's over. Speak / organize for meetings and conferences, do not neglect live communication with colleagues - it gives a serious motivation that you will not get from books and the Internet.

Who you wanted to became in childhood?

I don't remember anymore.

Not tired of programming?

No, it's only beginning.

What would you do if you had 2 months of free paid time?

I would read books on the beach, I think about life. At leisure, I would rewrite a couple of open-source projects. Generally a good idea.

RailsClub conference on which we managed to communicate with Nikolay will take place this year in Moscow 23th of September.

Get your ticket here.