RailsConf is the world's largest gathering of Rails developers, brought together to further discussion and learning about building, managing, and testing Rails applications. With a specific focus on Rails, conference topics can range from new users to administration to advanced techniques.

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Our Mission

Focused on fostering the Ruby on Rails programming language and the robust community that has sprung up around it, RailsConf brings together Rubyists, both established and new, to discuss emerging ideas, collaborate, and socialize in some of the best locations in the US.

RailsConf strives to provide an inclusive and welcoming experience for all participants. We have an anti-harassment policy that we require ALL attendees, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, and staff to comply with — no exceptions. We also collaborate with a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant.

Our amazing

Conference Chairs

Conference Chairs

The amazing team crafting this year's incredible conference tracks!

About Ruby Central, Inc.

Ruby Central is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and advocacy of the Ruby community. Ruby Central functions as the organizers and hosts of the annual RubyConf and RailsConf software conferences, supports community growth, and provides vital infrastructure for the Ruby programming language.

Ruby Central, Inc has been supporting the Ruby community since 2001 with its’ first ever RubyConf in Tampa, Florida. With the great support and success of this first generation conference, the founders’ decisions to grow and elaborate the conferences was born with the creation of the non-profit organization Ruby Central.

For several more years, the growth of the community expanded and new programming of the Ruby language was created and incorporated into the event planning. In Chicago, Illinois of 2006, Ruby Central added a new dimension to the world of Ruby conferences when they produced the first official Ruby on Rails conference, better known as RailsConf.

Our Team

RailsConf is brought to you by the team at Ruby Central, as well as a small but dedicated group of volunteers.

Neil McGovern

Executive Director

Dr. Shawntia Key

Events & Communications Manager

Devon St.Clair


Ally Vogel

Events Coordinator

Tom Chambers

Sponsorship Manager