RubyConf AU Melbourne 9-10 Feb 2017

RubyConf AU 2017 Melbourne
9-10 Feb

The Venue

1 Convention Centre Pl,
South Wharf VIC 3006

Melbourne's award winning convention and exhibition centre plays host to the 2017 Australian Ruby Conference. Situated on the picturesque South Wharf, MCEC provides a stunning location to learn, meet, and share with like minded Ruby enthusiasts from all around the world.

Visiting Melbourne? We have some discounted hotel deals for you.

Hotel Deals

Meet our Speakers


Let's be social!

Part of the fun of RubyConf AU is the socialising! This year we've got some great parties to kick off and close out the conference, as well as a choice of social events on the weekend after.


Wednesday, Feb 8th - 7pm

We're kicking off with an Opening Party hosted at the amazing ScienceWorks! Meet your fellow Rubyists, geek out over the special interactive exhibitions, and enjoy some food and drink on us.

Thursday, Feb 9th - Conference Day 1

8am: Morning Coffee

9am: Conference talks start (single track)

5:30pm: Conference talks close

5:30pm: We'll be closing out Day 1 with a chilled out Happy Hour, overlooking the Yarra River at the Boatbuilder's Yard. Join us to mull over the day and share your favourite talks.

Friday, Feb 10th - Conference Day 2

8am: Morning Coffee

9am: Conference talks start - dual track, choose from talks on softer skills and more generalist subjects, or deeper dives into a particular technical topic.

5:30pm: Conference talks close

7pm onwards: Join us for the closing party at Strike, where we'll have a party and some great entertainment with bowling, laser quest games and pool tables.

Saturday, Feb 11th - Social Events

Whether Melbourne's your home city or you're visiting for the conference, we've got plenty laid on for you to wind down and enjoy the weekend after. Family and friends are welcome!

If you're still going after that, we'll have a small crowd together at a local city venue from around 2pm, to wind down and say our goodbyes.

Register here for Saturday Social Events


Code of Conduct

RubyConf Australia is an inclusive conference and as such strives to be welcoming and accessible to as many people as possible.

Ruby Conference Australia is organised under the umbrella of Ruby Australia and follows its Code of Conduct.

View our Policies View our Accessibility Statement

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