May 10th-11th

On Deck

Come join us for the lastest edition of Madison+ Ruby

We’re taking the show on the road and discovering local flavor where it lives, first stop: Chicago.

Madison+ Ruby is a community conference that engages more than just our technical selves. This Chicago event is an opportunity to explore Ruby, Chicago, Music, and probably cheese. If you’re doing something at the intersection of Ruby and Cheese you can skip this process and just show up. We’ll put you on stage.

We pride ourselves on creating a space where people feel like they can get involved. We appreciate the new voices and talent that make the community dynamic and help it grow.

Speakers

  • Coraline Ada Ehmke

    Metaphors Are Similes. Similes Are Like Metaphors.

    Twitter
  • Noel Rappin

    The Goal of Having Goals: Help Your Employees Grow

    Twitter
  • Adam Cuppy

    Difficult Conversations

    Twitter
  • Davy Stevenson

    Orders of Magnitude

    Twitter
  • Chris Wilson

    Beyond just TDD

    Twitter
  • Shay Howe

    CSS as a Service: Maintaining Style

    Twitter
  • Kyle Crum

    This one weird trick will 10x your company's valuation

    Twitter
  • Mercedes Bernard

    Writing a Crochet Pattern is like Writing Code

  • Martin Atkins

    Who Moved My Blueberry Muffins

    Twitter
  • Aaron Kalin

    Anatomy of a Distributed Denial of Service attack

    Twitter
  • Betsy Haibel

    Set Design: Putting the "Art" in "Architecture"

    Twitter
  • Louisa Barrett

    Ruby not Red: Color Theory for the Rest of Us

    Twitter
  • Gonzalo Maldonado

    Webpack or the Asset pipeline? Why not both!

    Twitter
  • Hilary Stohs-Krause

    Beer, bylines and booleans: How the service sector and liberal arts can secretly prepare folks for tech careers

    Twitter
  • Megan Tiu

    The Practical Guide to Building an Apprenticeship

    Twitter
  • Leon Gersing

    The Art of Growing Up

    Twitter

Schedule

    Thursday 10 May

  • 8:00am CDT

    Check in

  • 8:45am CDT

    Welcome

  • 9:00am CDT

    Metaphors Are Similes. Similes Are Like Metaphors.

    Coraline Ada Ehmke
  • 9:45am CDT

    The Goal of Having Goals: Help Your Employees Grow

    Noel Rappin
  • 10:15am CDT

    Break

  • 10:45am CDT

    Difficult Conversations

    Adam Cuppy
  • 11:15am CDT

    Orders of Magnitude

    Davy Stevenson
  • 11:45am CDT

    Lunch

  • 1:15pm CDT

    Beyond just TDD

    Chris Wilson
  • 1:45pm CDT

    CSS as a Service: Maintaining Style

    Shay Howe
  • 2:15pm CDT

    Snack break

  • 2:30pm CDT

    This one weird trick will 10x your company's

    Kyle Crum
  • 3:00pm CDT

    Writing a Crochet Pattern is like Writing Code

    Mercedes Bernard
  • 3:30pm CDT

    Snack break

  • 4:00pm CDT

    Who Moved my Blueberry Muffins

    Martin Atkins
  • 4:45pm CDT

    End of day announcements

    Friday 11 May

  • 8:30am CDT

    Check in

  • 9:00am CDT

    Start of day

  • 9:15am CDT

    Anatomy of a Distributed Denial of Service attack

    Aaron Kalin
  • 9:45am CDT

    Set Design: Putting the "Art" in "Architecture"

    Betsy Haibel
  • 10:15am CDT

    Break

  • 10:45am CDT

    Ruby not Red: Color Theory for the Rest of Us

    Louisa Barrett
  • 11:15am CDT

    Special Musical Guest

    TBD
  • 11:45am CDT

    Lunch

  • 1:15pm CDT

    Beer, bylines and booleans: How the service sector and liberal arts can secretly prepare folks for tech careers

    Hilary Stohs-Krause
  • 1:45pm CDT

    The Practical Guide to Building an Apprenticeship

    Megan Tiu
  • 2:15pm CDT

    Snack break

  • 2:45pm CDT

    Webpack or the Asset pipeline? Why not both!

    Gonzalo Maldonado
  • 3:15pm CDT

    The Art of Growing Up

    Leon Gersing
  • 3:45pm CDT

    Closing announcements

accommodations

Venue

Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610
Details

Please keep in mind that the main entrance will be closed due to renovation.

Lodging

Talbott Hotel

20 E Delaware Pl, Chicago, IL 60611
Details

$169.00/night (plus Tax)

Newly renovated, Complimentary High Speed WiFi, Comp. Fitness Center Pass, Comp. grab and go breakfast with coffee and tea service.

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After Party

Dave and Buster's

1030 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60610
Details

Thursday, May 10, 2018 :: 7:00p-10:00p

Maple Lounge and Player’s Bar

Please join us for the Madison+ Ruby Conference After Party. The ultimate gaming experience featuring hundreds of interactive games and activities, Chips and Salsa bar, and access to our own private bar. Feel free to network with your fellow attendees or have fun challenging them in a game for a night full of memories.

Past Conferences

Madison+ Ruby 2015

Madison+ Ruby 2014

Madison+ Ruby 2013

Madison+ Ruby 2012