We have 4 days packed with 3 different events for you:


We're proud to bring these talented people and their ideas to Buffalo:

15 speakers, 2 days, and plenty of breaks to absorb these great talks:

Greg Baugues Devs and Depression
Corey Ehmke Smash the Monolith: Refactoring into SOAs
Matt Gauger Software Craftmanship’s Missing Link: Apprenticeship
Katie Hagerty My KidsRuby Journey
Jeff Hsu BIO 351: Getting Science done in Ruby
Sam Kottler Rebuilding the heart of the Ruby community in 60 hours
Julie Pagano It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Battling the Invisible Monsters in Tech
Flip Sasser Actually Invented Here: A paean to reinventing the wheel
Zachary Scott The Esoteric Library
Austin Seraphin RubyMotion and Accessibility


We couldn't have picked a better place for learning and discussion: a library!

Downtown Buffalo is full of architectural gems, and our conference is set in the middle of it: The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's Mason O. Damon Auditorium. Right outside is Lafayette Square, which has long been a center for the city's activity.

We're really excited to welcome you to the great tech community here in Buffalo. From meetups like OpenHack, to StartupWeekend, and BarCampBuffalo, we love our programmers, designers, and technologists of all kinds.


We want you not only come to the conference, but see some of what our region has to offer. There's plenty of attractions to check out for you in the area while you're in town:

Need a hotel room? We have rooms for you 3 blocks away from the venue at the Comfort Suites. Use Nickel City Ruby as the group code. We also suggest the Hotel Lafayette, Hyatt Regency, or the Embassy Suites. There's also some great places in local neighborhoods on AirBNB.


Thank you to the following sponsors that make this conference possible:

Interested in sponsoring NickelCityRuby?

Please email the organizers and we'll get in touch!