We are stoked to announce that we will be hosting Vienna’s (or is it Austria’s?!) first conference entirely dedicated to Open Source Software. ROSS Conf is a one day mini-conference bringing Open Source Software maintainers and developers together in one room. Or multiple rooms.
The projects participating in its first edition (25.04.2015) include exercism.io from Katrina Owen and RVM from Michal Papis. In the morning bit the project owners will introduce their projects and outline what they will work on in the afternoon hackathon-y part.
exercism.io is a platform for practice and crowd-sourced mentorship. Each exercise consists of a test suite in the target language, and the goal is to make the tests pass, as a starting point for having a conversation about design, idioms, and trade-offs. RVM was the first version manager for installing Ruby, to solve problems like switching Ruby versions or separating project gems. Today RVM is still leading in the area of installing and switching Ruby, yet Papis is working on a version 2.0.
ROSS Conf has place for 80 people at most, excluding team and speakers, that’s why they ask for a deposit that you’ll get back upon attendance. The conference itself is free of charge and lunch, drinks and dinner are included.
ROSS Conf has the potential to become a traveling concept. Ruby User Groups in Bratislava, Slovenia and Prague have already expressed interest.