As we enter the New Year, it’s a great time to look back at the past year and start planning for the future. New Year’s Resolutions are a popular way to set goals and ensure they are attainable rather than lofty aspirations. If you’re looking to improve professionally, such as becoming more productive, it’s important to find ways to enhance your work-life balance and acquire new skills. There are various ways to learn and hone your skills, such as attending relevant conferences, events, webinars, lectures, and seminars. These opportunities can broaden your horizons, connect you with new people, and establish yourself as an important figure in your field. So, now is the perfect time to schedule conferences and events for 2016. To help you get started, here is a subjective list of the best Ruby-related conferences and events taking place around the world. I aim to attend nearly half of them, and hopefully, we’ll have a chance to meet somewhere between the talks!
- Rubyfuza: Located in Cape Town, South Africa on February 4-5, 2016. Follow them on Twitter @rubyfuza.
- RubyConf Australia: Held on the Gold Coast, Australia from February 10-13, 2016. Find them on Twitter @rubyconf_au.
- Ruby devroom at FOSDEM: Taking place in Brussels, Belgium on January 31, 2016. Connect with them on Twitter @ruby_fosdem.
- Bath Ruby Conference: Set in Bath, UK on March 11, 2016. Their Twitter handle is @bathruby.
- RubyConfIndia: Held in Kochi, India on March 19-20, 2016. Stay updated by following them on Twitter @rubyconfindia.
- Ruby on Ales: Located in Bend, Oregon on March 31 and April 1, 2016. Connect with them on Twitter @rbonales.
- wroc_love.rb: Taking place in Wrocław, Poland on March 11-13, 2016. Find them on Twitter @wrocloverb.
- Rubyconf Philippines: Held in Manila, Philippines on April 7-9, 2016. Stay connected with them on Twitter @rubyconfph.
- Ancient City Ruby: Located in St. Augustine, FL on April 6-8, 2016. Follow them on Twitter @ancientcityruby.
- RailsConf: Set in Kansas City, MO on May 4-6, 2016. Stay updated by following them on Twitter @rubyconf.
- Brighton Ruby Conference: Taking place in Brighton, UK on July 8, 2016. Connect with them on Twitter @brightonruby.
- RubyConf: Held in Cincinnati, OH on November 10-12, 2016. Stay connected with them on Twitter @rubyconf.
I hope to see you at one of these events!