Early Bird Registration is open for the 5th Annual Philly Emerging Tech Conference (a.k.a. Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise), which is set for April 8 - April 9 at the Society Hill Sheraton: www.phillyemergingtech.com
Rubyists on the roster include David Black (author of Ruby for Rails and the Well-Grounded Rubyist); Yehuda Katz (Rails Core Developer); Brian Marick (author of Every Day Scripting with Ruby); Ezra Zygmuntowicz (creator of the Merb framework and co-founder of Engine Yard); Mike Dirolf (who has developed Ruby drivers for MongoDB) and Adam Blum (CEO of Rhomobile, which developed the Ruby-based Rhodes framework for smartphones ).
Talks about a wide array of languages and technologies complement the Ruby content. The event features Clojure creator Rich Hickey; Twitter platform lead Alex Payne; Venkat Subramaniam (author of Programming Groovy); Mary Poppendieck, who popularized Lean Software Development; ?Linda Rising (co-author of Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas); and many others.
The keynote speakers will be "Uncle Bob" Martin, who served as the first chairman of the Agile Alliance, and industry analyst Michael Cote.
More speakers and session abstracts will be added in the coming weeks.
The Early Bird rate, available through February 15, is $275 per person. The rate goes down to $206 per person if you can take advantage of the group discount (4 colleagues or friends, not necessarily from the same company, registering at the same time).