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Sep 29, 2017
Denver, CO

Rocky Mountain Ruby is back for the eighth year, bringing together 200 developers in downtown Denver.

This year all talks will be anchored around themes of TRUST: how do you trust code, tests, teams?

We are dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our full anti-harassment policy can be found here.

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Friday, September 29

  • 9:00 am 60 minutes
    Registration, Continental Breakfast
  • 10:00 am 5 minutes
  • 10:05 am 35 minutes
    Sarah Mei
  • 10:45 am 35 minutes
    Amy Chen: Building Helm Charts from the Ground Up: An Introduction to Kubernetes
  • 11:25 am 10 minutes
    Community Spotlight: Carrie Simon from Defy Ventures
  • 11:40 am 35 minutes
    April Wensel: A Discussion on Responsible Hiring & Team Building
  • 12:15 pm 60 minutes
  • 1:10 pm 5 minutes
  • 1:15 pm 35 minutes
    Anjuan Simmons: Leadership Lessons from the Agile Manifesto
  • 1:55 pm 35 minutes
    Adam Cuppy: Trust Me
  • 2:35 pm 10 minutes
    Community Spotlight: Elaine Marino from Equili
  • 2:50 pm 35 minutes
    Vaidehi Joshi: The (Non-Perfect) Mathematics of Trust
  • 3:30 pm 35 minutes
    Brittany Storoz: Comparative Error Handling: Learning from Minor Mistakes with Terrible Error Messages
  • 4:10 pm 35 minutes
    Ben Orenstein
  • 4:45 pm 5 minutes
    Thanks & Closing
  • 4:50 pm 85 minutes
    Social Hour



We will feature eight sessions on development technologies and two community spotlights on important applications of those technologies.
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Sarah Mei

Sarah is a Chief Consultant at DevMynd Software where she works to help clients untangle the most tangled projects. She is a co-founder of RailsBridge, board member of Ruby Central, frequent speaker at technical conferences, and prolific author of tweet storms actually worth reading.

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Amy Chen

Amy is a software engineer at Rancher Labs. She is passionate about open source, containers, orchestration tools, Go, and salsa dancing. Amy runs a youtube channel Amy Codes where she talks about technical and non-technical aspects of being a software engineer.

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Defy Ventures

Defy Ventures works to 'transform the hustle' of currently and formerly incarcerated Entrepreneurs-in-Training by offering intensive leadership development, business plan competitions, executive mentoring, financial investment, and startup incubation.

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April Wensel

April Wensel spent the past decade as a software engineer and technical leader at various Silicon Valley startups before starting Compassionate Coding, a company that’s bringing emotional intelligence to the software development community. She loves running marathons, cooking vegan food, and teaching coding to kids.

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Anjuan Simmons

Anjuan Simmons is a technologist with a successful track record of delivering technology solutions from the user interface to the database. He presents at conferences, seminars, schools, and community centers around the world on topics including Agile software development, diversity, and leadership. Anjuan has an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

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Adam Cuppy

Adam is not a best selling author, Fortune 500 CEO, nor a Nobel Prize recipient. He is, nevertheless, the co-founder of Coding Zeal, experienced developer, and occasional thespian.

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Equili is spearheading an industry-wide movement to transform diversity in the tech space. We design, implement, and manage events, workshops, and content aimed at bringing more diversity into the tech arena.

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Vaidehi Joshi

Vaidehi is a software engineer at Tilde, where she works on Skylight—your favorite Rails profiler! She enjoys building and breaking code, but she loves creating empathetic engineering teams a whole lot more. In her spare time, she runs basecs, a weekly writing series that explores the fundamentals of computer science.

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Brittany Storoz

Brittany has been an EMT, swim coach, and sports reporter but there is little she loves more than programming. She’s been a programmer for almost ten years, focusing on front-end HTML, CSS and JavaScript while working at Mozilla, The New York Times, and teaching at The Turing School.

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Ben Orenstein

Ben has spent many years at thoughtbot and recently stepped out on his own to form a new company. In recent years he’s built Upcase, hosted the Giant Robots podcast, and further spread the virus/virtue of Vim. You can find some of his previous conference talks on Confreaks.

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