Here are some quick & handy tips for speakers.
The GCRC team has selected the following candidates under the opportunity scholarship program.
Thanks to Masymbol for signing up to be an Associate Sponsor at #GCRC. Masymbol is showing their support for the Indian Ruby Community by sponsoring GCRC and RubyConf India. We wish them a wonderful experience at the conference. Do ask them how they chose their name when you meet them at the conference.
The #GCRC team welcomes Qwinix on board as a Silver Sponsor. Qwinix has been one of earliest supporters of the Mysore Ruby group and you can regularly see Qwinix folks hang out at the Mysore Ruby meetups. Say hi to them at GCRC.
Garden City RubyConf is announcing 10 Opportunity Scholarships for anyone who wants to be there, but need financial assistance. We encourage students, women and other under-represented groups to apply for the scholarships.
We hit with the first surprise when Ben Orenstein mentioned that he had to cancel his trip to India for GCRC14 because some personal emergencies at his end. We thought of having a Live Video Keynote but then realised they are never as effective as live ones. The interaction with the speaker is very critical for conferences such as GCRC which target small number of audience.
Thanks to Github for signing up to be a Silver Sponsor at #GCRC14. Github is very passionate about the community and has been a major contributor to the growth of Ruby Community across the world. We hope they will have an awesome experience with #GCRC14 and continuously support the Indian Ruby Community and sponsor many more conferences in the future.
We got 72 proposals through the CFP process. This post is about how we went with the selection of talks.
We hit with a surprise when we heard from Najaf Ali that it would take atleast four months to complete his visa processing. That definitely does not align with conference timeline.
Thank you everyone who submitted the proposals and congratulations to the selected speakers. We’ve our schedule ready.
Thanks to GoodWorkLabs for signing up to be an Associate Sponsor at #GCRC. GoodWorkLabs has been an active supporter to the Indian Ruby Community. We wish them a wonderful experience at the conference.
Thanks to Josh Software for signing up to be a Silver Sponsor at #GCRC and for contributing immensely to the growth of the ruby community in India with its regular sponsoring of ruby conferences and meet-ups in India/Pune.
We are excited to announce the tenative schedule for the conference. We are in the process of getting confirmation from couple of speakers on their availability. That has delayed our deadline by some days. We are expecting to have the full program ready by Monday, November 11th. Stay tuned.
GCRC14 is going to see a huge number of foreign attendees. Here are few pointers to help the participants in their visa application process.
Ruby has a very large and vibrant community around the world. The ever growing ruby community is one of its most important strengths. Being visible and active in the community is very essential for every rubyist.
Thanks everyone for the wonderful response to the Call for Proposals! We received 72 talk proposals in total! From all over India, and around the world!
We have received a good feedback on the sponsorship slabs from the community and all the potential sponsors. We felt, there is definitely a huge gap between Associate and Silver Packages. Many sponsors wished we had a slab in between.
All talks at #GCRC14 will be with only one speaker. Except in very special cases.
Here is some background on how we went about choosing the keynote & invited speakers at #GCRC14:
GCRC 2014 will happen on Friday 3rd Jan and Saturday 4th Jan of 2014.
Getting the wifi and internet connectivity at a technical conference is hard. See How to make WIFI work at tech conferences (Part 1 of N) and The conference wifi checklist for the intricacies involved.