Meet our speakers
Full Metal Rüby
Behind the scenes of tech communities
Florian Gilcher fell in love with Ruby before Rails was even a thing. Today, he runs a consultancy focussing on special backend systems — in Ruby and other languages.
He is involved in the Ruby community though the charity Ruby Berlin e.V., co-organizing eurucamp, JRubyConf.EU and several other meetups. His relationship with Finland is a painful one.
Why, what, how?
Vesa has been involved with the Ruby fad for seven years. He has had time to get mixed up with a lot of things. He is partner at Kisko Labs, web product consultancy based in Helsinki. At Kisko he also builds the best workout journal app WODconnect, organizes Helsinki Ruby Brigade meet-ups and Frozen Rails conference. As a member of Rails Girls team he helps people take their first steps in the world of programming. When he is not doing all that stuff he is probably drinking coffee, playing games and listening to music with bass.
ROM and friends
Piotr Solnica is a software developer from Kraków, Poland. He’s an active member of the OSS Ruby community mostly busy with working on Ruby Object Mapper project. He likes to blog about his discoveries too. When he’s not doing all of that he’s spending time with his wife and 2 sons. Besides: mountains, coffee, beer, music and other nerdy things.
Adopting Ruby on Rails
The learning perspective
Inka met Ruby and the wonderfully diverse ecosystem a few years ago and never looked back. She’s a perfectionist full–stack web developer with extensive QA experience and moonlights as coach for the local RailsGirls chapter.
You can find her on Twitter using one of the coolest Twitter handles, @inkapiip.
Venue and Program
- 17:30 – 18:00
- 18:00 – 20:00
- Presentations and Q&A
- starting 20:00
- Sauna and socializing
You can find us at
Sepänkatu 20, 90100 Oulu
The sauna is located at the top floor.
More information can be found online at Technopolis’ website (in Finnish) .
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is this ‘sauna’ you keep talking about?
A sauna is basically just a pretty hot (typically between 70 °C and 100 °C) and humid room or house.
To spend time in the sauna is meant to be a relaxing and social experience.
If you haven't tried it before, you definitely should come to Ruby Sauna. Finns love their saunas so much they construct their homes around them.
- Do I need to bring my own towel?
- No need, we’ve got you covered. The venue provides towels for everybody.
- Is this a mixed sauna event?
No. It’s custom in Finland for women and men to visit the sauna separately.
(Whichever group is smaller gets to go first.)
If you don’t associate yourself with either gender please get in touch with us prior to the event.
- Is nudity compulsory in the sauna?
- No, but it’s very uncommon in Finland to wear clothes in the sauna and we don’t recommend it.
- Why on earth in Oulu, Finland?
While Oulu is actually a fairly big city on a Finnish scale and home to many software companies,
there isn’t really such a thing as a local Ruby community existing anywhere north from Helsinki.
Since we love Ruby and the community around it we figured we’ll have to change that and make something happen for the northern Rubyists. And what could be better suited to bring people together in Finland than ‘sauna’?
- Do you have a ‘Code of Conduct’ published somewhere?
- Indeed we have and we’d really appreciate if you could take a minute to read it through.
- Who’s organizing RubySauna?
- We’re two local web workers in love with Ruby. You can find us on Twitter — Tuomas & Florian.