EuRuKo 2018 Aug 24 - 25, 2018
CFP closed

The CFP closed on Apr 17, 2018 at 03:00pm UTC

Thank you for all submitted proposals!

CFP Stats

140 proposals

First off, thank you!

We’re super delighted you’d like to participate in sharing your insights with the entire European Ruby community! When you’re ready to submit a proposal, check out our CFP submission app. Be sure to submit your talk proposal by the 17th of April, 2018.

A few things of note:

  • EuRuKo is a non-profit event.
  • All talks will have to adhere to our Code of Conduct.
  • We are fully committed to have a lineup as diverse as we can. You can find details on our selection process here.
  • As a non-profit event, we cannot offer to pay you for speaking. We can, however, cover travel and accommodation (see the perks section).
  • We will dedicate a few slots for invited speakers such as Matz. Invited speakers are not paid a fee either, but do not have to go through the CfP process. These speakers are suggested by our core team, reviewed, and invited accordingly. The rules (such as Code of Conduct adherence), are enforced on them like any other speaker.


You can get an idea of what the content of EuRuKo talks are like by having a look at previous years:

Ruby’s in the name, so Ruby should be the game! Rails talks are cool, of course, but the content of the conference is framework-agnostic. And hey, if you’ve got a non-Ruby or ‘for Rubyists’ talk in mind, send it our way!

Bear in mind, 2018 is Ruby’s 25th anniversary! If you’d like to, we’d be happy to hear how you’re impacted by this milestone, how Ruby has impacted your career or community, or insights into the future!

Single track

In keeping with EuRuKo tradition, this conference will have only one track. This is to ensure that no one misses out on any fantastic content.

No Q&A

We feel Q&A’s add little value for the other attendees and can be a drawback for first-time speakers. That’s why we’ve decided to not have a Q&A session at the end of a talk. If people are really interested in getting more info about your talk, they have plenty of opportunity to walk up to you and ask in private.

We’d be delighted to help!

First-time speaker? Not sure about that abstract? Slides gettin’ you down?

Let’s help you find local meetups where you can practice your talk!
Let’s help you build that slidedeck that’s perfect for you!
Let’s connect you with mentors and help prepare that submission!
Let’s brainstorm together for that great topic!

You’re not alone in this! Reach out to us: No reason we can’t help you out in any way we can!


You can submit your talk through this app latest by April the 17th, 2018 at 13:59:59 UTC + 1.

Talks can only be in English, to support our international community. Don’t worry if English isn’t your first language. Our attendees will totally support that!

Talks are usually 30 minutes long. We’ll be on a tight schedule and enforce that time limit strongly. We highly recommend timing yourself giving the talk, just in case!

Keep it short, sweet and neat. With the amount of talk proposals we’ll get, yours should stand out in every way! Typos and poor grammar will stick out like a sore thumb.

Speaker perks

Aside naturally from having free entry to the conference, if you’re selected as a speaker, here’s what we can offer you:

  • We will cover travel and accommodation for you. However, since we're a non-profit event, if your employer offers a budget for travel and accommodation we kindly ask you to use that. This way we can use our budget for the speakers that don't have these benefits. Should you have any questions or feedback, please let us know at
  • Please let us know how we can help you out otherwise!

For details and the submission procedure, please take a look at our CFP app:

Selection process

Here is how we select speakers:

  • Anonymise submissions, so we don't bias against anything related to the submitter.
  • Two rounds of voting:
  • The first round rates each talk on a scale from 1 to 10.
  • The top-N (~30) submissions are rated again on a 3-point scale ("meh", "yay", "MUST HAVE").
  • De-anonymise so we can (finally) bias against speaker details (e.g. to find a mix of seasoned and new speakers). We do want new speakers on the conference, so don't fear losing out to "the pros" in the last minute. If you need travel information or would like to stay with fellow Rubyists, get in touch with us, we can help you out!

We expect more submissions than speaking slots. The process helps us to select the right ones.

Other info

We will be recording all of EuRuKo’s talks. By submitting a proposal, you agree to have it recorded and be distributed online.

It’d be super cool if you could make your talks be under the Creative Commons license.

And finally...

Check out Sarah Mei’s article on good proposals: