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I'm excited to announce that our full speaker lineup is now on our website! We have 13 awesome speakers joining us this August 2nd & 3rd for a unique, single track conference on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont.

If you weren't able to attend last year, many people have said that it was their favorite regional conference of 2013, and we hope to make this year even better. We also have a limited number of early bird tickets on sale now that will only be available until April 15th.

Hope to see you this summer!
Hi everyone!

I wanted to let you know that we just opened a limited number of early bird tickets that will be available until April 1st (or until they sell out). Please visit for information about the conference and to purchase tickets.

We are also still accepting proposals until March 17th. Visit our CFP website for details.

See you in August!
Burlington Ruby Conference CFP is now open
We just opened our call for proposals for the third annual Burlington Ruby Conference. The CFP will remain open until at least March 17th. The conference is taking place August 2nd & 3rd in Burlington, VT. Visit our CFP website for details.
I wrote a blog post about my experience organizing this year's Burlington Ruby Conference. I thought I'd share it here since there are probably some first time organizers and maybe even some future organizers who might get something out of it.
I was having trouble finding a good resource this, so I blogged about how I created a custom Rspec generator for one of my gems.
Earlier this year we announced a sponsorship program for Burlington Ruby Conference where your cat (or dog, or guinea pig) can be a sponsor. 25% of the proceeds go toward our local humane society, the other 75% will go toward conference scholarships for women. As an incentive, we are offering two sponsorship tiers: As a "Middleclass Cat" your pet will be featured on our website, and as an "Aristocat" they will also be featured on the speaker videos. In order to get the donations and scholarship program wrapped up ahead of the conference, we will be closing the sponsorship form at the end of June. For details visit
We have opened a limited number of "fresh tracks" early bird tickets. There are only 100 for sale, and will only be available until April 17th. Please visit for information about the conference and to purchase tickets. See you in August!
I wrote about a little known change to Active Record queries in the forthcoming Rails 4 release that I thought people would be interested in.
This summer we'll be hosting the 2nd annual Burlington Ruby Conference in Burlington, Vermont. We are looking for a diversity of speakers and topics that are of interest to Rubyists of all kinds. Proposals will be accepted until April 1st. For information about speaking and to submit a proposal, visit
ClassyEnum is a Rails gem that adds class-based enumerator functionality to ActiveRecord attributes. This latest release provides a simpler way of defining enum classes and underwent a big internal refactoring.
As mentioned in this week's issue of Ruby Weekly, Burlington Ruby Conf 2012 will take place in Burlington, Vermont on July 28 - 29th. Join like-minded Ruby enthusiasts for Vermont's first Ruby conference, hosted on beautiful Lake Champlain. Besides an amazing lake setting and great presentations from well known industry speakers, you'll be joining peers from around the region to network, eat good food, and discover new opportunities. We hope to see you there! For more details, head to
With the recent buzz over Github's mass-assignment security vulnerability, I thought some people might find my sudo_attributes gem useful. It provides a simple API for overriding protected ActiveRecord attributes while not interfering with existing behavior. It is useful in the parts of your application that are not exposed to mass-assignment from external, unfiltered sources.
ClassyEnum is a class based enumerator gem for Rails.