GORUCO is a one day, single track conference in New York City

Saturday, June 24th 2017


GORUCO 2017 will be held at the beautiful Pier 60, located at Chelsea Piers in New York City.


Lauren Ellsworth


What I Learned to Love About Ruby When I Switched to Python

When I switched from a Ruby based company to a Python based company, thi...

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Paul Dix


SQL to NoSQL to NewSQL and the rise of polyglot persistence

The last ten years have brought many new developments in databases. Prev...

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Alex Qin


Shaving my head made me a better programmer

How do perceptions and stereotypes affect those in software and on engin...

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Ryan Findley


Object Oriented Thinking with Elixir and OTP

Processes in Erlang / Elixir resemble objects in many ways. Some even ar...

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Liz Baillie


The Rubyist's Illustrated Rust Adventure Survival Guide

Programming is an adventure, often more harrowing than it has to be. If ...

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Adam Cuppy


Difficult Conversations

It’s never easy to have a tough conversations, and they never go away. T...

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Verónica López


Beyond OSS

As software engineers, we're constantly encouraged to contribute to Open...

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Rebecca Miller-Webster


Trust & Teams

Trust is at the core of whether we are happy at work or not. Trust is at...

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Brooks Swinnerton


Optimizing for API consumers with GraphQL

GraphQL is an exciting new query language that's transforming the way we...

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Panayiotis Thomakos


Developer Productivity Engineering

Ruby is often praised for being a happy language. For highly motivated d...

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Ross Kaffenberger


Scars: On handling adversity

As much as we'd like our programming careers to be filled with great suc...

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Sam Phippen


Type. Context.

Every language has at least one big idea behind it. In Ruby we cherish t...

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Justin Gordon


Front-End Sadness to Happiness: The React on Rails Story

Standard Rails development made me happy like no other programming parad...

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Andrew Metcalf


How to load 1m lines of Ruby in 5s

Applications written in Ruby, Python and several other popular dynamic l...

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Scholarship Program

GORUCO’s diversity schol­ar­ship program aims to support traditionally underrepresented and marginalized people in the Ruby and greater tech communities who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the conference for financial reasons.

Equal access and di­ver­sity are im­por­tant to us, and we aim to remove this ob­sta­cle for un­der­rep­re­sented attendees. We want you at the conference, and we want to help you get there.


Scholarship recipients will receive a GORUCO 2017 ticket free of charge. Travel assistance is not included.


To be eligible for a GORUCO Scholarship, you must be a full or part-time student; or a person identifying as a woman, person of color, LGBT or person with disabilities; or a member/alumni of recognized minority-focused STEM organizations; and be unable to attend without some financial assistance.


Please submit your scholarship application by Saturday, May 20 at 10:00am EDT.

Applications are reviewed by a subset of GORUCO's organizers and schol­ar­ships are awarded based on a com­bi­na­tion of need and impact.

All applicants will be notified of their application's status by Friday, May 26.





Austen Ito


Jesse Chan-Norris


Joe Leo


Luke Melia


Mike Dalessio


Raquel Hernandez


Ross Cooperman


Vanessa Sant'anna


Jerred Cook


Rocio Delgado


Lydia Stepanek


Sebastian Delmont


Robert Jones


Matt Rothenberg