Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

25 - 26 October 2018

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About the Event

RubyConf MY is a 2 days, single-tracked technical conference for the Ruby programming language. The event features 20+ speakers and 300 #rubyfriends from across the globe.


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    Ajey is the Group CTO of Go-Jek. With 17 years of experience in building core technology strategy across diverse domains, Ajey has helped several businesses through technology transformations at ThoughtWorks and CodeIgnition. Ajey is the founder of CodeIgnition and an active influencer in the technology community.

    Ajey Gore

    Keynote Speaker
    Group CTO of Go-Jek

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    Konstantin Haase is an Open Source developer by heart. Ruby has become his language of choice since 2005. In 2012, he received the Ruby Hero Award and he is now CEO of Travis CI.

    Konstantin Haase

    Keynote Speaker
    CEO of Travis CI

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    Ruby & Rails core team member. Aaron's the most @tenderlove-ing person you'll ever meet. He works at Github.

    Aaron Patterson

    Keynote Speaker

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    Nadia is currently CTO at CodeNewbie. Before that, she co-directed Ignition Works, a company that did a mix of in-house product development and software consultancy, helping large firms to manage their cloud platforms. She previously worked at Pivotal and originally learnt to code at Makers Academy in London. She maintains in her spare time.

    Nadia Odunayo

    Keynote Speaker
    CTO at CodeNewbie

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    A member of Ruby core team. He maintain RubyGems, Rake, rdoc, psych, ruby-build and other critical library of the Ruby language. and He is an administrator of and supports to develop the environment of the Ruby language.

    Hiroshi Shibata

    Member of Ruby Core Team, Maintainer of RubyGems, Administrator of

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    Brittany Martin works for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as the nonprofit’s Lead Web Developer, where she is part of the team that develops, supports and maintains the Trust’s ticketing and festival web applications. Under her alter-ego, Norma Skates, Brittany plays and referees roller derby for Little Steel Derby Girls and the Pittsburgh East Roller Villains. She tweets at @brittjmartin.

    Brittany Martin

    Lead Web Developer at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

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    Core Team member of Celluloid Working of Blockchain technologies + Ruby

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    She's worn many hats including startup founder, community builder, software developer, and Managing Director of a national non-profit. Allison started programming at a Rail Girls workshop and is now a chapter organizer. Allison also recently started a podcast about being a parent in tech, Parent Driven Development.

    Allison McMillan


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    Noah is a Ruby Fellow for AppFolio, working on Ruby performance and related tooling. He wrote the book "Rebuilding Rails" about understanding Rails as just Ruby metaprogramming.

    Noah Gibbs


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    Prasun is involved with different open-source projects aimed at super fast Scientific Computing on Ruby and D. He is the creator of ArrayFire and RbCUDA gems. He worked with SciRuby as a GSoC student in 2016, 2017 and a Ruby Grant recepient. Currently he is working with Genenetwork and Modak Analytics on building software for high performance genome analysis.

    Prasun Anand

    Ruby Science Foundation

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    Kinsey is an engineer at DigitalOcean working remotely in Denver, CO. She teaches students from around the globe how to write code through a program called Bloc. She co-founded a non-profit called Kubmo in 2013 that teaches and builds technology curriculum for women’s empowerment programs. She helps run the Scholar and Guide Program for Ruby Central conferences.

    Kinsey Ann Durham

    Engineer @digitalocean, co-founder @Kubmo, lead mentor @trybloc

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    I'm Hanami core developer and an indie developer from Moscow. I work on different open source projects and builds Space-Rocket ships at night.

    Anton Davydov

    Software Engineer at Hippo and Hanami Core Developer

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    Core Rubocop committer

    Ted Johansson

    VP Engineering, EngageRocket

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    Before joining Go-Jek, I was a Ruby developer with specialties in building enterprise-grade applications. I was involved in making curriculum for and teaching Ruby classes on pro bono basis for several community events in Jakarta. Now I am a system engineer at Go-Jek Indonesia and part of the council that manage Go Academy program at Go-Jek.

    Iqbal Farabi

    System Engineer at Go-Jek Indonesia

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    Ankita is a software engineer working on honestbee's logistics systems based out of the Singapore office. She has worked as a full-stack engineer and in the recent years has harboured an interest for distributed systems architecture.

    Ankita Gupta

    Engineering Lead at Honestbee

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    Sean is a Software Engineer at honestbee. His day job is building engineering solutions to ensure honestbee's operations run smoothly and efficiently. Sean's main focus is on performance and scalability of APIs to handle high load during peak traffic hours. In his free time, Sean likes to tinker with chat-bots and robotic systems.

    Sean Nguyen

    Software Engineer at Honestbee

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    I'm the RDoc maintainer, Ruby core tools contributor.

    Itoyanagi Sakura

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    Enrique has been passionate about writing code since high school. His experience as software engineer ranges from backend and web applications to integrations and open source projects. He is a big fan of pair programming and believes that collaborative environments are the key to promote quality code and improve software design.

    Enrique Mogollan

    Software Engineer @ Salesforce

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    A Computer Engineer graduate who is a self taught Ruby on Rails developer. He uses Rails for IoT. He introduced Rails to university students and assisted them on getting started while he was working for professors. He wrote a pretty complete Web Development Tutorial, back in University, that allow everyone to get started on Rails and Web Development.

    Melvin Ch'ng

    Software Engineer at Insightz Club

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    I'm a software developer at shopify. At work I help deliver our machine learning solutions to empower our merchants, at home I cheer for A.S Roma to win the champions league.

    Guilherme Mansur

    Software Developer at Shopify

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    Born in Spain and with a full carreer in IT, he took the leap of founding The IO Foundation and believes that it will take no time that we, ourselves, become digital citizens; if we are not yet already. TIOF aims to work with pertinent regional and international agencies in crafting and implementing a Universal Declaration of Digital Rights which aims to be grounded from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Jean F. Queralt

    The IO Foundation - Founder & Manager

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    I believe Rails can scale.


    Fave, Engineering Lead

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    Tech Community Advocate, Agile Practitioner, Rubyist

    Gooi Liang Zheng

    Co-founder of Pconnex, Co-organizer of RubyMalaysia Meetup

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    Janice became a software developer when she realised it combined the best of natural science, social science, and art. She recently completed a programming retreat at the Recurse Center.

    Janice Shiu

    Web Developer at MindValley

Ticket Price

RM 150


student card required


RM 200

Early Bird

valid until 31 August 2018


RM 300


on sale


RM 350


Open on 25th Oct 6am
* Only credit card allowed. Cash payments WILL NOT be accepted



Thursday, 25th October 2018 Speaker Title
8:00AM - 9:00AM Registration & Conference Door Opens
9:00AM - 9:10AM Welcome Address
9.10AM - 9.50AM Aaron Patterson Opening Keynote
9.50AM - 10.20AM Hiroshi Shibata Gems on Ruby
10.20AM - 10.45AM Tea Break - :)
10.45AM - 11.15AM Noah Gibbs Deep in Ruby's Memory System: Configure Your App's Memory Perfectly
11.15AM - 11.45AM Enrique Building Multitenant Applications with Ruby
11.45AM - 11.55AM Azuan Lightining Talk: Migrating from Elasticsearch 2 to 6
11.55AM - 12.00PM Sponsor Lightning Talk - Official Partner
12.00pM - 12.30PM Dilum BC Cryptocurrency & Ruby
12.30PM - 1.35PM Lunch
1.35PM - 2.05PM Michael Kelly GraphQL: When REST just isn't enough
2.05PM - 2.15PM Gooi Lightning Talk: Foster Tech Community
2.15PM - 2.20PM Sponsor Lightning Talk
2.20PM - 2.50PM Prasun Anand High Performance GPU Computing with Ruby
2.50PM - 3.15PM Tea Break / Don't Sleep
3.15PM - 3.45PM Kinsey Ann Durham Refactoring for Readability
3.45PM - 4.15PM Itoyanagi Sakura Reline: pure Ruby Readline implementation for Ruby core
4.15PM - 4.50PM Nadia Odunayo Closing Keynote
4.50PM - 5.00PM Day 1 Closing Remarks/Announcements
7.30PM After Party @ Pisco Bar, Changkat Bukit Bintang
Friday, 26th October 2018 Speaker Title
8.30AM - 9.00AM Registration & Conference Door Opens
9:00AM - 9:05AM Welcome Address/Sponsor’s Lightning Talk
9.05AM - 9.45AM Konstantin Haase Opening Keynote
9.45AM - 10.15AM Ankita Gupta & Sean Nguyen Putting REST to rest with GraphQL
10.15AM - 10.45AM Iqbal Farabi Kubernetes The Ruby Way
10.45AM - 11.00AM Tea Break :)
11.00AM - 11.10AM Melvin Lightining Talk: Ruby on Rails for Everyone
11.10AM - 11.40AM Itoyanagi Sakura Reline: Pure Ruby Readline implementation for Ruby core
11.40AM - 12.10PM --- ---
12.10PM - 12.40PM Ted Johansson Mind Your Model
12.40PM Sponsor Lightning Talk
12.45PM - 1.55PM Lunch and Friday Prayer
1.55PM - 2.05PM Jean Lightning Talk: Digital Rights and Universal Declaration of Digital Rights
2.05PM - 2.35PM Allison McMillan The Choreography of the Garbage Collection Dance
2.35PM - 3.05PM Silverstreet Workshop: Security Authentication with TWIZO
3.05PM - 3.20PM Tea Break
3.20PM - 3.50PM Guilhermer Mansur Educated Guesses: How to deliver machine learning products at scale in ruby
3.50PM - 4.20PM Janice Shiu Languages - Human meets Machine: Creating a Pronouncing Dictionary Ruby Gem?
4.20PM - 5.00PM Ajey Gore Closing Keynote
5.00PM Lucky Draw & Goodbye

Code of Conduct

The Ruby community has a strong legacy of being respectful and nice (MINASWAN). As part of this global community and as responsible individuals in general, we expect all attendees to respect each other, and themselves, during all events organized by RubyConf MY.

The RubyConf MY team pledges to provide a safe, welcoming and harassment-free environment for all participants. By participating in our events, all attendees (audience, speakers, sponsors, organizing partners, staff, volunteers, etc) must agree and adhere to the conference Code of Conduct at all times.

We stand strongly against any and all sorts of abusive and harassing behaviour, be it physical, verbal or emotional. We will not hesitate to take action against anyone found guilty of such acts.

We expect full cooperation from everybody participating in our events. Do not hesitate to contact us at or get in touch with our ground staff should you experience or witness any harassment over the course of this event.

Please read and understand the Code of Conduct before continuing further.

Sponsors & Partners

Our event is patronized by amazing sponsors and partners. Download the Sponsors Deck for more information about sponsorship.

* Disclaimer: Those who agree to sponsor or make payment after 12th October 2018, may not have their logos printed on the event materials.

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