This year, we are trying something new in the way we are pricing our tickets. The inspiration comes from JS Unconf
who have tried a model like this before and had good results.
We want to set our prices as low as possible, so that students, newcomers and Rubyists looking for a job can still
participate. But we also want to give the people who want to support others and have the means, the opportunity to do
So, we will keep our prices from last year as the "recommended" ticket price of 65€. If you want to donate extra money
that will go towards a conference that is more inclusive for everyone, feel free to increase your ticket price. The
minimum price for a ticket will be 45€, which we hope will be less prohibitive for potential participants with money
So what do you get for any money you decide to pay over the recommended amount? You get a more inclusive conference.
You are supporting someone who couldn’t afford the recommended price and bought a minimal price ticket.
The money goes towards our diversity program to invite more people from underrepresented minorities to our Unconf, who
wouldn’t be able to make it otherwise.
It also goes towards providing childcare at the conference so more parents can attend.
We hope these changes will make the conference a more diverse and inclusive place for all Rubyists.
What exactly is an Unconference? It is an Barcamp style event. It works like this: Everybody can propose a talk.
Everybody votes for the talks they want to see. The most voted talks will be held. You decide what will happen!
We recommend to prepare slides for your talk. The talk length will be half an hour. You get the chance to pitch your
talk at the beginning of each conference day. Besides talks different formats like workshops or panel discussions are
Hamburg, officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and 8th
largest city in the European Union with a population of over 1.8 million.
Getting to Hamburg is easy. By bike, train, car, plane - even by boat.
The Wikivoyage travel guide sums up everything
you need to know about getting to and getting around Hamburg, finding a place to stay or even moving here.
Our scholarship program is meant to make Ruby Unconf a better unconference. We want to make this community-focused event
accessible to the wide range of people who are learning, work with, or are Ruby enthusiasts. We welcome applicants from
underrepresented groups in tech to apply. This includes, but is not limited to: women-identifying persons, people of
color, LGBTQIA people, people with physical and mental disabilities and people facing economic and/or political
hardships. Scholarship recipients will receive a Ruby Unconf Hamburg 2020 ticket.
With paying more than the recommended price of 65€ you help us make this happen.
The application phase has started. Use the
to apply. The application phase will end at 2020/03/27 and applicants will be contacted before 2020/04/01.
## Code of Conduct
The heart of the Ruby Unconference is people. This
guideline is meant to support a happy, productive and safe event experience that can welcome new ideas and
inspiration for all attendees. Regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic
status, and religion (or lack thereof). We gain strength from diversity, and actively seek participation from
those who enhance it.
Ruby Unconf is an inclusive unconference and as such strives to be accessible to everyone. See our full accessibility
statement here: Accessibility Statement
Latest news were published on our Twitter feed. You can easily leave us a note on Twitter, but via GitHub Issue
or e-mail is also fine. On the conference itself we ask our participants if it's ok to have pictures taken with
them. We won't publish pictures of people opting out of that. In case we accidentally did please leave us a note
so we can remove the image.